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Installing the eToken software

Assuming you are running 32-bit Windows, locate the file: PKIClient-x32-4.5_signed.msi and double-click on it.  This file will be on the CD sent to you by EUMETSAT.  Use the 64-bit version (PKIClient-x64-4.5_signed.msi) if you have 64-bit Windows.  If you don't have those file to hand, you can get them from the EUMETSAT FTP site.  Please note that the earlier RTE_3.65 version is not supported and should not be used.

Note that for Windows-10 I have received one report from Ian Deans that booting is very slow after version 4.5 is installed,  but the problem is resolved if version 5.1 drivers are used.  They can be downloaded here.

Select your language, and accept the licence agreement.  This time, I left the default installation location:

Close down the PC, insert the eToken into a free USB slot, and reboot.  It seems that under some versions of Windows Vista and Windows-7, you may get a dialog at start-up inviting you to enter a password for the eToken.  Just dismiss this dialog (Cancel).  While the eToken V4.5 software is running, you will get an icon eToken taskbar icon in the Taskbar area.  You can right-click that icon to access the eToken properties menu, to check that the eToken is working correctly.

James Brown notes: I cleared the box by following an Aladdin support page which explained that the E-tokens came initially shipped with a password of 1234567890.  When I entered that as the old password (desperate measure I know!) and entered my EUMETSAT one it was accepted and the box hasn't returned. Just a further scrap of info to add to your jottings!  [I would rather this dialog didn't appear - DJT].  You may also need to stop the PKI Monitor if you get repeated password requests when Web browsing.

eToken right-click pop-up menu

If things aren't working, to check, try, Programs, eToken, eToken properties

Then click on the View eToken Info button. See if you get a page of eToken information display (like that below). If the page looks OK, your eToken is fine.

Trying it out for the first time

Connect the SR1.  If all is working well, you should be able to use the HTML shell of the TelliCast software and see some active channels!  You can now edit the recv.ini file with your user information, and the recv-channels.ini file to suite the data you wish to receive.  Note that on a freshly installed Windows Vista or Windows-7 system, you may need to visit to get Java which is required for the overview graphical throughput display.  Arne van Belle comments that a Vista Business Edition, which had all the updates automatically applied, did include Java. 

If the HTML shell does not work for you, open up your Web browser and enter the address:


If you are reading this on your EUMETCast receiver PC, just click the link above.  Note that this pages mixes screen-shots from the earlier TelliCast 2.4.4a client which used port 2517.  In Internet Explorer, for example, the address would look like this:

If you have a local area network, you can also access your receiver PC across the LAN and hence check on the status of the TelliCast software remotely.  Enter the address in the browser as:


When you first open the HTML Shell, you should get a screen display like this.  The throughput graph will scroll from right to left, so that you can see in the graph below I allowed the page to run for about ten seconds before taking the screenshot.  Note that the client version at the top may be shown as 2.4.4a in slightly later versions of the TelliCast software - that's OK.

If you get a warning message dialog entitled Application Blocked please see this page about Java security.

Typical throughput graph shown in the HTML shell

You can then click on the Active Channels option in the left menu, and you should see the TSL Announcement Channel, and some others, being active.

Typical active channels shown in the HTML shell


Problem with Firefox

If you use Firefox, you may find multiple pop-up dialogs after installing the eToken drivers.  If using 4.5 uncheck the option to "integrate with Firefox" when installing.  If using 5.1 this option appears not to exist any more, so you need to go into the Firefox Options menu, Advanced, and click on Security Devices.  Select anything related to "eToken" and click the Unload button.



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