Hey, there. We downloaded the 7.4 GB image, formatted the SD card for the RFD Pi, and got the image onto the 64 GB SD card. We opened RFD900.exe and made sure that the settings were the same for the RFD on the ground station and for the Pi. We successfully changed the settings to the recommended settings. The RFD modems are connected with solid green lights. We then tried to execute the PuTTY, but we have a timing out issue and cannot continue with the updates.
Are you using the old RFD ground station software or the newest ground station tracking software to communicate with the RFD payload? Keep in mind, the newest RFD payload image is only compatible with the newest ground tracking interface and not the older RFD ground station software.
Correct! It sounds like you have all of the latest software up and running. When we had issues communicating clearly with the RFD payload in close proximity, we started to mess around with settings and configurations. When testing close range or inside, we found that by just disconnecting the yagi antenna (the metal one that likes to stab people) and leaving only the patch antenna connected, we are able talk to the RFD payload perfectly without modifying the TX power on the ground station RFD or the Payload RFD. If that doesn't do the trick for you, your kit should have a pair of test antenna that you can connect to the Ground Station RFD for testing. Just be sure to have a minimum of one antenna connected to the RFD when powered to prevent premature death of the modem.
Putty does not use RFD, it is over the adhoc network, If you did the updates make sure you change the ssid name in the interfaces file on the pi per the instructions. Then set the wifi adapter on the pc to a static ip and connect via the command line as you did before, then log in with putty. The adhoc and pc settings have not changed with any of the updates. Use the same method and instructions as before.