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Wireless Router in Studio Next to Gear - Am I Asking For Problems?
Old 14th July 2005
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Wireless Router in Studio Next to Gear - Am I Asking For Problems?

Finally got DSL, the plan is to set up a wireless system in the house. My computer is in the studio, and because I am the 'administrator' it is best if my connection is via ethernet, limiting the placement of the router.

That would mean my wireless router sitting close to all my gear.

Would I be smarter playing catch with my Pendulum MDP-1, or would this be no problem?

5 years behind the cutting edge,
Old 14th July 2005
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I'm curious myself...I just finished installing Optimum online and getting it into the mix suite via cable is going to be pretty much impossible so I'll have to go the wireless router route. As long as the interference isn't like a cell phone it should be ok right?
Old 14th July 2005
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works fine in mine...
Old 14th July 2005
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Never had problems here with my wireless router...but I am not running any other wireless devices in the studio...but that being said I about to splurge for a Frontiers Design Tranzport.......So I will know more then.
Old 14th July 2005
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My Apple Airport Extreme sits at the back of my studio on a shelf... about 2 metres behind mix position, no problems at all..
and most of the time i have my ibook sitting mext to my console connected to the internet via the wireless and have never heard a thing or noticed any problems.
I think you should be fine...
if you have any problems.. maybe just purchase a few longer CAT5 (network) cables...

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Old 14th July 2005
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same here......no problems thumbsup
Old 14th July 2005
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airport here for 3 years- never had a problem
Old 14th July 2005
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Great news. Thanks.

Although I think I will chicken out just a smidge and run some wire through the wall so Mr. Router does not take residence on top of Mr. Pendulum.

heh
Old 14th July 2005
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Shouldnt be a problem. I believe it uses the same frequencies that a cordless phone uses. You could always try to bring a cheap one in the studio with you and see if that causes problems.

I think most likely it wont though.

Danny
Old 15th July 2005
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Don't forget about security.
It is the real weakness of this convienence.

If you can, run wire.
Faster, cheaper, and way more secure.

If you can't, be sure to set the MAC level security on the wireless router so that no other machines can connect.
In addidion, limit the DHCP range.
OR
implement some type of key exchange (depending on the protocol used).

I am no hacker, quite the contrary.
However, whenever I need an access point there is always one handy that I can find by just driving down any street and in most cases I can see other things I shouldn't.
Once you go wireless you should review your other network security issues.
When is the last time you changed the passwords on your machine?
I find more macs without any login info and PC's that still let administrator/no password in.


One last suggestion. Do not leave the DAW on the network. Only connect it for updates and such.


Quote:
5 years behind the cutting edge
They call it "cutting edge" for a reason.
It can make you bleed.
Don't buy into the hype OR do it out of lazyness.
Do it because it is a _requirement_ of your situation.

Just so you don't think I am just being a nay-sayer.
I am a Sr. Network Engineer by trade. Have been for 10 years.

Read up, you are opening the front door wide.
To be honest there is no truly secure method of doing wireless to date.
The 802.11 standard has core flaws.

Good luck!

D
Old 18th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dpasch
Don't forget about security.
It is the real weakness of this convienence.

If you can, run wire.
Faster, cheaper, and way more secure.

If you can't, be sure to set the MAC level security on the wireless router so that no other machines can connect.
In addidion, limit the DHCP range.
OR
implement some type of key exchange (depending on the protocol used).

I am no hacker, quite the contrary.
However, whenever I need an access point there is always one handy that I can find by just driving down any street and in most cases I can see other things I shouldn't.
Once you go wireless you should review your other network security issues.
When is the last time you changed the passwords on your machine?
I find more macs without any login info and PC's that still let administrator/no password in.


One last suggestion. Do not leave the DAW on the network. Only connect it for updates and such.




D

Thanks! 1 hour ago I would have had no idea what you were talking about.

Now, I am a Network Administrator.

Hooked everything up and set up the security. I am connected by ethernet, just bought a wireless PCI card for my wife and installed it in her computer. On hers, we could see 5 networks, two were not secure.

For now, the router is in the studio until I run the cableing through the walls. I am about to do a mix, I will let you all know if there is a problem.
Old 21st July 2005
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Update: Finished the mix last night. No problem.

Guess I was expecting to hear the screach of a modem in the quiet passages, but all is good.



Old 21st July 2005
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Congrats!!!




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