At home, I run APRS in a way that some of you might want to try.
First about my network:
I use a LinkSys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. More info about this unit here:
I have it set up to act as a router, as a NAT device, DHCP client, but NOT a DHCP server. All the computers on my network have fixed IP addresses. So, the :LAN side of the router is the default 192.168.1.1.
Under port filtering, I direct 14439 and 23 to the .104 WinAPRS server. This effects what people can get to from the Internet. It has no effect between the computers on the LAN side.
I run WinAPRS 2.4.8 on a Compaq Prolinea 5100e. This is an old, small desktop, P90, I think. I run NT40 workstation. This combination is very very stable. The OS has been running for months. I can't say the same for WinAPRS 2.4.8, although it's better than 2.4.7.
I have the following set under TCP Server settings:
I tried to turn on
For some reason, it takes it when I close the window, but when I re-open, they're turned off again. Anyone know why?
I use the new rotate.aprs.net to get the national feed.
As you can see, I'm setting up as the local I-gate. I'm using port 81 since I have PWS running on another computer as port 80. The weird thing is, I say to listen on port 14439 for other clients. That doesn't work. I don't know why.
Now, my desktop system is a 400 MHz Compaq Persario running Win 98, first try. It's about as stable as any Win98 system, not very. But it's my main work station and where I like to run applications.
In that WinAPRS I'm using this as these as the only active line in aprserve.txt:
The internal IP address of the APRS server and the port number. 23 works, 14439 doesn't. I don't know why since I've told the server to specifically turn on for that port.
So, when my WinAPRS server is up and running, I can start WinAPRS on my desktop computer, I connect to my APRS server and get the WinAPRS data there.
If I could figure out how to do it, I would like to have a choice... either get the full national feed on port 23, or just the local only feed on 14439, or some other port. All I get now is the full stream from the server. For some reason, the UE errors WinAPRS have don't pass to the desktop.
This was one of those things where I didn't expect it to work, but it does, now I want to perfect it. Any suggestions?
Let me know if you have any suggestions or additions to this:
Last updae: 01/14/08