My newly built house has a number of data points distributed throughout with a panel in the garage to patch them to the Network Switch. In the garage I have an 8 port Cisco 2960 and Belkin switches. I patch an Atom, a Mu-so Qb and my NAS drive to the Cisco and everything else to the Belkin. I have a second 8 port Cisco 2960 between the Atom and it’s data point.
Both Cisco switches were bought second hand off an auction site and were described as factory reset. Unlike the Belkin switch they have never been Plug ’ N’ Play and have required a combination of power cycling of devices, switches and router to get running. Usually power cycling the router works but not immediately. I’ve power cycled it, gone to work with it not working and come home and everything is good, so not sure how long it’s taking except that it’s far from immediate.
A few months ago I had to take the switch between the Atom and the data point out as the Naim app could not see the living room where the Atom is. Having reestablished the path I was then able to put the Cisco 2960 back in and power cycle and keep things working. Earlier in the week and entirely randomly I could not see the NAS on my Network and both rooms with streamers could not be seen by the Naim app. The power cycling described above has not restored the path. I have had to disconnect the garage Cisco 2960 and use the Belkin (with immediate success) and haven’t got round to trying to put the Cisco back in.
I’m sure it’s obvious I have only a rudimentary knowledge of Home Networks but would welcome any simple advice. Anything even mildly technical will go straight over my head however.