Maestro using network bridged connection

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After reading the post regarding connecting the Flex to the internet via a network bridged connection I set it up.   I was able to build it and it works fine.   I sent my 6300 back (waiting for 6400) and wanted to see how the Maestro would play with it.

 The Maestro sees both my wifi connection and also the bridged Ethernet connection.   I noticed that the Ethernet connection in dhcp mode is cycling through IP's on the 192.168.124  subnet while the wifi and network bridge connections are on the 192.168.254 subnet.  I looked in the Maestro manual and see that the Maestro should treat the Ethernet connection with a higher priority.  So 2 question...

Wondering where the 192.168.124 subnet is coming from and why the wifi connection still shows connected.  Any Ideas?


Thanks Mike
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Here is a view of my network from the wifi routers POV..Notice how the Maestro shows up twice.  However I don't see the 192.168.124 subnet that shows up on the Maestro Ethernet connection.    Correction I did not read the subnet on the Maestro Ethernet connection clearly.  It is 169.254.124.x.
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So I think I figured it out.  I set up the Maestro Wired Network as a static route and gave the wifi network the dhcp route.  I connected to the wifi network and about 1 minute later it disconnected.  This is correct if I read the manual correctly..

Maestro treats Wi-Fi network connections as secondary to wired network connections. At startup, it will use a wired Ethernet connection when it is available and will not connect to a Wi-Fi network, even if a known Wi-Fi network is available. If the wired connection is lost while the radio is in operation, Maestro will attempt to make a connection to the radio using a known Wi-Fi connection.

Until the 6400 arrives not much more I can do, 

Mike W8MLS



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