I have 6 years experience troubleshooting and programming AES radios and just want so share some information with you guys. This will cover radio model numbers 7788/7744 , 7706 and 7058. Explaining how NetCon works does get detailed so I broke it up into 8 parts. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to see the rest of the parts.
Following is a general explanation of how NetCon is calculated by an AES UL 864, Edition 9 compliant model Subscriber (7744F or 7788F).
Look at your routing table. What is the Level/Link Layer (LL) of the #1 ID in the list? Is its Signal Quality (SQ) = Good? How many IDs are in the list at the same LL as #1 with a Good SQ? Subtract that number from 7. That should be the NetCon based on that routing table. On Edition 9 compliant units, NetCon will not be lower than 5 even if there are three units at the same Level that are good.Generally, if the SQ is not good, then it is quite possible that the Level was incremented by 1 for the purpose of sorting lower in the list. Sorting is primarily done on the LL. If there are no Good SQ or all IDs have faults, then the NetCon will be 7.
With one ID at LL 1 and SQ = Good the Subscribers LL should be 2 with a NetCon of 6.With two IDs LL 1 and SQ = Good the Subscribers LL should be 2 with a NetCon of 5.With one IP-Link ID at LL 0 and SQ = Good and another IP-Link ID at LL 0 or 1 with SQ = Marginal the Subscribers LL should be 1 with a NetCon of 6.
With two IP-Link IDs at LL 0 and SQ = Good the Subscribers LL should be 1 with a NetCon of 5.
7788F/7744F Rev 1.64Z5 also considers other ID’s in a table listed at a higher Level if it’s NetCon