Can't connect SmartSDR for iOS with my 6500

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Just purchased the SmartSDR for iOS app and can't get the app to find my 6500.  Have tried "discover" "scan" and "fixed" settings but none connect.  "Discover" just shows the whirly icon indefinitely, "scan" shows "nothing found" and "fixed" shows "seach error" after entering the IP address of the radio.  The radio works fine with a cable to the PC and the PC has a solid wifi connection.  Any ideas?
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Bill Speedie

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Stan - VA7NF

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The most common problem on connection is that the radio (server) and the client MUST be on the SAME SUBNET.  Your note infers that the PC is the WiFi source - if so it will be a different subnet than the PC wired connection.  Check the IP address of your iOS device.
Typical subnet address would be 192.168.0.xxx  (or 1.xxx for some switches)
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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Unless you have a fairly unusual PC configuration, connecting the radio via a cable to the PC does not put the radio on the PC's WiFi network interface. Since the radio is not on WiFi your iOS device doesn't see it.

You need to connect the radio directly to a wire port on your router instead of the PC. (the radio does NOT have built-in WiFi) It should then be seen by all the devices, including WiFi.
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Bill Speedie

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Thanks -- will have to think about getting an Ethernet connection from the radio to the router. -- Bill, KA6T
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If wire isnt possible, try getting a ubiguiti nano station for $65 on ebay and set it up as a station, and connect to your wifi network and enable WDS bridge. If you need help email me thru QRZ. Be glad to talk you thru it via a phone call.

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