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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KENT HUFFORD

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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.

https://www.amazon.com/VAR11N-300-Multi-Functional-Wireless-Portable-Repeater/dp/B01199OGK0/ref=pd_b...

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Tom W3FRG

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Can this nifty device also be used as the interface between the 6K series FRS radios and the Verizon Jet Pack, MiFi series of devices, IE 6620L ??


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Jeffrey Kerber, N3VE

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Tom, you just have to configure the device to connect to the Verizon Jet Pack.
Jeff
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Tom W3FRG

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Tnx Jeff, Happy Holidays.
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I found this Raspberry Pi project that will do what you need. (https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-w...)