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Installation of the TechnoTrend/Hauppauge DVB
Here I'll explain how to install the TechnoTrend/Hauppauge
DVB card (a PCI card for both DVB data and DVB Television reception
by satellite) for use with Europe Online (EON) and for watching
satellite TV programs. Most Internet by satellite providers use
a similar setting.
Note: Due to the very bad performance
of EON these pages are no longer updated. The forum however remains.
Note: the ISP SuperWeb no longer
exists! Other ISP will do just fine!
Note: These cards are compatible
- a piece of software capable of descrambling scrambled transmission
Note: these instructions are
Windows 9x based, other Windows version might work similar.
This guide is good to start working with the combination
of Europe Online and the Technotrend and look-a-like boards, like
Siemens, Galaxis, TechnoTrend and Hauppauge DVB-s
& Nexus, even in combination with SuperWeb ! The big downside
of these cards, with the exception of Galaxis and Siemens, is that you
should not count on any proper support from their helpdesk.
The same card over and over: TechnoTrend
The now following text is based on my own experiences
and the experiences of others. I can't guarantee that this is the best,
fool proof method of installing. By my knowledge however, this is a very
easy and good working method.
Note: the entire setup is spread over several pages.
This will increase the download speed for the page.
TechnoTrend WinTV DVB-s
In the text below I will refer to Hauppauge for drivers
and software. For the Hauppauge look-a-likes similar software is available
(all of them done by TechnoTrend) only the names are changed to for example
TechnoTrend, Galaxis, etc.
Short briefing for the impatient
& Step by Step guide
The tabel below you can be used in two ways:
1. For the impatient (like me)
It's a short an quick briefing on how to install. Only experienced users
should use this.
2. For the less experienced
Each step is a link to a page where the steps are explained in detail,
including snapshots and photographs.
Shutdown your computer, if you have not done so yet.
Remove the power-cord. Remove the screw and finally remove the "hood"
of the PC-case.
!!! DO NOT SWITCH YOUR COMPUTER ON
UNTIL STEP 7 !!!
This is not to hard to find since most manufacturers
use these color codes to identifcy the slots:
|ISA (antique 8 or 16bits slot)
|PCI (required for DVB)
|AGP (videocard) or
AMR (smaller, Audio or Modem card)
Your DVB card has 2 connectors for the internal audio connection.
One of these (A - see image at Step 5) is connected
to your souncard, the other connector (B - see image at Step
5) can be connectied - optionally - to your CDRom-player's audio output.
This last option can be helpfull if you don't have enough connectors free
on your Audio card.
Alternatively, you can connect audio using the external Audio output of
your DVB card. In the picture below marked as connector C (see
image at Step 5).
Check, just to be sure, that the card is inserted correctly
and not like often happens slightly tilted or not pressed far enough into
the slot (the golden contacts on the bottom of the card, should not be
Note: your PC is still NOT switched on
The centre pin of the connector used is simply the same
wire used inside the antenna-cable and therefor not very strong. Be gentle!
Use connector marked F in the picture below to
connect your antenna to. The connector marked E can be used to
connect additional satellite receivers (for example an other computer
or a normal TV/Sat-receiver).
Once again: NOTE THAT YOUR COMPUTER SHOULD
NOT BE SWITHED ON!
What ever you do: ALWAYS make sure your
computer is switched OFF when connecting or disconnecting the antenna
Connectors of the DVB card:
Do not power your computer yet !
After you closed the PC, place the screws back and finally reconnect the
power-cord but do not boot your computer yet !
After connecting all cables (including the powercord)
you can switch your computer on so it will boot.
As soon as Windows (Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000)
starts, it will come up with a notification that it found a PCI device
(the DVB-card). The next pictures illustrate this, using Windows 98 SE
(Second Edition). Other Windows version will show similar dialogs with
the exception of Windows NT.
In the new dialog, check "Search for the best
driver for you device" and select "Next".
A new dialog opens. Insert the Hauppauge installation
CDRom in the CDRom-drive.
Check "Specify a location" and select "Browse...".
Now start looking for the location of the drivers. The standard CDRom
that came with the DVB-card, will show the driver in the directory CDROM:\Driver\7146
(ofcourse you will need to replace CDROM with the drive-letter of your
CDRom-drive). You can also try to download a new driver version, see DVB-Drivers
for details where to get these.
Note: Windows 2000 and Windows XP user!!!
You will NEED driver version 2.08 or newer !!!
Select "OK" followed by "Next".
Windows will display a message that it found your DVB card.
This last dialog indicates that Windows finished the
installation of the driver. Select "Finish" to complete.
Installation of the driver can be checked by clicking with the right mouse
button on "My Computer" and selecting "Properties".
Select the tab "Device Manager" and open the group "Sound,
video and game controllers". There you will find the DVB card,
the name is depending on the driver you installed, for example the Hauppauge
drivers will indicate a "Hauppauge WinTV DVB-s".
or "SETUP" of the Hauppauge/Technotrend CDRom. There
are 2 ways of doing this:
1. double click "My Computer".
Next double click the CDRom icon. Depending on the version of the CDRom
the setup might autorun. If not, double click on the "SETUP.EXE"
2. click the "Start" button of Windows,
select "Run..." and type the drive-letter of the CDRom-drive
followed by ":\SETUP.EXE".
For example D:\SETUP.EXE if D is the drive-letter of your CDRom-drive.
A dialog appears, select "Next".
In this new dialog, if you want to install the software
on a different location, then do this now by selecting "Browse".
This is not required but some people like to keep things neat and clean....
The installation of the software will now be completed.
