Another issue at home when I click any voice mode, I can't modulate unless I click another voice mode than all voice modes work.
I know I can record a CQ but can I save it or must I record a new one each boot up?
@Burt - connection quality is key to working remote. And sometimes I have had success or failure returning to the very same network that didn't/did work for me before.
Presently remote digital isn't available by SmartLink. I've not personally tried the non-SmartLink remote digital methods some users suggest.
Much of the underlying reasons are internet limitations, and as SmartLink really only authenticates and brokers connections, rather than becoming a middleman in the link process, there isn't anything SmartLink could do to improve the network itself.
There is a lot of content in the community posts where FRS team members spell out what is so different doing a SmartSDR by WAN vs SmartSDR by WAN. It just isn't as easy as Skype or FaceTime to be effective with the radio, especially doing digital.
What is cool though is that we can operate remotely so effectively when things are going our way.
@KK9W - You may have experience the same limitations that I have, and that all the rest of us experience. What I mentioned to Burt gets us all.
The key with a marginal connection speed is to limit to one slice, turn display FPS to about 5-7, turn the waterfall off and the waterfall rate to 0, and use the “slow” net setting in the iOS app. Also turn all the DAX off, you won’t need it anyway. DAX wasn’t designed for WAN use.
As the connection speed increases, you can increase the performance settings.
Ken - NM9P
One thing I always do with my IPhone before I run from any remote site WIFI is to run one of several Network Speed Test APP's to measure the quality of the download and Upload speed of my connection,
SSDR/iOS usually works great over 4GLTE, ok on many 3G systems, impossible on 2G Systems, Superb to Terrible to really impossible over many Hotel, Coffee Shop, etc WIFI.. Strangely I have had much faster free WIFI connections in 3rd World Countries than I ever get in the USA... Probably because the USA was the first to deploy them but never upgraded to faster systems.
I did a talk at Dayton about all the stuff we know about remote operating and the big unknown in between. Yes, the internet. It is what we get and you and I can't control it.
Public Wifi is incredibly bad for streaming audio or video, as you just found out. When you find a good place, awesome!
Just about every public place that has free WiFi will have traffic shaping routers in place to limit what each customer can use so they all can have some. Streaming is the first throttled if they are nearing their bandwidth consumption and that is what SmartLink is. They don't want 1 customer hogging all the bandwidth. These are pretty complicated devices everyone uses, including hotels.
Sometimes, you go into a hotel and you get a solid 1mb/sec. That's all you get, but it is a pretty darn good 1mb/sec assuming their WiFi is well designed.
If you search on the Community there are many discussions on WiFi performance and what can be the weakest link.
73, Mike va3mw
An option for users whom have limited bandwidth or actually anyone whom values the remote smart link quality above the rest of there internet connections,is too use a router that supports Quality of Service, and point the resources to your Flex radio IP and ports.
This allows the majority of your bandwidth to be dedicated to the flex and whats left to your other devices.
I use a router that supports this even with a 50 Meg upstream as I also run my business and VOIP phone system on the same network, this way I can set internet bandwidth resources to the devices that matter most to me.
The kids streaming and gaming gets what is left, and they get full capabilities when I'm not using those devices.
Above explains the basics and may help you get started if the option is available with your router.