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Struggling to get Airport Extreme to work properly with midi network


#1

Hi All,

I am currently setting up a StageCaller system and have run into some difficulties any help would be greatly appreciated, we start TECH in 3 days.

I have a macbook pro osx 10.9.4 and a airport extreme wifi router

The Iphone is visible in midi network setup directory window but will only “connect” if I am acessing the wifi network using the macbook pro’s wi fi. i.e. if I connect the macbook pro with the router via a cat5/6 cable and turn off macbook wifi the phone wont “connect”

Also If the airport extreme is not connected to the internet the phone will also not connect.

I rekon I have set up the airport in some odd way. Is there a way to resolve these issues by setting the airport up without internet access.

any help greatly appreciated I’ve been struggling with this for days.


#2

This definitely sounds like an airport setup issue.
I’d suggest starting this way:

  1. Turn off computer wifi
  2. Disconnect the computer from any physical external network - i.e. make sure it’s not plugged into a router and then into the airport extreme (for now).
  3. Connect the computer the the airport
  4. Set up your network - make sure the computer sees the airport, gets a TCP/IP address, etc.
  5. Add the iPhone.

You should not be using the internet at all - the main thing is to avoid an external network connection - so you’re creating a closed, local network, with no internet access. If/when you need to get Stagecaller updates, or update your audio files, then you can put the phone online.

Does this makes ense?


#3

Ahh, I’ve fixed it. It was incorrect settings on the airport extreme.


#4

Thanks for the response I had just mucked up the airport extreme settings.

now midi works time to look at OSC.

Love the app by the way, excellent work