I dispensed with ethernet over power last summer (mostly - still got wifi via it), installing new cat 6a cabling around my house, like an exoskeleton really. I do wish I had gone the whole hog and got Cat 7 but it had to be external grade for some runs and I could only get 6a.
I use a series of Netgear switches (3 at current count) and I am also upgrading the rest of the Ethernet cabling away from generic to Pearl or Cinnamon Audioquest cabling. I had some off issues, I think to do with interference with unshielded cabling - there is an awful lot behind my TV.
I am now thinking about running more Ethernet to my kitchen to enable my sonos play one to be wired and not wireless.
I currently use Develo 1200 wireless plugs for my wifi which I need to change, but to be fair to them, they have been faultless but they must be putting noise into the electrical system. I was wondering about Orbi to replace them.
It does seem to be never-ending sometimes, but its my choice to upgrade.
I am still having issues with my RPI. I took delivery of a digione board today. Its been a faff to install it, basically because the metal case is v.tight and my power connector’s plastic housing was in the way, I ended up taking a knife to the connector so now at least I can get power to it.
I have then tried a number of OS, ropieee first, but couldnt find the digone as an endpoint on Roon. So I tried Volumio, and got it set up, but couldnt actually produce a sound. So I tried diet-pie, I already have a usbridge and I can still see that on Roon, but can’t see the new digione. I then can’t seem to find the IP for the new digione to SSH in. hmm, I am not sure how to proceed. Any thoughts??
UPDATE: I think I had the wrong version of Dietpi, e.g. non-roon version. I have the right version now and its working!! Nothing to see here…