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BandHelper => Tips and Tricks => Topic started by: arlo on March 31, 2015, 02:53:53 AM

Title: Example Router Setup for Device Linking
Post by: arlo on March 31, 2015, 02:53:53 AM
Some people have asked me to recommend a wi-fi router for device linking. The current top seller on Amazon.com is the TP-LINK TL-WR841N, which sells for under 20 US dollars:

http://amzn.to/1NUqUUO

I ordered one and it worked fine with minimal setup:


That's it ... you can now use device linking. No Internet connection is needed with this router.

Here are a few improvements you can make to the default settings:


Now you should be all set. When you get to a gig, just connect the router's power cable and turn it on (or leave the switch in the on position), then connect your devices to the wi-fi (or configure them to remember the network so they connect automatically). Then you can start up the device linking features in BandHelper.
Title: Re: Example Router Setup for Device Linking
Post by: Joe_K on April 08, 2015, 08:07:49 PM
Thanks for the test and clear explanation!  Handy to have for only $20.
Title: Re: Example Router Setup for Device Linking
Post by: Dutch on March 17, 2016, 02:22:12 PM
From the gist of this I assume ( a bad thing) that I'll have to have a router at a gig so all the band members can see the set lists etc. on their devices. ?
Title: Re: Example Router Setup for Device Linking
Post by: arlo on March 17, 2016, 04:27:14 PM
You need wi-fi access at a gig only if you want to transmit song selections or screen images between your devices while you perform. That's called device linking:

http://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/linking_devices.html

If you just want to have the same data on all your devices, you can sync your devices before the gig and then you don't need any network connection at the gig.