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Digital Discussions => Hotspot Discussions => Topic started by: N1KK on January 16, 2020, 06:59:00 pm

Title: More than 1 hotspot config question
Post by: N1KK on January 16, 2020, 06:59:00 pm
I have read when you have more than 1 hotspot you should at "01" for the 1st with 02, 03 etc
to the end of the DMR ID entry into the PiStar software.   I have tried this a few times
and after adding 01 to the end of my DMR ID I click the "APPLY" button.  I go back
to confirm and the 01 is missing.

I have 3 hotspots and if I put them on all at the same time I don't want to have a problem
with not only TGIF but other servers.  Each hotspot will be for a different radio and will be
on a different frequency.

What am I doing wrong.

Thanks
Ken
N1KK
Title: Re: More than 1 hotspot config question
Post by: WB3IHY on January 16, 2020, 07:28:38 pm
There are a few places where you can enter your DMR ID in Pi-Star.  My guess is that you're trying to enter the extra digits under the "General Configuration" area.

Instead,  try entering your base DMR ID in that field and then using the drop down to select a unique suffix under the DMR ESSID in "DMR Configuration.

If using a single DMR Master, you'll only have one place to do that.  If using DMRGateway, then you could have several places to select different suffixes for individual networks.
Title: Re: More than 1 hotspot config question
Post by: N1KK on January 18, 2020, 01:56:41 pm
Under DMR Configuration I can't change the entry but I can do the drop down and select 01, 02, etc.
I often wondered what that was for.  Everything I read had to do with adding 01, 02, etc to my DMR id so
I took it as the only place I was aware of you enter that and yes it was under the General Configuration.

I will try the drop down for the 3 hotspots I have.   Once I do that would it be safe to have all 3 running at the same
time even if more than one would be on the same server?

thanks
Ken
N1KK
Title: Re: More than 1 hotspot config question
Post by: WB3IHY on January 19, 2020, 02:11:11 pm
I will try the drop down for the 3 hotspots I have.   Once I do that would it be safe to have all 3 running at the same
time even if more than one would be on the same server?

Absolutely! That's precisely what it's for: To individualize each hotspot so that it appears as a unique device when you have multiple hotspots connected to the same server.

As proof: I currently have four devices connected to TGIF at the same time.  The very first hotspot I purchased (A Jumbospot)  is connected with my straight DMR ID with no suffix.  Later, I purchased a TGIF spot from Robert, K4WZV, and designated that with the drop down as 05.  Then, a few months ago, I put two dvswitch servers online with 99 and 98 suffixes.

All four run 24x7, all play nice with the server, and all can be set to the same talkgroup or different ones.