[arm-allstar] Setting up node on Cellular connection

Mark Johnston markjohnston73 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 07:13:33 EST 2019

>From my research, Verizon should work, just have to pay for a static IP one
time fee $500.00

Either that or the VPN should work, I tried it, and was successful, was a
bit of a pain, but once it's setup...
I had it connect to a VPS I have hosted with DigitalOcean.

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:39 AM "Mike Sullivan via ARM-allstar" <
arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:

> All, we are switching from a Windows RF-based Echolink setup to Asterisk
> Allstar with Echolink directly tied into the controller using a RIM-RC210
> interface. We are using a Verizon cellular hotspot for our internet
> connection as we have for the past couple years (cheapest landline we can
> get is $90/mo for DSL on a "commercial property" I told them where to stick
> it) and currently I am focused on getting Echolink configured to bring it
> back online. The node is registering with Echolink, but it will not allow a
> connection. On the Windows based setup, we had to use Echolink Proxy with
> the proxy on my personal VDS server to get it to work properly. However,
> from what I understand, the package does not support Echolink Proxy, so we
> need to find a workaround.
> As the configuration stands, the modem (Verizon SmartHub) is configured to
> DMZ our router's WAN IP (TPLink router/AP combo) and the appropriate ports
> are forwarded on the router for our RPi node. I have made several attempts
> to connect from PC, phone, and had other users attempt to connect, but all
> are timing out. I'm not sure if Verizon is still blocking the needed ports
> or not.
> I know through the configuration file that there is some form of proxy
> support, but I'm not sure if that's more of an Asterisk based proxy, or a
> general proxy (I'm fairly new to using RPi's and of course the image) and
> I've also seen support for OpenVPN, but I have had such a nightmare trying
> to configure it. Would anyone have any tips/tricks on what to do? Or would
> anyone know if there will be Echolink Proxy support perhaps down the road?
> Mike Sullivan
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