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MS 812 basics - what do I need to get going?

Post by crispy_porker » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:46 am

I'm thinking of getting hold of one of these. Please forgive my ignorance on the subject, I have no experience setting up Ethernet networks :hmm:

I have a macbook and a wireless router. In order to use the MS 812 would I be able to:
1) Connect my macbook to the MS 812 directly using an ethernet cable?
or
2) Connect the MS 812 to the wireless router with an ethernet cable and then send midi/copperlan data over wifi?

If neither, what am I missing? Would I need any additional networking hardware?

Thanks in advance :tu:
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Re: MS 812 basics - what do I need to get going?

Post by AlyseumSupport » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:10 pm

crispy_porker wrote:I'm thinking of getting hold of one of these. Please forgive my ignorance on the subject, I have no experience setting up Ethernet networks :hmm:

I have a macbook and a wireless router. In order to use the MS 812 would I be able to:
1) Connect my macbook to the MS 812 directly using an ethernet cable?
or
2) Connect the MS 812 to the wireless router with an ethernet cable and then send midi/copperlan data over wifi?

If neither, what am I missing? Would I need any additional networking hardware?

Thanks in advance :tu:
1) is the correct answer.
A variation is to have some Ethernet switch on the way because of other stuff being connected (usually, that switch will be your Internet router).

Connecting through wi-fi is to avoid: the unpredictability of wireless connections is bad for latency and jitter.

So, you don't need any specific Ethernet hardware beyond a cable 8_)

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Post by crispy_porker » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:50 am

Fantastic, that's what I was hoping!
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