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I have a sound mixer that has an ethenet and supports LAN. I

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hi. I have a sound mixer that has an ethenet jack and supports LAN. I am trying to connect it to a belkin 450N router and use it to be able to connect my router wifi. When I plug in my router, it starts trying to set up automatically looking for and ISP. Obviously there isn't one.
Can you give me a little direction?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question. Can you give the make and model of the mixer?

What is the purpose of putting the mixer on a network?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's a soundcraft ui 16The purpose of putting it on the router is for more stable and larger wifi range. The mixer has an internal hotspot. When connect, the mixer gives me control on an iPad or smartphone through WiFi. But it is not reliable and has a small footprint.
Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

Thank you. I'm reading the manual on this and the mixer can act as a wireless access point.

In your list of wi-fi networks on a laptop, smartphone or tablet do you see the

Soundcraft Ui wireless network listed?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It can act as a hot spot. But it's unstable and unreliable and I often lose control of mixer at a performance. The manual suggests connecting an external router, but gives no instruction as to how to accomplish that.
Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

Thanks. It looks like when the mixer is plugged in to a router via ethernet cable

it will get an IP address from the router. I'd shut it off, connect it with the cable and then

turn it on. Are you able to get to these screens (see attachment below)

Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

I know how to get this going.

Do you have a laptop or desktop you can connect to the mixer via ethernet to access those screens?

The default IP address of the mixer is 10.10.2.1 so your belkin is going to get

confused if you plug the mixer into the router without making some changes first. You'll need to set the wired network adapter

on the laptop to an IP address of 10.10.2.2

with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

and set the default gateway to the mixer address of 10.10.2.1

Once you have those settings set on the laptop, open your browser and in the address

bar type: 10.10.2.1 and press Enter and you should get the mixer sign-in page.

Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

Another way to approach this is to simply change the LAN IP address on the router to 10.10.2.2.

I'm not sure which would be easier.

Expert:  Byron replied 6 months ago.

Hi. Do you still need assistance with this?

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