I see the list of stations, but every time I
try to connect to one, I get a "Connect attempt failed" message after
30 seconds. What's the problem?
First, try connecting to the Test Server (*ECHOTEST*). If that succeeds, but connections
to some other nodes fail, it's most likely a networking issue at the other end.
However, if the test to *ECHOTEST* fails, you might need to make an adjustment to your
router or your computer's "firewall" configuration. For more
information, see the Firewall Solutions section,
or the Help section "Firewall Issues".
For more FAQs about connection problems, see
FAQs - Connecting.
In the Windows app, why are some stations in the Index View
highlighted in yellow?
A yellow-highlighted line indicates a station which has just recently
come on line. If a station's Status is highlighted, it means the
station's status has recently changed (from On to Busy, or vice versa).
Some of the stations I see online have an "[r]" at the end of their description.
What does that symbol mean?
The [r] indicates a station running on a smartphone or tablet (Echolink for iOS or Android)
which is operating through a Relay server. In this configuration, the station can make outgoing
connections, but can't accept incoming connections; if you try to connect to one of these,
you'll get a "No Route Available" message.
I have two computers on a home network, that
share a connection to the Internet. Can I run EchoLink on both computers
at the same time?
Because each EchoLink station must have a different
Internet address, it is not possible to run EchoLink on two or more computers
that share a common "public" address, even under different
callsigns, unless you choose one of the Proxy options, or run one or both
using a VPN service.
Some cable-modem and DSL providers, however, offer the option of
multiple IP addresses sharing the same Internet connection.
For more information on this topic,
please see Internet Service Providers.
Is EchoLink compatible with "screen
readers" for the visually impaired?
Several amateurs have had success using screen readers with
EchoLink. The program has also been designed so that nearly all functions
are accessible from the keyboard. For some tips on using EchoLink with
screen readers, e-mail Roger, KA1USA, at email@example.com
Can EchoLink for Windows be used without a mouse?
Yes. Virtually all of the mouse commands have keyboard
equivalents. For a full list, see the Keyboard Commands section in the
EchoLink Help file.