When connecting to these type of facilities, they always ask that one agree to their terms before permitting access to the Internet and this invariably requires a browser.
I'm hoping that the Maestro will include a minimum capability for those of us who want to use these locations. My hotel in Dayton comes to mind.
Maybe your speculation helps you but doesn't work well for me. What I saw at Dayton was virtually complete operating software according to Gerald Youngblood as of two days ago (July 10, 2015).
Gerald's quote follows:
"Virtually all of the main operating code was in the demo. Most of what we are doing now has to do with setup, software update process, stripping down Windows and creating images.".
This doesn't connote "early in the development cycle" to me. Maybe he held back on what 2.0 will include but he sounds pretty candid.
The working demo was SSDR running under Windows on the Maestro as a client that gives basic functionality for the device as far as controlling the radio
AFIK it is too early to define the WIFI, WAN, Bluetooth, etc, etc, etc which are add on features to the basic functionality.
For the moment it sounds as though the above respondents don't have the answer. I look forward to knowledgeable information when it is available. Until the information exists posts like those above are of little value.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I looked into it and I guess it's best left here. Tim indicated this in a post one year ago.
So my best advice to people is arrange an appointment with your shrink now to help you through the nervous breakdown when world peace and reversal of global warming don't occur when FRS ships 2.0. Geese!
I have recently been in several hotels in Ireland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic. They were very late coming to the table with Free WiFi (I once paid €52/day for crap WiFi in Germany). But since they were late to the party, their new WiFi systems seems to have skipped the usual crap Hotel WiFi we find in the USA.
I was getting typically anywhere from 5Mb/s up/down to 50Mb/s up/down in most hotels. More than adequate for WAN Remote. The sole exception was the US Chain - The Marriott in Pilsen which offered Free 2Mb/s up/down and Paid 10Mb/s up/down... a simple Hack.. got you the 10Mb/s (if you know how to find the hack) BTW....found similar results in Thailand, Bali, China and Japan and even a couple of place in the Caribbean
I might note also that Many International Countries were late to the table with 3G so they skipped straight to 4G LTE which is more than adequate for WAN Remote...
You might want to read my paper on "How to Save a Lot of Money on International Roaming"
To operate I run a Remote Desktop connection back home for controlling my TS-590, KPA500 Linear, SteppIR and rotor plus a SIP audio connection using a G711u codec. All from an Android tablet or from an AT&T Note 3 phone If the bandwidth is marginal I don't run the audio and just place a free cell phone call back to the TS-590. The phone call isn't high fidelity but it is adequate for SSB. The G711 SIP connection over WiFi or the Verizon Hotspot is toll quality audio. Remote CW is not an option unless I run my RemoteRig.
By the way, a Verizon cell phone call back to the station for audio is very poor. It's amazing how good their data can be but how terrible their voice calls are for radio. It seems that their codec for voice calls can not operate in the presence of band noise.
The spectrum scope from HDSDR and my Perseus usually want too much bandwidth for adequate operation. Of course it was never intended for this type of circuit.
If I want to run a spectrum scope or if I'm mobile or in a location with poor or no public WiFi, I fire up my Straight Talk over Verizon hotspot. I had to return the Straight Talk AT&T hotspot due to long ping times preventing SIP from working in many areas. The Verizon works very well gives me LTE data on Verizon with sub 50-MSec. ping times and runs everything quite nicely.
The HDSDR spectrum scope and waterfall take some bandwidth and can become a bit pricy to run all the time on cellular so I'll take a look at the scope and then turn it off during a QSO leaving everything else showing on the screen. It works surprising well this way.
Straight Talk data is only $10 a Gig on the $40, 60-day card and I've never used the four Gigs up before the end date. Straight Talk does have a habit of turning it off half way through at the end of 30-days. A quick phone call shows them the error of their ways and they turn it back on.
It will be great to see what happens when Flex puts 2.0 together in their usual state-of-the-art manner, particularly with the Maestro. It has been unusual for them to miss a stated target by enough time to concern me. Even if it only works over my hotspot with reasonable bandwidth costs it will be far from disappointing.
Will Maestro be capable of working below the 2.4Ghz public band, at 2.397Ghz? (Which is in the Ham Band)?
I have been running the AREDN software in the UBIQUITY WiFi routers for a year now without any issues. The units are setup to operate on Channel -2, which is below the public band with great success. I live in a hi traffic area neighbourhood, and this is where I found the AREDN works for me. I remote 700 meters to the other house to run my 6500. Running the private network this way is just another option. Running an outdoor antenna off the side of the tower will get me to the next city!!Just asking if Maestro will be built to cover the HAM Frequency's in the 2.4Ghz band.