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james a linger

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best router
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:12:24 pm »

whats the best router for use with the performer console, ive been told to avoid the lynxsess routers as they dont like the sc , i already have 2 of them i was going to use, just need an outside opinion
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Re: best router
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 05:02:47 pm »

You don't need a router, you need an WAP, or Wireless Access Point.

I put one of these in my rack beside my Expression, and then use the lan ports for my Integra-7, MIDI PC, and dbx 4800. This allows full control using an Ipad, or updates and service from the PC side. All bases covered.

http://www.netgear.com/business/products/wireless/soho-wireless/wn604.aspx
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Re: best router
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 05:32:15 pm »

I'll never second guess Bob on any Soundcraft or networking stuff, but I use an Airport Express because  it allows me to play back music from my iPad as well as run the remote app for my board.   I'm using a Qu-16.
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Re: best router
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 06:24:29 pm »

I use an Engenius ENS500ext http://www.engeniustech.com/products/outdoor-access-points-client-bridges/ap-bridges-outdoor/ens500ext.html .  It is a 5ghz wap and has been rock solid for me inside and out, plus it is weather proof.
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Re: best router
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 07:51:26 pm »

You don't need a router, you need an WAP, or Wireless Access Point.

I put one of these in my rack beside my Expression, and then use the lan ports for my Integra-7, MIDI PC, and dbx 4800. This allows full control using an Ipad, or updates and service from the PC side. All bases covered.

http://www.netgear.com/business/products/wireless/soho-wireless/wn604.aspx

I agree with Bob on this approach. We also have a WAP and have great performance. It is a Ubiquiti M5 Bullet (5GHz range) with a Qualcom antenna. I tested it from over 600' away and it worked perfectly. 5GHz is less crowded for us. I've turned off both the 2.4 and 5GHz radios in the router.
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Re: best router
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 10:15:13 pm »

You don't need a router, you need an WAP, or Wireless Access Point.

I put one of these in my rack beside my Expression, and then use the lan ports for my Integra-7, MIDI PC, and dbx 4800. This allows full control using an Ipad, or updates and service from the PC side. All bases covered.

http://www.netgear.com/business/products/wireless/soho-wireless/wn604.aspx

Keep in mind with this solution you still need a DHCP server in the loop OR you have to manually enter an IP address on each device.  If you buy what is traditionally called a "router" in the small office/home office category it will always include a DHCP server.  All you have to do is just not use the WAN port and you are set.  I always set a static IP on my consoles then use DHCP to assign addresses to whatever I'm connecting to the network. 

We use these: http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/open-source-dd-wrt/airstation-highpower-n600-gigabit-simultaneous-dual-band-dd-wrt-wireless-router

These are cheap as hell and ride in a doghouse nicely.  They are also always good for your gig bag if you show up and don't have any wireless solution on your desk or in the hotel at night.  Not for mission critcal but good for tuning and what not.  http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-MR3020-Wireless-Portable-Router/dp/B00634PLTW/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425007069&sr=1-9&keywords=Portable+Router
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Re: best router
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 10:38:15 pm »


I use an Engenius ENS500ext http://www.engeniustech.com/products/outdoor-access-points-client-bridges/ap-bridges-outdoor/ens500ext.html .  It is a 5ghz wap and has been rock solid for me inside and out, plus it is weather proof.
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I have used this access point at festivals in the middle of 60k+.  rock solid. I was never more then 100ft from it though. Also... You can have it hand out addresses with DHCP.


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Re: best router
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 10:58:08 pm »

whats the best router for use with the performer console, ive been told to avoid the lynxsess routers as they dont like the sc , i already have 2 of them i was going to use, just need an outside opinion
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