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grego.speiser
2007-12-01, 11:21
In my house I have a wireless router with a laptop and a slimserver that works great.

I want to be able to play the music files on my laptop using a stereo at a different house.

This must be simple, but how can a use the slimserver via a wired ethernet cable and my laptop at the other house? There is no wireless network (or any computers) at the other house.

amcluesent
2007-12-01, 11:27
Ethernet cable is specified for up to 100 metres, just run the cable out the first floor windows.

grego.speiser
2007-12-01, 12:35
I just had to remember how to re-establish a network connection (this time wired) using the remote control.

amcluesent: the other house is two blocks away and its -17 Celsius outside, I don't think I will run a cable through the window. I'm just carrying my laptop to the other place and connecting the ss via an ethernet cable. Nothing complicated.

Case closed.

Skunk
2007-12-01, 12:57
This must be simple, but how can a use the slimserver via a wired ethernet cable and my laptop at the other house? There is no wireless network (or any computers) at the other house.

I've never tried, but I think you need a crossover cable, rather than standard ethernet, for the direct connection.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=36185&highlight=crossover+cable

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=37001&highlight=crossover+cable

I'm thinking about trying this with one of those new $400 eee PC laptops soon :-) Anyway, good luck.