Using SmartSDR 2.x _without_ using SmartLink server

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How can I use SmartSDR 2.x if I cannot or do not want to use a SmartLink server?

SmartSDR is not only supporting Internet remote, is it also a Software update, gives new TURF files and so on.

I assume there will be no more updates for Version 1.x. In the long run users will want new features from version 2.x. Do they really HAVE to use the SmartLink server to run the SW?!?
What if they cannot use it due to network restrictions or if they do not want to use an external server just to work the radio!?!

Does the new SW work at all if Internet is down? Do you really HAVE to register to use the SW?

Herby, DB2HTA.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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After you install 2.0, upgrade the radio, purchase the license and refresh the radio license you can stop at that point. You do not have to create a SmartLink account or register the radio for SmartLink if you only want to use it remotely.

Flex has stated there will be a 1.11.x release which addresses outstanding bugs with version 1. No list of exactly what will be in the 1.11 release yet.

You do need the radio and client (PC or Maestro) connected to the Internet to perform the upgrade but once upgraded it does not have to be connected to the Internet to use locally.


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What does "refresh the radio licence" mean and at what exact point do I have to "stop"?

Anyway, in my eyes it is not a nice solution to use an external server for remote operation.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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https://youtu.be/Umt3q0Uwk0Y

Watch the video. After clicking the refresh radio license icon the radio should change from license required to available. At that point you are done if only operating locally (1 minute 50 second point in video)

Dave wo2x
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Like Dave suggested above, you can upgrade to v2.x and just skip SmartLink.   The radio works just like it always has.  You don't need SmartLink if you are connecting to the rig while on the same subnet.  If you want to use it remotely and don't want to use SmartLink, just configure a VPN.  I personally have decided to continue to use my VPN do to the extra functionality it gives me.  I use a laptop while operating remotely and don't use a Maestro.  There are several applications on my Laptop that only operate if I'm on a VPN connection.

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Thank you all very much for your help.

How about SmartCAT, is it also usable without SmartLink?
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Yes. When you install SmartSDR both DAX and CAT are selected by default and will be installed.

Dave
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I know, but SmartCAT also asks for SmartLink ...
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Just don't log in. It will function locally

Dave
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It would be useful to be able to "switch off" the SmartLink logins in the configuration once and for all.
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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By not creating an account (or logging out), this is effectively what you are doing.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Just select connect, all done, you don't need Smartlink local