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AndyH
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Hi All,

Many questions have been raised and answered already, but I’ll try and pick out a few that haven’t yet been answered;

In answer to H2_entertainment’s 1st post:

WPA vs MAC Filtering: Either is acceptable security. Both protect your WiFi from other people connecting to it. We recommend using either, but it’s often easier to start with WPA (not WEP if possible).

iPad Standby: You will often find the WiFi has been lost if the iPad goes to sleep, so to always have iPad control we recommend switching your iPad standby to ‘never’.

2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wireless: 2.4Ghz is usually better than 5Ghz when it comes to line of sight. 2.4Ghz usually copes better if you have less or no line of sight between your iPad/Laptop and the router/access Point. But as mentioned already 2.4Ghz often gets used by many other users. Therefore 5Ghz is there to avoid the interference.

In answer to ddff_lv’s 1st post:

Trouble connecting Editor: If you haven’t already, try disabling all other network adaptors apart from the one you’re trying to use to connect to your MixRack.

iPad on 5Ghz for both generations: Yes both iPad1 and iPad2 have 5Ghz capabilities.

Check which WiFi channel is free: It is possible to check which WiFi channel is free, check out; http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/. This won’t pick up any interference, or show you if an AP isn’t sticking to its channel width very well, but it will give you some idea of what access points are around.

In answer to Lieven Dewispelaere 1st Post:

iPad Switching between 2.4 and 5Ghz: On the iPad if you select the WiFi network you don’t want your iPad to switch to, and press’ Forget this Network’ that should stop your iPad from connecting to that network. Or there is a switch that says ‘ask to join networks’, which is also worth a try.

I think Joe90 had some good comments about router/access point positioning. Certainly up high is often best, and getting line of sight can really help.

I hope this answers any outstanding questions, please let me know if I need to explain in any further detail or have missed any questions.

AndyH