I hoping that someone can help. Moved to a new apartment -- renovations, etc. and ran Cat 6 through the walls. Also replaced my old Denon 5800 with the SC-57.
Having difficulty getting the SC-57 to connect to my server. Here's the setup.Office:
Cable Modem >> Cisco E4300 router >> Cisco 24 Port Gigabit Switch >> Cat6 to wall jacks in every room
PC, Window XP, Svc Pack 3, 4TB of disk. connected to E4300, no problems with internet
**Note, before the 4300 was added to the mix -- which required putting it before the switch (see below) the PC was connected to the wall jack, cat6. Which was my ideal config.Living Room:
Samsung 8K >> HDMI to SC-57 >> Cat6 to wall
Pioneer SC-57 >> Cat6 to wall >> HDMI to Oppp & TV
Oppo, 95 >> Connected to SC-57 via HDMI and separates >> Cat6 to wall
Cable Box (Comcast) >> hdmi to SC-57 >> Coax to cable output
power conditioner/surge protector
Sonus Faber speakers, REL sub
5.1 Bi-wire front + Zone 2 setup
Samsung TV sees the internet
Oppo 95 sees the internet, cannot find my PC
SC-57 Blind to the world. Says it has an active IP address/connection but does not cannot see the internet or find my PC.Help?
I'm 98% confident that this is a configuration issue where I simply am not bright/knowledgeable enough to figure it out. I know that the wall jacks are live -- and the corresponding lights are active on the switch, etc.
Also the AVN software cannot find the SC-57. I did once manually assign an IP address and it said it could detect it, but then software hung and couldn't progress to the next step. (from Step 3 to Step 4)
Final notes to round things out:
1) Initially my ideal network configuration would have been:
Cable modem >> Cisco Switch >> Wall Jacks >> Cisco 4300
however, Cisco tech support tells me that the cisco 4300 has a problem with that set-up. It also needs to be direct connected to the PC for the router management software to function. Both seem oddly limited to me -- does anyone know if other wireless routers have these requirements? Again, my initial ideal setup was to simply be able to access everything through the switch and put a wireless router on each floor of the apt in the main living area (through the wall jack, back to the switch) for the best reception.
I had thought that would allow me to have the PC (connected to the wall and thus back to the cisco swtich) visible to the all of the components and allow me to use it as a digital media server.
but it seems that with that approach, I think that I would need to manually assign and IP address for the SC-57/TV/Oppo? Is that right? It is currently beyond my knowledge level but I don't think impossible with some guidance. Please let me know your thoughts if that is a better way to go?
2) Is putting of Sonus (or sim.) in front of the SC-57 a better way to go?
My desired end-state is to be able to have the 2TB (and growing) Flac content available to the SC-57. Is that best done through setting up something like XBMC, or a Sonus, or xxxx? Should I just ignore HMG?
3) or would putting an HTPC in the cabinet in the LR be the best solution. To me, that would mean:
Taking the 2TB out of the PC and putting it in a NAS device in the office. Putting a HTPC connected in the LR.
-- Still don't know how I get it to see the NAS device or my other PC from the LR (ugh)
I know that I am missing something probably quite basic, but I've done a lot of poking on the internets, and this is just not mapped out in a way that I could find. I also know that this comes close to "off-topic," but since the SC-57 is hypothetically the center of this whole enterprise, I'm hoping someone that has achieved this can help.
Please let me know any questions and thanks!