Have brought a Maestro to demo, and just completed the SmartSDR v2.0.17 update and did a reboot.
But no Login button for SmartLink is exposed, and of course the radio is back at the shack (all fully updated to v2.0.17 and also already SmartLink registered).
To use a Maestro with v2 for the first time do I need to have the radio on the same WAN?
Or is their a work around. (I have one in mind, as I left my Raspberry Pi VPN up, but wanted to see if there was another way for when I help other hams in this situation).
The Maestro and Radio do not need to be on the same network. It sounds like the router ports at your QTH did not get configured correctly or the remote WAN you're using has blocked ports. Do you have a laptop or iPhone/iPad that you can test with? Or can you stop by a Starbucks or McDonald's and try it there? Of course, I'm sure you tried rebooting the Maestro. You should see a login if you're running 2.0.17.
Run the Maestro on the same LAN or via VPN with your licensed Flex-6000 SmartSDR updated radio once and the buttons are exposed.
You then can take the Maestro out via SmartLink.
There maybe a way to get a later build of SmartSDR for Maestro to cover this small problem, but best mention it lest you try the Maestro upgrade without direct non-SmartLink access to a v2.0 licensed radio.
I just brought to my office and used the company LAN to upgrade to 2.0.17.
I get the same, exact behavior as shown in your screen photos above wherein there is no SmartLink sign-in screen with which to inter credentials. It just sits there, dumb as a rock.
I guess I'll take it home with me and mess with it on my home LAN to put it in the right frame of mind.
Sort of frustrating that it can't be initially made to work away from the local LAN the radios occupy.
Wow finally found my issue.
Could not find anything on this, popped in key words for nearly 2 weeks now off and on.
I opened a helpdesk ticket 2 says ago Friday afternoon. No joy in the short term just before quitting time on Friday.
On babysitting duty, got a break (sleeping baby) digging deep in the threads, FINALLY!
Thank you Steve K9ZW now I know I don't need to ship the Maestro off.
As stated in a couple other threads I have traded my 6300 so no rig present.
OK Dudley I guess you can now close the helpdesk ticket.
I will take the maestro over to a friend and get remote going on his rig for now.