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#341 ho5456

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 06:17 PM

Hi.   I received jplay net card last week and m2 -> pcie riser cable today, and all working ok in my nuc (control pc) :).  Just want to check my settings look optimal, if I may:

 

Currently control ip is 192.168.0.25, audio ip is 192.168.1.36, and my router (used exclusively for bubble) is 192.168.0.42

 

Questions: For the router's IP, would it be best to use the second adapter of the JP net card, the nuc's adapter (219LM) or just try both for SQ?  And good idea to bridge?  Thanks a lot.

 

 

NB: There's a cisco 2960CG between both nucs. My library is via local storage (usb) on control pc.



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 09:41 PM

Congratulations on getting the best sounding network card. ControlPC (your NUC) must have two IPs, what is the 2nd IP? Since AudioPC IP is 192.168.1.36, the 2nd IP of controlPC better be 192.168.1.xx.

I use the integrated net adapter as it’s PPA OCXO clocked. You should try both, on-board and JCAT Femto’s 2nd port, and decide which gives better SQ. I've never bridged so have no experience here.
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Posted 17 March 2020 - 10:43 PM

Finally got it after three years ...better late than never I guess  :) .

 

ControlPC (your NUC) must have two IPs, what is the 2nd IP

 

As mentioned, the two IP's on my control pc are 192.168.0.25 for femto and 192.168.0.42 (either integrated adapter or second adapter of net card) for the router to remote device, which appears to be what you've done? 

Since AudioPC IP is 192.168.1.36, the 2nd IP of controlPC better be 192.168.1.xx.

 

Sorry, that was a typo, I should have written 192.168.0.36 for the audio pc IP.  That would make all three IP's on the same subnet though.

 

By the way, I haven't actually set anything up yet, so any advice is appreciated



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Posted 18 March 2020 - 01:38 AM

I’d put them in different subnets. Power the JCAT card with an external and decent quality PSU. DC cables make a difference. Optimize network adapter per supplied instructions. Ethernet cables make a difference, so do switches. JCAT network cards on both PCs make a difference.
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Posted 18 March 2020 - 09:04 AM

Hi.   I received jplay net card last week and m2 -> pcie riser cable today, and all working ok in my nuc (control pc) :).  Just want to check my settings look optimal, if I may:

 

Currently control ip is 192.168.0.25, audio ip is 192.168.1.36, and my router (used exclusively for bubble) is 192.168.0.42

 

Questions: For the router's IP, would it be best to use the second adapter of the JP net card, the nuc's adapter (219LM) or just try both for SQ?  And good idea to bridge?  Thanks a lot.

 

 

NB: There's a cisco 2960CG between both nucs. My library is via local storage (usb) on control pc.

 

You may try with 2nd adapter for router, but connecting both to JCAT NET is also a good idea. 

Just type 192.168.0.25 femtoServerIPaddress entry in regedit under Computer\\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JPLAY7 key.

Restart JPLAYfemto service or reboot afterwards. 
 
Enjoy :)
 
Regards, 
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Posted 22 March 2020 - 02:05 PM

 

Hi Guys, 

 

I have a favor to ask you who have used the cards, please leave a review and star rating on the Polestar platform. 

 

Here is the link: https://audiophilest...o-reviews-r284/

 

Thank you in advance!  :)

 

Best regards,

Marcin 

 

Just done...  ;)


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:14 AM

Just done...  ;)

Thank you!  :)


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 05:24 PM

Two net card FEMTO newbie questions (mine is now en route from Poland to The Netherlands):

 

First my current setup:

 

modem/router => MikroTik switch => fiber => Intel fiber dual NIC => server PC

MikroTik switch => CAT6 => audio PC with NAA

 

Before everything was fiber, but I prefer the sound with copper downstream.

 

Currently both control and audio PC's are Linux.

 

(1) I was planning to mount the net card FEMTO in the audio PC. Is that the way to go? Or does anyone advise to put it in the control PC (which is another room, optically isolated)?

 

(2) Assuming I put it in the audio PC, and given that the control PC has an Intel dual SFP NIC + stock RJ45 NIC, how would I go about bridging?

 

Any advice welcome!


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:04 AM

I'd put it in the audio PC. I don't know how to bridge the ports under linux unfortunately. Please search on Audiophilestyle


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