Written by Thomas Young
Updated over a week ago
🎯 Airtame supports both WiFi as well as Ethernet (Adapter not included)
🎯 Best connection options in order: Ethernet > 5GHz > 2.4GHz > Airtame AP
🎯 Airtame can be set up on most network configurations as long as it meets the requirements.
🎯 “WiFi Forwarding” allows the Airtame to forward the network that it is connected to it’s own WiFi network, giving clients of this ad-hoc wifi access to internet and all files and printers on the internal network. This may not be preferable due to security concerns in some corporate environments.
- “Client Isolation” or “NAT Mode”, typically enabled on Guest WiFi, must be disabled since it prevents computer and Airtame from being able to communicate with each other on the network.
- For automatic device discovery to work, “Multicast” must be allowed.
- An NTP server must be accessible for time synchronization. Either an internal NTP (specified in the DHCP) or an external DHCP.
- 802.11n/ac router and/or access points (5GHz Recommended)
- WPA or WPA2 (802.1x SSL Supported)
- RSSI: < -40dbm=Excellent -40dmb <-> -50dmb=Good >-60dbm=poor
- Stable network with low response time for optimal performance (Internal Ping below 10ms is good)
- ⚠️ Not Supported: Proxy networks, Captive-Portal Login Networks and WEP
For all of Airtame’s features to work properly on your network, you may need to make some allowances on your network or firewall, if you are using one.
Therefore, to get this functionality to work, Multicast needs to be enabled on the network and all VLANs used for streaming.
If Multicast is not enabled on your network you will still be able to use Airtame device. Instead of auto-discovery users will have to type in the IP address of Airtame device into the search field of Airtame app.
Setting up discovery across various VLANS is a little more complicated so we have made this separate guide to explain it.
In case you are using a simplified solution, the Service ID is: ‘urn:airtame-com:device:airtame:1’
👉 Remember that you can change the Homescreen Overlay text of Airtame’s background to match the setup you’ve chosen so that employees and guests, alike, know how to connect.
This is the least recommended setup for the following reasons:
1. Guests will lose internet connection unless “WiFi Forwarding” is enabled
2. “WiFi Forwarding” can be a security vulnerability since it opens a portal to your network to forward the internet connection.
3. Airtame’s own WiFi doesn’t perform as well as your expensive network. Again, 5GHz WiFi will perform better than 2.4GHz for streaming.