How can I change connection type?

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New user. Flex 6700. Installed SmartSDR for iOS on iPad Pro. Tried connecting with Discover. "Nothing found." Tried Scanning. "Nothing found." Now there's no way to try anything else. I don't know how to find out what my Flex's ip address, but it wouldn't matter since that isn't an option anymore. I hoped for a better initial experience while I patiently await my Maestro. 
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Gerry Jurrens

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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Your 6700 is connected by cable to your wifi?
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Gerry Jurrens

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I found the IP address using the Windows "Network" but it's not what I expected. I'll give the static method a try. 
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Mike Hoing

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Make sure the IPad and the Radio are on the same network.  If its an Ipad using Telephone data that wont work yet



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Gerry Jurrens

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Thanks, Mike...the PC shows me connected to the SSID JURRENS-3 as does the iPad. Both are on the same WiFi network. However, I think, because of the range extender, DHCP is giving the radio an ip address that's not like the typical local ones...for example, the iPad shows and the radio shows When I tried setting the radio to a 192 address, it was completely hosed and I had to do a factory reset. Unfortunately I don't have an easy way to plug the 6700 directly into the WiFi router as it is some distance away, upstairs. I guess I could drill a hole in the floor and run a long cable...hmmm.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Due to the range extender, the radio is not getting a DHCP allocated IP address.  We have seen this on numerous occasions in support.
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Gerry, try a Ethernet over Power line link, I use one to access my 6500. Works well to connect with my router.

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Hi Gerry,

Are you running the iPad Pro on the same network as the Flex? Unless you are running a VPN connection from outside your radio's network you will only see the Flex 6700 when on the local LAN.

Connect to the Flex from the PC and go to Settings/Radio Setup/Network and it should show the local IP of the radio. Let us know if it is a 169.x.x.x range IP, which would indicate the radio is talking directly to the Flex without getting an IP from the DHCP server (your router) and in that case the iPad would never see it.

You can contact me off list and I can help you troubleshoot it.

Dave wo2x
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Gerry Jurrens

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Thanks, I sent you an email via your arrl email (from QRZ) my call at works, too.  73