Network Setup

If you already have a wireless network in place and the iRFR or aRFR is functioning there is nothing you need to change in your wireless router/access point setup. Please refer to our oscRFR setup for instructions on how to setup your console and oscRFR software to connect. If you already have TouchOSC or Lemur working on your system then oscRFR will work without any change to your system.

If you are adding a wireless network to your system you can follow the ETC guide to setting up a wireless network for iRFR or aRFR. Once you have done that refer to our oscRFR setup. Typical IP Address Ranges can be found here.

Network Basics

I will be using the Apple Airport as an example of how to setup routers. Each manufacturer and model is slightly different so it is impossible to give step by step directions.

There are two basic ways you can setup your wireless router. Fore each way there are two major areas of setup.

1. How the router gets it’s IP address

2. How computers on the wireless side get their IP address

This first image is of the router setup where I am setting the IP address myself.

I also set the “router address” in the wireless router to the address of the primary console.

Bridge Mode

In bridged mode devices on the wireless side must either have a hard IP addresses set in the device or get their IP address from a console that is setup as a DHCP server.

The wireless router also needs to either have it’s IP address hard set in the router or get it’s address from the same DHCP server.

This means that all the network traffic that is on the wired network will also be on the wireless network.

This is a simple method of setup but some routers can not handle all the wireless traffic and your performance may suffer.


This next image is of the router that has been set to DHCP and has connected to a DHCP server to get it’s IP address. This type of setup requires you to be running a DHCP server.

Typically this would be one of your consoles.

NAT : Network Address Translation

In this setup the devices on the wireless network would be given their IP address by the router and would be walled off from most of the traffic on the wired network.

This can be a more efficient setup because the demand on the wireless transmitter is much less since it is only dealing with traffic specifically for the wireless devices.

You can have it setup as DHCP and NAT or just NAT. If you go with just NAT you have to manually set your IP address for each wireless device.

oscRFR does not require the user to setup specific port settings - but if you have configured specific ports to send UDP strings via TouchOSC or Lemur you can leave those in place.