I am trying to get piped music about the place as background noise for a large gathering.
The idea was:
MP3 playlist (MPU) --> VideoLanPlayer --> Mulicast UDP stream to 126.96.36.199 say.
This is OK and for machine connected either in the main network switch or in the router switch ( remote over an ethernet over powerline bridge) and thus I can have the same music playing in two buildings....BUT.......
The router is also a wireless router and any device connected to the wireless does not get the multicast (Netgear DG854G).
I am assuming that the router will not take the multicast from a LAN port and spit out on the WiFi connection?
Any ideas anyone otherwise I will have to buy another ethernet over power adapter to pick up the multicast by the HiFi.
I think I'm surprised that it won't take the multicast, surely it's just a stream of information in the same way as, say, receiving a fax. Maybe
you need to work out the settings for the router. I don't know if you know Pot-head Pixie over at T? Some find him difficult to get on with but he
talked me through setting up my DG834G.
I realise you know more about these things than I do, and that I might just be blethering on, but I have been known to spark the flame that eventually reaches the correct solution even if it has been because I've been totally wrong.
Is there any hacked firmware released that may open it up to it's full potential...?
Don't know about Netgears, (I'm a Linksys fan myself) but there are hacked firmwares available for many Linksys Routers that are meant to give you access to many more options/tweaks...
Been tempted many times myself to try these hacks, but I'm waiting 'til I get my hands on an old/spare one, that way if my playing goes wrong, I've not buggered up my main Router...!
Just a thought...