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  1. Hello everyone,

    I ordered a second Signal Owl because I wanted another one even after experiencing a few problems with the first unit.  I had already placed a support ticket with Hak5 and was waiting for information on how to proceed.  While I was waiting I decided to do a few tests to see how things were working with a good or new unit compared to a unit that was giving me problems.

    Here are a few expectations based on some of the documentation and conveyed information within this forum.

    When flashing a firmware the device will flash and the upgrade-x.x.x.bin file will be removed from the USB device.

    When loading a payload the payload will be copied from the USB device to the Signal Owl.

    When I received the new Owl (Owl2) I tried to power it on and attempt to SSH into it before flashing the current upgrade.  Owl2 did not look like it was booting up correctly according to the LED sequences.  The LED blinked a few times and then stopped and remained off.  So I flashed the current upgrade-1.0.0.bin file from a SanDisk Fit 16Gb formatted FAT32 and the Owl LED looked to be blinking activity normally.  After a few minutes it looked to be completed and I powered off the Owl and checked the USB flash drive on my laptop and the .bin file was missing/removed (I'm assuming this is done during the firmware flashing sequence).  I was able to reboot the Owl and SSH into it successfuly.

    I tried to load the wifi connect payload from the same USB drive to the Owl without success and couldn't understand why with a new Signal Owl.  Then I decided to test both Signal Owls with 3 different USB drives formatted in both FAT32 and Ext4.

    I used a SanDisk Fit 16Gb, SanDisk Fit 32Gb, and a Samsung 32Gb USB flash drive.  I formatted all 3 drives as FAT32 and copied upgrade-1.0.0.bin to all 3 of them and attempted to flash the firmware to Owl1 and all 3 attempts did not complete as expected.

    I erased the upgrade-1.0.0.bin file and copied the wifi connect payload to all 3 drives to copy and rin the payload and all 3 attempts did not complete as expected.  The payload remained on the USB drive but the payload directory on the Signal Owls remained empty so they did not copy over.

    I reformatted the USB drives with Ext4 and attempted the same tests and had the same results.

    So now I'm not sure what's going on or how to continue.

    I submitted a ticket with this same information and waiting for a response.  I'm open to testing things if anyone has any suggestions.

    Let me know...

  2. Are you guys sure it's completely "bricked"?

    I'm having some issues with mine whee I can't get a payload to transfer from usb storage to the device.  It was working at one point but for some reason it is not so I too am looking for a reset solution of some type.

    But not being able to load a payload or firmware from usb storage doesn't mean it's not working.  I am still able to get it into arming mode and I can SSH into it and navigate the directories.

    I can 'cat' the payload to see it's not the same one I have on the usb and I can manually 'cp' and 'rd' the loot files.

    But other than that it's really not working correctly if I can't flash or replace a payload...  so I need a reset solution.

    I agree that it's relatively cheap and I too am going to order another one or two to keep playing with.

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  3. On 8/12/2019 at 8:10 AM, gioCando said:

    i downgraded back to 2.5.4 from 2.6.0 following the suggested procedure 


    but the TETRA never reset, and it's with yellow led on, not answering to any wire nor wireless tentatives:

    What should i do to restart properly?
    many thanks


    These are instructions for the Pineapple, not the Signal Owl.  I’m not sure if this will work in your cases.  Has anyone tried and confirmed this?

  4. Hello everyone,

    I'm interested in getting the Hak5 Long Range WiFi Bundle but it's been sold out for a very very long time and I've not ever received a notice that it has ever been in stock.  If it has recently how can we tell?

    If anyone has information on the parts that make up this bundle I'd be interested in the information.  I'll try to piece together a kit myself if I have to.

    I just purchased through Hak5 the Booster that is currently on sale.  I can get the USB cable and adapter if I have to.  All that would be missing is the wrap and the radio.

    The radio looks like an Alfa Long Range USB Adapter.  I purchased an Alfa AWUS036NEH 802.11 bgn Long-Range USB Adapter 150Mbps separately online.  Doing a little research and finding this site at https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ALFA_Network_AWUS036NEH it looks like it has the same specs listed on the Hak5 page.  Just need some kind of confirmation.  If anyone can help me with information I'd appreciate it.

    Kid of wondering what parts are missing or out of stock at Hak5 that this item has been out of stock for so long.

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