I’ve had connection problems since day 1 in my needing to either rebooting/disconnect the MBL so my AVR is recognized.
The AVR was connected to a Netgear router wndr3700 (1st version) via a switch as the AVR was in another room; the MBL was connected directly to the router; problems with the AVR being seen by the MBL. Switched the MBL to another switch that is connected to the router; still AVR connectivity problem.
Read either Myron or WDTony (don’t remember) connected all his devices using a switch.
Reconnected the switch with the AVR the “local”/same switch along with the MBL before dinner last night.
Problem of connectivity SOLVED! At least for today, I didn’t have to disconnect/reconnect the MBL to have my AVR use the audio files on the MBL!!! Believe I can now just turn on the AVR to listen to my CDs on the MBL.
Quite strange as I think the router has a version of a 5-port switch!? Or the router just have to do some messing around 1st with ipaddr instead of using the MAC? I’ve read that the switch (unmanaged) just use the MAC & send whatever it gets to the receiving MAC without checking any ipaddr.
I dunno; think will go to Fry’s for an 8-port switch & connect all devices to the switch except for the switch to router connection & the modem…Another networking mystery to remember…getting too old for this stuff…