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SmartLink stopped working ... is the server down?
Flex 6400 w/2.6.4 has been working fine for months. We access it via SmartLink as we are remote to the Flex.
Today, neither of us can access the Flex via the Internet.
However, we can if we connect via SmartSDR on the LAN side or direct. I also know that the Internet link and the router are OK as I can connect to a NUC on the LAN side, then run the Flex using SmartSDR. (NUC is connected to the switch on the LAN side of the router)
My host ham even reloaded 2.6.2 and nothing changed. We can access the radio via SmartSDR on the LAN but no longer via SmartLINK.
I tried logging in to SmartLINK but after entering my E-mail and password, I get a screen that simply says "OK". Nothing else. Can't do anything to as the only way back is to click on "cancel"
- Internet and router are OK
- Flex is OK (can access via SmartSDR on LAN side
- SmartLINK server seems down
SmartSDR for the Mac and for iOS continue to run flawlessly with SmartLink.
These apps do not seem to be affected by this problem.2
Still down (sigh) ... seems like the solution that the alpha testers are looking at will require installing a new client.
This whole escapade is making me look at either changing radios to one that does not need to "call home", or setting up a hardware VPN at the remote site. The VPN approach should let me and my host ham access the radio on the LAN side, hence not needing SmartLINK.
I like the Flex but dislike the need to go through their server to use SmartLink. I assume it's for licensing control. If so, there should be other ways to manage the licenses. If it's for "RendezVous" support, then that should be optional. I use DynDNS and have had no issues over a decade working with the other radio at the site (TS-480SAT) and a pair of RemoteRig interfaces. This has been working just fine after ISP changes (now Spectrum) and multiple IP Address changes.0
@W4AFK Bruno There are VPN solutions that work well and are even well documented here in the community.
You will want to search for SoftEther. We used to use it before SmartLink.
I, like you, used a TS-480 and RemoteRig. Terrible radio when compared to anything of a 6000 nature, but the solution did get me on the air.
Since you have run RemoteRig you should have no issue getting SoftEther running if you need a backup to SmartLink.
Hi Bruno, as Mike said a slew of us used to and probably still do use SmartETHER VPN.
I run one on my Windows NUC that I run SmartSDR on here as a service all the time in the station and I have a backup VPN running on a Raspberry Pi that I can remotely power on/off if the NUC windows PC craters.
When I run a remote station I want to be able to be on the SAME network as the rest of the Appliances and servers on the network where the radio is in this case at home so I run from my FLEX Radio's SmartSDR Computer, Power controllers, Antenna TV server (to watch local news), Network Hard Drive's and my PLEX server that I have my movies on that I can securely watch my video's on.
SmartEther client runs on a IOS device, MAC, Android, Linux, and of course Windows pc and you CAN have Several clients with a Incription keys for each user, much more secure then what folks are having such hart burn over.
Multi user Remote base with SmartLink - every one has to have the same login and password, with Smartether VPN you run SmartSDR and a individual incription key login for each user, Don't want to be rude but it Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know which one is a more secure Multiuser connection.
For me I WOULD Never EVER RUN without a VPN if your in a motel or public internet connection or place that has a tight Firewall.
THIS is my opinion only and don't understand why some make this such a big deal but to each there own.5
I can't find anything on SmartETHER VPN, But there is a SoftETHER VPN.0
Sorry, my bad if I typed it incorrectly.
This script might help https://github.com/MarkZither/SoftEther-VPN-config0
Sad ... but still no current update or solution for us Windows based SmartLink users. Still can't access my remote FLEX-6400 radio using SmartLink.
Lucky for me I have a remote TS-480SAT w/RemoteRig that I can use on the same amp/antennas. But I am sure that I am the exception for having two remote HF radios at the same site.0
Mike - Thanks for the link. I'll study that. However, as I don't want to mess it up, I'll, aske for help from those who have already done this0
How is audio lag with SoftETHER VPN? Any different from SmartLink?
Hi Ignacy, I haven't noticed any difference, but I have not measured it either. I have not operated much with the Softether VPN, but next time I travel where I have cell service, I will give it a better workout. Since I use my cell phone as a hotspot, it is hard to tell whether latency is the cell service or the VPN. I recently used SmartLink and my hot spot from my 5th wheel camper, and it worked really well. I only plan on keeping the Softether link available as a backup once we have the SmartLink upgrade.0
IT WORKS ... Had my host ham install SmartSDR 2.7.5 at the remote site in Florida. He had no issue and it went fine. If he wasn't available I would have done it via the NUC as I can also remotely control the AC power outlets.
I then installed v2.7.5 over here in San Diego and after logging in, I am able to use the Flex 6400 again :-)
I was also surprised that all of my settings and memorized channels were maintained (I did export everything to csv and saved them on the NUC).0
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