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SmartLink and Apple routers (Airport, Time Capsule, etc)

David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
edited June 11 in New Ideas
I just helped a gentleman running an Apple Time Capsule router (same as Airport Extreme with the built in backup drive).

We found out that the Airport routers do not support uPNP. We needed to use manual port forwarding. Here is a pdf which describes how to add port forwarding to the Apple router.
https://www.rainmachine.com/support/portforwarding/Port-Forwarding-Apple-AirPortExtreme-Router-for-HTTPS.pdf

You only need to add one port forwarding rule to the Apple Airport (or Time Capsule) router.

On page 4 of the PDF it shows how to add the port forwarding.. Here are the setting you need to enter.

Description: ​SmartLink
Public UDP Ports: ​ 22000  
Public TCP Ports: ​ 21000   
Private IP Address: ​ <enter the IP  address of the radio>  
Private UDP Port(s): ​ 4993   
Private TCP Port(s): ​ 4994

Click ​ Save​  button> The router will reboot.

Next go into SmartLink Setup and expand Network Settings. Click Manual and enter the following settings 

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Click Save then click the test button. You should get a green indicator and if you hover over it (SmartSDR) or click it (Maestro) the bottom section UDP and TCP should show pass.

Dave wo2x

Comments

  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited June 11
    Dave

    Why the choice of ports 22000, and 21000 on the WAN side?

    On my Time Capsule,  I port forwarded WAN side TCP 4994 and WAN side UDP 4993, to the LAN side TCP 4994, and UDP 4993 ports. The SmartLink Test Came back with a green indicator after I rebooted the Time Capsule.

    Should I change my WAN side port assignments?

         SDRgadgets

    #FlexRadio IRC chat

       73, Jay - NO5J

  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    no, you can leave them as-is. Just what we used.

    Dave


  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited July 2017
    Dave
    Thanks for the quick reply! I had no particular reason to setup the 1 to 1 pairings I used, and thought I might have overlooked something important.

         SDRgadgets

    #FlexRadio IRC chat

       73, Jay - NO5J

  • PatrickPatrick WH6HI Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    I think you also need to enable NAT-PMP also.....
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    It was already enabled. Check the pdf article I lonked to in the above posting. Page 4 I believe. Dave
  • MarkN7MHBMarkN7MHB Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    You might want to do a DHCP reservation too.
  • PatrickPatrick WH6HI Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    That I dd early on, setting static address for a number different devices.
  • Justin_KL2DJustin_KL2D Member ✭✭
    edited June 11
    Dave - Thanks for posting this, it instantly enabled smartlink for me on my apple airport extreme. I was starting to think it was going to be very complicated but this worked perfectly and was super easy to follow. Thanks again!!!!!
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 2017
    Glad it helped! Dave wo2x


  • tonyfrgtonyfrg Member
    edited June 11
    I'm a new Flex6600 owner and have an Airport Express....this worked great.  Thanks Much - Tony W4TYB
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    You are welcome. Glad it was useful. 73 Dave wo2x

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