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Author Topic: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?  (Read 2403 times)

Lance Richens

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My Linksys wrt160n sucks. I'm looking for something small enough to sit in the case, behind my x-32 that will stay connected within at least 100'. I am looking at the airport express. I'd like to hear from others what they're using, the performance, range, and any helpful tips.....
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Mark Olsen

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What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 05:30:58 am »

Airport Express for me .. Works great
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Geri O'Neil

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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 07:44:51 am »

Airport Express for me .. Works great

Netgear RD6300.

But I might move up to the Asus RT-AC66U. It claims to be a little faster, but I like the idea of external antennas. However, the Netgear has been rock-solid out to 200ft.

My previous unit, the Netgear WNDR4500 was rock-solid as well and it's still available and cheaper.

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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 09:34:43 am »

Before you blame the router, have you made sure the antenna is sitting in open air away from all RF producing equipment?  I suggest putting it as high as possible on a table a couple feet away from your rack.  In other words, are you treating the wifi router the same as you do a wireless mic receiver?  If it's buried in a case don't blame the router.
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Steve Anderson

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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 09:39:36 am »

[...] something small enough to sit in the case [...]
Might not fit in the case but you can't go past these and these from Ubiquiti

On putting them in the doghouse? I don't understand the scientific pros and cons (perhaps someone else can authoritatively comment), but I'm not sure I'd want a bunch of microwaves firing into my console and cabling from 6" away...

[...]have you made sure the antenna is sitting in open air away from all RF producing equipment?  I suggest putting it as high as possible [...]

The bullet is perfect in a big mic clip... and because you run the cat5/6 cable to the device there is no RF loss.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 09:43:17 am by Steve Anderson »
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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 10:13:05 am »

My Linksys wrt160n sucks. I'm looking for something small enough to sit in the case, behind my x-32 that will stay connected within at least 100'. I am looking at the airport express. I'd like to hear from others what they're using, the performance, range, and any helpful tips.....

I use the Netgear N900 with my IPad 2. I connect to either my Yamaha LS9/32's or the Presonus mixers.

Works great. The only hassel is I need to tie up my laptop when I connect to the presonus for the firewire feed.

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Daniel Lozada

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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 10:33:39 am »

Airport Express (new/current generation) with my Mackie DL1608 - no issues whatsoever and very small footprint.
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Chris Eddison

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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 11:53:43 am »

I'll echo the concerns on a wifi device within the dogbox. I know it probably wouldn't cause an issue, but i'm not one for taking risks.

Personally I use a Belkin N600 DB. It doesn't have an external aerial but it does seem pretty rock solid and also has a fully functioning USB port which is really useful for sharing a device. My Roland M480 doesn't have an ethernet port but it allows me to remote control it anyway via USB over wifi. Similar would maybe be possible for radio mics with USB (Trantec S5.3) - i'll have to give it a try.
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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 12:03:55 pm »

I'll echo the concerns on a wifi device within the dogbox. I know it probably wouldn't cause an issue, but i'm not one for taking risks.

Personally I use a Belkin N600 DB. It doesn't have an external aerial but it does seem pretty rock solid and also has a fully functioning USB port which is really useful for sharing a device. My Roland M480 doesn't have an ethernet port but it allows me to remote control it anyway via USB over wifi. Similar would maybe be possible for radio mics with USB (Trantec S5.3) - i'll have to give it a try.

I've had a 2.4GHz access point in the doghouses of both SC48 and M7 with no ill effects to the console or audio.

It works fine for setup, but in most situation there are too many bags of salt water between it and me if I go out into the audience at show time... the WAP antennae need to be up in the air for reliable use in the situations I've encountered.

Asleep at the Wheel uses a 900MHz data link that is much more robust than 2.4 (higher RF output, no phones/tablets trying to connect).  Joe mixes with a Motion Computing tablet, though, not an iFruit.  I think it all came from Ubiquiti....
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Re: What Wireless Router Are You Using For Mixer Control Via A Tablet?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 12:24:13 pm »

Netgear N-150.

Cheap and no issues with very regular use.
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