I have a FlightFeeder set up very near the local airport at my friend’s place, in his garage. I want to monitor reception from there via VRS, but of course that entails having port forwarding for ADSB & MLAT set up. The ISP modem seems a little flaky and the homeowners have to reboot the modem periodically, which usually breaks my port forward setup. My issue is this: the ISP modem there does not seem to have MAC/DHCP reservation functional. I’ve tried numerous times but alas, I have finally given up…it just does not seem like it is going to work on this modem. (I have 5 other PiAware setups that all use a ‘Reservation’ methodology (router manufactures all seem to call it something different), but they all work.
So I tried another route: to set a static IP on the FlightFeeder. You can go through all of the steps on the built-in screen+ interface, but after everything is set up and seemingly saved…nothing ‘sticks’. It is like I never entered anything at all. I subsequently read on another forum post here from a FA mod dating back to 2014 explaining that static IP can’t be set of a FF, but that there is another way (which I can’t use as explained above):
<<<Just to clarify, the FlightFeeder does support a static IP if assigned by your router/DHCP server. You can set it up on your router/DHCP server via the MAC address printed on the bottom of the FlightFeeder.>>>
Assuming nothing has changed regarding the FA implementation of assigning a static IP (or lack thereof) since then, then that seems to be a non-starter.
One other option would be to hang a router off of the modem and run the MAC/DHCP reservation to the FlightFeeder from that router. That is not really desirable as the location of their modem makes it difficult to put a router any significant distance from the modem. The radio signal proximity is likely to be detrimental to the wifi coverage that exist now.
Anybody have any thought as to how I might rectify this situation? (Sorry, I don’t have the model # of the modem right now…thought I had a photo of it, but can’t find it)