This is easy to do with a network switch.
In short, do not connect your SSL directly to your computer. It's the direct connection that is the issue. Network best practice is to connect devices to a Local Area Network, not directly to each other.
In general, any switch or your router will be suitable.
SSL offer a pre-configured switch (region part numbers at end) that allow your SSL and DAW to reside on your building LAN. The switch is available from your nearest SSL distributor.
This switch restricts ipMIDI multicast traffic to the locally connected devices. Multiple switches can be used per console to prevent ipMIDI crosstalk.
Please be aware that some routers and switches are unable to process multicast data. Unless you have configured your router correctly or use SSL’s preconfigured managed switch, packets sent from the DAW may not reach the SSL or vice versa.
Confirming your routers capability to manage multicast as well and procedures on setting up your router is beyond the scope of SSL support, as this will depend on the third party network hardware and your network design.
Please see the articles for more detailed information:
- Dealing with multiple Ethernet adapters
- ipMIDI DAW control network setup
- I only have one-way communication
- I can only use Wi-Fi in my setup
SSL preconfigured switch part numbers per region:
- 626794BG S/A UK
- 626794BH S/A US
- 626794BJ S/A EU