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Zoltan

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Beta version v32
« on: November 29, 2019, 08:25:26 PM »
Dear Pockethernet users,

We have incorporated the feedback received for the last test release and are happy to present you a new version.
If there are no blocking issues, we'll release this as a final one along with the iOS version (which is in the same state, but there's no possibility to do an easy beta testing like this)

Changes since v31:
- New report layout: It's again more like the old one, but still has dynamic height and now even more space for CDP / LLDP info
- Reports are now accessible via the file explorer in the apps directory (Android/data.
- Custom MAC: the masked MAC input field didn't work with alternative keyboards so it's now a simple input that accepts an : or - delimited address
- Displays Voice VLAN ID via CDP
- Updated help texts
- Wiremap shorts are now drawn in order and over the wires

Firmware v31 updater here:
Windows
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/Pockethernet_Firmware_Updater_v31.zip
Linux
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/pockethernet-v31-fwupgrade.tar.gz

Android apk:
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/android-app-test/pockethernet_android_app_v32a_sig.apk

The app will install with the name "Pockethernet Beta" so that you can use this and the release version in parallel.

To use the beta Android app, you'll need to:
- Sideload this APK, by enabling installing from unknown sources in Settings
- Paste the above URL in your browser, download the APK and install it or use adb over usb
- If you had the previous beta installed, you may need to uninstall that first. Don't just uninstall it from the launcher, but go to Settings->Apps->All apps and remove it there.
Please provide feedback here:
https://forum.pockethernet.com/index.php?topic=361.0

For your reference:
[Changelog since v29]

New features:
- Android 9 compatibility upgrades (runtime permissions, fileprovider for file sharing, gallery access, wakelock)

- Added LLDP-MED parsing: LLDP-MED capabilities, Network policy, Extended power via MDI and Inventory information are displayed

- MAC address change: You can now change the MAC address of the device in the settings menu to allow testing DHCP allocation and 802.1X MAB

- Separated CDP and LLDP measurements to show them both on networks with mixed equipment

- Update to latest Android SDK, so there's also no warning anymore and fixes compatibility with a few apps for report sharing
    - Runtime permissions
    - File sharing
    - Camera/gallery access

- Report: The reporting has been completely reworked
   - Multiple reports can be combined on one page and reports can have multiple pages
   - There are fewer user/address fields, but a new one has been added: Tag. This servers as a short description of the test which will also be included in the filename
   - You can add a custom logo to the report in the Settings menu. This image file can then also include your name and address next to the logo.
     The suggested image is a PNG of 1181x236 pixels which corresponds to a 5x1cm rectangle @ 600dpi. The file needs to be on the phone to be selected.
   - The TDR Graph gets added to the report

- External IP detection support
   - You can now query the external IP address of your link and get the IP, the ISP and AS name and corresponding GeoIP data.

- Auto-ping: If all 3 ping targets are empty, and a ping test is requested, the targets are automatically set to the ip of the dhcp server, gateway and dns server

Updates (feature changes):
- The Power LED behaviour has changed. It now goes from white: fully charged, to yellow: charge OK to red: recharge needed
- To make them more obvious, the measurement selection icons are now bigger and high-contrast
- Remove Wiremap per-pair status display, add shield as separate black pair for better overview
  The per-pair status created more confusion than use since it cannot be determined per-pair if they fit overall configuration
- Make help screens bigger
- TDR distance per pair is added to the report
- Ping reports now only error or reply received
- Display Graphical TDR results in meters/feet according to settigns
- Adjust graphics for devices with bigger fonts in accessibility settings
- Keeps screen on while measurement is running

Fixes:
- BER fix (just compared to v30)
- DHCP requests didn't work on 10/100 links with some switches, updated request timing to fix it
- CDP: Management address wasn't correctly displayed in CDPv2 packets
- Ping server names are correctly added to the report
- Fix toner pair numbering and add wire colors for easy selection
- Adjust tabs by some pixel to always have rounded corners at the bottom
- Make all long texts scrollable in measurement results
- The VLAN tag field could become ineditable
- In some cases multiple ping targets didn't work

Have fun testing, cheers,
Zoltan
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 12:03:41 PM by Zoltan »