Hi - more of a networking setup question really. hope that is ok on these forums.
I am trying to set up a network for my My Cloud, and would really appreciate some advice. I only use it for streaming films to my TV. I previously attached the cloud to my router, and used powerline adapters to connect to the TV. Hardwiring is not a permanent solution for me. However, the PLA’s kept dropping the connection to the TV. Just got a new router (so I now have one bright box and a Bright box 2). Figured I would move the cloud/old router with gig switch to the TV cabinet, and Ethernet straight into the TV. I then added a PLA to connect with my laptop upstairs the idea being I can still transfer files from laptop to the cloud via the gig LAN. Had to set up a home group, but all worked fine. I then set up my new brightbox 2 (DHCP) to provide internet for ipads etc and also added a PLA so as I can connect Ethernet to my laptop for better speeds. once I fired that up, things started to go wrong. DLNA was not recognised on the TV and I could not see the cloud on my laptop. After having to delete/rescan for the laptop’s card adapters, I found I had to isolate the two PLA’s. in short, I have -
- ISP - bright box 2 - PLA - laptop
- router (wifi turned off) - switch - cloud - TV - PLA - laptop
(so I have one PLA next to my laptop, one behind the TV for the NAS, and one next to my modem/router to connect to laptop).
is there a way I can get this working without have to isolate the PLA’s. I figured it could be the TV. with both PLA’s on, it calls for an address which I reckon must be given by the router with ISP. seems I cannot set the TV to static IP with the old router, as the final stage of the TV IP setup is internet - which it cannot obtain. sorry post is so long, but any advice greatly appreciated. thanks !