ethernet crossover cable when connecting two computers
Yes, if you will use only one server. Last PC/MAC have 2 Gigabit port so you can use one for LAN/xDSL connection and other for Nebula Server connections. On my test I use NetGear XAV5000 PLC adapter to to send Gigabit stream thru AC cables from my mix room to my guest room (here I put the server)
On Winter I'll redo and clean the studio, so I'll re connect everything to get better stream. I suggest GigaLan switch with CAT6 cables in order to be ready for 10 Gigabit protocol.
Enrique Silveti. Acustica Audio customer and technical support.
We're hoping to have a maybe three or four windows servers (64bit windows 7)running Nebula's, whilst using windows 32bit os for main daw, if possible. So yes, we will most definitely be purchasing whatever we need to do that. Literally waiting with a credit card, well, paypal
The only thing is if you are a Sonar user you may have to wait longer to use server/client. I did beta testing for it with Vista 64 Sonar 64 8.5.3. Sonar has one small issue with buffering audio data which obviously includes data in a network. For 1 instance of a nebula client in Sonar, Sonar CPU jumped to 15%. Doubles with a 2nd instance, so on and so forth. There is a thread about this buffering issue at the Cakewalk forum. Not exactly about networking and buffering data but certain samplers or VSTi's that when used in other DAW's don't show the same DAW CPU usage. Meanwhile, windows resources are intact, at about 1% for the same example above. I was waiting for anybody else who possible beta testd with Sonar to chime in but I haven't heard anything. At this point, I feel strongly it's a Sonar issue, something Cakewalk has to fix, unfortunately.