SmartSDR CAT on SmartLink

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Supposedly, SmartSDR CAT works on SmartLink. But not for me. When I am on my home LAN, everything works -- SmartSDR CAT shows "Radio Connected", and DX4Win talks to it with no problems. However, when I am away from home using SmartLink, CAT shows "Radio Not Connected" and, of course, DX4Win can no longer talk to the radio -- it just times out. SmartSDR and the radio work flawlessly, just with no CAT.

SmartSDR v2.0.17, Flex-6500, Windows 10 (latest updates) on all computers. I have completely uninstalled all Flex software and reinstalled it, to no avail.

Any ideas?

Craig, KØCF

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Craig - KØCF

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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when using CAT remotely via SmartLink, did you log into your SmartLink account?

Also, do you see the radio chooser in CAT so you can select the SmartLink radio?
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Craig - KØCF

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Oh, Tim, Thank you!  I had no idea there was a radio chooser on SmartSDR CAT. After your suggestion, it took only a minute to switch the network to my iPhone hotspot, right-click on CAT, and make it work.

Thanks again!

Craig, KØCF

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Alan W4FBI

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Allrightythen! Cool, indeed. Just up the street from me.
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Jim KJ7S

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That is interesting, and it makes me happy that my call is not something like N7SOB or some other "derogatory", imagination stretching call hihi.
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Ken - NM9P

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I always thought that N9ESE or any number of variations of ESE would be cool on CW...."shave and a hair cut..."
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All sorts of cool suffixes to play with. I just worked W3BS on JT65. And before anyone snickers, VD stands for Valentine's Day.

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Ken -

You are right about ESE.

73 de K1ESE