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    U-Verse Realtime v1.2.1.0

    U-Verse Realtime v1.2.1.0 is released.

    The program (.exe installer) may be downloaded here.

     

    If you already installed v1.2.0.0, you can install this version on top of it and it will upgrade.  This version fixes a bug that resulted in the program not detecting STBs.

     

    U-Verse Realtime is a standalone program that can retrieve information from a typical residential installation of the AT&T U-Verse IPTV system. Some of the information displayed consists of VDSL line analysis, network interface data rates, DVR information, and STB channel and stream information. This program requires that your U-Verse Residential Gateway (the 2Wire 3800HGV) be running firmware version 6.1.9.24 only. Previous versions will not work with this program.

     

    U-Verse Realtime v1.2.1.0 is the evolution of the previous program, 2WireRealtime. The new features added to UVerse Realtime expand its functionality beyond simply looking at statistics from the 2Wire 3800HGV router, so the program was renamed to better reflect its scope. 2WireRealtime will not auto-update to U-Verse Realtime, you must download the new installer.

     

     

    Fixes and New Features

     

    • Program renamed to U-Verse Realtime to better reflect the scope of functionality.
    • Fix last digit of coax station MAC addresses
    • Add date/time to panel so it appears in screenshots
    • Add comma & significant figures to FEC/CRC rates
    • Fix Bits in use highlighting - yellow vice red @ 100%
    • Add Hardware version to IP and Gateway information
    • Change to ListView control for coax/HPNA reporting for better line-up of information
    • Add STB channels tab with current channels being watched, stream totals, and DVR space analysis.
    • Change ReadMe to PDF vice .txt file to be able to hold graphics.
    • Change to MSI installer to allow user to install WinPcap.
    • (1.2.1) Fix STB packet detection bug.
    • (1.2.1) Fix close program multithreading deadlock bug.

     

    System Requirements Change

    System requirements have been modified significantly from 2WireRealtime -- please read the documentation in the ReadMe file!

     

    Basic System Requirements

    • U-Verse Realtime requires a Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, or Server 2008R2 system to run. U-Verse Realtime is an x86 (32-bit) application, but will run on x64 machines with no issues.
    • U-Verse Realtime requires that the Microsoft .Net Framework v3.5 is installed on your system. If it is not, the installer will prompt you to install it. If you want to manually install it, go to Windows Update and look under the Optional updates.

    Additional System Requirements for STB Channels/Streams Feature

    • Use of the STB Channels/Streams feature requires a wired Ethernet network interface – U-Verse Realtime will not be able to gather this information on a computer with only a wireless interface.
    • Use of the STB Channels/Streams feature will probably require that any software firewalls be disabled completely. Note that it is not enough to “allow” or “whitelist” the U-Verse Realtime executable file because the packet capture techniques will still not work under that condition. In fact, some software firewalls may have to be removed from the computer completely rather than just disabled because they interfere with WinPcap.
    • It is highly recommended that the computer running U-Verse Realtime is directly connected to the RG, with no intervening network switch. If the computer is instead connected to a network switch, U-Verse Realtime will cause a large amount of extra network traffic that may interfere with other devices when the STB Channels/Streams feature is used.
    • The STB Channels/Streams feature is turned off by default. If you meet the above system requirements, you can turn it on by checking the “Enable Gathering STB Channel/Stream Data” setting on the Configuration tab.

    As always, please post here with any comments or bugs.

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    BTW, this version also fixed my issue.  I wanted to add a local channel to the database also.  Please see below.

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.9

    Channel Number. 1004

    Channel Name.  NBC

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.8

    Channel Number. 1006

    Channel Name.  ABC

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.13

    Channel Number. 1005

    Channel Name.  WWHO CW Affiliate

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.10

    Channel Number. 1010

    Channel Name.  CBS

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.11

    Channel Number. 1028

    Channel Name.  FOX

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.12

    Channel Number. 1034

    Channel Name.  WOSU

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

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    I installed this update and while the program now 'sees' the STB's, it only does so when there is no program being shown.  In other words, when you watch a given TV and activate the STB (or STB/DVR) the listing for that box disappears!  And there's no detection of what sort of stream (SD or HD) is being used. 

     

    The capacity of the hard drive is shown at all times, however.  But that was also the case with your prior iteration. 

     

    My computer (a PC running XP) running your software is connected directly to the RG via ethernet.  There is no software firewall running.  The RG feeds the DVR via ethernet (to a box (switch?) where my Blu-Ray and plasma TV also hook up to the network via ethernet) while feeding 2 other STB's via coax.  There is no distinction based on which method the RG is connected to the STB, however.

     

    And thanks for your efforts in providing this free tool!:smileyhappy:

     

     

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    wiltshp,

     

    I will get your channels added.  Can you also give me the multicast addresses for the SD versions of the channels?

