Yeah! My remote station works at Dayton!

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I was able to turn on my remote station after logging into the hotel's Wi-Fi. The Maestro could see the Wi-Fi signal but I had no way of entering the hotel password. I connect the Meastro to to my phone's Wi-Fi hotspot.
I made several ft8 contacts with Europe then tried two phone contacts to Europe also.
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Steven Linley

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If the Maestro connected to a radio, you can get the MAC address of the wifi adapter.  Sometimes the hotel can whitelist the MAC address in their firewall which will allow the Maestro to use the hotel wifi to connect.
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Thanks Tim, Good to know.  I connected my phone to the Hotel's wifi and then turned-on my phones wifi hotspot.  So I don't think I was using my data. 

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Steven, I believe you do use some of your 3/4G data allowance when using your phone as a hotspot. You will notice when you turn it on, the wifi indicator changes to show 3/4G instead. This is is because the internet connection is 3/4G to/from your phone then via your phone wifi to/from your laptop wifi. The hotel wifi does not feature in that scenario.
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Mike Steiner, K7QDX

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Okay I'm confused about the FT8 contacts.. Did you log into your home computer to make the contacts? 
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Steven Linley

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Yes.  On the laptop can be seen WSJT-X running FT8.  A QSO just completed so the log window popped-up in the upper left corner.  DXLab Suite is running (mostly minimized) and in the center of the screen you can see my RF-Kits amplifier touch screen has been remoted also.
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