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6300 losing contact with network / Fine directly in to PC

Andrew O'Brien
Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭✭
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
Any trouble shooting suggestions for this?  After several days of the 6300 working well on a Win 7 i7 laptop and connected to LAN via a Ethernet cable from 6300 to router, today the 6300 "lost contact" with the network.  I rebooted the 6300 and SmartSDR and it was briefly "available"  but disappeared before I could click on "connect".  I then rebooted the laptop, everything was fine for about 30 seconds as SmartSDR connected and showed signals, then the loss of contact message was displayed again.  I have now switched to connection directly to the PC and all appears stable.  The network connection when I was briefly connected to the LAN was "excellent".   Router switching IP addresses all of a sudden , perhaps ?


  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited October 2016

    Many routers will allow you to reserve an I/P address while using DHCP by entering the MAC address of the unit. You might try that.

    Jim, K6QE

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Next time just try rebooting the router and see if that's what happened, you may consider setting the Radio to a static Address if your Router keeps forgetting what IP the radio is on.


  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2019
    A lot of routers are woefully underpowered with the SoC allowing it to barely get out of bed in the morning. I would suggest using a separate switch connected to the router (you can get a cheap gig switch from places like micro center or amazon). Make sure you're using good cables too. Sometimes cables aren't crimped properly. I would recommend getting good quality cat6 patch cords with the boot on it. I usually buy them from monoprice, good **** for the buck. 

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