Is it possible to use USB port from radio for WIFI connection

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Danny Mann

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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My understanding is while the radio’ port is electrically and physically configured as a USB, it is purpose-limited to the in-shack automation and waveform use. It isn’t a general purpose I/O as well as being task limited by the closed nature of the radio itself.

Long way of saying, it isn’t configured to work for a wireless adapter.


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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Short answer: No. Look at page 23 of the hardware reference manual and page 118 ff. of the SSDR software user manual. You would need a specific software for WLAN running on your FlexRadio.


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You can connect a TP-LINK TL-WR802N mini hot spot via RJ45 into the FLEX RJ45 and have the TP Link become a Wi-Fi hot spot. 
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Jeffrey Kerber, N3VE

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I have used this device, set it up to connect to your wifi then plug it in to the Ethernet port and usb power.  I would not use the usb from the radio however.