This article applies to all SSL products that use ipMIDI, not just Nucleus.
If you have no other choice but to use Wi-Fi, you must alter your computer's routing table.
SSL, and some other DAW providers, such as Avid Pro Tools, do not recommend using Wi-Fi on your DAW for many reasons. It is always better, more secure, and faster to hardwire your DAW to the network.
That said, we appreciate there are some scenarios where Wi-Fi may be the only solution.
This article will address using an SSL controller and a Wi-Fi-connected DAW.
There are four options available to you; pick one:
- The best solution is to connect the SSL controller directly to a free port on your Wi-Fi access point.
- If your Wi-Fi access point does not have enough switched ports, you can add a simple external switch and wire multiple devices to that.
- If you connect the SSL controller directly to the DAW computer you either have to manually switch locations or disable Wi-Fi to access the internet vs the SSL, or if you wish to be on the internet and SSL at the same time see the next recommendation...
- ...You must alter the DAW computer's routing table. Please see this article for guidance on altering the routing table. Altering the routing table is the only way to make a direct connection between the DAW and SSL work and be on the internet at the same time. This is why we recommend connecting everything to a switch and not using Wi-Fi on your DAW. That said, this will work, but requires familiarity terminal command line.
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