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  1. #1
    Andy Dannelley
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    Strange slowdown and stop - Slimp3 & Wet11

    Hi,

    I am using a SLIMP3 with WET11 on an 802.11b network. I use OSX 10.2.8
    as a server on a G3 Mini Tower.

    Up until recently it has always worked very well, that is until we
    moved to a new house.

    Sometimes it will be just happily playing along, then stop, just no
    music. I believe it could be because of signal strength or network
    activity, but I am not sure. This morning I checked the signal
    strength with my iBook and an app called AP Grapher. By putting the
    iBook very close to where the Slimp3 - WET11 is and I got a 50% signal
    strength reading, and the Slimp3 was working just fine.

    I guess my questions are...

    1. Is a 50% signal strength good enough for a reliable connection?
    How about 40%?

    2. Does other activity on the network affect reliability of transfers.
    The other night it worked just fine for awhile, but then cut out. I
    noticed that my son and a friend both had computers connected to the
    network and were playing online games.

    Could the extra activity affect the reliability of my signal to Slimp3
    - WET11?

    How about extra activity WITH a a signal that may be 40 - 50%?

    I'm thinking of getting a couple of Airport Extreme Base Stations to
    boost my signal by creating a Wireless Distribution System that is
    allowed with the Airport Extreme. I will do this if necessary, but...
    If this is not the problem, well, I would rather save the $$'s for
    something else (like and additional Slimp3 or two).

    Oh yeah, no 2.4 or 5.8 Ghz phones, I only use 900 Mhz phones, and
    usually no one os on the phone when it cuts out.

    Thanks for any help,


    AndyD

  2. #2
    Craig Brannan
    Guest

    Strange slowdown and stop - Slimp3 & Wet11

    AFAIK - with wireless networking you have shared bandwidth amongst the
    wireless devices. So if there is a lot of wireless traffic on another
    computer it may starve the slim.

    I have a wet11 running my slim, receiving from a white airport (non
    extreme) - and typically show about 90+ percent signal strength. Yet I
    can break the audio feed if I access a graphically intensive website
    from my powerbook.

    craig.


    On Jan 23, 2004, at 6:20 PM, Andy Dannelley wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am using a SLIMP3 with WET11 on an 802.11b network. I use OSX
    > 10.2.8 as a server on a G3 Mini Tower.
    >
    > Up until recently it has always worked very well, that is until we
    > moved to a new house.
    >
    > Sometimes it will be just happily playing along, then stop, just no
    > music. I believe it could be because of signal strength or network
    > activity, but I am not sure. This morning I checked the signal
    > strength with my iBook and an app called AP Grapher. By putting the
    > iBook very close to where the Slimp3 - WET11 is and I got a 50% signal
    > strength reading, and the Slimp3 was working just fine.
    >
    > I guess my questions are...
    >
    > 1. Is a 50% signal strength good enough for a reliable connection?
    > How about 40%?
    >
    > 2. Does other activity on the network affect reliability of
    > transfers. The other night it worked just fine for awhile, but then
    > cut out. I noticed that my son and a friend both had computers
    > connected to the network and were playing online games.
    >
    > Could the extra activity affect the reliability of my signal to Slimp3
    > - WET11?
    >
    > How about extra activity WITH a a signal that may be 40 - 50%?
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting a couple of Airport Extreme Base Stations to
    > boost my signal by creating a Wireless Distribution System that is
    > allowed with the Airport Extreme. I will do this if necessary,
    > but... If this is not the problem, well, I would rather save the $$'s
    > for something else (like and additional Slimp3 or two).
    >
    > Oh yeah, no 2.4 or 5.8 Ghz phones, I only use 900 Mhz phones, and
    > usually no one os on the phone when it cuts out.
    >
    > Thanks for any help,
    >
    >
    > AndyD
    >
    >
    >
    >

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