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    Posted: 15 May 2017 at 8:32am
Hey all...recommendations for a small dedicated router to operate a a dsp.
All I have at the mo is an old domestic unit, it works fine but it's bulky and I'd like something small that can live in the Amp rack.

My Tinnitus is coming along nicely!!
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Cheap n cheerful, I have loaded 'LEDE' a fork of openwrt onto a netgear EX2700 which was little more than a brick with the factory firmware and what I had on the junk pile, nice and simple and works for basic wifi to my x32, it's a 'wall wart type device with a single ethernet port and dual antenna 2.4GHz N, no detachable antenna's though.




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If you don't mind spending over the odds but want it neat and solid, there's the Nowsonic Stage Router / Pro...

Looks good but isn't cheap...
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I use one of these for remote apps for lighting desks, very happy with range

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Thanks lads.
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I use a Draytek 29xx 5Ghz series for most things, cheap enough off ebay, you can get rack kits but most of mine are on generic rack shelves, I won't tolerate wall warts so I buy a 12V 1A IEC in PSU them. They aslo let you plug a LTE dongle in so you can run production Wifi (on a different Vlan/Subnet/channel/frequency) if you want as having an old HP B&W laser jet in mons world for channel plots, wine orders etc is handy...

I have also used with good result a BT business hub 5G mode only) and an old Virgin Home Hub thingy in 5G....

The Nowsonic thing looks kinda tempting but as reality check I wouldn't buy a Cisco mixing desk and there shouldn't buy a piece of IT kit from an outfit that makes Keyboard stands!!!!

I have also put a lot on Zyxel & TP link kit in and I have to say I am impressed


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TP Link stuff is ok budget kit, their Nano Router is good!
Ruckus is the one, but £££
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For more serious wifi then look at the pro audio equivalents of networking such as th cisco 'cleanair' ap' or something along the lines of of a Mikrotik metal 52ac etc, sticking an ap 'in' a rack from an rf point of view can be about as bad as it gets, idealy wants to be away from obstuctions and local interfereance as possible, the right choice of antennas really helps especially if close coupled to the ap, there are various outdoor grade ap's that run POE, so just need a piece of CAT5 running to them and have the mountings to clamp to a pole, that has the advantage of the ap acting as a head end amp for the remote anttenna. For the size of gigs I'm using my ex2700 for it just sits on the next to the desk on a rack plugged into an extention cable. Any budget solution that is supported by Openwrt or LEDE is worth a shot.

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Ubiquiti NanoStation
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Originally posted by toastyghost toastyghost wrote:

Ubiquiti NanoStation


Looks like a good call
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A lot of PA companies use Ubiquiti bullet M5s with a 'donkey' antenna. 
Pico/nanostation is a good call if you don't have an arena to fill!
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Just bear in mind you need to be addressing them properly with a fixed network, DHCP isn't gonna fly.
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