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How to connect a Flex 6400 to a LAN via a wi-fi extender LAN port

jerryh
jerryh Member
Hello All,

I'm a new Flex user and am trying to initially connect a new 6400 to my LAN. My access to the LAN is via wi-fi. I have near my station a Airi wi-fi extender which has two ethernet ports. I'm assuming I should be able to connect to the LAN by connecting the 6400 RJ-45 port to the LAN port on the extender. However, I'm not finding the 6400 on my Windows 10 pc.

I've looked in the Community data base and haven't found any articles or forum posts on this. Any help would be appreciated! I'm assuming the Flex 6400 should show up on my networked devices that I see on the Control Panel Networking tab. Should I be looking somewhere else? If there is a step-by-step process someone is aware of please let me know!

Many thanks,

Jerry, K7JPF

Comments

  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭

    Could be a lot of things, but generally WiFi especially through an extender may not be a satisfactory approach. WiFi can have significant latency, especially with the quantity of real time data in the operation of the radio. Maybe for an initial test try connecting the computer directly to the radio with the supplied cable (or equivalent if more length is needed). Don’t even need an antenna connected, just to rule out radio/computers issues with the connection process.

  • jerryh
    jerryh Member
    John, Many thanks for your comments. I have the networking running now using the extender. So far, latency has not been an issue. I will monitor.

    73, Jerry
  • nostatic
    nostatic Member
    > @jerryh said:
    > John, Many thanks for your comments. I have the networking running now using the extender. So far, latency has not been an issue. I will monitor.
    >
    > 73, Jerry

    What steps did you take to make it work?

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