Finally, I got my bridge back! Here’s what I did: first of all (after severals tries with the recovery stick, installing another FW version with or without the bridge in the back of the DS) i took the bridge to my friend and switched it into his PWD. No bridge at all! After that attempt, we put his bridge in again…now this one also was gone! No connection, even the bridge input wasn’t on the screen any longer.
the next day I asked my friend, if he succeeded in getting back his bridge, and yes, he did. The trick was to use the recovery stick without the network cable attached to the bridge. I immediately did the same with my bridge and the DS. And this time it worked!
now I wanted it all and fiddled around with different server and iPad apps. Finally I came to a stable and convenient solution, which I’m happy to share with you.
first of all I wanted my netbook out of the chain. Therefor I’ve installed minimserver on my Qnap NAS. Unfortunately neither mconnectHD, nor 8player worked stable. MconnectHD had no stable connection with minimserver and 8player is not very convenient.
flipping through several forums I found a solution to use the bride as an open home device. You only have to install bubbleUpnpserver on the NAS. That “wraps” an open home mask around the Upnp server of the bride. Now it can be accessed either by the Lumin or the LightningDS app. Still there is no gapless option, since the bridge is not capable of that service. But everything else works stable and can be controlled very easily via iPad.
so if the new bridge isn’t open home compatible by itself, the bubble thing will help me out. The only thing I really ask of the new bridge is gapless playback and the option to install wimp ( now called tidal) on it like it is possible with the Sonos or the Aries. If this works, I’m one of the first customers for that bridge. Because the SQ via the bridge is, at least to my ears in my setup, superior over all other inputs.