I currently have a Pakedge R60D router to a Pakedge 16 port Gigabit AVB ethernet switch with SFP(whatever that means). We have some home automation with Control-4. All 16 switch ports are being used and in fact,several ports directly from router are also being used after running out of switch ports. I think that the 50 foot run of dual Cat-6 to my 272 is coming from the switch although it may be coming directly from the router, not sure. Anyway when I test the speed directly connected to that ethernet wire its about 200 Mbps.
So my questions are:
1.After reading several threads on the virtues of the Cisco 2690 switches, am I not getting the best SQ possible despite the rather fast hard wired connection speed ?
2. If the ethernet wire to the 272 is coming directly from the router, is that an issue?
3. I have the 50 foot run of ethernet wire from my basement to the Hi-Fi system and obviously can't use "audiophile" ethernet wire. Would you set this up differently.
The modem is on the rack in the basement with the router and switch. Can I have a separate switch connected to router dedicated to the audio and hence 2 switches from same router etc.
I obviously know very little about all this and have basically gotten all my information from this forum.
Hoping for some practical advice. I know Simon is especially knowledgable regarding this topic.