Petes question, upload is 20mbs and download of 65mbs, latency is 11ms, its fiber to the cabinet in the road then copper to the flat. I was thinking something kooky must be happening somewhere in the setup, I’ve tried removing everything else to no avail.
Netgear is a cheapy, GS305E. Have tried removing the Netgear completely and gone Router -DCS. I note that others are using Cisco’s low noise switches.
Anuk, all steamed from Tidal, now switched to Quobuz but still getting the occurrence, happens at least once each session (2hrs) so would say once daily, can’t find a pattern.
Thanks, Octaviars, a propper access point might not be a bad shout as they are not crazy money. I was thinking Draytek Router with a Ubiquity Acess point, at least then I can rule out a quality issue.
The I.P. on the DCS is not fixed, I assume I could fix it?
Could I ask a side question, as you have obviously looked into cabling/routers and switches in some detail? The phone line enters the building in copper, would it be better to have the router positioned so that the entry cable is as short as possible? In other words, the Master Phone socket is positioned where the phone cable enters the flat. This would mean I would have to go approx 10m - 15m on Cat 5 to the DCS.
Making the assumption that you have experienced better sound quality over a better ethernet cable would I be correct in thinking the Cat 5 from the switch is more significant than the one from the router to the switch? This is the advice I received from the Hifi shop.
Ideal = Draytek router - 10m certified cheap-ish cat 5 cable - Cisco low noise switch - 5m fancy Cat cable - DCS
I ask because I’m rewiring so have a 1 off opportunity to resolve the above issue and possibly make a sonic improvement at the same time.
Thanks and sorry for the sidestep,