k9ohv wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:55 pm
That did it! Wasn't sure the baud rate changed because the button only went green while i was pushing it, guess that was what you were talking about. But when i reloaded the Model 8 file, it populated! It is a bit clunky though after i un-key, Reload is a bit sporadic. Thats probably just the way it is.
Thanks for all the help!
GREAT. I was starting to get worried cause we were getting to the end of the plank and running out of options.
Yeah, I just threw that screen together in a few minutes, theres no need to make it all fancy and display extra junk for a one time use, but I might take the time to make some screens that can set that cause its a heck of a lot easier than trying to explain how to hook up the screen to a FT232 board and manually programming it.
I would of pointed you to ON7LDS's screens with the same functionality, but his screens are for 3.5's and won't load on your 2.4.
I managed to get my hands on the exact same modem board you have, and fully tested it, so the precompiled firmware does have the serial repeater enabled, which you have also confirmed.
As far as it being clunky, thats pretty much the way it is. It is possible to speed up the serial communications, but that requires a custom firmware and loading firmware on that board is annoyingly unfriendly. I had never had any problems on the two other boards I've tinkered with, but that board requires at least 3 hands.
We could handle that a few different ways. I could type up all the commands and you can enter them one by one, or I can just build the firmware file for you, and you'll have to upload it to the Pi(using something like WINSCP), and then run a command to flash it while bridging some pins on the board. Then you'll have to load another screen I'd have to make to set the buadrate on the screen again. I wish they would of used a different STM32 that had the ability to detect the baud rate.
Let me know if you want to mess around with it some more. Its not any more difficult than what you've already been through and I'm sure there are others that might want to do the same.