- Dual Band (2.4 and 5 GHz)
- 1 WAN port
- 4 LAN ports
- Dimensions: 127 x 135 x 23 mm
- Weight: 200 g
- Includes 9 V power supply
Registration-free dual-band router
Thanks to its dual-band transmission capability, the Swissonic Basic Router 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. The router is flexible in use and, in addition to its WAN input port, includes four LAN ports for transmitting network signals via cable. Weighing only 200 g, this small device can easily be transported alongside a small mobile setup. 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
Four operating modes are available with the Swissonic Basic Router. 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 Basic Router – 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 a 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 wide range of affordable equipment for computer and home studio-based sound processing.
One possible use of the Swissonic Basic Router 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 particularly well suited to fixed installations. A more secure and portable option is its bigger brother, the Swissonic Professional Router 2 (item no. 422678), which can be firmly screwed into a 19-inch rack and is equipped with rotating and swivelling antennas. Its “Diversity” feature ensures, among other things, a high level of transmission security.