M20d Wifi Adapter Compatibility
Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:33 AM
I also have the WIS12ABGN, and it works OK... if there are no other wifi signals in the room. But I have waited an hour to get my ipad connected when there is other wifi signals in the room. I don't use it at all anymore with the M20d. I'm happy to hear that it is working well for kmachman, but before anyone shells out money for it, I just want to make sure that users are aware there can be some connectivity issues.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:37 AM
I have waited an hour to get my ipad connected when there is other wifi signals in the room.
Just a thought, folks...
- You must use one of those tiny dongles and
- It takes ages to connect...
...rather than accelerating your ageing by waiting all that time, try re-starting the procedure a few times.
Given other "traffic", the WiFi "handshake" process seems highly dependent on the actual timing of the "latest arrival", so I've found that a fresh "entrance" is often the best way for a "newcomer" to barge in successfully.
(Your possible use of a fanfare is optional.)
Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:07 AM
Hey Ron, don't think for a moment that I just sat there waiting for an hour for it to magically happen. And it's not the only time I've waited just the longest. Believe me I continually tried everything I could think of... different wifi channels on the M20d, disconnecting and re-connecting the dongle, closing and re-opening the app... shutting off and restarting M20d. And of course leaving it for periods of time to see if it would just happen...
Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:23 AM
Well I tried one i had at home yesterday, plugged it in and the M20d saw nothing. I'm going away in two days and when back straight to a gig so time is short and the ipad feature was a big purchase persuader - anyway went to the line 6 wifi recommend list and saw the Cisco E2500 also its a Cisco in the video demo so I jumped onto Amazon and they had a Cisco AE2500 ordered it I'm prime so one day free it came today put it into desk and exactly the same result - nothing no network present. I put it on my laptop to make sure it wasn't faulty and connected to internet easy. I've spent £25 on this and I'm not connected I can't see anything else to try.
Any suggestions would be great
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:52 PM
Have you tried to open the settings on the iPad, connect to the "StageScape" network and open the sStageScape app?
The StageScape app and the firmware need to be on the same version. If your app is v1.10 the mixer needs to be updated to firmware 1.10.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:46 AM
send the Cisco one back to Amazon and swap it for the Samsung WIS12ABGNX
This one is not discontinued and relative inexpensive. I bought this one in the meantime while I was waiting for the engenius that I purchased at ebay (but it´s held up by german customs) in the US. I can proof the Samsung is working on the M20d.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:53 PM
Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:06 PM
I bought a USB to Ethernet adapter and a TP-Link router now when I plug it in I get the message
Status Connecting to Ethernet network...
The busy dial spins and it just sits like that.
I can see the unit name and a PIN number but they are grey not green and until they are green I can't do anything.
I only downloaded the ipad app a couple of days ago but it wouldn't matter if it was an old one the stagescape is not getting to the place where an ipad could connect. This is driving me nuts.
It is poor and I'm running out of time - and patience - to get this sorted.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:51 PM
This and/ or different versions of M20d firmware and iPad app are most likely the problem.
The router also needs to be set to DHCP but usually they are out of the box.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:35 PM
Thanks for the reply. I left it trying to connect before I went to bed for over one hour. I'm not sure about the ipad app side of this yet.
As I understand it when you connect the 20d to a router the name and code will turn green indicating the connection has been made. It's only after this has happened you would go to he ipad and try to log on using the information provided. If you couldn't connect at this stage then I could see how the ipad app would be part of the problem. My 20d can't get to that sage at this time surely the ipad app is irrelevant.
Anyway, I'm going to try and dig out another router I think I've got and try that. There is only one input for the cable on the router it's a travel model that was on special at Maplin and I liked it as it is small and would have been good for stage and transport. I didn't really want to ave a big 4 port router sitting on the stage hence the appeal of the dongle use.
I thought there was only two versions of he firmware the first one and the new one that I installed?
Off to find the router
Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:52 PM
Just read your post - I missed it last night as I was tired and annoyed - Thanks, anyway I've just found the last Samsung WIS12ABGNX in stock at our local Argos and I've reserved it. As you can confirm it works with he 20d then I can only assume if it doesn't work with mine then mine is faulty. (I'm also assuming you updated to the latest firmware 1.10)
I'll get it this morning it's £39.99 not exactly cheap but I'm desperate and Argos have a fantastic returns policy. Like I said ubove this would be my dream as I don't want stage clutter. I know some are getting connection problems at venues but the places we play don't usually have wifi networks running.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:04 AM
What I discovered is the following procedure works most of the time for when I have connection problems:
Turn off ipad wifi (e.g. set it to flight mode)
Plug off the usb wifi stick of the M20d
Plug it in again
Turn on wifi on the ipad and connect again
Most of the time the connection between the app and the M20d is back in seconds.
I have also set the M20d to use wifi channel 1, because in Germany most of the Wifi Routers use channels around 7 to 12 by default. I don´t think a lot of people alter this settings on the router, so I think channel 1 should be a relatively "save place" to work without a lot of issues.
But if you have troubles while connecting you can also change the channel to the other end of the range on the M20d, where is also not a lot of other traffic around.
Haven´t played in venues with a lot of wifi networks around yet. So I can´t really tell if my setting is also working well in such venues. But if it´s not I´ll connect my Airport express using a USB to Wifi adaptor instead of the Samsung wifi stick.
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