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Is it possible to use USB port from radio for WIFI connection

Danny MannDanny Mann Member
edited December 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

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  • Steve K9ZWSteve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2018
    My understanding is while the radio’ port is electrically and physically configured as a USB, it is purpose-limited to the in-shack automation and waveform use. It isn’t a general purpose I/O as well as being task limited by the closed nature of the radio itself. Long way of saying, it isn’t configured to work for a wireless adapter. 73 Steve K9ZW
  • DH2IDDH2ID Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    Short answer: No. Look at page 23 of the hardware reference manual and page 118 ff. of the SSDR software user manual. You would need a specific software for WLAN running on your FlexRadio.
  • KENT HUFFORDKENT HUFFORD Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    You can connect a TP-LINK TL-WR802N mini hot spot via RJ45 into the FLEX RJ45 and have the TP Link become a Wi-Fi hot spot. 
  • edited December 2019

    I have used this device, set it up to connect to your wifi then plug it in to the Ethernet port and usb power.  I would not use the usb from the radio however.

    https://www.amazon.com/VAR11N-300-Multi-Functional-Wireless-Portable-Repeater/dp/B01199OGK0/ref=pd_b...

  • Tom W3FRGTom W3FRG Member
    edited January 2019
    Can this nifty device also be used as the interface between the 6K series FRS radios and the Verizon Jet Pack, MiFi series of devices, IE 6620L ??


    Tom W3FRG
  • edited January 2019
    Tom, you just have to configure the device to connect to the Verizon Jet Pack.
    Jeff
  • Tom W3FRGTom W3FRG Member
    edited January 2019
    Tnx Jeff, Happy Holidays.
  • Stephen VA3KXPStephen VA3KXP Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    I found this Raspberry Pi project that will do what you need. (https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-bridge/)

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