help with Smartphone Radar

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Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:22 am
riskyone offline
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help with Smartphone Radar


I hope I am posting this in the correct spot.

I am trying to set up Smartphone Radar using a new apple airport and I get the timeout wrong password? error.

I know that I have the correct IP and PW, so I need a little advice as trouble shoot this.
It worked well with my previous airport.

thank you in advance, John.
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:39 pm
colday offline
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Re: help with Smartphone Radar

I'm having the same issue.

Airport Extreme 7.6.4

Airport Utility 6.3.2

Mavericks GM build

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:38 pm
Dewster35 offline
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Re: help with Smartphone Radar

If it is the new airport that supports AC wireless, those devices no longer support SNMP.

Some alternatives are Fing, FMID (Find my idevice) and a system to trigger off of Find my friends by triggering a script based on receiving an email. There are threads on all three in the forums.

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Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:12 pm
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Re: help with Smartphone Radar


there are 2 solutions for you:

a) smartphone radar is now also supporting fing, very user friendly dedicated function for tracking 1 ..3 devices , I am using it myself.

b) fingscan is a bit more low level. I creates a list of ALL ip devices on the network and keeps track of them using fing.
It is good if you know a little bit programming (if then else, trigger, scheduled events). You can setup triggers for devices on/off and new devices joining.
I use it to have an overview of whats going on on my network.

Both require that you install FING yourself ( FING requires that its runs with root access as it is listening to the traffic directly on the ethernet card.
That creates some management issues:
fingscan starts it and asks you to enter your password. I believe smartphone radar requires you to run it yourself and assumes that it is running properly.


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Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:05 am
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Re: help with Smartphone Radar

I know that this is an oldish thread, but I've just spent a few hours trying to get this to work and my solution was different (and easy) to any I've read so I thought that I'd share it in case it helps anyone else.

I was getting exactly the same wrong password error, after confirming that I was using the older extreme (the rectangular one), so this should have worked. But no matter what password I tried it would not change. So then I managed to get an old version of Airport Utility running on my Mavericks mini and a bit of delving showed an SMTP menu I'd never seen before and it said that the SMTP password was public (must be a default)
So I changed the password in the SR setup to public and instantly it all worked beautifully. :D :D

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Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:45 pm
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Re: help with Smartphone Radar

This is important and should be made clear in the instructions. Apple Airport Utility does not have an SNMP password - set the password in Smartphone Radar to "public" for Airport Extreme N (Mac Mini shaped).

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