     

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    Shyster,

     

    Please do the following:

     

    On the computer that you've got directly connected to the DVR:

     

    • Download Wireshark
    • Install it, run it
    • In the upper left, there are 3 network icons, one of which is "Start a capture with options".  Click on that.
    • In the dialog box, there is a spot for a capture filter.  Type the following:

    ip proto 2 and (dst host 224.0.0.1 or dst host 224.0.0.22)

     

    • Start U-Verse Realtime, enable STB data gathering
    • Run the capture in Wireshark, capture for about 2 minutes
    • Stop the capture
    • Stop and close U-Verse Realtime
    • Save the capture in Wireshark
    • Send me the capture file via e-mail, I will PM you the E-mail address.

     

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    Will do, SomeJoe7777.

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    SomeJoe7777 wrote:

    wiltshp,

     

    I will get your channels added.  Can you also give me the multicast addresses for the SD versions of the channels?

     


    I will do that this evening.  As of the channels.  Does this program connect to the database on the fly or am I going to need to re-download the app once you update the database.  I.E. for every grouping of channels you add will we have to re-download the app, or does this program connect to a database on the web somewhere that is just constantly active?

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    wiltshp wrote:

     

    I will do that this evening.  As of the channels.  Does this program connect to the database on the fly or am I going to need to re-download the app once you update the database.  I.E. for every grouping of channels you add will we have to re-download the app, or does this program connect to a database on the web somewhere that is just constantly active?


     

    Neither. :smileyhappy:

     

    The channel database is kept in a file in the UVRT directory called "channelDB.dat".  When UVRT starts up, it checks my web server for a new version of this file, if it finds it then it is automatically downloaded to replace the existing one.

     

    This is the best of both worlds.  No need to reinstall or update to get a new channel database file, and no need for a constant internet connection to make queries to the database.

     

    By the way, the current version of the channel database file is shown in the About tab.

     

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    SomeJoe7777 wrote:

    wiltshp,

     

    I will get your channels added.  Can you also give me the multicast addresses for the SD versions of the channels?

     


    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.1

    Channel Number. 4

    Channel Name.  NBC

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.2

    Channel Number. 6

    Channel Name.  ABC

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.7

    Channel Number. 5

    Channel Name.  WWHO CW Affiliate

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.3

    Channel Number. 10

    Channel Name.  CBS

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.4

    Channel Number. 28

    Channel Name.  FOX

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.5

    Channel Number. 34

    Channel Name.  WOSU

    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

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    Very cool, thanks, wiltshp.

     

    Do you also have channels 48 and 51?  I already have the names/callsigns, I just need the multicast IPs.

     

    As soon as I get those, I'll push out a channel DB update.  It will include Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; Springfield, IL; and Milwaukee, WI.

     

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    SomeJoe7777 wrote:

    Very cool, thanks, wiltshp.

     

    Do you also have channels 48 and 51?  I already have the names/callsigns, I just need the multicast IPs.

     

    As soon as I get those, I'll push out a channel DB update.  It will include Columbus, OH; Detroit, MI; Springfield, IL; and Milwaukee, WI.

     


    48:  239.192.54.20

    51:  239.192.54.6

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    Cool, thanks!

     

    New Channel DB is pushed out: 2010-06-19-1332-001.

     

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    I have posted a technical document that discusses IP multicast, IGMP, U-Verse Realtime's interaction with the local network, and the U-Verse IPTV system in general.

     

    This document is intended for advanced network users.

     

    It is available for download here.

     

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    Shyster,

     

    I received your capture file.  The channels you were watching at the time are not in the 239.192.x.x subnet like all other channels seen to date, they're in 239.193.x.x.  I will have to add code to handle this and bump the version.

     

    Thanks for your capture.

     

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    Thanks.  I appreciate your time & effort!:smileyhappy:

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    Had gotten 'Forbidden" on update of Uverse Realtime when I opened it earlier today, closed it and got it again.  So I uninstalled it and tried to download 1.2.1.0 and got this:


    HTTP Error 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address of the client has been rejected.


    What's going on SomeJoe? :smileysurprised:


    Chris

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    Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
    1-800-983-2811 to avoid Mr. Voice Recognition
    Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
    I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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    Ya, I blocked access to the updates directory while I was refining the auto-updater to work with the installer.

     

    It's ready now, and should work for auto-update to 1.2.2.

     

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    I really like this app.

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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    U-Verse Realtime v1.2.2.0 is now released.

     

    Existing 1.2.0.0 and 1.2.1.0 installations can now auto-update to 1.2.2.0.

     

    If you run into a problem with the auto-updater or need a full install, direct download is here.

     

    What's New

    *    Fix STB packet query detection (again).
    *    Fix NIC selection of invalid NIC results in crash.
    *    Add channel count to About tab
    *    Minor changes to ReadMe documentation
    *    Add Technical documentation
    *    Update included channel database to version 2010-06-20-1556-001 (488 channels).
    *    Modify auto-update code to be able to auto-update with installer
    *    Modify installer to ask user if they want to launch program at end of installation

     

     

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    The updater works great.  I launched the program and I got a message that the new update was available.  Very nice Joe.

