WAN and Maestro

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I decided this was worth its own conversation.

In the "SmartSDR v1.5 WLAN?" conversation, Ken mentions:  "I want my Maestro to work to my radio (wherever it is, maybe moving from
antenna farm to antenna farm?) from wherever I may be (maybe beauty shop, buttoned down corp. network, etc.)."

Until native WAN is implemented, I don't think any of the current VPN solutions will work for the Maestro unless FlexRadio includes a VPN client inside Maestro.

I can imagine a Maestro WAN solution that involves generating an additional local WiFi hotspot on a device (laptop maybe?) that implements a VPN client or VPN site-to-site bridge, but this is becoming unreasonably complex.

So, will it not be possible to reasonably operate Maestro via WAN until FlexRadio ships WAN support in 2.0?

73, Bob, N7ZO
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Maestro will not have the ability to run third-party programs.

If used on a bridged VPN connection, you will be able to operate it remotely in that manner.  To operate using an Internet based connection without VPN specific hardware (routers) will require SmartSDR v2.x