[LAU] MIDI over wifi on Linux, revisited

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Jan 4 19:30:38 UTC 2016

On 01/04/2016 07:14 PM, Chris Caudle wrote:
> On Mon, January 4, 2016 12:55 pm, Jonathan E. Brickman wrote:
>> If my architecture needs a panic button, my
>> architecture isn't good enough for me.
> ...
>> But in truth, I don't want any risk of out-of-order, or missed, commands
>> in the stream.  Delay is fine, only as a great indicator that I have to
>> abandon wireless and use my backup wired approach.
> If wired is physically possible at all, I don't understand why you are
> considering WiFi if you actually need reliable real time communication.
> Unless this is in an isolated building where you can completely control
> the RF environment, you never know when someone is going to turn on
> another WiFi device that temporarily disrupts communication, has a 2.4GHz
> security camera that doesn't play well with WiFi, or even cooks something
> in a microwave oven with a fraction of a percent leakage (e.g. someone
> making popcorn in the green room).  A typical microwave oven is around
> 1000 W, maximum allowed power in the 2.4GHz band in North America is 1 W,
> but I have seen a lot of devices with lower than that as the maximum.  It
> doesn't take much leakage at all to equal the power output from a WiFi
> device.
> I used to have problems with the WiFi to my wife's laptop slowing greatly
> if we were heating anything in the kitchen microwave.  I can't conceive of
> using something that fragile in a concert environment.

good grief someone raised the issue after all this time...

so you were having a uw oven (near|on) that studio of yours?
think again :)

rncbc aka. Rui Nuno Capela

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