SMARTLINK...MINUMUM 1.5 mbps Uplink

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"minimum upstream bandwidth of 1.5Mbps"   Anybody checked hotels or Starbucks recently for 1.5Mbps uplink???  Ooops!   No spec on latency???
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Dave - WB5NHL

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lyndy brannen

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Won't come close to working on my DSL.
Guess I need to quit waiting and set up VPN again.
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Larry - W0NQW

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Same with my DSL.
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Arnie

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Easy to check latency wherever you have internet access:
Go to dslreports.com and use their tool. That will test upload, download and latency with ease.
73 de Arnie W8DU
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Bob Craig, K8RC

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I don't know the exact figure, but latency on my LAN between my Maestro & the radio is pretty good. I would expect v2 to continue that.

How do you go about spec'ing latency on a WAN when the performance of the "middle" of the network is unknown? 

That is the very definition of "your mileage may vary".
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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In front of Starbucks now. 32.5 Mbps down, 1.7 Mbps up. Ping time 11ms. Easily connected to my VPN.
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Dave - WB5NHL

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That's better than I expected with the average customer checking email or surfing
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Second location, from the parking lot (busy shop): 14.6 down, 10.0 up. I think we're going to be fine.
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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Make sure you read the entire sentence: "For best performance, a minimum upstream bandwidth of 1.5Mbps is recommended."  SmartLink will run on slower links, just not at full frame rates on the display.
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Dave - WB5NHL

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Eric, thank you for the clarification
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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No problem.  :)
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1.5 mbps for full featured run is less than I had expected.

Luckily I have many times this available at each QTH and at work.

Looking good!!

73

Steve
K9ZW
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Rory - N6OIL

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Well it's going to be a rough go for me, 7 down .5 up with 21ms ping.
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Larry - W0NQW

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You beat my DSL for both up and down.
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For marginal situations, hopefully there will be options to shut down unnecessary loads, like waterfalls and panadapters, to lessen the bitrate without impacting the actual receive/transmit communication functions.  
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You can already throttle those controls with the FPS and Rate controls on the Panadapter and Waterfall respectively.  We will likely be able to improve on the current bandwidth used as well.
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With my VPN connection, the Waterfall Rate is one of my biggest bandwidth savings, except for running several DAX Channels.

Turn off DAX, turn waterfall rate to zero, and you can do remote with a lot less than 1.5 Mb.

More savings are had by turning down the display FPS, and by making the display more narrow.
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I have turned off the panadapter and waterfall and left just audio and gotten the audio bandwidth down to a couple hundred kBit/s. So yes, it's possible. I've even used my radio on 6/1 wifi in Buenos Aires and it only began to stutter when I cranked the panafall all the way up.

Ria
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Q: To run the Smartlink s/w it seems like it'll be easy to set up. The setup here has a router at the cable modem with a firewall enabled. If the 6x00 radio IP (192.1.168..) address is set into the DMZ and one knows the (route-able) address of the cable modem will that be enough to connect via Maestro? 
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In place of uPNP you can forward two ports to the radio.

Dave wo2x
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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And that's almost certainly what they have uPNP doing for you automagically.

Doing it manually is explicit, and under our control. And for those of us who might be paranoid, be extra security conscious, involved in computer networking, have an unspecified hatred of uPNP, or any combination of all four of those. Nice... this gives us ultimate control.

I'm going to shut up now. I don't want to turn the well justified celebration over WAN access into a geeky debate over the wisdom of enabling some LAN network protocol most people have never heard of.

Peter
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k3Tim

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Thank you Ria and Dave for the response. I have enabled uPNP in the router in anticipation of the s/w release.

Setting: Block WAN Request 
"When enabled, shuts down outbound ICMP and abnormal packet responses in connection. Default value is enabled, which prevents users from pinging the WAN IP from outside the network"

is enabled; will be cognizant of when the time comes.

Many Thanks for the expert advice!

k3Tim / 6


PS: I have heard of PNP transistors but prefer NPN   :)
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You can leave Block WAN requests checked. No need to have people outside your network pinging your router

Dave wo2x
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k3Tim

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Thanks Dave! 

Tim