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Direct connection from Maestro to 6600

Pat KØPC Member ✭✭

I am trying to track down some birdies in my receiver. I plan to cut all power to the house and then turn circuits on one by one to find the offender.

I am running the 6600 and Maestro off battery power and I planned to make a direct connection from the Maestro to the 6600, eliminating any router or switch which runs on house power.

I can't get the Maestro to see the 6600 when I use a direct connection. The Maestro comes up and asks me to choose a WiFi Network.

I have used the ethernet cable I normally use for the radio directly to the Maestro and made sure I was NOT in the mic connector. I've tried booting the radio and Maestro in different order without success.

What am I doing wrong?

73, Pat KØPC

Best Answer

  • Pat KØPC
    Pat KØPC Member ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    I found the problem. I was running the Maestro on the internal batteries, not plugged into separate power. I now remember reading somewhere that the ethernet connection is off when running on batteries.


  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    Yep, that is it. Glad you figured it out.

  • Martin AA6E
    Martin AA6E Member ✭✭✭

    My phone's Ethernet is happy to run all day, and I get the option to shut if off if I want. Why can't Maestro match that?

    73 DE AA6E

  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭

    Out of curiosuty which phone do you have that connects to an Ethernet cable? Are you using an OTG adapter?

  • Martin AA6E
    Martin AA6E Member ✭✭✭

    Misspoke - does a live Ethernet take so much power? Obviously it will shorten a battery session, but I could imagine wanting Ether on battery for testing, etc. Warn the user about discharge rate. Even better, show battery time remaining on a meter.

    A normal laptop manages all this.

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