While CQ-18T and CQ-20B have an integrated dual-band WiFi, all three CQ models are also equipped with a Network port that allows connection to external devices such as iPads, Tablets or Mobile devices to remotely control the console.
Note: An access point device, such as a router, and an ethernet cable are required for this setup.
Connecting with CQ-12T and CQ-18T
- Connect your Access Point device to the Network port of the CQ unit.
- For an Automatic IP setup, guarantee that your Access Point is set as DHCP server.
- For a Manual IP setup, identify the current IP address of your Access Point.
On your CQ Unit:
- Go to CONFIG / CONTROL & NETWORK.
Touch the NETWORK box and select ‘Ethernet’ at the Enable Network option.
- Select Manual to enter the necessary Network settings that will enable communication within your Network environment.
- IP Address: Enter an IP address that follows under the same IP range of your Access Point; Choosing which bits of the IP Address are to be changed while assigning an Address to a device will be dependent of the selected Subnet Mask.
- Subnet: The number selected in the Subnet drop-down menu will indicate the octet or section of bits that are set as Network ID and which bits can be used for assigning individual Addresses.
By default, the Subnet is set to 24, which indicates that the first 3 octets or bytes are fixed, while the last byte is available to assign an address from 1 to 254 (Effectively equal to 255.255.255.0)
- Gateway: This is to be defined by the Gateway of the Access Point.
Example: If your Access point has a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 and an IP Address of 192.168.1.100, you may want to have an equal Subnet Mask (24 for 255.255.255.0) and an IP Address of 101, if no other device is already using this Address.
- Select Automatic for your Access Point to automatically deploy and assign an available IP address under the same IP Range and under the same Subnet Mask. This option is recommended for a quick and safe way of guaranteeing a good Network connection.
- If your Access Point is set as a DHCP Server, your CQ console will automatically receive the assign IP Address.
On your external device:
- Go to your WiFi Networks, locate your Access Point Network and connect to it.
- Once connected, Open the MixPad app and wait a few seconds for your CQ console to appear in the ‘Choose Unit’ menu.
- Select your CQ unit and connect.
Can I have other devices connected on the same Network?
While this is technically possible, we recommend running a stand-alone network setup for unique use of your remote control CQ Apps, this will reduce the possibility of interference and overcrowding of devices on the network.
Why do I have an IP Address such as 169.254.X.X?
This is an example of a typical ‘Self-Assigned’ IP Address. This means that while the device is set to Automatic IP , it is expecting to receive an assigned IP Address from the DHCP server, however, this is not occurring. This may happen if the DHCP server is not working, if the connection is faulty or simply if there isn’t a DHCP server to deploy IP Addresses.
What is the recommended router?
There is no specific type of router that needs to be used, this is up to the user’s preference. However, we suggest using an easy to setup (Plug and play) router, as this kind of setup doesn’t require much management, the less things to configure on your router, the better!
What is the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz?
Nowadays, most routers will come as Dual-band WiFi, this means that they can run on 2.4Ghz or 5.0Ghz Frequency bands.
2.4GHz Due to the longer wavelength, 2.4GHz has a longer range and coverage area. This band is prone to more WiFi congestion, due to each 20MHz channel overlapping with the adjacent channel and a higher number of devices that use this band.
5GHz Offers a shorter range and can require line of sight. This band is less prone to WiFi congestion due to its channels not overlapping and less devices using this band.
One is not better than the other, it simply depends on the environment where you are currently operating and the other wireless devices that can be found on the surroundings, so it is recommended to either test both or run a WiFi scan to know the Wireless environment.
More devices can arrive in the area in the time since first connection. You may wish to switch frequencies later if you have connection issues to see if the connection improves.