A long-time reader and lurker, I have learned an immense amount from AC, including the support and help I got from nycparamedic in setting up a linux music server via this circle. I have a current problem related to my Bluesound Node 2 and my home network that I can't figure out what's happening and how to resolve it and so I'm coming back to the circle for advice and guidance.
I have a modem and router in the basement that feeds wi-fi and ethernet signals through the house. The ethernet is cabled directly to only 3 rooms via some legacy networking in the house and (among other devices) I run my Bluesound Node 2 and Elac Navis AR-51 powered speakers via the single ethernet feed in the living room. I have no issues when the ethernet is connected directly to the back of the Node 2, the player is detected on the BlueOS app and I can play tunes sourced from my network NAS which is also in the basement.
The problem arises when I want to insert a 4 port unmanaged switch into the set-up so I can also connect the audio for my, Shield TV, LG Nano TV and Xbox X to the Elacs (via a Topping E30 DAC) as well, using a Decware Zen switch box to divide the two audio feeds. When I remove the ethernet cable from the Node and plug it into the switch, it shows a signal lighting up but is not/not seen by the BluOS app. Similarly, plugging in the other three sources into the switch has similar results, no ethernet is detected on any of the attached devices although the network map shows wired connections detected. I tried rebooting the router and modem but it didn't alter anything, still no signal detected.
I know the ethernet feed works, because as soon as I reconnect it directly into the Node, it shows up again and plays music again. (The wifi is not/not connected on the Node).
Is there something I'm missing about hooking all these up? I've tried two different switches, a Trendnet TEG-s50G and a newly purchased TP-Link TL-SG108 to share the sole ethernet internet connection. They both seem to be operating normally although the trendnet lights do indicate with an orange light that the incoming feed is only 10/100m. Could that be the problem?
Is there another possibility to try? I'm not afraid to dip my toes in changing settings in the routher admin page if needed.
All advice appreciated!