When will Wi-Fi work?
If you don’t require ultra-low-latency, FarPlay works great over Wi-Fi. Some of our users use it regularly for conversation, for example — with much better audio and lower latency than other solutions.
FarPlay can deliver low enough latency for rhythmic interaction over some Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi is too unstable in most home networks for low latency audio (running Wi-Fi often adds around 30 ms to one-way latency). This is a limitation of the Wi-Fi standards used in most homes—this is not a limitation of the FarPlay application itself. If a computer is connecting using Wi-Fi 6 or newer, latency might be low enough for rhythmic interaction, but it’s still safer, and possibly simpler, to use Ethernet instead.
If you must use Wi-Fi and you have a Mac from 2017 or later, you can try to get better performance by disabling Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL).
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