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BK-9 Netgear wireless adapter?

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BK-9 Netgear wireless adapter? #6250
Question for BK-9 users... Back in the day, Roland advertised a specific Netgear wireless adapter which plugs into the USB port. Among other things, it seems it allowed peer-to-peer communication with the iPad and iPhone. (Since then, I think at least one of the iPad apps was discontinued.)

Do any of you have this adapter, and still use it? Is it a must-have accessory? Please share your thoughts.
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BK-9 Netgear wireless adapter? #6253
The problem with the wireless dongle was, it took up the only USB port you could put your data in, basically rendering the BK useless (the apps read the Performance List in the BK, not a Perf. List stored in the app).

So, basically, the most stupid thing Roland ever made. Ever...

However, the iPad apps go in the square USB port on the back of the BK using a Camera Connection Kit cord to connect to the iPad, so perfectly usable along with your data. Only not wirelessly. The only app no longer available (AFAIK) is the Lyrics Viewer app, which is once again incredibly stupid, as it worked perfectly even on the newer unsupported iOS (a friend has it before it was discontinued and works fine with iOS12).

The BK-9 Editor app is actually quite useful if you don't like menu diving to do Performance editing.
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BK-9 Netgear wireless adapter? #6257
I have used a 4-1 USB hub with the EA7 without any problems.. I used it to copy data from one Usb drive to another.. Switching one drive at a time.
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BK-9 Netgear wireless adapter? #6261
Perhaps the EA7 is different from the BK series, but the BkK series had no way to differentiate between drives. A switchable hub might work, but offers great risk to data as the OS is not updated as drives are switched (the iPad apps have distinct routines to load the current active Performance List).

But this still doesn’t solve the problem with the wireless dongle. The iPad app MUST have access to the BK’s Performance List data to function, and if the data stick is in the slot, the wireless can’t be. Switching wouldn’t work.

There are quite a few differences between the EA’s data routines and the BK series (notably the EA can create sub folders, the BK can’t) so I wouldn’t equate anything on the EA with its earlier sibling.

Anyway, seems like a bunch of BS hoops to jump through to simply avoid using a cable...!
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