Long time user of jplay and finally got a spare pc to try dual pc. I had jplay installed on the spare pc which I am now using as audio pc. It's a lenovo m700 and I replaced the wall wart with a linear PSU. Jplay couldn't connect to ip no matter what I did even when using in single pc mode. So, I reformatted and reinstalled jplay, and jplay worked.
I then tried to ping the audio pc with my control pc. Timed out. So, I added a jplay tcp 48168 port on control pc's firewall and added the audio pc's ip address (192.168.0.25) to the control pc's regedit.
I initially used foobar with jplay output. And, I got music playing on the audio pc. I then installed ASIO bridge on control pc to stream youtube music to audio pc. And, this worked for about 30 minutes. However, the music would drop out here and there. Until, it finally lost connection permanently. I couldn't ping audio pc anymore either.
I think the only thing I might've done to cause the connection break is me installing displaylink driver onto audio PC. I've since uninstalled it. Since I can't use dual pc, I have also installed ASIO bridge on the audio PC, so I could stream youtube in single pc mode. Do I have to uninstall ASIO bridge on audio PC in order to use dual pc?
I've since fiddled around a bit more but still couldn't get it to work again.
I turned off the audio pc's firewall for both public and private network. Now, I can ping the audio pc with my control pc. But, I can't ping the control pc with my audio pc.
So, I started playing around with host ip addresses which I later read I shouldn't do. I think my control PC's host IP address was originally 18.104.22.168 in regedit. However, my ipv4 is 192.168.0.19. So, I changed the host ip address from the 22.214.171.124 to 192.168.0.19. I then ping control pc 192.168.0.19 with audio pc but it timed out. I then changed to ip address 126.96.36.199 and pined it with the audio pic, and it replies "reply from 192.168.0.19. Destination host unreachable".
That's where I am at. Any help is appreciated. If nothing else, I am going to reformat the audio pc again.