I know this thread has not been active for a while but please can you help?
I have had a Pioneer N50-K for 2 years and it has performed perfectly until about 2 weeks ago. The Pioneer is connected via an Ethernet cable to my BT Home Hub 5. The pioneer is set to DHCP on and the BT Home Hub has a static IP address assigned to it. I also have all the port forwarding on to the Pioneer to allow for Airplay from my Mac Mini.
All of a sudden the Pioneer will play a few songs from Itunes via Airplay (the MAC is also connected via en ethernet cable and has a static ip address plus the firewall is switched off), and then it drops off not being visible (accessible) via the Airplay icon in Itunes.
Intern radio works fine and it can also read my media server on the Mac Mini (DLNA i..e Plex).
When I view the "Devices" or "Home Network" on the BT Home Hub 5 router the Pioneer does not show up or if is listed it will show as "NOT CONNECTED".
I have performed a reset of the BT HOme Hub and a reset of Pioneer N50. I have also installed the same (last) firmware update (38) for the Pioneer.
For the life of me I do not know what is to blame.... The Mac Mini? The router? the cable? or the actual configuration of the Pioneer?
As an attempt to eliminate suspects I used a Windows PC with Itunes and it also suffers from the same issue i.e. it cannot see the Pionner after a few songs (the Windows PC also has a static IP address).
Should I contact BT and push for a home hub replacement? Should I remove all port forwarding from the Pioneer and assign it to the Itunes device i.e. the Mac Mini?
My only alternative right now is to use a 10 metre optical to optical which of course defeats the whole purpose of Aiplay!!!