Antilatency devices can use a proprietary radio protocol to transmit data. The protocol operates on the 2.4GHz frequency. This radio protocol is optimized for real time performance and has low latency while transmitting data.
As part of its configuration, Socket can act as an access point or as a client. Clients can connect to an access point and transmit, for example, tracking data received from Alt. Access points can collect data from all clients, add their own data, and send the resulting batch to the Host via USB.
For data transmission you can set an access point to work on any of 141 radio channels ranging from 2360 to 2500 MHz.
Some countries license some of the channels from this range (for example, 2360-2400 MHz, 2488-2500 MHz). Check with local regulations before using a channel from this frequency band.
By default, Antilatency devices choose one of these five channels:
42 = 2402 MHz
66 = 2426 MHz
92 = 2452 MHz
114 = 2474 MHz
120 = 2480 MHz
When an access point chooses one of the channels listed above, it will illuminate its LED in the color that corresponds to a certain channel on the list.
For the other channels, a white LED indication is used.
In case of an unstable radio connection caused by the distance between the access point and the client, look for obstacles between these sockets, or suspect additional radio noise on this channel from other emitters. In this case, some packets from the client may be lost, which can lead to tracking task being restarted, for example, on the Alt tracker that is connected to the client.
Connecting several devices to one access point
You can connect several clients to one access point. The bandwidth of the access point's radio channel will be divided among all the clients connected to it. The overall bandwidth capacity of the access point's radio channel is 1.6 Mbit/s. Therefore, if you connect 3 clients to one access point, the bandwidth capacity between the access point and each client will be 0.53 Mbit/s.
We do not recommend connecting more than 4 clients with trackers to one access point.
Operating several access points in one room
Several access points can work in one room. You can even connect several access points to one Host if they use different channels.
The following factors influence multiple access point performance in one room:
outside factors The presence and configuration of wireless networks in the room may impact the performance of radio devices. We recommend scanning the 2.4 GHz band in the room before choosing your channels. You can use, for example, the RadioScanner.
If you have access to the wireless network settings on the premises, we recommend configuring your wireless devices to operate in the 5 GHz band.
the distance between channels chosen for access points The closer the channels are to each other, the more interference you will get from devices working on neighboring channels. A six-channel distance will exclude virtually all interference at a half-a-meter distance between the access points. A distance of fewer than six channels may negatively affect the stability of multiple clients connected to one access point.
physical distance between access points We recommend placing access points no closer than 0.5 meters from each other.