How To set up from Stage to FOH

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Lance Ridley, Jan 27, 2024.

  1. Lance Ridley

    Lance Ridley New Member

    I'm doing my first big show come April & I was curious about the best way to set everything up?
    I have 2 Elite 3 pros FB4 and I didn't know If I needed to just get a longer ethernet cord 300ft ?? (If so what kind)?.
    Or If there was some other type of set up that was a lot easier and efficient?
    Thanks for your time!
  2. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    You need cat5e or cat6. Put a switch stage side and connect both Elite lasers to the switch. Then bring the cable for the estop to the foh and you will be able to start/stop/estop a show.
  3. a1laserboy

    a1laserboy Member

    Long network cables can cause FB4 communication problems. Assuming that you are operating at front of house, you might be ok with a 300 feet run as long as it’s a single piece with no joins. Definitely use a switch at each end. Best thing is run 80m, place a switch and then run more. If you can’t place a switch in the run, then you need to run fibre optic for network and copper for e-stop