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Router or Switch?


I am not a network person, so please take it easy on me.

I am trying to set up my Flex 6500 for a Ca QSO Party Expedition. I will be in my motorhome on the side of Highway 41 in Kings County.

I am trying to set up a wired network. I will have the radio, computer and Maestro. I will not have internet access.

Can I use an unmanaged switch to connect the devices or do I need a router??




Best Answers

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    Answer ✓

    Hi Kent, an unmanaged switch will work great. That is how I am set up during Field Day and other in-camper operations.

  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    I suggest considering a 100 mbs switch. It’s plenty adequate for the quantity of data and will often outperform a 1gb switch.


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