Pending a full video tutorial, here are a couple of steps you can follow to fully configure “Netlink” operations on Wizkers:Radio. Please report if you succeed creating a remote connection using this guide!
We will use the KX3 as the reference instrument for this tutorial. This is a radio we have thoroughly tested with remote operations.
The setup is as follows:
- On your computer: Wizkers:Radio running, connected to your KX3
- Phone/tablet/other computer: Wizkers:Radio running
Step 1 - Computer side
You should configure your KX3 as usual on Wizkers:Radio, using a USB or TCP/IP connection in case you are using a “Piglet” style device. Check that the KX3 is detected and can be controlled locally.
Head over to “Data Output” and click on the large “+” icon on the “New Output” tile:
Select “Network Link” as the “Type”, and in the “Output Settings” tab below, use “0.0.0.0” as the IP address. You can leave the port as 1432 or use a higher value if you wish - 8090 should usually work on a lot of machines, the idea is to use a number that is not used by another service. If you are not sure, leave this at 1432.
Click on “Save” and go back to “Data Outputs”. You now need to enable this output by clicking on the big red “DISABLED” button, so that it turns green:
Now, go back to the main screen (click on the “Wizkers:Radio” heading on the top yellow menu bar) and connect your KX3.
The last thing to do is to note your computer’s IP address or network name, you will need it in the next step.
This should be it for the computer side.
Now head over to your other device. This can be any device that is running Wizkers:Radio, from another computer to a tablet to a Chromebook…
On this other device, create a “KX3” instrument, and in the “Serial Port” dropdown, pick “Wizkers Netlink”. Use your main computer’s network name or IP address and make sure the TCP/IP port is the same as the one you picked in the previous step - 1432 by default -:
Click on “Save” then “Select”, which will bring you back to the home screen.
You should now be able to click on the “Connect” button, and if all goes well, you will be connected to your remote KX3.
Working for you?
Please report on this thread if those instructions are working for you!