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Justice C. Bigler

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What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:54:17 am »

Looking for a wireless router for remote control of our CL5. What are you guys liking these days in terms of wifi hardware?

I'm looking for a dual band, 802.11b/g/n unit.
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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 12:21:18 pm »

Hi Justice,

I'm in the same boat, looking at routers.

Found quite a bit of good information here:
 http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/

The Asus N66 looks like a good possibility.
One potential issue is that they can run hot.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

Looking for a wireless router for remote control of our CL5. What are you guys liking these days in terms of wifi hardware?

I'm looking for a dual band, 802.11b/g/n unit.
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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 01:20:56 pm »

I have Apple Airport Express units in our LS9s and M7 and they perform well.  The fact that they fit in a Shure mic bag along with their RJ cable and are their own wall wart was the big selling point - very doghouse friendly.  They do require an Apple set up program, no set up via a browser window.  Thats another plus, another layer of security.

Looking for a wireless router for remote control of our CL5. What are you guys liking these days in terms of wifi hardware?

I'm looking for a dual band, 802.11b/g/n unit.

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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 01:36:38 pm »

I use two different router setups depending on the distance I'm working.

I have a microtik router. The same type they use on water towers for wi-fi. A little overkill but when I'm in an area with tons of wi-fi it definately cuts through.

And then I use the Netgear N600 dual band router for my indoor gigs.

I use these with my Yammie LS9/32, DM1000 and the Presonus 16 & 24 channel mixers. I connect with either an Ipad, Iphone or Gateway Tablet computer.

I have had no problems and the connection stays locked with no dropouts.

The Netgear has the advantage of being available in places like Best Buy, sells for under $100. Cheep enough to keep a backup.

That's my story and I'm stickin to it...:)

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 04:11:48 pm »

I'm recently bought a Belkin N600 Share router (strange that NetGear and Belkin both have an N600 model...).  The Belkin allows has a USB port I hook to a Yamaha 01V96 and I can run Studio Manager on a laptop over wifi.  It works fine in my studio, I haven't tested it at a gig yet but there seem to be a lot of 01V96 users with good luck with this router.

Regarding the Apple Express, fyi you can download an iPad app to setup the router.  The diminutive size of the Express makes it pretty compelling. The Express also has a USB port but I have no idea if it would work with a Yamaha mixer and Studio Manager over wireless.  The downside is it only has 1 RJ45 port, so for me I'd have to add a switch for the few hardwired devices (DSP, Wireless transmitters) that I run.  The Airport Extreme has more ports, but is about the same size as the Belkin N600 and cost more.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 04:13:36 pm »

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I'm looking for a dual band, 802.11b/g/n unit.

Why dual band? Switchable speed versus penetration?
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What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 05:47:23 pm »

I disabled my n600 NETGEAR 2.4gHz radio and bought a 5gHz card for my tablet so I wasn't competing with smart phones. Of course, with the new phones we may be back in trouble.


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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 07:42:17 pm »

I've been using a Belkin "Share" N300 wireless N router for my 01v96 for some time now. Works fine.

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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 07:50:51 pm »

At the CL training last week, the Yamaha guys recommended to stay away from the Apple Airport Express stuff. They have had an inordinate amount of service calls dealing with Apple Airport Express. And being that I'm an Apple hater, any excuse to stay away from their stuff is a good excuse.
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Re: What are you guys liking for wireless routers these days?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 09:08:25 pm »

Netgear WNDR 3700. Has never failed. Amazing range, it seems. It's (kinda) strapped in a rack with a USB preamp and the Lectrosonics TM400 receiver. I think I've had it for 3 years now.

I was looking at this one as an upgrade...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp;jsessionid=2AD2A9D13CE61772A8EB6147A37B9C47.bbolsp-app04-47?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-1227530349927728278&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=netgear+wndr4500&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

...but then, I've been seeing this pop up lately...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+-+Dual-Band+Wireless-AC+Gigabit+Router+with+4-Port+Ethernet+Switch/6226495.p?id=1218720727185&skuId=6226495

Except that I doubt I'll need wireless AC for a while...

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