Wireless Bridge with Switch

I have the following setup:

Cable Modem->Netgear Wireless N Router<-PC (top floor)

PC#2->D-Link DAP-1522 N Bridge <-Blu-Ray (bottom floor)

All works fine..

I'm adding a new blu-ray to support DLNA so I can stream movies to my blu-ray from PC#2.

My question is, I want the network route to go directly from PC#2 to the Blu-Ray, I don't want it passing onto my bridge, hit my router than come back down.

My N Bridge supports 4 ethernet devices.  If I put a 1gb switch from my Bridge and then put the PC#2 and Blu-ray on the switch would this work?  Would they communicate?  And if so, would it go only as far as the switch?
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emilgasCommented:
your D-Link does have 4 ports right? Then the traffic stays on that segment of your network since your BluRay is asking for the data from PC2 and PC2 is located right next to it then there is no need for the data to go up the wireless and then come down.

Are you sure this is not what's happening already?
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inbox788Commented:
1) Is the Netgear Wireless N Router connected to the D-Link DAP-1522 N Bridge? Another way to ask that is, does PC#2 have internet access? How?

2) Are there open ports on the D-Link DAP-1522 N Bridge?

3) You have Blu-Ray (bottom floor) and are adding a new, 2nd Blu-Ray?

As far as your questions:
"I want the network route to go directly from PC#2 to the Blu-Ray, I don't want it passing onto my bridge, hit my router than come back down."

It may or may not be doing this depending on the device, setup and network configuration.

"My N Bridge supports 4 ethernet devices.  If I put a 1gb switch from my Bridge and then put the PC#2 and Blu-ray on the switch would this work?  Would they communicate?  And if so, would it go only as far as the switch?"

Yes, that could help. Yes they would communicate. Yes, if it's a true switch. Be careful as there's a lot of misleading miscommunication when it comes to these devices. Some don't allow simultaneous communications.
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K-9Author Commented:
The dap-1522 has 4 ports, each for a ethernet device.  PC#2 has internet access, it is connected to the dap-1522 bridge, it sends the signal upto the router than onto the internet

No, i don't want to add another blu-ray, I want pc#2 and the blu-ray (both on the bottom floor) to communicate with each other without having it go upto the router on the first floor.

I'm using it for dlna, pc#2 and the blu-ray.  However it seems like at certain points in any movie, it just stops.  I'm thinking this is the reason?
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emilgasCommented:
I don't think that's the reason, you data isn't going up via wireless and coming back. And in order to test the theory you can actually disconnect the wireless router and you'll see that it still work. It stops for a different reason.

Here is your test: while the BluRay is playing and getting the data from PC2 disconnect the Wireless Netgar upstairs. You'll see that your data transfer does not get interrupted.
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