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hughes sat internet and flex radio w ill they work togeather

David Kowell
David Kowell Member ✭✭
edited November 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

cant get hughes  sat inter net  and my flex radios to work  anyone have any luck


  • ctate243
    ctate243 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019
     not gonna work for anything requiring bi directional communication.  Latency is too high for traditional satellite internet.   needs to be a terrestrial connection.
  • Rick N0VT
    Rick N0VT Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    FYI, AT&T wireless internet (home phone + internet via cellular) won't work either, at least to connect your radio to smartlink.

    Rick WR0H
  • David Kowell
    David Kowell Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019
    All I want to do is get my 6400m and 6300 to work on my desk top not remote
  • David-N5PSM
    David-N5PSM Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019
    IT WORKS,   That is my setup.
    1. Must be a buisness account with a fixed IP address.

    2. Some Hotels and restraints do not control the UDP traffic very well and do not work,  It is allways worth talking to the hotel's tech support.

    The connection ALLWAYS reads as POOR.  but it does work.  I have been using it for 6mo.

  • VK7WH Winston
    VK7WH Winston Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2019
    It should work locally without any problems. The internet is only needed to download updates 73 Winston
  • David-N5PSM
    David-N5PSM Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019
    That should be no problem
  • Steven WA8Y
    Steven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019
    My daughter's Mediacom crashed, I used my AT&T Galaxy S10 as a wifi hotspot to finish two CWT Sessions. I connected both my Maestro and my laptop to the internet .
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited September 2019
    Hi David

    Internet is not required at all for 'normal' HF operation.  You only require it for software updates and if you want to use your station while you are at McDonald's!  :)

  • David Kowell
    David Kowell Member ✭✭
    edited September 2019

    problem is I cant open ssdr on desk top with hughes net internet
  • KE5ASM
    KE5ASM Member
    has anyone came up with a wok for connecting through HughesNet?
  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2022

    You may want to check with your provider, in the past IP addresses were available to residential customers. That's the first step, theoretically as long as you port forward what is needed for SmartLink it should authenticate. That won't resolve the latency issue and I'm not sure what is except able latency to receive, you'll have to reduce things like display FPS and waterfall rate, DAXIQ etc. Xmitting is another story. You're likely on Echostar 19 in geostationary orbit 23,200 miles up there and earth to sat, sat to earth just takes so long and the laws of physics will never change. Technology does and there is another new satellite going up in the spring that will surely have improved throughput. No clue yet if it's more compression tricks, time will tell.

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