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SmartSDR v 2.1.33 broke DAX on remote systems

AB4EJ Research Engineer, University of AlabamaMember ✭✭
edited December 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
I have a (2 week old) Flex 6600, and all was working fine with remote access. After upgrading to SmartSDR 2.1.33, I find that DAX doesn't work any more on remote systems.  It does 2 strange things: first, the DAX interface shows 8 slices (where the 6600 supports just 4), and even when I start a DAX channel in SmartSDR, the corresponding button in the DAX i/f turns red and says "DAX is not connected to a radio." When using SmartSDR and DAX at home (i.e., everything on local network), all works fine (DAX shows 4 slices, which all will connect).  What do I have to do, to get DAX to talk to SmartSDR and to the radio? 

Tech info:  I am running Windows 10 on the remote systems.  Behavior is the same on Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Home, and Windows 10 Enterprise.


  • Andy - KU7T
    Andy - KU7T Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    I was under the impression that DAX only works on a LAN and Not on WAN. So, what you are describing is to be expected. However, I am not sure how you got this working before... Andy KU7T
  • AB4EJ
    AB4EJ Research Engineer, University of Alabama Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Thanks Andy, that is useful information.... now that I think about it, I must not have tried to do much with it before (other than noticing that it was there).... so perhaps it wasn't really working and I didn't notice it... I am thinking this is a mistake on my part.... what I had been hoping to do is to run WSJT-x on the remote system, but this won't be so easy if DAX is restricted to LAN...
  • Matt NQ6N
    Matt NQ6N Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    DAX is working for me over VPN using Ria's VPN script. 
  • Mike Steiner, K7QDX
    edited March 2018
    So how does that work... You have to a computer running on home lan network to VPN into? 
  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    VPN software can be run on your router or on a Raspberry Pi. No PC needed.

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