Verizon Mifi 7730l Hotspot will not work with Flex apps or software

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I can not get Smartlink to work through my new Verizon Mifi 7730l. I can get Smartlink to work fine on my Samsung 5S perfectly so I know I have everything registered properly. Does anyone have a step by step on how to setup the Mifi 7730l for Smartlink. 
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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It has been my experience with Verizon Wireless hotspots that they do not provide a "public" IP address for the hotspot, therefore you cannot find it from the outside world. The hotspot is behind a NAT router somewhere in Verizon's network, which cannot be port forwarded. You might be able to pay extra to have them provide a true "public" IP address, but otherwise, I think you may be out of luck.
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I wonder if it would work through a VPN?

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Bill -VA3WTB

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It would be to bad to have to use VPN as smartlink is so slick and nothing to configure. But we do what we have to.
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These are just little Routers so just log into it and try to do a port forward for it,  I have the Verizon NETGEAR 791L and it works very well on that model.

Bret
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Thank you all. I have seen all the same postings and was hoping there was a new fix for this hotspot. again I can use my Samsung phone with no problem but was hoping to setup a network in my motorhome with the 7730l and stop using my phone. I'll keep playing with it and see if I can make it work 
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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Well I give up and returning the 7730l and will order the NETGEAR 791L from Amazon. Brent how did you set yours up? 
Dennis
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I just turned it on and configured the WiFi and away it went,  just like your Samsung phone I would think.
I have also used my Samsung Phone for a hotspot. 

This past weekend, the 791L worked with my IPAD and my Laptop, With the Maestro I had to redo the SmartLink connection on the radio for some reason when I got home. 

good luck

Bret
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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I will have it in few days and will report back. Again thanks
Dennis
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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Ok my new Netgear 791L came yesterday setup WiFi and everything is now working very easy and a no brained . iPad, iPhone and maestro all are working in less than 10 min. Bret thanks for the help. It would be helpful to have a list of compatible equipment ,apps and software that will work with FlexRadio 6000 series it would save time and money.
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Start one now.
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Yea would be nice but who would maintain the list.
That is kinda hard thing to do with as fast as hardware changes these days.
Bret
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Dennis Daniel KM6DF

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Agreed. However it woul be best to check here before you buy. At least you know what is working out there.