Network Diagnostics - SSDR or DAX?

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What exactly is the Network Diagnostics window showing?



I thought this was all traffic between the radio and Flex applications but looking at task manager the numbers aren't matching up. Around this same time Task Manager shows me that SmartSDR is using 2.1 to 2.2 Mbps, SmartCAT is at 0.1 Mbps and DAX is using 4.6 to 4.7 Mbps of network. This totals quite a bit above 77 kbps shown in the diags.



What is the Remote RX (and TX) rate being reported by Network Diagnostics? When Network Status = Excellent, what network connection is that referring to?

If Network Diagnostics is only tracking SSDR to radio communications (not supported by the numbers above), maybe an additional diagnostic window could be provided for DAX?

There's been a lot of questions about the bar graph (which brings up the Network Diagnostics window) in the past and I'm wondering exactly what that bar graph and the associated window is really tracking.

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Kev K4VD
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Kevin

Try disabling the Remote button next to the Volume sliders on the taskbar, and watch that 77 kbps
drop to 0 kbps. I never enable the Remote button because I don't ever work SSDR remotely, my Mic and Speakers are always connected directly to the rig. 

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I believe the 77kbps is just for the remote audio codec
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That is correct.
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Kevin

DAX uses the most network traffic, That's all the Streaming audio between the rig and SmartSDR.

SmartSDR's traffic is all the non-audio traffic, status messages, and commands sent between SmartSDR and the rig. 

Smart Cat's traffic is just the CAT messages being transferred between SmartCAT and the Rig.

Add all three network connections together, to get closer to the total traffic.

FRStacks, DDUtil, and DXLabs Commander will also add to the total network traffic between the PC and the rig.

As will any other app that connects to the rig via ethernet.


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Dropping REMOTE does drop the RX rate to zero. Odd the dialog only records that miniscule traffic but nothing for the other interactions between SmartSDR and the radio.

Even with REMOTE off SmartSDR is using about 2.1 Mbps of network throughput according to Task Manager. The Network Diagnostics screen seems to agree with this as, even though Remote RX Rate dropped to zero the count in "Dropped 0 out of 4713200" number keeps rising so Network Diagnostics is aware something else is going on.

At 76 Kbps, I'll keep my speakers plugged into the computer and let the audio stream over the direct cable. I'm not having any problems, just wanting to understand what I'm seeing.

I'm real curious what the VITA 49 and other traffic throughput looks like and wonder why that's not included in Network Diagnostics. It seems to me this would be VITAL information (poor pun intended). Wireshark helps understanding what I'm seeing but it is difficult to associate the traffic with a particular application.

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Kevin

You've probably seen this at least once, but other readers might not have. So I'll repost a link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuWaStl0GgI

Searching on Youtube, you will find more.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=N5AC+Flex+Stephen+Hicks

Also, I tried Googling N5AC, I got about 110,000 results, Some of them have got to be educational.

I could be wrong, but I think it's all VITA 49, as that's the protocol that the rig itself understands.
The audio streams are just encapsulated into the VITA 49 packets like all the other data is.

It's all data. 

Window's breaks it into separate statistics because Windows keeps track of each network connection and the process that's using it, separately.
 
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