Communicating with a TCP device requires that you define the TCP IP address and port number for the device. You do this by choosing opening the appropriate window in the Window > External Devices submenu, choosing the Type for the device, then tapping the Settings… button.
The TCP Settings window title shows your device type, with 1 or 2 appended for amplifiers and radios. The window has three fields:
IP — The network address for the device. This address must be reachable from your computer. If the device gets its address via DHCP, it may change; when that happens you will need to update this setting. Consider defining a static address for you device in your router. For example, the IP value for my KPA1500 amplifier is 192.168.136.2. Note: For a K4 with R31 or newer firmware, you can use “K4-SNnnnnn.local” as the IP address, where nnnnn is the number shown by the Radio Serial Number menu item.
Port — The port number defined by the device for communication with logging software. The port number for my KPA1500 is 1500.
MAC — This setting is disabled unless the device supports wake-on-LAN. For my KPA1500, which does support wake-on-LAN, the MAC value is 54:10:ED:D8:C3; 6 hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. If you get this format wrong, SkookumLogger will report the error to the Status window and wake-on-LAN won’t work until you correct the problem.
Use the Enable checkbox to start communicating with a TCP device. If something causes a disconnect, the Enable checkbox will be turned off.
Wake-on-LAN works a bit differently when the device is sleeping. You need to tap the Power On button to wake up the device. Once awake, you can use the Power On button to turn power off, which returns the device to sleep mode.
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