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wifi dongle on flex 6500

ik2egl Member ✭✭
edited July 2019 in SmartSDR for Windows
is anybody tried to use in 6500 (6300 or 6700) a dongle to connect it to wifi network without a ethernet cable ?


  • DH2ID
    DH2ID Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Don, that would need a corresponding firmware change for the FlexRadios or a small software like the waveforms and I doubt that that will ever come.

    The only way I see would be to connect the FlexRadio via an ethernet cable
    to a WiFi repeater, which in turn would connect via WiFi to your router.

    A cable is still the best and most stable way to connect radios. 73, Alex - DH2ID
  • K1UO Larry
    K1UO Larry Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    Hi Don,  I have successfully used this to connect my 6700 to my home network.


  • DH2ID
    DH2ID Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    No direct connections to FlexRadio here, only personal experience, Kevin :-)
    Larry, K1UO, writes about the Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, which he has successfully used. For experimental
    purposes, I have used an old router as a WLAN repeater/adapter, that
    has also worked. As I live in a quite densily populated area here, I try
    to use cables whereever possible. 73, Alex - DH2ID
  • AA0KM
    AA0KM Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017

    search:   USB Ports

    There are several articles in the forum. 

  • ik2egl
    ik2egl Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    thanks I gave an eye
    but there are tons on post, many of them really so old.
    do you have some more specific ?
  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Better still would have been a GBIC port for fiber....   As it is now, I have to run copper from flex to an adapter box and the adapter box has to have a power supply then plug the GBIC into the adapter box and run fiber back to the switch.  What a mess.  That plus the extra box with relays and power supply for remote on/off and pretty soon it becomes a rats nest behind the desk.  Hey wait a minute, now I know why they no longer call radio wireless?

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