Ethernet crashes !?


    Feb 26 2014 | 5:52 pm
    hi
    Working on a new Macbook Pro (which means no Ethernet port) I bought the (very expensive) Apple cables USB-to-Ethrenet and Thunderbolt-to-Etherent in order to use my old LANBOX LCE
    with a very simple max patch (sending 9 lines - continous streams) to a LED bar, max keeps on crashing (5 crashes already)
    _The only new thing here is the xxx-to-Etherenet cable : in the beginning I thought the problem was the USB (too slow maybe ?) so I changed to Thunderbolt, but it keeps crashing
    _Anybody had some problems with those cables? Is it a known problem?
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    Mac Book pro 2.3 IntelCore i7
    OS10.9.1
    latest MAX 6.1.6
    many thanks
    kasper

    • Feb 26 2014 | 6:54 pm
      I have been running the same setup without any problems, well except for the LED bar, Im using LED tri pars.
      If you post the patch I can test it on my setup.
    • Feb 26 2014 | 8:59 pm
      hi
      same setup? do you use usb or Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet???
      I just did try the same patch on my previous MAC, OS 10.6.8 (and an ethernet port) no problems at all
      So It must be a Mavericks problem........
      anyhow, the patch is there (if you don't have "rand" object, replacing it with "random 256" should work)
    • Feb 27 2014 | 9:52 am
      Would be interesting to see if the crash log doesn't mention nsock, which is not in the standard distribution of Max.
    • Feb 27 2014 | 10:16 am
      the crashlog mentions it twice - then I don't know what it means (I am unable to read a crashlog). Nsock is given by lanbox, and is the standart (?) object-interface between max and lanbox. Of course i send a mail to lanbox as well!!!
    • Feb 27 2014 | 8:51 pm
      your patch is not crashing for me, tried it with both usb and thunderbolt adapters.
      But you don't need to use the Nsock object, test with this solution instead.
    • Feb 28 2014 | 1:51 pm
      hi
      thanks for the patch - actually NOW my patch is not crashing !! (yes I send the info etc to lanbox makers!!)
      _one more thing - you say you connected it with the USB adapter : how did you manange this (manual IP I guess ????) I can not have the USB->etherent talk with the lanbox (with TB->Ethernet, it works)