The only thing missing from your instructions is to enter the default gateway. The XAIR should pull this from DHCP but didn't for us. Also, don't connect the ethernet cable to the modem. This didn't work for us at all and in fact broke the connection when we got it working. You can use either ethernet or AP mode with a laptop to set up the wifi as in your post, but don't connect the router to the mixer via ethernet as everything will immediately quit working. If you're not sure what your default gateway is, connect a laptop to the wireless router you intend to use and open a command prompt. type ipconfig and hit enter. You'll get something like this: Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.159 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 When using DHCP on the mixer you'll leave the ip address alone, and manually enter the subnet mask and default gateway. I attached a screenshot of what this looks like for us. My roommate insists that DHCP stands for Dead Hot Chili Peppers. Although I know better, I'm inclined to concur.
This was a good post but it leaves out an important part: even with DHCP selected, XAIR18 won't pull the default gateway. To find this, connect a laptop to the wireless router and open command prompt. Type ipconfig, hit enter. You'll see something like this under your wireless adapter: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.159 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 Even though DHCP provides the default gateway, it's clear that XAIR is not fully able to utilize DHCP in wifi client mode. It will pull an IP from the router but it won't pull the gateway. So take note of your default gateway on the wireless router you intend to use, and type it in to the gateway section, which is defaulted to: 0.0.0.0 If you want to confirm connectivity between the tablet/phone, laptop, and XAIR, you can use the same command prompt to ping each device's IP. The ping should look something like this: C:\Users\stati>ping 192.168.0.159 Pinging 192.168.0.159 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.0.159: bytes=32 time=359ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.0.159: bytes=32 time=158ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.0.159: bytes=32 time=289ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.0.159: bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=64 if it returns anything else then your devices aren't able to communicate with one another. We also found that having the ethernet cable connected between the router and XAIR prevented communication when in wifi client mode. If we plug in the cable, wifi client mode stops working even if the cable is removed. To fix this you can flip the switch to either ethernet or access point and back to wifi client mode. Then the XAIR should rejoin the network and your XAIR mobile app can find it. the other annoying thing is that the mobile and desktop apps will drop the connection from the mixer every 5 minutes. this happens in a house where there is no wifi interference, no mass blocking the wifi signal. We still constantly have to reconnect to the mixer.