Networking an ETC Ion with one network port

Hi all,

Theater maker/tech lead here. I've got a show that controls the ETC ION using OSC via Qlab. In most theaters, we've had Ions with 2 ethernet ports, and we use their secondary port for our cueing needs. An upcoming theater we're going to only has 1 port, but says "we do have a switch adapter that holds multiple ports."

I'm not quite deep enough on networking to know if this is trustworthy and will work. If they're using their only port for their "primary" house LX needs, does physically adding ports via a switch mean that we'll actually have a "secondary" port for our cueing needs?

I can change the IP address in Qlab so we're on the same network, but not sure if that's sufficient to give us the control we need.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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  • Yes, the cheap switches can cause many problems, so I replaced my Netgear with Aruba 19xx and 25xx.
    I don't understand people how uses consoles for thousands of Dollars/Euros and use a $20 network switch, and crying that the system are not working as expected.
    I have planned a large ETC System in Munich 2008 with 35 Net3 nodes, 4 Sensor dimmers with doubled processors. I used 3 HPE 25xx switches which cost about € 6000.- at that time, but they work until now in 24/7 without problems.