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    Yup, 1.2.2.0 downloaded just fine, soon as I saw you posted this one, figured you shut off any other versions. :smileyvery-happy:


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    Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
    1-800-983-2811 to avoid Mr. Voice Recognition
    Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
    I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

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    Sweet SomeJoe and it even works just fine w/free ZoneAlarm enabled w/permission to access the trusted zone, but gave it full internet access.  Picked up channel changes on the DVR w/no problem. :smileyvery-happy:


    Chris

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    Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
    1-800-983-2811 to avoid Mr. Voice Recognition
    Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
    I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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    Cool ... ZoneAlarm must be aware of the packet capture libraries then, and is letting the traffic in as required.

     

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    I use it with ZA also.  It installed with no problem

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    New channel database is released, version 2010-06-22-2226-001.  (531 Channels).

    I think I have nearly everything in U450 now, with a few exceptions.  These are the channels I can't get because of geographic region or package constraints, so I need those who have these channels to post their multicast IP:

        * Fox Sports HD channels (I can only get Houston/Southwest)
        * ESPN 3D
        * Foreign Language packages (nearly every channel in the 3000s)
        * NFL RedZone (I have this channel, but there's no programming on it until football season)
        * Local channels.  I only have the following 5 markets in the database:

       1. Houston, TX
       2. Milwaukee, WI
       3. Detroit, MI
       4. Columbus, OH
       5. Springfield, IL

    If you want to contribute your local channels market, please do!  I need all your HD and SD channels, and a zip code from your market.

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    where were you the past 30 days while I pulled my hair out?  Your also the first person from support I have seen reference Wireshark.  It may be a confusing program to non-tech's, but if they persist it is a great tool.

     

    finally:  You said above,  "In fact, some software firewalls may have to be removed from the computer completely rather than just disabled because they interfere with WinPcap."

     

    Real end User Friendly, eh?

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    eagleii,

     

    Let's clear up some misunderstandings here.

     

    I'm not "support".  I don't work for AT&T, no one here does.  This is a peer-to-peer forum, not an AT&T support forum.  If you need AT&T technical support, call the tech support number in my signature below.

     

    Second, this software is not AT&T's.  It's mine.  I personally wrote every last line of code in it, and I've released it as freeware for those people who might find it useful.  If you feel the restrictions on the software aren't "user friendly", then don't use it.  I don't really care.

     

    And as far as "where I was for the last 30 days", I browse this entire forum every day.  If your posts would drop the attitude that you're somehow entitled to everything on a silver platter, maybe you'd get some actual assistance.

     

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    Joe I guess thats the price you have to pay for being really knowledgeable.  You get mistaken for UV support. 

     

    Do back up Joe's statement he is not ATT staff.  Even though some ATT personnel monitor this forum they are not allowed to post any replies.  If Joe was ATT, he would not have been able to post as much as he has.

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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    a few more updates.  I've been trying to go through every channel as a second set of eyes.  Here are a couple of misnomers/new updates that I have found.  Im getting ready to start going through the 300s.  Thanks!

     

    you list qvc as channel 3, however my guide/tv says 9.
    you list hsn as channel 12, however my guide/tv says 11.

    Not sure if the above is a columbus thing, or a typo.

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.54.14
    Channel Number. 233
    Channel Name.  ONN (Ohio News Network)
    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Multicast IP Address.  239.192.1.152
    Channel Number. 195
    Channel Name.  ION
    Zip.  43221 (Columbus, OH)

     

    Also, another small bug, I confirmed that my dvr upstairs is indeed turned off, however with the new update it is showing that the tv is on and watching a particular channel.  see printscreen.

     

     

    1735i8636E15886FD93D1Joe,

     

     

     

     

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    I will add those two channels (195 and 233) to the database.  By the IP addressing, 233 looks to be a local channel/feed, while 195 appears to be national.  I get neither of these channels here in Houston.

     

    The QVC/HSN thing, I think I know what's going on there.  The feeds on 3/9 and 12/11 are actually duplicates of the same feeds that are on 420/422.  420 (QVC) and 422 (HSN) have as part of their contract that they appear in the local channel list as well, but the channel number they get put on down there varies with what your local channels are.  3 and 12 are not used in the Houston area, but probably are in Columbus, so they're on 9 and 11 there.

     

    What I'll probably do is remove the local mapping from the channel database and just leave 420/422 in there.  Thus, if you're tuned to QVC, then the program will show you're on 420 even if you're on the local channel remapped feed.

     

    The same thing will happen if you tune in to one of the AT&T barker channels (like AT&T Buzz on 300).  That same feed is on 1000 and 1300, so no matter which one you're on, UVRT will always show 300.

     

    For the oddity you're seeing with the DVR, I'm working on a new version of UVRT that completely changes how it gathers the channel information, and it will be more reliable and robust.

     

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