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Re: Hack of Sigllent spectrum analyzer ssa3021X?
« Reply #575 on: November 27, 2018, 08:09:08 am »
Is this message still valid to upgrade vers. HW 7.03 ?
Any hint?

Be careful!

You have HW 7.03 but that msg refers to FW 7.07.  You now have what we could call FW 9.02a. Study the rest of the thread.

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Re: Hack of Sigllent spectrum analyzer ssa3021X?
« Reply #576 on: November 27, 2018, 08:43:44 am »
Sorry for my newbie question, but it's the first time I connect a device to pc through the Ethernet port.
I have an SSA3021X with the following config:
SW2: 20170512-1
SW3: 000000D1
HW  : 07.03.00

What am I doing wrong?  ???
Welcome to the forum.

I strongly suggest that you get your firmware up to date to the current version: V1.2.9.2a
All the later FW versions are here:

Each version comes with a changelog file and installation instructions.

Hopefully that will fix any connectivity issues you have.

BTW, this is the main thread for these spectrum analyzers:

Thanks, it was easy to upgrade to the latest version.

My crossover suggestion was based on the " both LEDs are lit (green and orange)". I assumed solid lit.

There is so many kind of lights..  example my PC redorange is constant and yelloworange is blinking when trafic and SSA green continuously and yelloworange blinking when trafic. There is not tight standards for these lights. In some cases led color also tell speed... 10/100 or 1000

But how ever I will recommend class C network in this case.
Class C IP addresses range from 192.0.0.x to 223.255.255.x.
Default subnet mask for Class C is 255.255.255.x


One example:

Download puttytel.exe  (select right version for you) here

It do not need any kind of installation, just run

But first:
This is only for direct connection so that PC LAN port --- cable --- SSA LAN port

Set your PC LAN and SSA as in images and run puttytel.exe and enter address as in image and open it and you see puttytel console as in image. If not then your LAN do not work.  Check that your PC do not restrict this communication or if your cable is ok. Sidenote, in this case this default gateway is just dummy... but some systems are happy if there is something and also in some other cases subnet IP address range bottom is nice to use for this.

Images do not need explanation and perhaps if these are clear for you still they may help some other peoples.
(of course there can use more common 192.168..etc what are many equipments "default" but example my system have some other things also so 222 sure do not make collision...

Just like 1, 2, 3, 4,....  and then enter what need...

(you can set puttytel (telnet client) so that it do not forget every time all and also good practice is set it so that it keep log about all what have done with console so that if something goes wrong you can inspect log.... or show log to some other people if need some help)

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kudos to you!!
It worked as you suggested!

Is this message still valid to upgrade vers. HW 7.03 ?
Any hint?

Thanks!  :-+

This info  is old!  ETA: (now I can see also @tv84 msg   ;)  )

You have lot of more new FW. Use more fresh info.
Example this  look  "attached instructions"
But also after then later in thread you may find some bit more fresh info. (but still you can use this V05 as some kind of basic info.
Your SSA is much more new and there have not been installed older very different FW so there is perhaps not all files what are displayed in instrictions V05. They are perhaps some residues from older generation FW.

But, this instruction v05  is overall roughly ok  if you can detect what tiny differences there is (some obsolete files what are not there anymore when you look using ls command in your SSA. One reason is that  today all new SSA's have never updated from very old totally obsolete "generation 7 FW". All are generation 8 FW or later.  (also older SSA's are mostly HW version 07.03.00 and this 7 have nothing to do with this) So if there is some files what your system do not have, then just do not care these files.  Soon you find what is idea...
For commands, copypaste is your friend...

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Re: Hack of Sigllent spectrum analyzer ssa3021X?
« Reply #577 on: Today at 01:07:22 am »
Hi all,

I have got my new SSA3021X. Unfortunately it's a new firmware that has not been referenced anywhere before in hacking threads.

SW1: 1.2.9.a
SW2: 20180708-1
SW3: 000000E1
HW:  0C.03.00

It has a different from previous versions file set:

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           425 Dec 13 21:53 NSP_sn_bandwidth.xml
-rw-rw-rw-    1 1000     1000           606 Aug  9 06:17 NSP_trends_config_info.xml
drwxrwxrwx    2 1000     1000          4392 Oct 17 15:07 calib
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           480 Dec 13 21:53 nsp_data_b

Contents of NSP_sn_bandwidth.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

contents of NSP_trends_config_info.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Does anyone have experience with this version? Can I mock around with these files and avoid bricking the device?

I have found one suggestion referencing file NSP_sn_bandwidth.xml:

Basically it says to rename the files.

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