Thanks bluechunks ...!
Thanks bluechunks ...!
My 4-port Netgear wireless gigabit router(WNDR 3700) is all used up (Oppo, TV, Torus Power Conditioner and Moxi DVR). I can't seem to find 8/12 or 16 port high speed gigabit wireless routers. All i seem to find are just non-wireless plain routers. Anyone know of any good 8-port 1G wireless routers? If not, can i somehow combine an 8-port 1G router switch with my 4-port wireless router with no issues or performance hit? Sorry for the OT...
Just to confirm what you've already concluded - I also live in Hong Kong and received the SuperDisc with my player. The local distributor (BO Acoustics) seems to be including it for all resellers. I haven't used it yet though because I have no need.
I was actually pretty impressed with the 2-D to 3-D conversion on the 103. I watched the sound of music and Star Wars episode III and it looked pretty good, not like an original 3D but certainly a noticeable 3d effect, especially in large outside scenes. I'm not sure i would make it a habbit, but if you like 3d it's pretty cool.
Thanks DSperber, JazzGuy, Terry Mann, Ajaxmike and darkphader for your great answers to my Ethernet port multiplier issue...Awesome guys you must be in person!!!
So, to summarize, i'd do the following?
1. Connect all of my current ethernet connections(Oppo, CableTV, Power Conditioner and Synology NAS) into the new switch. I'm leaning towards the TRENDnet 8-port GREENnet switch as its about $30, supports ethernet Jumbo Frames(9K) and runs much much cooler than the Netgear ones which run rather hot (one of the major complaints on Amazon reviews). Thanks for the GS105 recommendation DSperber as i compared it TRENDnet on features and reviews on Amazon....
2. Connect the cable modem feed that was the major input into the wireless router into the TRENDnet switch as well, right?
3. Connect a new ethernet cable from one of the switch ports into the now empty Netgear wireless router 4GbE ports or its input Internet Port(marked in yellow on my router)?
4. Do i have to configure the TRENDnet switch on my laptop somehow or in the Netger configuration settings somehow or just leave it alone as it just plain works as is?
I apologize for the simpleton questions but i'm not a Net geek at all, despite having advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineer Physics!
(Just got my Synology NAS last week and figuring out(with Tech Support) why the thing is so slow transferring files at a measly 30MB/sec instead of 100MB/s or more. I think this thing is Unix and i don't speak Unix with its weird & arcane command line language, though it has anice GUI. Pashtun anyone???).
^^^ Awesome Geoff, thank you so very much!!!
I'm amazed at how folks get so knowledgable on all things NET. Makes me feel as though i've been living on a commune, in the hills, away from life and civilization..only to escape and land in the 21st century! What a shock it is for me indeed!
Can i connect the low speed devices such as power conditioner into the router ports and free up some ports on the 8-port switch or is it better to have all E-connections on the switch. I'd hate to have the 4 GbE ports empty on the router if i could use them for something useful.