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Tim Weaver:
I have a house network with a Vlan for audio stuff. All my Dante and other audio bits are on that Vlan. FWIW, 3 Yamaha CL's 2 stageboxes, dante IEM packs, couple of computer, etc. All of this runs on 2 switches. One at FOH and one at the stage.

Also on this network are 2 waves impact servers (redundant), a single YSG card in the console, and the host computer running soundgrid. These are all plugged into the same switch.

Last week we upgraded switches (netgear crap, one was wonky, replaced both). We then enabled IGMP Snooping to handle the multicast traffic. I didn't catch it then, but I get to show day and my Soundgrid stuff can't talk to each other. Does soundgrid use multicast? Or does anyone have an idea on why the console, host, and server can't talk to each other anymore?

Thanks....

Tim Weaver:
forgot to add, this is strictly to run plugins on my broadcast mixer. I'm not using protools or any other waves products. In fact, if I could host waves plugins on a dedicated PC and rout it with Dante, I'd probably give up the Impact servers. I'm about done with Waves software.

Brian Bolly:
Are the switches you're using qualified Waves Soundgrid switches?

I seriously wouldn't have my Waves switches attached to anything else except devices that are doing Waves, VLAN or not.  And the Netgear GS108 is about as cheap as they get.

Tim Weaver:

--- Quote from: Brian Bolly on October 20, 2019, 09:17:37 am ---Are the switches you're using qualified Waves Soundgrid switches?

I seriously wouldn't have my Waves switches attached to anything else except devices that are doing Waves, VLAN or not.  And the Netgear GS108 is about as cheap as they get.

--- End quote ---

We are using Netgear GC728XP. It worked with the older netgear switches, and these are brand new and higher spec. Unfortunately I have no control over what switches are used for the network, and I can't take the host computer off the dante network.

The new switches are not on that list, but they are a new product from what I gather. It may not have been updated to reflect these switches.

Brian Bolly:

--- Quote from: Tim Weaver on October 20, 2019, 09:43:27 am ---We are using Netgear GC728XP. It worked with the older netgear switches, and these are brand new and higher spec. Unfortunately I have no control over what switches are used for the network, and I can't take the host computer off the dante network.

The new switches are not on that list, but they are a new product from what I gather. It may not have been updated to reflect these switches.

--- End quote ---

Do you have a dual NIC card/adapter option on the host computer?  Waves is a fickle beast and the more simple the setup the better.  If you can isolate the Waves side of things, especially if that host machine is also doing Dante related work, do it.

Unless you have it in writing from Waves that those particular Netgear switches have been certified by them, I wouldn't trust them - I'd get one of the GS108s, get the Waves side of things on its own network with its own switch that only does that, and be done with it. 

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