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Maestro with Smartlink

Hello Maestro users,

Im considering adding a Maestro to my flex radio remote rig. I use an IPad with SmartSDR to operate locally and remotely. Marcus recommends manual port forwarding with smartlink for use with his iOS apps. So I am currently configured to use manual PF and its working well. Will a Maestro also operate remotely via smartlink using manual Port forward or must one use automatic mode with UPnP?

Thank you,

Mitch

KE0UAS

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  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2021

    Yes. Maestro can use the same PF that you have already configured.. Whether you use Manual or uPNP

    is dependent on your Network infrastructure, not on the radio or client ( Maestro/iPad ).

    AL, K0VM

  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭

    “Whether you use Manual or uPNP is dependent on your Network infrastructure, not on the radio or client ( Maestro/iPad ).”

    Indeed, that is true. However, whether you use uPnP is also dependent on whether you trust the implementation of uPnP in your router. There were some routers with easily compromised versions of uPnP.

  • flyham
    flyham Member ✭✭

    That answers my questions. Manual PF is working well for me so I didn’t really want to have to switch. Thank you all for the info!

    73

    Mitch

    KE0UAS

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited July 2021

    FRS highly supports not doing a Manual Port Forward, and in fact, I just did a video on it.

    The reason being is that if you have a problem, having DHCP and uPNP working in unison makes it easy to recover if something goes wrong.

    It is 100% dependant on your network expertise.

    73



  • flyham
    flyham Member ✭✭

    Very informative video, Mike. Thank you for sharing!

    Mitch

    KE0UAS

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