WiFi vs Cat 5e / 6 Connectivity Maestro

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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...

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Barry Young

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Posted 1 year ago

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You are correct
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Gene Duprey

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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.
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Chris DL5NAM

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.... 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 :-)
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Harald Welscher

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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
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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.