Multicast and Wireless Networks

Support for sACNView, sACNView iOS and sACNView2
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Multicast and Wireless Networks

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:54 am

The Streaming ACN Protocol (sACN) makes extensive use of multicast to carry around data to lighting systems - so sACNView is transmitting or receiving multicast data when you use it to control your system.

Unfortunately some wireless access points, particularly lower cost ones, do not support multicast data well.

In my experience one of the most reliable is the Apple Airport series of wireless access points. The first step in troubleshooting, if you are unable to transmit or receive sACN (sometimes one will work and the other won't), is to try some different access points to see if that is the problem.

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