I've seen lots of text about SSDR V2.0.17 and SmartLink but I don't think I've seen many diagrams. I'm not very strong on the whole network infrastructure side of things (but willing to learn) and I'm struggling to understand what the permissible hardware set-ups and connections are. I think a set of network/connection diagrams showing all the possible permutations of connections (wifi and Ethernet) would be of great help to at least some of us....
This is mine.
WPA-RADIUS (highly secure wifi)
core switch with VLANs and PoE
Failover to 4G LTE if main WAN goes down.
LOts of stuff omitted... but this is the gist of it. Essentially the flex, maestro and PC are on the same LAN via a gig switch. Wifi access points for iPhone and iPad, also on same LAN (via VLAN).
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Physically Connecting the FLEX-6000 to the LAN
The simplest broadband Internet connected LAN configuration is where the broadband modem/router that has only one connection to the Internet, referred to as the wide area network (WAN) port and one LAN Ethernet port directly connected to a single PC. Refer to the diagram below.
In this configuration, there are not any available or "open" Ethernet ports to connect the FLEX-6000 or other network devices to the LAN, so additional port capacity must be added by inserting an Ethernet Switch in between the broadband modem / router and the PC.
Once an Ethernet switch has been installed in the network as shown below, the FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDR can be physically connected to the LAN via one of the available open Ethernet switch ports. Refer to the diagram below.
There are a few considerations to take into account when selecting an Ethernet switch to expand your LAN's port capacity. The FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDRs come equipped with a gigabit (1000 Mbps) 1000BASE-T Ethernet port that can operate at lower speeds such as 100 Mbps. To accommodate the different Ethernet device speeds, Ethernet switches are available in multiple speed varieties; ranging from 10 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps so it is recommended to use an Ethernet switch that is capable of operating at different port speeds for greatest flexibility.