New member with limited computer experience hoping for some practical advice please.
I have a Naim Core on order and am looking at getting a Samsung 2 TB 860 EVO Sata SSD to install in it. I plan to use the core initially rip my Cd’s then to play them directly via cable to my bi-amped Cyrus system through a Cyrus DAC XP pre-amp. I am also looking to add a NDX 2 or ND5 XS2 in a month or so.
My initial problem is that I have no way of directly connecting the Core to a router via a ethernet cable in my music room due to the configuration, build, and age of my home. My router has to live in a first-floor room at the opposite end of the house. I currently rely on 3 BT home hub Mesh WIFI discs for my home network due to very thick walls. I could look at power lines but the house was rewired 10 yrs ago, and the mains sockets for music room and router location are on separate trip circuits. I am also aware of possible RFI issues with power lines. My internet broadband speed is only about 3MB.
I believe Naim states I need to plug my Core directly into a router via an ethernet cable. Am I able to use an ethernet cable directly from the core into a BT Mesh WIFI disc instead of a router? Once set up do I have to leave the internet connection to the Core on if not streaming to end points in the house?
For initial set up I could plug the Core in the router directly, then once loaded with CD’s, move it back to the music room for connection to my pre-amp assuming the core does not need router access full time.
Secondly If I add a Naim streamer later, am I correct in assuming I could them move the Core away from my music room and not have it directly linked to the streamer, (I cold then put it in the router room). Firstly I am not sure if this is possible, and secondly the Music quality may fall as opposed to a direct linkage to the streamer.
Any help/advice most welcome