19" Wireless Dual Band Router
- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Removable antennas
- 1 WAN port
- 4 LAN ports (100 Mbps)
- Lockable Neutrik RJ 45 connector on the front
- Integrated power supply
- Format: 19" / 1 HE
- Housing dimensions without mains plug and without antennas (W x H x D): 483 x 44 x 180 mm
- Weight: 2.1 kg
- WLAN standards IEEE 802.11a, b, ac, g, n
- Data throughput WLan: Up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz), up to 867 Mbps (5 GHz)
Registration-free and rack-compatible dual-band router
Thanks to its dual-band transmission capability, the Swissonic Professional Router 2 can transmit data wirelessly on two separate frequencies. In addition to its 2.4 GHz ISM band with 300 Mbps data throughput, it also operates in the 5 GHz range, where it can transmit up to 867 Mbps. The router can be operated without registration in both frequency ranges. Its “Diversity” feature ensures that transmission is always reliable. To facilitate rack mounting, the router’s front antennas can be unscrewed. The buttons for WPS pairing and device reset are also easily accessible on the front panel. The router is flexible in use and, in addition to its WAN input port, includes four LAN ports for transmitting network signals via cable at up to 100 Mbps each. Nine LEDs provide the necessary information for all of the important parameters at a glance. The router is conveniently set up via the adapter settings in the respective PC's system control panel.
Versatile in use
Two of the router’s LAN outputs are located on the front panel, which is particularly useful for easy access. The output sockets are lockable and designed for Neutrik RJ45 connectors, which are well known for their sturdiness and reliability. Thanks to its internal PSU, only an IEC cable is required to power the unit – an external power adapter is not needed. The Swissonic Professional Router 2 has four available operating modes. As a router, it can be used to connect other devices to the Internet. As a repeater (extender), it can supplement existing networks by boosting the signal and thus extending the range of the network. Used as an access point, it can wirelessly integrate devices such as netbooks, smartphones, digital mixers, and wireless controllers into existing local networks. Last but not least, this unit can also function as a wireless ISP, serving as a WiFi hotspot for musicians and guests. Of course, the wireless router also has the option of automatically assigning an IP address via DHCP and SSID encryption.
For bands and promoters
Sound engineers wishing to provide WiFi to musicians on stage or who want to control a digital mixer via a WLAN-capable controller will have access to two bands of wireless transmission with the Swissonic Professional Router 2 – meaning that if necessary, they can switch to the second frequency band when the first is being heavily used. This wireless router is therefore also ideal for those who occasionally use wireless microphones in the 2.4 GHz range and then want to switch bands to avoid possible interference in the signals, which can sometimes occur in busy frequency ranges. promoters and bands who want to create local WiFi hotspots or extend their WLAN range will also find an ideal solution here.
Launched in 1998, Swissonic is an in-house brand operated by Thomann. Swissonic's range of electronic and digital devices are built to precise specifications by well-known manufacturers and are thus available at very favourable prices via direct marketing without distributors. Swissonic mainly focuses on devices for use in conjunction with a computer. The product range therefore includes interfaces, webcams, monitoring speakers, MIDI keyboards, and routers but also sound converters and rack-mounted electronic equipment. Swissonic thus provides an extensive range of affordable equipment for computer and home studio-based sound processing.
For WLAN in small locations
One possible use of the Swissonic Professional Router 2 is to connect digital mixers and controllers. But that is not all it can do: It can also be used to set up a WLAN network in rehearsal rooms or in smaller venues such as bars and pubs. This WLAN router is equally suited both to live band settings and to permanent installations. An alternative option to the Swissonic Professional Router 2, which offers fewer convenience and security features, is its little brother: The Swissonic Basic Router (item no. 427045). This is a desktop device that is less roadworthy but, thanks to its lower purchase price and smaller footprint, is ideal for use in smaller settings such as rehearsal rooms or as a terminal for WLAN-capable devices that might figure in setups used by DJs and solo entertainers.