I am confused on how to choose an IP address when setting up my Behringer X32 wireless connection using a typical router to do so. I did a search and came to a previous post by Scott Wagner:To summarize the TCP/IP Networking for Audio Dummies:1. Use the 192.168.[0-255].[1-254] address space2. Use 255.255.255.0 for all subnet masks3. Pick a number for the third octet to define your network (192.168.1 is a standard choice).4. Pick a number for the fourth octete to define each device (192.168.1.[1-254]).5. The "default gateway address" is whatever address you've assigned to your router (or 0.0.0.0 if you don't have a router).6. Remember that most audio networks are switched (instead of routed), since it's best to isolate production networks from the rest of the world.7. When deploying wireless, always enable the security to keep the punters out of your production network.If you stick to these simple constraints, anyone can easily configure networks without ever having to understand binary (base2) mathmatics.I used the address of 192.168.1.2 and this worked until I got to the venue and all of our devices (iPads, MacBooks, iPhones) were either loosing the connection or not connecting at all. I tried 192.168.1.10 which did not work but tried 192.168.1.8 which worked. Is there some sort of mathematical calculation that needs to be taken into consideration when forming these addresses?
I used the address of 192.168.1.2 and this worked until I got to the venue and all of our devices (iPads, MacBooks, iPhones) were either loosing the connection or not connecting at all. I tried 192.168.1.10 which did not work but tried 192.168.1.8 which worked. Is there some sort of mathematical calculation that needs to be taken into consideration when forming these addresses?
Rufus, it sounds like there was a wireless network with the same address in the venue. Pick a different number for the 3rd octet, say 192.168.13.xxx
+1Rufus, what are all of your devices and what addresses did you choose for them?I never use the "standard" addresses because there are thousands of people who do. Some things to choose are the network number, the router's address, the mixer's address and very important, the range of addresses used by DHCP (those addresses handed out by the router to the iPads or laptops you use). I choose a network number up in the middle of the range, say for instance, 66 or some other number between 1-254 that means something to me. I set my mixers starting at address 101, or perhaps if I had an X32 and a 01v96 I might choose 132 for the X32 and 196 for the Yamaha. It makes it easy for me to remember. I set my router at 250-254 depending. I set my DHCP range at 51-90 for example. Give it 20 or so addresses to give out. For a small audio network, 20 is plenty. I agree with only using the 5gHz band if you can. The 2.4gHz band is too crowded. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Rob Spence has it, the you-missed-a-spot is you've mixed DHCP and fixed IP addressing. These are the two types of IP addressing methods. You can't just pick your own IP address on a piece of gear if it is attached to a DHCP router (it likely is in your case), because the DHCP server may have already given that address away, thus you have a conflict.I couldn't find the word DHCP in the X32 manual, so it may only allow fixed addressing. Thus in your router you need to make sure that that address is reserved. See page 31 in the link below. I always do DHCP reservation on all the devices that I control on a network, otherwise the addresses may change, and that messes up some devices, especially if it has a web interface. That's what happened to you when you turned it off and brought it to the venue.The Airport Utility manual is in the Help menu of the software and an old one is here. Forcing to Wireless N 5 GHz is in the Wireless tab, you may also want to give the 5 GHz another name so you know you're on that one, all on page 20-23.
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