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Victoria Combo Remote Control

Victoria Combo Remote Control enables
you to control your tester from any where
in world. The only requirement is that the
Victoria Combo and the PC are
connected to TCP/IP networks either
physically or using a wireless connection.
This means that an engineer can test a
network without leaving his desk.

This Application Note describes how to
set up a Victoria Combo and a PC for
remote testing.

Application Note

Combo Rem Ctrl

Testing the World’s Digital Networks

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2 © Trend Communications www. It also means that you will be able to download software updates from the Internet. touch Apply. . You can use Victoria Combo’s internal Ethernet connection or an Ethernet connection made using a card inserted in one of the two Compact Flash slots in the rear module. and similarly you must have access to a PC connected to a TCP/IP network. 3. DNS resolution is performed by the concatenation of the Host Name and Search Domain fields. The tester must be connected to a TCP/IP network. 4. The three possible Ethernet interfaces on Victoria Combo are listed at the bottom of the Host Configuration window. Because Victoria is portable and may be connected to different networks. the Domain makes it easier to reconnect without changing the IP settings.Host Name. To set up networking: 1. SETTING UP THE VICTORIA COMBO To be able to use Victoria Combo with Remote Control you must connect it to a TCP/IP network. 2. Before you can use your Victoria Combo in this way you must set up networking. If you use an Ethernet card in one the Compact Flash slots you can also use wireless networking. then choose Host Configuration. The main menu is displayed. The Host Configuration window is displayed.trendcomms. and Domain.Victoria Combo Remote Control Introduction INTRODUCTION Victoria Combo Remote Control enables you to set up and run tests using your tester from anywhere in the world. If you want these settings to be the default settings. and finally Open. Enter the Main Parameters for the network server Victoria Combo is going to be connected to . From the main menu choose Platform. In the Name Resolution section enter the DNS Primary and DNS Secondary Servers and the Search Domain. 5. touch Reload. transfer files from Victoria Combo to a PC or server. Touch the main menu button.com . If you want these settings to apply for this session only. and connect to the Internet using Victoria Combo. The Domain field contains the usual domain used by Victoria Combo.

If you want to. in Specific Interface Resolution. physical Ethernet connection. Network Mask. If you want these settings to apply for this session only. choose Enable this Network Interface in the Status Interface section. Setting up the Internal Ethernet Connection Victoria Combo has three ports that can be used as Ethernet interfaces: • Eth0: the Ethernet window enables you to configure the Physical (internal) 10BaseT (RJ45 connector). This is to prevent possible connection failures due to incorrect configuration. 1. To do this. You can set up the Ethernet interfaces to have different settings.0. © Trend Communications www. and Default Gateway (if necessary). The buttons ( ) to the right-hand side of the list are short cuts to the Ethernet options on the Networking menu. touch Reload. The MAC Address of the Ethernet card is displayed at the bottom of the window. 6. choose Specify an IP address and enter an IP Address. touch Apply. If you want these settings to apply for this session only.com ) next to Eth0. 4.trendcomms. you can define more than one DNS server for resolving the host name for the same Ethernet port. the other two ports must be deselected. • Eth2: configuration for the port for the wireless LAN 802. If there is no gateway the Default Gateway is set to 0.0. If the network you are going to connect Victoria Combo to has a DHCP server this server will assign a dynamic IP Address to Victoria Combo. When you are setting up the connection. To activate this Ethernet port. enter a DNS and Search Domain. see below for more information. make sure you only choose one Ethernet port at a time (in the example below Eth0).Victoria Combo Remote Control Setting up the Victoria Combo 6. • Eth1: configuration for the port for the wireless LAN 802. 3. If you want these settings to be the default settings.0. touch Reload. 5. To set this up. If there is no DCHP server on the network. choose Get an IP Address from a DHCP Server and enter a DHCP Client Name for Victoria Combo. 3 . touch Apply.11 card. 7. the second one is used. 8. This section describes how to set up the internal. This means that is the first Search Domain cannot resolve the host name. If you want these settings to be the default settings.11 card. Touch ( 2.

As an optional security feature you can encrypt the communication by entering an Access Key.Victoria Combo Remote Control Setting up the Victoria Combo Setting Ethernet CF Card 1 and 2 The windows for configuring the Ethernet Slot 1 and 2 have the same parameters as the Ethernet window described in the previous section.com . this depends on the type of network you are working on (Ad-hoc or Managed). Setting up a wireless interface When you are setting up the Ethernet interface for slots 1 and 2 you can also set up a wireless interface: 1. 4. The Wireless window is displayed. 5.trendcomms.11 Network Name) Choose an operating mode. The maximum length is 64 characters. touch Reload.ESSID: Extended Service Set Identifier 4 © Trend Communications www. 2. Select the Transmission Rate and the Channel Frequency from the lists. Enter the ESSID1 (the 802. 3. In the Networking Ethernet CF Card window tap Wireless. 1. If you want these settings to be the default settings. If you want these settings to apply for this session only. touch Apply. Set up the Ethernet slot as described above. 1. 6.

