The setup we currently have for running some lights at a festival is an M2-Go plugged in to a wireless router with an Ethernet cable, along with a dell inspiron with a usb ethernet adapter. the surface pro connects via wifi with no physical connection. When we go to connect the surface pro it sees the other devices over the network and attempts to connect whilst the master is temporarily labeled as such. although as soon as the show is loaded up it disconnects and both devices become labeled as "standalone". a blank screenview is loaded up and then the menu stops working. Also sometimes it kicks back to the main loading screen but the "continue show" option is greyed out and unclickable. We've had occaisional issues getting the m2-go and inspiron to connect but the surface pro has only been able to connect for a whole night on the first night, then after that only intermittently, and then near the end of the festival we weren't able to connect with the surface pro at all.
Just looked at the Martin controller support page about the maxnet, and I'm wondering if it's just necessary for me to network the m2-go and laptop (with ethernet adapter) with a simple ethernet switch, and then use an additional Wi-Fi router connected to the switch in order to get the Surface Pro connected wirelessly. Up until now I was under the impression that I could just use the Wi-Fi router by itself as the ethernet switch to connect m2-go with the laptop and the wireless connection for the Surface pro. Do I need a switch or can all three consoles be connected with the Wi-Fi router?
As the wireless emitter card inside the router is using a port on the router itself it should work the same way all physical ports work.
Is the ip address for the ethernet port is artnet like (2.x.x.x)?If yes, change it to 10.x.x.x (or other).
I had the same issue and it is because the artnet adresa don't work correctly for maxnet
Was this issue ever resolved? I am having the same sort of issue with a surface pro as well, no connection to the master computer and the menu button being disabled.
I'm not using an M2Go or artnet though, just wanting to link 2 PC's