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Connecting your Paca(rana) to a Wireless Network

There are several approaches:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your Paca(rana) to the wireless router you already use in your studio.
  2. Connect your Paca(rana) to its own wireless router (for example the Asus WL330gE Portable Wireless Access Point
  3. Contact Delora Software to inquire about their PacaConnect application which creates an ad hoc network using the built-in Airport on a Macintosh

Sounds that utilize Kyma Control

FAQ

Can I connect an Apple Airport Extreme basestation to my Pacarana via Ethernet and use it to connect my iPad with the Pacarana?

Yes! (The Extreme is easy to set up; however, the smaller, Airport Express is quite tricky to configure and, in that configuration, can connect the Pacarana to the iPad and not to get to the Internet).

Also if anyone knows can I connect my Mac Pro to a Apple Airport Extreme basestation and connect to other wifi networks, i.e can I use it instead of buying an internal airport card?

The Extreme can connect 4 wired Ethernet devices and any number of wireless devices to the same subnet (so they can see each other), and it connects all of those devices to the Internet via a special WAN Ethernet jack on the back of the Extreme.

I don't know if the Extreme can connect to the Internet wirelessly (has anyone tried this?)

If not any suggestions for portable wireless routers for the Pacarana in the UK?

We've been successfully using the Asus WL330gE Portable Wireless Access Point

For those of you who have a Mac with built-in Airport, check with Delora Software PacaConnect product that lets you use the built-in Airport of your Macintosh as an ad hoc network for connecting your Pacarana to your iPad.

Trouble-shooting

I have connected my Pacarana and my iPad to my wireless router, but I cannot get Kyma Control to find the Pacarana.

In order for the Paca(rana) and the iPad to find each other, they must be on the same network. Sometimes wireless routers use different addresses for wired and wireless connections and this would mean that the Paca(rana) and the iPad would be on different networks.

You can check the addresses by going to Settings on the iPad, choose Wi-Fi settings, tap the blue arrow next to your network name (to get more information) and read the IP Address and Subnet Mask.

Then, on the Paca(rana), you can tap Help on the front panel, and scroll all the way to the last entry where you will see the Paca(rana)'s IP Address and Subnet Mask.

The Paca(rana) and the iPad are on the same network (and therefore can find each other) if the Subnet Masks are the same, and if the first part of the IP Addresses of the iPad and the Paca(rana) match (depending on the Subnet Mask value). A Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 means that the first three components of the IP Addresses must match, a mask of 255.255.0.0 means that the first two components of the IP Address must match, etc.

For example, if the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0, then 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3 are on the same network, but 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.10.2 are not on the same network.

If the IP Addresses show that the Paca(rana) and iPad are on different networks, alter the settings of your router to make the wireless and wired connections share the same range of IP addresses.

Everything is working, you make a change on the Configuration page, then the Keyboards stop working.

Check that you haven't inadvertently changed the Keyboard Channel on the Configuration Page. (The default MIDI channel in Kyma is channel 1)

 
 
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