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Graceful Maestro Shutdown With Marginal Bandwidth

Chip Swett
Chip Swett Member ✭✭
edited December 2019 in New Ideas
I have marginal bandwidth at my remote base site in Maine.  Sometimes I can operate happily for hours, and sometimes Maestro shuts down when the bandwidth pipe runs dry.  On bad bandwidth days, I may have to restart Maestro every 10 minutes.  Under these circumstances, the restart process is a pain.  It is necessary to push 8 buttons to get back on the air and takes a while (at least the way I do it).   To avoid a total restart, I go to network settings and disconnect the radio and then reconnect which involves reselecting the local network choices, etc.  I would like to see the radio automatically reconnect when bandwidth is available.  I realize that that may not be possible, but Maestro should at least remember the local network settings, software versions etc to shorten the restart process.  Thanks.


  • Chip Swett
    Chip Swett Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    As often happens, you find your own answer after you have posted a question.  I just stumbled on the "Select Radio" button which saves several steps.
  • Steven WA8Y
    Steven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    My Meastro is usually on Wi-Fi. I have a 100M/s connection (more like 32Mb/s download and 10Mb/s upload) but I lost connection last night and saw some very bad noise (about 10 sec duration, similar to noise mentioned recently in the community ) while trying to work 9LY1JM on 160m. I turned off the Maestro and back on. Yeah it takes too long (watched ****) but managed to work him. There are so many devices on 2.4GHz I find my laptop and Maestro play best if I curve their position to each other on the table. But I need to move to 5GHz.
  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    As a bit of incentive, Steven, to start using 5G, let me recount my experience. I recently decided to do the dslreports.com speed test on both my 2.4G and 5G WiFi networks. The 2.4G network gave me a bufferbloat value of "D". I then repeated the test after switching the WiFi to my 5G network (on the same wired network), and got a bufferbloat value of "A+". What that indicates is that there is much less delay variability on 5G, and I sure notice it when running my iPad or MacBook Air to my 6600 in the house and the deck (I don't usually use remote out of the house/yard). My audio and waterfall/spectrum stutters like crazy on 2.4G, and is smooth on 5G. Doing a wireless survey tells me why - 2.4G is very crowded and congested so it has to share a lot. Of course you may have a better experience with 2.4G in a quieter environment, but you probably have your own devices competing with the Flex data on 2.4G, too :-(

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