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Nortel 1535 Turkish - No WiFi Hardware!

Discussion in 'Endpoints' started by cestes, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. cestes New Member

    Hi,

    I got three Nortel 1535's off of eBay. I've got one working on the LAN, talking fine with sip2sip. I was wanting to try WiFi, but can't find the menu items you talk about.

    Somewhere in "Settings" people talk about an option for "Profiles" where you can enable/disable WiFi, but I don't have these.

    When I telnet into the device and issue the command "version", I get the following response: "Version 0.2.93 2008.07.16 18:00 REL_0_2_93 TURK, without wifi".

    Does that mean there's no hope at all for WiFi?

    Do I have to put in the 2.50 or some other firmware to see those menu options?

    thanks!
  2. MGD4me Guru

    The first thing you would want to do, is to Login, under the Settings menu. Then on the very first Menu page you would get access to Profile, which allows you to choose between LAN or WiFi. At least that's how it is on mine, running F/W ver 2.76.
  3. rxcomm Guru

    This is interesting - a different firmware version than I've seen before.

    When you telnet into the device, can you see the files /usr/etc/profile, /usr/etc/wireless.cfg and /usr/etc/ethernet.cfg? If so, what are the contents of these files? Don't change anything in them or you may brick your phone. Just take a look.

    Dave
  4. rxcomm Guru

    I suppose one other thing to check is if the wireless hardware is inside the phone. If you can pop your phone apart and take a look, that would be good. When you are facing the front of the phone (facing the display), the wireless board is a long, thin board about 1 cm wide running parallel to the right edge of the main board and plugged into it. There is an antenna on the board near the top RH corner. StanSimmons took some nice pictures a while ago - the wifi board is shown here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12385465/Nortel IP 1535 WiFi Board.JPG
  5. wardmundy Nerd Uno

    The ad from this merchant (as of right now) clearly indicates that the phones have WiFi so, if WiFi is important to you, I'd send the phones back for a refund and try another merchant. I actually spoke to this merchant, and he was as surprised as I was that WiFi was missing. I suspect that the Turkish government may have ordered some of these and specifically requested that WiFi be disabled. For example, you might not want SIP phones on a military installation using WiFi for communications.
  6. cestes New Member

    # cat /usr/etc/profile
    PROFILE=ETHERNET


    # cat /usr/etc/wireless.cfg
    WEPKEY1_128=
    WEPKEY2_64=
    WEPKEY3_128=
    WEPKEY3_64=
    GATEWAY=
    GATEWAY_D=
    WPA2_PSK_CCMP=""
    ENCRYPTION=NONE
    WEPKEYNO_64=1
    AUTHENTICATION=NONE
    WEPKEY1_64=
    APMACADDRESS=
    DHCP=yes
    SIGNALLEVEL=
    WEPKEY2_128=
    WEPKEY4_64=
    NETMASK_D=
    IPADDRESS_D=
    BROADCAST=
    NETMASK=
    BROADCAST_D=
    BITRATE=
    INTERFACE=wlan0
    IPADDRESS=
    SECURITY=
    WEPKEYNO_128=1
    WPA_PSK_TKIP=""
    CHANNELID=7
    ESSID=
    WEPKEY4_128=


    # cat /usr/etc/ethernet.cfg
    NETMASK_D=255.255.255.0
    IPADDRESS_D=192.168.0.22
    BROADCAST=124.46.112.255
    NETMASK=
    BROADCAST_D=192.168.0.255
    ENABLE_VLAN=no
    ID_VLAN=
    PRIORITY_VLAN=
    INTERFACE=eth0
    DHCP=yes
    IPADDRESS=
    GATEWAY=
    GATEWAY_D=192.168.0.100
  7. cestes New Member

    I'll have a look when I get home this evening... thanks for all the help everyone... this forum is a goldmine!
  8. rxcomm Guru

    It looks like you have the configuration files. So perhaps they just took out the wireless config part of the phone application.

    You can try to set up a wireless interface using the following commands:

    Code:
    insmod /usr/local/drivers/cohiba.o
    iwconfig  wlan0 essid <your essid here> key off
    dhcpcd wlan0 -i Nortel-IP1535-1.0 -n -t 10 -L /tmp
    
    Replace <your essid here> with your essid. This will try to connect to an open wireless network. If you want to put in a wep key, change off to your wep key in hex. wpa/wpa2 won't work with this test.

    This should start up wifi networking. You can see what your ip address is with:

    Code:
    ifconfig
    
    But frankly, Ward's suggestion is a good one.

    Dave
  9. robf Member

    ugh. :banghead: my 3 phones showed up today and the first one out of the box was turkish menus. set to English no problem but no profile menu option.

    the insmod command does load the driver but the iwconfig command fails saying that wlan0 does not exist.

    dmesg output and a look at /proc/net/wireless

    Code:
    eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1
    usb.c: registered new driver CNXT_WireLessDevice
    # iwconfig wlan0 essid Bantry key off
    Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
        SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
    # cat /proc/net/wireless
    Inter-| sta-|   Quality        |   Discarded packets               | Missed | WE
     face | tus | link level noise |  nwid  crypt   frag  retry   misc | beacon | 16
    
    
    I had planned on using wireless.

    I'll have to check the other phones but I'm not hopeful.
    I may keep one for my desk but I'll likely send the other two back.

    Sigh... :cryin:
  10. cestes New Member




    I think I'm doing the same... I'll keep one and send the other two back!
  11. Sacrilego Member

    I'm getting mine today and I sure hope it doesn't come with wifi disabled.:banghead:
  12. robf Member

    Popped open the phone. There is NO wifi board in the phone.:mad5:


    [IMG]
  13. Sacrilego Member

    The listing was ended and a new one created mentoning that they do not have wifi.
  14. robf Member

    for anyone with one of the Turkish phones I found it easier to change the menus to English by telneting in to the phone and using sed to change the menus to English.

    telnet ip_of_phone

    login with user root and password lvp2890
    issue the following commands:
    Code:
    sed -i 's|Turkish|English|' /usr/local/lgvp/setting_save.py
    reboot
    
    there are other settings in that file for IP info etc that are easier to change with an editor rather than plunking through the menus but if you're not comfortable with vi or sed then I'd not go there.
  15. Sacrilego Member

    :banghead:Got the turkish wifi-less phone:banghead:

    They were nice enough to offer some options to fix it though.
    They offered a small switch, a return or $15 refund.

    I got 5 more with wireless, so I'll just use this one to play with and break.

    I wonder what would happen if I attach the wireless module from another one...

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