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Help needed interfacing MikroTik SXTsq Lite & Raspberry pi

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Help needed interfacing MikroTik SXTsq Lite & Raspberry pi
Hi folks, I was hoping somebody here might be able to help me. My goal was to have a  AREDN radio connected to a raspberry pi via ethernet. The Pi would then be connected to my WiFi so that I could VNC into the Pi and access the node. I realize this sounds convoluted, but I am unable to use 192.168.1.x in my home network and an forced to use 192.168.5.x due to a conflict with a home power management system. So I have AREDN running on the MikroTik SXTsq Lite and its connected to the Pi via ethernet. I am able to access the Pi via VNC no problem, but the Pi doesn't seem to communicat with the MikroTik. I'm certain its an issue with my PI's ethernet configuration. I was hoping someone had some suggestions. 

I figured it out! my MikroTik isnt using 192.168.5.x but rather 10.50.28.x. So much to learn! now if only i could fgure why I dont "see" other nodes. I should have a least 1 in clear line of sight....

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For AREDN devices to link, they both must be on the same channel, bandwidth, and SSID.
A default SSID is automagically selected when the bandwidth is set.
There is a audio aiming tool built-into one the AREDN device's web pages.
I like to have my cell phone in my shirt pocket listening to the audio tones,
which keeps my hands free while aiming the antenna.
You need about 15 dB SNR minimum at each end of a link. 20 dB is good.
More is better. Always seek 100% LQ and NLQ.
Set your Raspberry up as an Access Point:
The Raspberry's ethernet gets a DHCP address from the SXT,
Raspberry's Wi-Fi is an Access Point. (Search engine: HostAP)
Your workstation gets an address via Wi-Fi via the Raspberry.

73, Chuck

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