Supplementary Information for All Dongles and Hotspots

DVAP or DV Access Point Dongle or Red Dongle - General Information


DVAP or DV Access Point Dongle or Red Dongle - Set up

This device and software will work under linux, windows or apple.

The web site is very good. See http://www.dvapdongle.com

The downloads section has good software.

The software may be newer or older at http://opendstar.org/tools/
Be sure that you are looking at DVAP software as it is mixed in with other software. Pay attention to the dates on the software.

For software also see http://www.dutch-star.eu/software/




DV Dongle or Blue Dongle - General Information


DV Dongle or Blue Dongle - Set up

This device and software will work under linux, windows or apple.

The web site is so-so. See http://www.dvdongle.com/

The requirements say that the device needs a 2GHz CPU etc. This is not correct. It runs fine on a 1.6GHz netbook as long as you are not running a lot of other stuff and downloading email, software, movies, etc.

Do not load the software from the above site.

However, the installation instructions and other information are OK.

The software is usually newer at http://opendstar.org/tools/
Be sure that you are looking at DVDongle software as it is mixed in with other software. Pay attention to the dates on the software.

For software also see http://www.dutch-star.eu/software/




Hot Spot or DVAR - General Information


Hot Spot or DVAR - Set up

This applies to all versions of hot spot.

Firmware is available at http://www.dutch-star.eu/

Application software is found in the FILES section at this location (you have to join a Yahoo Group) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gmsk_dv_node/

Here, for software you don't need to join a Yahoo Group http://www.dutch-star.eu/software/

Good info at:
http://www.dj0abr.de/english/technik/hotspot/dstar_hotspot.htm
http://www.dstarhotspot.com/

Additional gateways and addresses may be entered using the file named extragateways.txt in the same directory as the main program.

Note: To answer a frequently asked question - You cannot connect more than 1 hot spot to a computer. It will not work.

More stuff to check out:
http://www.dj0abr.de/english/technik/dstar/dvrptr.htm
http://www.dvrptr.de/


Hot Spot, Dongle, DVAP connecting to Other Hot Spots

See http://www.mb6ca.co.uk/id10.html

Hot Spot, Dongle, DVAP connecting to FreeStar

All three of these devices can connect to FreeStar, the only issue is to get the address into the device. There are various tricks. Talk to the locals.




Updated on November 12, 2011 Copyright 2004-2011 by OARDG