I finally got around to trying it today. Wireless because I don't have any wire out to the workshop. Excellent signal on the laptop. Dual Core, plenty of ram etc. I figured if those Winbooks worked surely my laptop would. The network quality gizmo on ssdr said orange, red or just plain bad. Horrible break ups in the audio and it finally just locked up the OS. Reboot time.
Ok is it supposed to work with wireless? I've read several ideas about trying this and that.
Now what I don't understand is this:
If it can't work any better than this on a LAN how can it ever work on a WAN?
I tried this with a much earlier version of ssdr on the same machine and actually it worked about the same. I was only 10 feet from the router too.
So where do we go from here folks? Are we expecting too much?
Try operating with the laptop closer to the router or with a wired connection direct from the router. If that works, then the problem is the quality of your wireless network and Flex can't be blamed or held responsible for it. It could be that the distance 'out to the workshop' is too great for a reliable wireless link. There are adjustments that can be made to some routers to boost the output power, or there are WiFi repeater devices that may help solve your issue.
The router/modem is from Time Warner. It's power setting is at max in its menu and I have "excellent" signals etc.
BTW: Out in the shop, which is about 10 feet from the house, I use a wi-fi 7 element beam with a built in usb wi-fi adapter. I unplugged it and switched to the internal one in the Lenovo laptop. Of course the signal was weaker and it just got worse.
Really there's not a lot I can do. Yes I could move the laptop closer to the router but then I don't want it closer so even if it worked it would be of no benefit.
Oh I didn't say it worked fine on 1.3xx....I said it worked about as well...bad.
1. My comments related to LAN, not remote. If LAN won't work, I don't see how REMOTE will work, since LAN is a subset of REMOTE. I have not tried remote, only LAN, and that is what broke in 1.4 and 1.4.3.
2. And my comments about it working fine in 1.3.8 and earlier is that it worked fine there connected via WiFi for LAN operation.
OK, enough for the clarifications.
Is this problem in general working wirelessly from your shed or is it specific to trying to run ssdr from your shed. I think one issue is people are conflating remote as in wirelessly and remote as in SSDR audio. Audio will put more strain on the wireless router and, with a good router should work fine 100' out. I could routinely connect to my neighbor's wireless router. Make sure you are on the same elevation as the router. Adding a repeater is problematic with Audio, as that has to get the packet then retransmit the packet.
I figured out in the shop was "REMOTE" ....Does it mean something else?
i stabbed this puppy into my tired old ibm / lenovo T60 and gave her a new
lease on life:
my crummy, slow ATT dsl router / wifi got the wifi turned off and I put an AC speed
wireless router there too..
also, this works great on my android galaxy s-5, scoping out the 'hood..
FWIIW I just utilized the remote feature w/ a 10 year old vista machine (full of glitches) via a wireless router. Not trying to upset anyone just passing info. About 1 minute after initializing the remote feature I heard KH0YB calling cq so I thought open cwx and drop my call. Worked him w/ two calls. Not a biggie from out west but hey my first remote qso ever.
My flex based network monitor showed basically a max latency of 32 msec while working a station. Increase the workload w/ other programs running or asking the flex to do a lot then the max latency shot up to 132ms which is quite jittery but hey it is a ten year old vista machine full of quirks. Interesting fact despite the latency the network monitor displayed zero dropped packets which I am thinking can actually increase latency.
I do not have a big need for home remote capabilities. I already spend too much time on the radio and I could personally benefit from more physical activity vice playing radio all around my place. However, my cost for this feature was zero dollars and zero cents and while not near as smooth as my wired lan it is capable and I am thinking it would be more than capable if my laptop was at least a win7 machine vice the vista dino.
One thing that I am curious about, should I be able to access my flex 6300 remotely via the wifi hotspot that is built into my win7 pc vice the wifi router that I am currently using ?