working remote advice please for 6300 and maestro

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hi all
ive just purchased a second user 6300 and maestro running smartsdr v1.11.12 i have the 6300 set up working fine through my router and net switch i want to know how to set the maestro to work remote the only referance i can find is the settings for smartsdr v2 using smartlink does this mean its not possible to run remote with v 1,11,12 
many thanks steve
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Jay / NO5J

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Steve

Smartlink features are only available using SmartSDRv2 releases.

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Hello Steve, it’s well worth it but get ready to spend another $200 for version 2.0 to utilize remote, not only with your Maestro but pc laptops, tablets and IOS devices.. Have fun
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hi jay and Art thanks for the reply and information i was hoping to try the maestro out remote before spending anymore money as iam not sure the maestro is a keeper yet but love the 6300
thanks guys
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Steve 

Your probably going to like the Maestro, even without Smartlink. Smartlink wasn't even a thing when I purchased my Maestro, and I'd never want to be without it. I don't have any use for remote yet. My shack, antennas, etc. are all in my backyard. And I don't travel all that well. Someday I may want to open up my rig and antennas for others to use remotely though. 

SmartSDR is evolving, v2 and up is where the fixes and new features are being added. To me that's enough of a reason to purchase v2. Version 1 was good enough, until version 2 arrived. Version 2 is getting better, Version 1 isn't.

No real rush to making the purchase though, wait till you understand why you might want to. 

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Play with the Maestro at home for awhile. Porch, tv room, by the pool! Great to have.
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hi george thanks for reply do you mean by using a ethernet lead from the shack i dont know how to get it working remote 
cheers steve
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Steve, you can connect your Maestro to your LAN with either an Ethernet cable or wirelessly. It'd be an idea, if you haven't already, to grab the relevant manuals from the Flex website
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Thanks Dave yep I got the idea now I’ll try wireless to lan
Great idea it’s all new to me 73
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Steve, simply connect the Maestro to your WiFi and control the 6300 from anywhere in or around the house. I use my Maestro all the time but have never used it “remote”away from the house. It is not in my shack.
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Hi Steve, I have a used 6500 which came with SmartSDR v2.


I have run internet (WAN) remote using Smartlink and compared it with remote using my Softether VPN. There is no discernable difference in perfomance and with a private VPN you are not at the mercy of the 3rd parties who broker the Smartlink log-in.


I recommend that if you're looking for WAN remote, try the VPN route (which is free) before buying SmartSdr v2. The LAN readiness of the 6000 series makes integration with a VPN very simple. I know there are other 'features' in v2 but, sorry to say, I would have been disappointed in the 'upgrade' if I had paid separately for it.
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Steve

As indicated by others you can operate remote by setting up a VPN.  It is much simpler to do it with V2 software.

IF using a VPN you will need to read the info posted on this forum and be prepared for some work as it can take some effort and will require a computer in the shack and also one at the remote location.  The benefit is you save the $200 on upgrading to V2 and  you can utilize digital programs while remote if the bandwidth supports it.

Using V2 makes the setup very easy.  You only need to open a couple ports in your router.  You also get some additional improvements in the program if you update.

If you are a big digital mode user then the VPN solution would be best, if not then V2 is best.  Or do both so you have flexibility.

I hope that answers your question.

John K3MA
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thanks to all for your comments a lot of good ideas need to do some reading thanks guys 
steve g1ppa