Can I run dSNAKE through a network switch?
Posted by Nicola Beretta, Last modified by Ben Morgan on 12 January 2015 11:22 AM
Layer 2 network switches and media converters can be used, provided they support Fast Ethernet (100Base-TX) connections (ACE and dSNAKE are Ethernet 802.3 IEEE Layer 2 compliant)
Typical applications include parallel connection of multiple ME-1 mixers, conversion of ACE or dSNAKE to fibre optic for longer cable runs, integration within an existing network infrastructure in a building.
Layer 3 & 4 protocols including Spanning Tree, Tagged Egress Packets, and Broadcast Storm Protection can cause interruption to audio data or audible clicks.
Note that no other network device should be plugged into a switch carrying ACE or dSNAKE data unless a dedicated VLAN is set up.
When using an Ethernet switch or media converter, we suggest you check for errors and test for functionality and reliability before putting your iLive / GLD / ME system into service.
Smart / managed switch - a switch with features that can be configured to perform network management functions.
Layer 2 Ethernet device – a Layer 2 device is hardware based. It operates at the Data Link layer, which handles physical addressing.
Layer 3 Ethernet device – these devices operate at the Network Layer, which provides network path determination and logical addressing functions.
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