Ok so I have a pair of iPhone 4 devices running iOS7, a Linksys WRT54GL, a Mac Mini running OS10.9 and QLab 3. I’m firing phone rings via OSC messages in QLab.
We went through 3 days of tech with absolutely no issues. The phones rang every time. I had the router sitting next to me in the house, my macbook and the sound mac mini plugged in via ethernet, and the mac mini and iphones on a dedicated wireless sound network.
When we started previews I moved the router up to the booth, and that’s when the problems started. I tried keeping the mini plugged into the router, and unplugged and connected wirelessly. Then I realized that the problem was the phones disconnecting from the network.
I tried all sorts of things with the phones. I turned off all notifications except StageCaller, turned off cellular and bluetooth services, made them forget all networks except the sound ones, turned off "ask to join networks. Today I started using the heartbeat feature, and that works great. As long as I can see midi messages, the ques fire instantly. Once the phones go into standby mode though (screen lock), they disappear after a few minutes. Sometimes one, sometimes the other, sometimes both. I turned off auto-lock and I’ve had them sitting here next to me, on, for a couple hours now and they haven’t dropped out at all.
Any thoughts? iPhone settings or router settings I should try?