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The reason MIMO isn’t ideal for our use, is because it’s relying on walls, ceilings, etc, to bounce all it’s signals off of.

In theory, this is great for pretty much all applications of wireless, but soon as you loose the walls/roof, the signal has no direction and is off into no where.

A directional antenna tightens it’s throw, which will increase power to it’s path. The sides suffer, but if you’re in it’s path it’s great.

Since people like us are usually using this on stage, or at FoH, the back corner of a festival will be a dead spot, but you don’t want or need it there anyways.

Of course, YMMV as always. I went through many different routers, $300 current 802.11ac all the way down to old dodgy 802.11G running DD-WRT, and everything in between.

If you’re indoors, always, then MIMO is probably a good bet. Loose the walls, or be in a large venue and they fall apart.