1. I have a strong feel that you are looking at the wrong reasons.
A “slow” network should never result in a failure to connect or a failure to discover! If this is the case you are using the wrong tools or making really lousy code.
2. There is no information that IC Pro should require any special network. The stated requirements are:
- iPhone 4S, 5
- iPad 2, 3, 4
- iPad mini
- iPod touch 5
Cubase versions required:
Cubase 6.5/7, Cubase Artist 6.5/7,
Cubase LE/AI/Elements 6
- Native 32-bit and 64-bit Cubase versions supported
The Steinberg SKI Remote extension has to be installed
on the computer for Cubase iC Pro to work: http://www.steinberg.net/ski
Cue mix functionality is only available together with Cubase 6.5/7._
3. Competitive products from the App store work without any problem on the same network.
Btw, enclosed are my Ping statistics when pinging the iPad from my Windows 8 installation.
Pinging 192.168.1.71 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.71: bytes=32 time=96ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.71: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.71: bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.71: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.71:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 35ms, Maximum = 117ms, Average = 75ms
This is the (worse/equal) Ping statistics when pinging from OS X (same machine, same network but with OS X and a working IC Pro)
PING 192.168.1.71 (192.168.1.71): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=284.349 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=102.361 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=125.819 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=46.568 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=70.243 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.71: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=92.756 ms
— 192.168.1.71 ping statistics —
6 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 46.568/120.349/284.349/77.422 ms
Summary: I do not buy the BS about “Network latency”. The problem is as I see it the Steinberg implementation of the (for Windows) crappy Bonjour solution.