When setup is finished copying files a dialog will appear in order to
complete the network settings (not in Windows XP and Windows 2000). Automatically,
while being at "network-installation", another dialog
appears (Adapter Properties). Select "OK" - the virtual
network driver is installed now - followed by "Exit and Restart".
Windows will now reboot (not WinXP and 2K).
Finally, after Windows finished rebooting, we can check
the network settings of the DVB card. This is done by clicking "Network
Neighbourhood" with the right mousebutton, and selecting "Properties".
A "Network" dialog appears, where we
see the "Virtual DVB/IP Network Adapter".
Just beneath the Virtual Network Adapter we see the
protocol used by the DVB-card: "TCP/IP -> Virtual DVB/IP Network
Adapter" - double click this, so we can verify the IP-Address
This is the way it should be: IP-address = 192.168.2.239.
If this is correct, select "Cancel" twice. Network properties
will now be closed.
Just in case the IP-address is not correct, you can
Note that in private networks, the IP-address
might be in the same ip-range as the normal network. Make sure the network
ip-range and subnet mask are not th same.
Remember the IP-address, as we might need it later
In this particular step we will setup the transponders so we can actually
receive data from the satellite. To make life a bit easier, I copied my
registry settings so you can download
these here. Settings for all transponders are included (103, 113,
114 and 115). After downloading, you will need to unzip the file using
for example WinZip.
Double click the unzipped file (make sure "DBV Data Services"
is not running) and the information will be added to your registry.
Note: this is a copy of the settings for
the driver version 1.22.
I don't know if they will work with other versions of the drivers ! If
it worked can be cheked by looking at the "Service Selection"
in the "DBV Data Services" application. Finding "EOL
No103" there will be a good sign.
In case this worked just fin, I just saved you this:
Start the program "DVB Data Services" by selecting
"Start" - "Hauppauge WinTV DVB-s" -
"DVB Data Services". If the text appears in a different
language, then use the little flag in the lower left corner to switch
Note the icons in the Systray (in the lower right corener
of your monitor, displaying the Windows time as well):
- DVBPCI (the DVB server for DVB Data)
- Green or red smiley (the DVB Data Services)
Now select the tab "State / Tuner"
where you can select "New" to add a transponder.
Here you will have to enter "Frequency",
"Symbol rate" and "Polarization" as
shown on the transponder page.
As an example we will setup transponder 113.
Polarization: H (Horizontal)
Select "Apply" and the indicators ("Signal
quality" and "Signal level") will show a value
The exact values aren't that important. The indicator
in the SysTray will either display a green (dark or ligh) smiley if reception
is OK. A red smiley indicates NO RECEPTION which can be caused by a typo
or a badly adjust dish.
Select the "Filter"-tab and add, in
a similar fashion, the filters as shown on the transponder
The Radius login, used by Europe Online, requires one
additional setting: at the tab "Filter Options" you must
check the "Calculate MAC address from the IP address of the dialup
The IP-address (0.0.0.0) is not very important, the
application will changes this if needed.
Repeat this entire "step" to
setup all required transponders. When done, select "Hide".
Note: "DVB Data Services" will
always be required when internetting!
So, now we're almost ready for our first INTERNET Test-drive,
but first we need to do the proper settings for the Internet Explorer.
Note: similar settings are required for
Netscape, Opera, etc. NetCaptor however uses the Internet Explorer settings.
With the right mouse button click on the blue "e" found
on your desktop. Select "Properties" from the popup menu
as shown below. Select the tab "Connections".
In the pictures above this text you will notice that
I have 3 dialup-adapters in use. Take a look at the Dialup-page
for more information and tips. I use 3 dialup-adapters so switching between
transponders is easier.
Select the dialup-adapter you want to use for Internet
by Satellite and select "Settings".
Make sure "Use a proxy server" is checked.
Enter the proxy server's IP-address at the "Address"
field. This should be the proxy that goes with the transponder you would
like to use (take a look at the transponder
page). For the transponder 113 the (new!) IP-address should be 188.8.131.52
(in picture above the old ip-address is mentioned).
Next step is to enter the proper "Port"
number (8080). Here you can also enter the username and password
for the dialup adpater at the fields "User name" and
Note: This is not the same password as the one you use
for the login at Europe Online !
Select "OK" and repeat these steps
for each individual Dialup-adapter. If you experience problems mind you
to change the same settings for "LAN Settings" as well.
When finished, close the window by selecting "OK".
Starting your first session
- Start DVB Data Services
- Start the dialup adapter you wish to use for the
Internet Service Provider.
That's it ! Now you can surf by Satellite ...
Setup of the TV and Teletext
On this page I will briefly describe how to get all
the Radio and TV stations up and running for the DVB TV&Radio application
without to much effort.
Thank God this a relatively easy. You could have the
program to search for the Radio and TV stations but there is an easier
way to do this. I made my settings available for download so just about
anybody can use it.
The Astra settings can be download at either TechnoTrend
or Hauppauge - See DVB Drivers for details.
Click on the Windows "START" button.
Select "PROGRAMS" - "HAUPPAUGE WINTV DVB-s"
- "DVB TV & Radio". In the newer release (ie. 1.22) only
the options "DVB Data Services" (for surfing the Internet) and
"DVB TV & Radio" remain.
In the "DVB TV & Radio" application,
click on the silver colored binder to select the Astra settings file.
The key combination CTRL+O will do the same job.
If you downloaded the Astra aettings, you can now select
the unzipped TPR-file and select "Open". All Radio and
TV settings are now done.
- Not all stations will have image, for most
of these channels you will have to get an subscription, like Canal+.
- Yep, there is a software descramble (CI/CAM)
available that descrambles Pay-TV.