HOWTO

Configuration of the HST Saphir V driver to use NT-mode (kb2514)

The information in this article applies to:

  • HST SAPHIR V-B Primary PCI
  • HST SAPHIR V Primary PCI
  • SwyxWare from version 3

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Summary

The article describes the necessary settings to run the HST Saphir V ISDN board in NT-mode. In this mode another PBX can be connected as sub-PBX to the HST Saphir V ISDN board.

Information

Preliminary Remark

Changing the operation mode of the HST board into the NT mode requires changes in the Windows registry. It is not possible via the configuration interface!

Note: Before entering the Registry, please create a backup of the files System.dat and User.dat. Make sure that it is possible to restore the registry. Further information you will find in the Onlinehelp of the registry editors.

Tip for the cabeling
The cable delivered with the HST Saphir V ISDN board is desined for using the board in TE mode. If you try to use this board in another enviroment, you have to change the cabeling: Exchange the Tx and Rx wires. The assignment of the wires you will find in the following article:

Description of the Changes in the Registry

The procedure changing to NT mode for the HST Saphir V driver depends on the installed driver version:

HST Driver v2.6.5, delivered with SwyxWare from v4.20

Using this driver the HST Saphir V ISDN board will be shown in the Windows device manager as device class "Network adapters". If the board is shown as an own device class, please see the description for drivers lower than version 2.6.5.
It will be complex to identify the correct position in the Windows Registry, because this area is very dynamically. This area is constructed by the operating system itself depending on the hardware identified. So you have to find the right position for the system individually:

  • Open the registry editor (Start | Run? | regedit)
  • Open the tree for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  • Open the path \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class.
  • You will find several so-called GUIDs. They represented the different device classes in Windows device manager.
  • Open the entry with GUID
    {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    This is the GUID, all devices of the device class "Network adapters" are listed.
  • Here you will find folders with four-digit numbers. Each entry represents a network device.
  • In each folder you can find a string namend "DriverDesc". This is the name of the device how it is shown in the Windows device manager.
  • Search the folder which includes the string "DriverDesc" using the value "HST Saphir V ISDN-Adapter (PCI)". Additionally this folder have to include the string "Service" using the value "SaphirMCA".
  • If there are more than one HST Saphir V ISDN board in this system you will find this string in sevaral folders. In this case you can identify the right folder for changing to NT mode. Compare the value in the string "Controller" with the associated CAPI Controller number in the SwyxWare Administration in the gateway settings.

    Please have a look at the following picture. In this example the HST Sapir V has the folder number 16:

HST Saphir V<br>Driver registry settings root
HST Saphir V
Driver registry settings root
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  • Expand the folder identified: Further subfolder will appear.
  • Open the folder "Unit01". There is an entry with the type DWORD named "externalControllerNumber".
    * In this folder you have to add a new entry with type DWORD. This entry should be named "controllerConfigOptions" and should have the value "1".

    The following image shows the changes in the registry.

HST Saphir V<br>Driver registry setting when<br>NT mode is enabled
HST Saphir V
Driver registry setting when
NT mode is enabled
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Restart the PC to activate the changes.

 

HST dirver with a version lower than v2.6.5, delivered with SwyxWare up to v4.14.

  • Open the registry editor (Start | Run? | regedit)
  • Open the tree for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  • Open the path \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Saphir\Parameters\Adapter<xx>.
  • The string <xx> stands for the associated CAPI Controller number in the SwyxWare Administration in the gateway settings for the Lines. Example: "Adapter01" for the CAPI Controller with number 1.
  • In this folder you have to add a new entry with type DWORD. This entry should be named "controllerConfigOptions" and should have the hexadecimal value "20".

Restart the PC to activate the changes.

Tests and troubleshooting

You can check the status of the ISDN connection using the program Saphir Monitor.

The following image shows the Saphir Monitor in case of an incorrect connected ISDN cable on CAPI Conroller 1:

ISDN line not connected correctly<br>No layer 1 synchronisation
ISDN line not connected correctly
No layer 1 synchronisation
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If the cable is connected correctly, you will see the following Monitor:

ISDN line connected<br>Layer 1 is synchronized
ISDN line connected
Layer 1 is synchronized
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If you have two HST boards in the system and one of both is configured in NT mode, it is easy to check the correct functionality of both boards, Connect both boards with a cable described before (crossed wires!). Start the program Saphir Test:

HST Saphir V<br>connection test program
HST Saphir V
connection test program
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Activate in the menu "Settings | Test" the option "Connect to all numbers" and close the dialog with "OK".

HST Saphir V<br>connection test program settings
HST Saphir V
connection test program settings
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Enter a number in the main dialog of Saphir Test. In this example the number "123" was used. Afterwards you can start the test call by pressing "Start test". You should see the following screen:

HST Saphir V<br>connection test in progress
HST Saphir V
connection test in progress
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On the "Controller" tab the column "D" will now be activated (e.g. light green) by this test call:

ISDN line for<br>CAPI controller 1 activated
ISDN line for
CAPI controller 1 activated
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If the test call was successful, the boards are installed correctly and could be used.

If the test call aborted with an error report, please check first the cabling between the HST Saphir V board and the device.

Please remark the crossing of the wires!

If the cabling is correct, please check the registry entries. Using more than one HST Saphir board, please remind to choose the correct CAPI Controller.

 


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