For better or worse, I am not beaten easily. I just do not want to start over and this damn thing does EVERYTHING else I want. Honestly, if I didn't need to change the settings a couple times a week to downmix audio so I can watch stuff in my garage, its use would be all-but transparent for me...as far as I can tell at this point anyway.James
I have a very similar setup. When I first got the A400 I had to reboot it every day as it couldn't find the shares. The A400 goes to a gigabit switch and then to another gigabit switch to which my Synology 1512+ is connected. I had never had any issues with media players accessing the NAS before the A400. My first switch was a Netgear one. The day I replaced it with an inferior Trendnet was the day the A400 started working perfectly. Never a drop out. I have avoided upgrading the A400 for fear of that returning. There seems to be something with Netgear and the A400, though to be fair it doesn't appear to be consistent. Some work, some don't. The same with the Trendnet switch. It seems to depend on the version.