Originally Posted by billdacat
This is sort of interesting..,. I am running a HDHR3-CC on a GS 108T switch. My main HTPC is still using the MBO 's Realtek 100MB port. Outside of configuring my router for fixed IP address, I haven't had to tweek any setting on the switch. Just for $hits and giggles I have stressed my network with multiple HD recordings and playback between HTPC's to see if break the network. I have one HTPC record while playing back a previously recorded program from another HTPC. Doing that, I am also able to record yet another program all at the same time; all with out even a burp. It just fricking rocks...yeah baby...
Is is possible, that you have a crappy network cable? i.e dropped packets.
My experience has been much like yours...
I have a Prime (CC) and a Dual (QAM) sitting next to a D-Link DIR-825 dual band router up on the second floor. My main Media PC is on the first floor connected wirelessly via a DAP-1522 5GHz bridge. Distance between the router and bridge is only 10' but through the floor/ceiling. I also have a second Dual (OTA) sitting right next to the HTPC on the first floor (wired connection via the DAP). I routinely record and/or watch three simultaneous HD shows across the 5GHz link with no noticeable artifacts (adding a fourth outbound HD stream to the wireless DOES introduce stuttering and blocking on all four streams).
In an extreme test, I have had the PC simultaneously recording three HD streams across the 5GHz link plus two HD programs from the local OTA Dual.... while also simultaneously streaming a previously recorded show from the media pc upstream to the router over 5GHz, then sending it back out over the 2.4GHz link to my notebook. The media PC is using its stock on-board Realtek gigabit interface with default settings.
The only network issues I've ever had is that, initially, it took a while to sort out some UPnP issues. Otherwise, the network setup has been solid since December when I set up the Prime.