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Re: No dstar connection

Post by HA2NON » Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 am

The server address will stay dcs004.db.sharkrf.com, but it will be resolved to an IP address instead of a CNAME to dcs004.dstargateway.org. Allow a day for the DNS cache of your router and ISP to refresh.
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Re: No dstar connection

Post by DL7DW » Fri May 05, 2017 7:41 am

Just for Info. Seems like my D-Star issues are solved with 116. Have the Openspot running on REF001C since yesterday and it's still connected and working. I didn't try DMR or Fusion.

EDIT: Just after writing this post Openspot cut the connection and is not connecting anymore.
Just "CONNECTOR CONNECTING" appears on the status page and ....that's it.

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Re: No dstar connection

Post by OZ9KL » Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 am

HA2NON wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 11:14 am
The server address will stay dcs004.db.sharkrf.com, but it will be resolved to an IP address instead of a CNAME to dcs004.dstargateway.org. Allow a day for the DNS cache of your router and ISP to refresh.
But maybe it is the dcs.004.db.sharkrf.com which isn't resolved correctly.

Today it don't work for me either, when I try to change reflector from the radio. The stange thing is, that I have set my router to deliver 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as dns servers via. dhcp. When my opespot is set to get ip from dhcp it doesn't connect, but if I manually set the ip address and the same above dns servers, then it works. Really strange. Here are a screendump from my pc, to show that my router is serving these dns servers.
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Re: No dstar connection

Post by HA2NON » Fri May 05, 2017 9:26 am

Your screenshot shows that your router serves 192.168.1.1 as the primary IPv4 DNS server, so openSPOT will use that.
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Re: No dstar connection

Post by OZ9KL » Fri May 05, 2017 9:37 am

HA2NON wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 9:26 am
Your screenshot shows that your router serves 192.168.1.1 as the primary IPv4 DNS server, so openSPOT will use that.
Yes thats correct, and I can't change that. But it should forward the request to 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

But you got a point. Just tried this from my iPhone and TP Link, and here it serves 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and everything works.

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Re: No dstar connection

Post by HA2NON » Fri May 05, 2017 10:50 am

All DHCP clients use the first advertised DNS server, and if it is not reachable, the second and so on. So all your devices still use your router (192.168.1.1) to resolve everything. Make sure your router uses 8.8.8.8 for resolving.
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Re: No dstar connection

Post by Bob_K6UDA » Fri May 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Well, we gave it a full 24 hours to propagate thru the server world. It still drops and does not reconnect. I've tried on both the router at home and the TCPlink and an iPhone. It's worse on the iPhone because I'm unable to bring up the web portal when the phone is the hotspot. This effectively turns the openspot into a brick if I'm out on the road. I don't have a DMR or Fusion radio so I don't know if those mode are also affected.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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No dstar connection

Post by K5SJW » Fri May 05, 2017 1:23 pm

It's been dropping and reconnecting on me this morning also


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Re: No dstar connection

Post by OZ9KL » Fri May 05, 2017 3:09 pm

Bob_K6UDA wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Well, we gave it a full 24 hours to propagate thru the server world. It still drops and does not reconnect. I've tried on both the router at home and the TCPlink and an iPhone. It's worse on the iPhone because I'm unable to bring up the web portal when the phone is the hotspot. This effectively turns the openspot into a brick if I'm out on the road. I don't have a DMR or Fusion radio so I don't know if those mode are also affected.

Anyone have any suggestions?
de -K6UDA
Hi Bob.
If you from your DSTAR radio sent an .......A then the openspot returns IP Address, and you shuld be able to connect to it.This works from firmware 113 or 114 as I remember. If you use af TP Link for acces your iPhone, then you can set it up to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as dns servers which solved the problem. It is only DSTAR which is affected by the problem, the DMR are not.

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Re: No dstar connection

Post by Bob_K6UDA » Fri May 05, 2017 3:51 pm

I'm not following you. in the UR field I just key an ".....A"?

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