I want to share my experience with remote speaker management DCX2496 over a computer network. This unit is not equipped with an Ethernet port, but only serial interface RS232 or RS485. And for these reasons, it can not be directly integrated into the network (Wifi).
Yes, the device may be near mix, but the amplifiers must then go more cables. I prefer DCX2496 in a rack with amplifiers.
For this purpose I bought a converter, MOXA NPort 5150, which has RS232 and RS485 (for controlling multiple devices), as this converter device works.
Can I mix and control all the parameters using a computer with wifi. Selecting router or wifi ap is up to you.