SmartSDR 2.0 UPnP

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If you want a simple, no brains, solution to opening ports to use SmartSDR 2.0 then be sure you have Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) enabled on your router. If you do this, registering your radio for WAN operation takes less than 30 seconds. This simple check will save FlexRadio dozens of hours of support time when SmartSDR is released.

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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What is the work around for UVerse and commercial system users where UPnP is not supported?

Of my three QTHs' services I believe only one supports UPnP.

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Steve,

You'll need to manually forward ports. I suggest you read up on how to do this.

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Gotcha and thanks.

Only one is a difficult system (has dedicated security hardware/software that is annoyingly complex to configure, so I let a tech do it).

Have run remote via Raspberry Pi VPN from all, so it can be done.

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Paul,

If you have the skills to do manual port forwarding then fine. I'm using UPnP even though I'm a Cisco Network Certified Engineer. No issues here.

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Everyone and their auntie is using UPnP these days. Yes it's "insecure." If you want the most secure method you should use a VPN. However the security risks aren't insurmountable and much of it comes down to your router and how good its firmware is. You should also get good malware protection on your PC anyway as much of the UPnP security issues have to do with malware opening ports for intruders to remotely control your PC.
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Which ports need to be forwarded? Might as well get it going!
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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One time configuration, per radio.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Ditto per Maestro?

Thanks!

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Yes, same for Maestro. It's the radio hardware that gets registered, not the client.

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Just to clarify - you only port forward for the radio. The maestro is a client and does not need to be forwarded. Ditto your iPhone/iPad, laptop, or Mac (whenever Don gets dpSDR updated). Those don't need to be port forwarded. It's a one time process, as is the radio registration when you verify that you have physical access to the radio.

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George - to answer your question, you can set the manual port forward mapping to anything you like for the radio