Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

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Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by JimHelms » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:38 pm

On occasion I am asked about what happened to the Splash Page that was once installed in WiFiX versions of GoldenOrb. We decided to remove and offer it as a package for those who want to install it.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to install the WiFiX Splash page on a GoldenOrb router.


Splash Page.png


The Splash Page includes a Live Network Status page that shows signal stats in live time. This is a very useful tool for fine tuning a directional antenna among other diagnostic uses.


Live Network Status.png


In order to install the Splash Page files into GoldenOrb, you will need to download and install the free WinSCP utility.

Next, download the Splash 2019.rar file to your desktop and extract/unzip the rar file.


SPLASH 2019.rar
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Open WinSCP and log into GoldenOrb using the SCP File Protocol, and the IP Address: 192.168.1.1 (assuming you have not changed it to another)

Enter your user name (root, unless it has been changed) and the password used to log into your router.


Using WinSCP.png


You will notice in the unzipped Splash 2019 folder, there are two sub-folders, OEM and www.

The OEM folder will be used to backup your original www file folder in the event anything goes wrong, or you simply want to remove the Splash Page.

Use the Drop Down selection menu on WinSCP to locate the unzipped Splash 2019 folder on your Desktop. Click on the OEM file to open it.

Use the Drop Down selector on the top right side of WinSCP to find the root directory.


Preparing for OEM Backup.png


Locate the www file on the right lower window, drag and drop the www file into the OEM Folder for a backup.


Drag www to OEM Folder.png


Now open both www folders in the Splash 2019 file (not the OEM) and GoldenOrb's root files.


Open Both www Folders.png


Drag and drop the splash-files, and the index, splash and status html files over to GoldenOrb's www folder.


Drag Splash Page and html files.png


Open the luci-static files on both sides, and drag and drop the resources and rooter folder over to GoldenOrb


Drag Resouces and Rooter Files.png


Exit WinSCP, and reboot the router.


You should now be able to login the Splash Page using the IP address: 192.168.1.1

DONE!

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by xdavidx » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:39 pm

JimHelms wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:38 pm
The Splash Page includes a Live Network Status page that shows signal stats in live time. This is a very useful tool for fine tuning a directional antenna among other diagnostic uses.
I can see where this would be very helpful. The darn misc page output window always shrinks back to a small default size every time you have to reconnect to the router and on some devices, it is difficult to make it big enough to see all the return values of "at!gstatus?". Not to mention that it requires typing and running the command again and again.

How frequently does the Live Network Status page auto-refresh?

Is there any limitation of being in the Live Network Status page on one tab of a browser and being logged into the normal UI in another tab at the same time?

Does it only show the values for the primary antenna, or will it show 2 lines if you have 2 hooked up?

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by tambutso » Sun May 31, 2020 11:04 pm

Jim will this work with just a vanilla OpenWRT firmware?

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by JimHelms » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:06 am

tambutso wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:04 pm
Jim will this work with just a vanilla OpenWRT firmware?
I do not believe it would without a lot of modification.

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by bcd1975 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 am

Jim is the splash page download still good? I tried downloaded it twice on a Windows 10 computer but it wasn’t a zip file. It gave me no option to open the folders in winscp. I might have done something wrong but wanted to check with you before pulling my hair out anymore. Thanks

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by jtrow » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:09 pm

bcd1975, forgive me if you already knew this, but the download is a .RAR file, and you have to extract the contents first, before using WinSCP. I just downloaded it and it extracted fine.

If you don't have a RAR extractor, RarZilla is free (and of course there are many others):
https://download.cnet.com/RarZilla-Free ... 47724.html

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by bcd1975 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:56 pm

Jtraw, thanks that helped a lot.

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Re: Installing Splash Page with Live Network Stats in GoldenOrb

Post by bcd1975 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:31 am

Last question about this. Can it be done on the rooter firmware? I tried it on a wg1608, I might have done something wrong but I couldn’t get it to work. I had to reflash the stock firmware and start over.

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