Bridge not active

Right , Friday night , kids out of school , home schooling that is , it’s cold ,let’s get on the internet and piss off that old fart up the road and stop him from playing music from the internet . Have I got that right , being an old fart . Why under these circumstances can I not play play music from my Melco to the Bridge via the Ethernet but I can play from the Melco via the Matrix to USB . They’re not my kids incidentally.

Have you checked to see if your Bridge has an IP Address?

Yes it does now but this is Saturday midday , I’m sure the internet symbol was green last night which indicates a connection . I’ll check again in the next peak period which will be in 4 or 5 hours maybe sooner given the weather is miserable . Thanks for your reply Michael .