Questions regarding Smartlink registeration:

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I have read both the new Smartlink Documents but am still not quite clear.  I currently have both my radio and Maestro here at Home (Control Location) and normally the radio is at a distant (Remote) location where the Amp and antennas are installed.    Can I register the radio on this local Lan and then move it to the permanent Remote location afterwards or should I connect the radio to its "permanent" operating position and Router before registering Smartlink.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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You can register it at home to the SmartLink account you create then move it. When the radio powers up it will connect to the SmartLink server.

NOTE - The radio requires either a physical PTT or CW key to register the radio. This ensures you are in control of the radio you are registering on your account.

If your home and remote sites routers both support uPNP then it is plug and play. If the home and/or remote site require manual port forwarding then you will need to perform those extra steps.

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You must register the radio in SmartLink on the local LAN.  You can move the radio after it is registered.  Changes in IP address are tracked automatically.  The SmartLink servers record the radio's unique identifying number, the credentials necessary to access the radio and the radio's current IP and Port information.  Once the radio is registered, it can be moved to other locations.  When the radio starts up it will update the SmartLink servers with its current IP.  If you should need to change the ports, I believe that has to be done in the radio's subnet.  Changes to the router configuration such as UPnP and Port Forwarding certainly must be made local to the router.
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Oh, my.  I made that confusing.

Changes to the router configuration must be made local to the radio.  If UPnP works for you, that needs to be turned on in the router that is connected to the radio.  If Port Forwarding is required, that needs to be done to the router that the radio is connected to.  Nothing needs to be done at the location where you are connecting to a radio with SmartLink.

It is important to understand that when a radio is local to the SmartSDR application, SmartLink is not used and will not appear as an option.

We have, unfortunately, an overloading of the term "remote".
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Thanks guys...good to go then..  Set both the local and remote routers uPNP on.
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Tim, the comment about both routers being uPNP was for him setting the radio up on SmartLink at one location (uPNP) then moving the radio to the other location. That router would also have to be uPNP or if not then change port forwarding.

The clients connecting to SmartLink do not need uPNP or port forwarding.

Dave wo2x
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Larry - What is "this end" referring to?  The radio end of the connection of the SmartSDR client end?  Only the radio end needs UPnP enabled.
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Larry, to initially register radio at home, yes. Once the radio is moved to the remote location you will not need uPNP for the client.
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Got it Dave...   IThanks.


@Tim   "this end" was referring to the setup description I gave when I started this thread.  We are good now...  All confused  confusion is less confusing.
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