Originally Posted by Jules61
Being new to streaming, and being in my sixties, I'm not sure if this is the right area to be on but here goes. I'm running my 509 with a cd ripper NAS server via my Sky router. The problem is that after playing most of a cd's worth of FLAC the 509 says 'no server' and no more music until I manage to get it to reconnect - which takes a couple of goes. Can anyone point me to where the problem might lie. Changing ethernet cables didn't cure it so I'm still in the dark. I love all this new-fangled stuff and find it frustrating with something like this. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Could it be an IP conflict? Are you using DHCP or static IPs? I had to switch to all static on my home network because when the TV's were using the internet (Netflix, etc) they would conflict with my other devices on the network. Also, be sure to use CAT 5e or CAT 6 cables (shielded when having longer runs), and check to make sure that your modem is DOC SIS 3.0, and not 2.0, as this will make a noticeable difference in bandwidth availability.
Properly configured, your network should be able to handle all devices streaming just fine. I can run both TV's streaming Netflix, and have my computers connected and functioning with no problems on my wired network, and that's with 2 tv's, a BD player, Wii, PS2, printer, 2 laptops, A/V receiver, and an NAS all connected (and with a DOC SIS 2.0 modem that I'm upgrading to 3.0 only because I'm only getting about 10% of the bandwidth that I'm paying Comcast for...).