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Enhancement Request: Specify an IP address for a radio

Request: To provide the user with the option to manually specify the IP address of the radio rather than having to use either Discovery or SmartLink.


The Mac version of SmartSDR has three ways to connect to a radio:

  1. Using the discovery protocol
  2. Using SmartLink
  3. Using a manually entered IP address

This third option is missing from the Windows version but is very useful if your radio is directly accessible but not on the same IP network (i.e. the other side of a Level 3 router). This is the case for me - the radio is "remote" but accessible over a permanent VPN connection.

Please could we have this third connection method added to the Windows versions of SmartSDR


  • Larry _ NY8T
    Larry _ NY8T Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 15

  • Ron Koenig
    Ron Koenig Member ✭✭

    We have been begging for this much needed feature for a long time... But, it's not likely to happen.

    As such we must use VPN's and other work arounds that have a negative impact on performance.

    It just is what it is, we take the scraps we are given and deal with it.

    Ron, WV4P

  • NP3A
    NP3A Member
    edited August 13
    Searched community for this. I was wondering how to make a direct IP connection. Looks like in Mac it can be done. Thats disappointing, makes no sense.

    I support this feature request for Windows.

    73 de NP3A
  • Gord-VA7GP
    Gord-VA7GP Member ✭✭

    We need this!

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