Shark RF Server / Client

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Shark RF Server / Client

Post by nf3l » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:34 pm

I have two Open Spots and was planning on setting them up in as a private network to play around.

Aside from having a public IP ADDRESS, a PASSWORD, and setting one unit to SERVER and the other to CLIENT, is there anything else that I need? Does it need special software or have to be run on a server or PC, Raspberry Pi?

A while back, I saw a link to GitHub where there were lots of files, but I wasn't certain what I needed or exactly how to set it up. I'm not familiar with the GitHub page and how that all works.

If anyone can provide some clarification, I would be extremely grateful.

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by HA2NON » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:42 pm

You can directly connect to openSPOT1/2 units together. Activate the SharkRF IP Connector Protocol Server on one of the openSPOTs and Client on the other. Set the server's IP address and password in the client. Make sure the server's router is forwarding the traffic for the UDP port.
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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by nf3l » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 pm

Norbert:

I set it up as you described and it appears to be connected, but we can't communicate client to client through the server. The lights are flashing like it's connected and I can hear the announcement that it's connected.

I went into my firewall and allowed port 65100 to be forwarded to my Open Spot server IP address. The problem is we can't hear each other.

We have both clients on TG-9, is that correct?

From what I understand, all we need is the IP Address and the password. Am I missing something?

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by HA2NON » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:10 pm

Make sure you talk on the same talkgroup and that it is set as the TX contact for the current channel in the radio, and/or added to an RX group list which is assigned to the currently used channel.
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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by nf3l » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:16 pm

If we set both clients to TG9, will that work or do we need a different TG number??

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by HA2NON » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:36 pm

Yes it should work. Does the LED blink red when the other party transmits? Does his call show up in the call log on the Status page?
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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by nf3l » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 pm

No, I get nothing when he transmits.

Perhaps it's being blocked by his work firewall because he has no access to open ports at his work.

Is there any way that you can try to hit it from your end just to verify that it works?

If you can email me, I can reply back with the IP Address and Password. I didn't want to post it publicly.

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by zelthian » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:57 pm

nf3l wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 pm
Perhaps it's being blocked by his work firewall because he has no access to open ports at his work.

Is there any way that you can try to hit it from your end just to verify that it works?
There might be a quicker way... does your friend have a smartphone with wifi tethering? If he can connect the openSPOT2 to the wifi tether on his smartphone, he should be able to get out to the internet without blocked ports. You'd only need to try this long enough to ensure it works. If it does, you can be pretty sure his company is blocking ports.

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by nf3l » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:03 pm

Norbert:

He isn't able to get cellular service inside of his work building, which is why he is using the network cable.

I'm fairly certain that it is probably his work firewall that is locked down.

I just wanted to test it to make certain that it worked so that I'm not chasing my tail.

If you want to test it, you can email me for the connection details, if not, then no worries.

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Re: Shark RF Server / Client

Post by wm8s » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:37 am

Are you trying to connect 3 OSes together without using a server computer? I.e., 1 OS as the "server" and 2 OSes as the "clients"? Is that supported? I thought that you could only connect 2 OSes directly together, and if you wanted more, you had to run a standalone server on a PC, then have all of the OSes client to it. Maybe I misread something.

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