Sound Card Packet






1. Introduction
   
Overview
   
Computer requirements
   
Packet Engine Pro
2. Configure AGWPE
   
Download and Install
    Basic AGWPE Setup
    2 Radio Setup
    2 Card Setup
3. Sound Card Setup
   
    Basic Card Settings
    Additional Settings
   
Tuning Aid
4. Problems?
   
Program Behavior
    Receiving
    Transmitting
    Connections
    Firewalls
5. AGWPE Features
    AGWPE on a Network
   
Baud Rates & Modes
    Remote Control
    TCP/IP Over Radio
   
Tips and Tricks
   
Traffic Parameters
6. Compatible Programs:
    Setup Help
   
Chart of Programs
7. Interface Options
  
 Getting Started
   
Kits and Pre-assembled 
    USB SignaLink
    Receive Audio Cable
    Transmit Audio Cable
    PTT (TX Control) Cable
    2 Radio Modification
8. General Packet Info
   
What is Packet?
    Exchange Modes
    Frame Headers
    TNCs and AGWPE
    What to do with Packet
    Common Frequencies
    Further Reading
   

 

 

Download and Install AGWPE

1. Download the last official release of the AGWPE Program

2. Install AGWPE

Note: To completely remove a prior version of AGWPE from your system, simply delete the files in the AGWPE folder or, even simper, delete the folder. You can not use the Windows' "Add or Remove Programs" routine in the Control Panel, since AGWPE is not "installed" in Windows like most other programs.

Another option is to rename the older version's folder rather than delete it.
  • Create a new folder for AGWPE that is NOT in the C:\Program Files folder, for example, C:\Ham\AGWPE or C:\AGWPE. It can be any path or name you prefer, just as long as it is not in the Windows Program Files folder. (The reason? Windows does not allow changes to files located in its Program Files folder, and AGWPE needs to be able to change configuration files in the AGWPE folder.

    Hint: Create a new folder for each version of AGWPE that you download, since each version of the program uses the same file names. You want to avoid mixing files from different versions.
  • The AGWPE files come in a zipped file, agwpe.zip. Extract the files into the AGWPE folder you have created. After you do this, AGWPE is installed!

    AGWPE does not use the typical Windows "Add or Remove Programs" install routine from the Control Panel (Start> Settings> Control Panel> Add or Remove Programs ).
  • The main AGWPE program is named AGW Packet Engine.exe. You will find it helpful to create a Windows shortcut to this file and put it on your desktop, or the task bar or some other easily accessible spot
  • The next step is to run and configure AGWPE:

    Basic Setup for AGWPE (1 sound card & one 1 radio)   or
    Setup AGWPE for  2 radios     or
    Setup AGWPE for  2 sound cards


  • Some additional installation information:
Key Files: Many files come in the agwpe.zip file. Most are unnecessary. The files you absolutely need are:

 * AGW Packet Engine.exe
 * AGWPE.cnt
 * agwpe.sys
 * any files ending in ".ini", which are configuration files that AGWPE creates after you first run and configure AGWPE

Other files you should probably keep are the HTTP folder and all its files; AGWPE.HLP (although it's out of date); and the intnet.txt file.

You do not need the develop.zip file unless you plan to program something to link to AGWPE. The other .zip files are zipped Language files. If you plan to use the default language of English, you do not need to unzip or retain the alternate language files in the AGWPE folder. For more information on using alternate language files see the Tips and Tricks page.

Parallel Port Drivers?  You do not need to download and install the drivers.zip file from the AGWPE site despite what the AGWPE program Help file or the AGWPE web site may say. Such drivers  have not been necessary since version 2001.38.
     
  Last Updated: 03/07/2015