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Router Specifications for Optimal VSL LAN?
Last post Sun, Feb 16 2014 by cm, 4 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Feb 13 2014 15:11
by Jim Shipley
Joined on Wed, Nov 11 2009, Posts 21
I'm in the process of setting up a PC slave that will run with my Mac master via ethernet cable. I want internet access for both computers through a router. I understand all the connections need to be gigabit. But are there any particular specifications for the router that are important for a problem-free operation with VEPro5/MIR and Cubase 6.5?

Thanks! - Jim
Posted on Fri, Feb 14 2014 20:03
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9139

what you will need is a switch - a router just provides access (a route, a gateway) to the internet.

don't choose the cheapest, watch out for the features *broadcast storm control* and *supports jumbo packets*

 

now your post indicates you just have a modem (DSL, cable?) which provides a single (dynamic?) IP for one computer, so it makes sense to add a (private) router into the chain which has a built-in switch.

on one hand the model you can choose depends on your internet provider (will the modem accept this router?) and on the other hand the built-in switch should support the features mentioned above.

 

i personally have always been fine with Netgear, Cisco, LinkSys

and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
Posted on Sun, Feb 16 2014 05:58
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2730

If your Master Mac has 2 ethernet ports, you connect one port to Internet router/ADSL and the other port to your Slave no switch needed. Fix IP address required for the slave

If you dont know how to ; you can inspire of this example : http://cyrilblanc.fr/site_principal/slave_mac.html

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Posted on Sun, Feb 16 2014 09:04
by cm
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, vienna, Posts 9139

Cyril wrote:
If your Master Mac has 2 ethernet ports, you connect one port to Internet router/ADSL and the other port to your Slave no switch needed. Fix IP address required for the slave

one should add: and use internet connection sharing on the MacPro ...

and remember: a CRAY is the only computer that runs an endless loop in just four hours ...
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