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Connecting to restaurant wi-fi

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RichBoyd
RichBoyd Member
New FLEX user here, KE3Q. Connected easily to home wi-fi and my kids' house wi-fi. At the local restaurant, Bob Evans, Bowie, Maryland, USA, trying to show off the Maestro to the other hams at our Monday breakfasts, Bob Evans would not come up on the wi-fi options. Other ones did (all secured). Easily connected to Bob Evans on my smartphone in the lobby. This has happened in two different visits, two attempts. Any idea why the Bob Evans wi-fi is not showing up on the Maestro? Tnx and 73 - Rich

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  • Russ Ravella
    Russ Ravella Member ✭✭✭
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    I've had something similar happen too. Plenty of signal from the source (as shown on my iPhone), same encryption, even the same band. Wait a long time (sometimes a signal takes awhile to show up for some reason), restart the Maestro, try again later - nothing. I wonder why too.

    73 Russ KR6W

  • RichBoyd
    RichBoyd Member
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    Hmm, yeah, a mystery. At least it's not just me! KE3Q
  • Neil D Friedman N3DF
    Neil D Friedman N3DF Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Maestro obviously holding out for a classier restaurant.

  • RichBoyd
    RichBoyd Member
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    haha, yeah maybe that's it.
  • RFord
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  • Russ Ravella
    Russ Ravella Member ✭✭✭
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    Hi Ronald,
    Thanks for the suggestion. In my case I do in fact use a travel router and that fixes the problem. But I still wonder what might be going on. In one case the Maestro was the only device in a house full of tens of them that couldn’t receive the router signal.

    73 Russ KR6W

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
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    I’ve been trying to get the Maestro to connect to my T-Maybe cell WiFi hotspot using my iPhone 14 Pro Max. Even with the GLiNet AX3000 travel router in different modes I have been unsuccessful.

    I have tried WiFi to phone and LAN to Maestro, WiFi repeater mode, and even USB tether to phone to WiFi or LAN to Maestro.

    Checking, I get both an IPv6 and IPv4 address assigned to the phone. It seems when connecting to the IPv4 address the iPhone then acts as a router instead of a modem (when tethered and you cannot bridge USB WAN in to either WiFi or LAN.

    I am sorry I switched to T-Maybe. I have zero coverage at my house so it has been several trips to the park to work on this. I’m going to call T-Maybe in the Philippines to see if they can fix their **** provisioning.

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