I followed Dean's instructions exactly as they are posted in this comment:
The JHB booted the r1233 with no problems, I then performed a factory reset and did the usual wireless region-> wireless network -> wireless key setup.
First round (PASSED):
I used the correct wireless key, connected perfectly, was prompted for a software update, which I did, rebooted, and it appeared to be on the latest r1156 with no problems to report.
Second round (PASSED):
I started over with a factory reboot, intentionally put in a bad wireless key (when I first received the remote months ago, editing your wireless key after entering a bad one caused problems, as it was impossible to re-enter the wireless key without a factory reset), after a timeout, it prompted a few options, one of the options was editing the wireless key, which I did and again, it worked perfectly.
Third round (MAYBE PASSED???):
Again, I started over, this time with with a bad wireless key but I selected "Self Assign Address."
After a quick "Connecting to [my_wireless_network]" I was shown the "Setup Squeezebox" option which was empty (understandably, as it never connected my wireless network).
What puzzles me here, is that I never "self assigned" anything (nor was I ever able to) and I was not able to go back and edit my wireless key. Pressing the back button just brought me back to "wireless region"->"wireless network"->"setup squeezebox". I was stuck and had to factory reset the JHB again.
Perhaps this is EXACTLY what was intended, frankly, I'm not sure what was intended by hitting "Self Assign Address".
Forth Round (uhh, I would think might be a FAIL):
Again, a reset, but I chose "Set up statically" and I bumped the scroll wheel (by mistake) while entering the very last digit of my DNS server. I had no way of going back to fix it without a factory reset. After the reset, I mis-entered the gateway, again, with no way of going back to re-enter the correct value. Once you have entered the values, they are fixed unless you perform a factory reset.
With the "Set up Statically" option, assuming you enter all the info correctly, the JHB does, however, work perfectly.
1. Having the option to go directly back to the last menu you were on would be nice in the event that you enter a bad value. Or, perhaps a confirmation screen displaying "Are these values correct?" your IP, DNS, Gateway and WEP Key, wouldn't be such a bad idea.
2. I was not able to test this, but what happens when you have an open wireless network (i.e. no WEP encryption)? There is no option to skip the wireless key input. The only options are 64bit or 128bit WEP, which leads me to believe it will always attempt to enter at least 00000000000000000... for the wireless key.
3. Overall, the firmware seems perfect with the minor exception of not being able to re-enter your network values. I just came back from a Christmas party having had a few glasses of heavily spiked eggnog and even I, in my less-than-clear state, was able to get the JHB up and running with no problems. Assuming future customers are not "three sheets to the wind" while setting up the JHB, I don't think they'll have any problems either. Well done.
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