I have a weird network problem. . .I “think” it started after a Win10 major update rolled through my machine unbidden this week.
So. . . I have an EX2 wired to a router.
I have PC wired to same router.
Since the update, access to the EX2 is very flakey. Sometimes, I can’t change directories using file explorer. Streaming video to VLC (or Win Media player) results in constant LONG freezes, that are not recovered. Resource monitor on the PC shows that network traffic just STOPS when this happens
Ok. . .here’s the fun part;
NORMALLY, I am wired to the router. The PC also has a WiFi card. Also, I have a USB HUB that has video and ethernet. I see same problem on all THREE devices. (so. . not PC network hardware?)
No problems on another PC OR streaming video to a tablet from the EX2 (so. . .not the EX2 or the router?)
PLEX: If I use the EX2 as a plex server. . no problem. If I use the PC as plex server. . I have problems (YES, accessing same file on EX2 both ways)
So… . . I am thinking something is goobered in software. What I have done so far;
- Updated video driver
- Updated router firmware
- Converted PC to fixed IP address.
- Done the standard “reboot everything”; Flush DNS, reset winsock etc. (Maybe I missed something?)
Probably something obvious and stupid.
(I hate Windows10 major updates)