I recently picked up a gigabit Ethernet switch (a LinkSys 3016). I've hardwired everything in my room that connects to the internet through it, and connected my DJM/CDJ setup (DJM900NXS, 2x CDJ2000, 2x CDJ2000NXS) to the switch as well.
The CDJs and mixer have no problem seeing each other and receiving data, but I'm running into some problems I've never had before. Tracks are taking what feels like way too long to load (see below for an additional issue with this), and for the first time I'm experiencing the CDJs' 'EMERGENCY LOOP' feature killing my mixes. At one point the link dropped entirely between the CDJs and I was unable to load tracks from the SSD connected to the first CDJ2000.
Is it possible that the other devices connected to my switch, or the switch itself, are interfering with Pioneer's Link protocol? Is there a way to correct this within the switch? A friend suggested isolating the CDJs/DJM to their own VLAN on the switch, so they do not communicate with anything else. Will this work? What about computers with Rekordbox that also share the switch, can I put them on that VLAN as well to utilize the computers' Rekordbox library through the Linked CDJs?
The other issue, a small one but contributing to the length of time it takes to load tracks, is that I can't seem to disable Auto Hotcue Load on the pair of CDJ2000NXS. It's set to 'off' on all of the storage media I have been playing tracks from, but the hotcues still automatically load, taking up precious seconds that could be used for prelistening and manually cueing.
Thanks for your time.