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Title: Wireless control of a PM5D with a USB style router?
Post by: micky simm on November 03, 2012, 05:53:34 pm
Has anyone done this? A laptop or tablet (running studio manager & 5D editor of course), connected to the USB server which is connected to the 5D? Would this do the trick? Or is the only way the common "tablet connected wirelessly to a laptop which is then connected to the console" method?
There seems to be conflicting info out there about the answer to this so I hope someone here knows for sure! Thanks!

The type of router I'm referring to: http://www.silexamerica.com/products/usb_device_connectivity/sx-2000wg.html
Title: Re: Wireless control of a PM5D with a USB style router?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on November 03, 2012, 06:10:46 pm
Yes. It works, takes a lot of trial and error to configure, and often times drops the connection and you have to re connect to the wifi to get it to reconnect to the console.

It's an ok option, but not great.
Title: Wireless control of a PM5D with a USB style router?
Post by: Tim Weaver on November 03, 2012, 06:52:31 pm
Just give up now and get 2 computers.
Title: Re: Wireless control of a PM5D with a USB style router?
Post by: Mark McFarlane on November 04, 2012, 03:41:38 am
Just give up now and get 2 computers.

+1.  I've been playing with this technology on and off for a few years as a weekend warrior with different heardware and it has been finicky for me. Sometimes it works right away, other times not. Synchronizing Studio Manager between laptop and 01V96 frequently hangs even when realtime operation works, kind of makes me leery.

If you're at the PM5D level and don't want any pre-show or mid-show surprises with your FOH laptop control, I'd hardwire a computer at FOH and use wifi to a tablet for remote with the understanding that the remote may get flakey and require reconnections....
Title: Re: Wireless control of a PM5D with a USB style router?
Post by: Ivan Feder on November 04, 2012, 05:20:49 am
if you can use a cable, this works very well:
get a USB to RJ45 extender ( about $15 on ebay)
Most extenders/ converters will work up to 60 metres, 180 ft.
Saves you from running 2 computers and an awkward remote desktop app.
Has anyone done this? A laptop or tablet (running studio manager & 5D editor of course), connected to the USB server which is connected to the 5D? Would this do the trick? Or is the only way the common "tablet connected wirelessly to a laptop which is then connected to the console" method?
There seems to be conflicting info out there about the answer to this so I hope someone here knows for sure! Thanks!

The type of router I'm referring to: http://www.silexamerica.com/products/usb_device_connectivity/sx-2000wg.html