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WiFi vs Cat 5e / 6 Connectivity Maestro

Barry Young
Barry Young Member ✭✭
edited April 2020 in Maestro
When I connect my Maestro to my 6400 via WiFi, when I record my transmission, on playback it has a tendency to break up (choppiness).  I haven't had any reports of choppiness, or my transmission breaking up during contacts. This is due to packets dropping etc. If I connected my Maestro directly to the router / Gigabyte hub, I assume this would go away?? 

My Maestro is approximately 15 feet from the the wireless router. It registers mostly good and excellent as far as the connection. I do see lost packets...  I think that is typical for networks.

I think I am going to have to connect the Maestro via Cat 5 / directly to the hub / switch...



  • AH0U
    AH0U Member
    edited June 2019
    You are correct
  • Gene Duprey
    Gene Duprey Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    That is what I do and have had no problems.  I have a 20ft. run from my modem to my 6500 and also to my Maestro.  Have had no dropouts at all.
  • Chris DL5NAM
    Chris DL5NAM Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    .... but if you buy/use CAT cable, spent 5 cent more and take CAT 6 cable - it's the better one for Ham's and his RF :-)
  • Harald Welscher
    edited December 2019
    Hello give your maestro in your router priority for WiFi, many router can do that in the WiFi settings. That will fix it 73 Harald DJ4HW
  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    No matter how close you are to your access point, other signals in the area can interfere with your WiFi. It is always a good idea to do a WiFi survey of your area, then avoid the busy frequencies. Often in busy areas (in North America anyway), 2.4 G is very congested, and 5 G frequencies provide a much better opportunity to avoid competition. WiFi backs off when it detects other signals on a frequency it wants to use.

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