© Trend Communications www. 2. To run Victoria Combo remote Control.trendcomms.11 to establish the connection. 1.com • LAN connection (wired): use the Ethernet cable supplied).trendcomms. • LAN connection (wireless): use a standard Compact Flash IEEE 802.www.Victoria Combo Remote Control Setting up the PC SETTING UP THE PC Before you can use Victoria Combo Remote Control you must install the Remote Control software and set up the connection between the PC and the Victoria Combo: I ns ta l l i n g t he R e m o t e C o nt r o l S o f tw ar e The files for Remote Control for Victoria Combo are included on the Trend User Information CD-ROM or can be downloaded from the Trend Communications web site . 2.bat from the Victoria Combo menu. for more information see Setting up the Victoria Combo on page 2: 1. • Ethernet direct connection between the Victoria Combo and your computer: use the Ethernet crossover cable supplied (the one with red ends). To install the Remote Control software double-click on setup. a new option called Victoria Combo is created in the Start menu of your PC. there is an uninstall program and a batch program (OspreyLauncher. 5 . choose OspreyLauncher. Within the Victoria Combo option.exe and follow the instructions displayed on the screen S et ti n g u p t h e C o n n ec ti o n When you have installed application.dat • opt. Four files are extracted: • ius.bat).dsk 3. Make sure that the PC and the Victoria Combo are correctly connected to a wired or wireless network. Double-click on the .exe file and extract the files to a folder.exe • zdata1.com. Save the self-extracting zip file you have downloaded from the web or copied from the CD-ROM to a folder on your PC.dat • setup.

choose which tester you want to connect to from the list in the Victoria Combo launcher window and then click on Open. 7. This window is identical to the interface on Victoria Combo. Wait until the icon changes to a hand and the icon just beside it (a network LAN) has one green LED. Enter the Port number. When the downloading process has finished. Application Launcher: Enter the IP address Enter a Name (Description).Victoria Combo Remote Control Using Victoria Combo Remote Control 3. and the remaining ones are dark grey. By default this is 3000 when you connect a Victoria Combo to the same LAN that your computer is connected to. There is an icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the window. To connect to a Victoria Combo. you must ask the network administrator of the LAN which Victoria Combo is connected to for an IP address to enter in Host and the value of the Port. If you want to connect a Victoria Combo to a remote site through Internet. 6. a window is automatically opened. A Task window is loaded from Victoria Combo and a series of Java classes is loaded.trendcomms. Now 6 © Trend Communications www. Wait until all the Java classes are downloaded from Victoria Combo to your computer. The Victoria Combo definition dialog is displayed. This only happens when Victoria Combo is connected for the first time or when you use a new software version. click on New. Choose OK. USING VICTORIA COMBO REMOTE CONTROL 1. A description of the new connection is displayed in the Victoria Combo window. Enter the IP address of the Ethernet port of Victoria Combo in Host. 4.com . 5.1 To create a connection. Figure 1.

com The Print Screen button is disabled: You can capture the windows of Remote Control directly using your PC. Status Icon Disabled Figure 1.trendcomms. 7 .2 Application Launcher: Remote GUI There are two differences between the Remote Control window and the Victoria Combo User Interface: • © Trend Communications www.Victoria Combo Remote Control Using Victoria Combo Remote Control you can use the remote interface in the same way as the interface on Victoria Combo. This also avoids conflicts due to Victoria Combo’s memory being filled by several users making screen dumps at the time.

com . Figure Click on the Status icon.3 3. There are three types of role: • Viewer: this user can only see what other users connected to this Victoria Combo are doing.Victoria Combo Remote Control Using Victoria Combo Remote Control • There is an additional status icon: this icon shows the Role of the user. but this user can edit a message that other users can see (for example a request to be the only user that sets up the Victoria Combo).trendcomms. but he cannot control the tester. The Change Role dialog is displayed as shown below: 1. 8 © Trend Communications www. • Owner: This user is the same than the previous one. select it and type a message in the text field at the bottom of the window. • Controller: This user can both see what is displayed and control the tester. Roles To change to the Owner role. All these roles can be selected using Remote Control: 2.

com 1.Victoria Combo Remote Control Using Victoria Combo Remote Control 4. Figure © Trend Communications www.4 Choose OK to validate the selection.trendcomms. Other remote users of the Victoria Combo will see the message from the owner in the text field at the top of the window. Message editing for the Owner role 9 .

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