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Nine hints for better, cleaner WiFi audio streaming

If at all possible, use the 5 GHz rather than the 2.4 GHz band. The 2.4 GHz band has the advantages that inexpensive or old Android phones cannot receive 5 GHz and that the 2.4 GHz band penetrates walls better and has slightly more range. But 2.4 GHz has numerous...

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Balancing bandwidth considerations

When looking at a streaming WiFi audio system, there are several potential bandwidth bottlenecks. The Ethernet Switch The Venue Server The Wi-Fi Access Points IP Address space In our last technical blog, here, we looked at the Wi-Fi access points. Access points must...

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Load testing WiFi access points

We have recently been load testing WiFi access points for use with WiFi audio streaming. We had a lot of questions on the results because the specifications of enterprise grade WiFi do not really address our special case. One one hand, they talk about bandwidth, but...

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Soft gain adjustments

Version 2.40 of our venue server software introduced soft gain limiting for our gain adjustment function. This is for use in cases where the audio volume of a particular source is too low and must be boosted. The gain is adjustable in 6 dB increments. That is, every...

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