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Connecting 6500 to Maestro & Computer

Joe - N7IV
Joe - N7IV Member ✭✭
edited February 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
I just unpacked the Maestro and 6500, connected then with the CAT-5 and connected the MIC, phones, and key directly to my 6500.  It all works great.  The problem is that the only CAT-5 connection on the 6500 is no longer available for connecting to my computer for N1MM+ access and keying.  Is there a way to connect the 6500 directly to both without adding a hub (use the USB ports???).   


  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Not that I know of. Just add a n Ethernet switch. It's no big deal.
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2019

    Exactly, use a switch. You will want to have a DHCP server in the network reserving addresses for each unit, or manually assign IP addresses, though. Makes life easier.

  • Joe - N7IV
    Joe - N7IV Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    Thanks guys.  That's what I thought, although I held out hope that the USB ports on the rig might work too or that the wireless LAN-connected computer could talk to the 6500 through the wireless Lan-connected Maestro.  I'll buy a switch and assign the 6500 an IP number.

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