This will work for the Receiver, but it would not help connect the Controller (unless used in ad-hoc mode). The Controller generally has the bigger issue with poor wireless networks.
For the Duet, nothing beats improving the wireless signal as this benefits both the Receiver and the Controller.
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Thread: Shame the Duet is so unreliable
2009-03-26, 05:40 #71Matt
SqueezeBoxes: SB Duet (Controller + two receivers)
Server: Synology DS111 (2TB) NAS running LMS 7.7.2
Network: Netgear DG834GT ADSL modem/router, Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH access point
Livingroom: Receiver, Naim 42/110 amp, B&W CM2 speakers
Kitchen: Receiver, Topping TP20 Mk2 Class T amp, B&W 686 speakers
Study: Linn LP12, Naim 72/Hi-cap/Headline.
2009-03-26, 09:22 #72
For me, the rest of the SB line is completely rock solid, but the SBC only scores a "reasonably reliable". There's room for improvement, but even when it flakes out it's usually remedied by a simple reboot of the SBC (just like it inexplicably required a reboot of my pc last night to get the wireless working, completely unrelated to SB). Clearly some people have bigger issues, with varying degrees of interest in resolving them.
Nothing high-end, but music anywhere I want it, and it's 100% wind powered. MSI single-core Atom mini-desktop (Debian Squeeze 6.0.x) feeding: Living room: SB Touch > NAD C325 BEE > Vandersteen 1; Kitchen/Dining: SB2 > AudioSource Amp100 > 2 pair of Polk RC60i; Basement: SB2 > JVC JA-S44 > ESS Tempest LS8; Bedroom: SB Radio; Study: Squeezelite local player > Klipsch ProMedia 2.0; Backyard deck: SB Receiver > AudioSource Amp100 > Polk Atrium 45; Kid's bedroom: Boom; Roaming controllers: Retina iPad with Squeezepad & iPeng, iPod touch with iPeng, 3 SB Duet Controllers, various SB infrared remotes, Nokia N800; In the bullpen (boxed up and ready to use if one of the above quits): SB3 and one more SB Receiver
2009-03-28, 14:32 #73
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
When I first got my Squeezebox Classic I had an Ethernet cable trailing across the sitting room floor for about six months until one day the SB decided to connect wirelessly. I run the IT in a company with about 80 computers and my impression is that wireless networking is not robust and ready for the consumer market. I know geeks have no probs because they enjoy the challenge of it, but for people who just want to buy a product and take it home and plug it in and see it work we are a long way off. The simple fact is that these magical wireless technologies are not as reliable or easy to set up as a piece of wire with two connectors.
2009-05-12, 07:56 #74
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- London (West), UK
At last I feel vindicated. I'll explain. I maintained that the Squeezebox Duet (that I had) didn't work reliably. Sometimes fine, sometimes impossible to work. Then this week...
One of Logitech's Technical Support guys actually called me back (from Holland, it sounded at a guess). He asked me to take the battery out of my Controller and tell him the Device ID. (It was actually working at this stage!)
"Ah", he said..."They should have checked this first"...
"Go on...", say's I
"Well, we built a batch of Controllers with Duplicate ID's. By mistake. We've been trying to get them back. They conflict. They don't work reliably" he says.
"So what do we do now" I asked...
"We'll send you a brand new Receiver and Controller if you promise to destroy the original Controller. Don't sell it. Don't take it back to the shop. Destroy it. You can keep the original Receiver, it's fine. Don't take it back to Micro Anvica because they are not very helpful to clients with Customer Service issues and we suspect they'd just try to resell the faulty handset - that's probably what happened when they sold it to you"
"What! It had probably already been identified as faulty?"
"Yes" he said. "Sorry" he said. "Please send me a picture of it after you've destroyed it. We like that. It means we know it is dead". He said that. Honestly!
So now I've got my fingers crossed that the new set will work fine and in exchange for four months stress & grief, I get a Receiver for a second room! (I'm also not destroying the Controller until the new one arrives - this seems too good to be true, so it may well be!)
Told you it didn't work properly! ;o)
2009-05-12, 08:48 #75
I'm surprised they have done this with such a high value item. I would have thought they would strip it doen for parts. But, all credit to support for sorting this out.
I've heard of Logitech doing this for things like wireless keyboards and mice though. One part is faulty? bin and and we'll send you a new one.
Glad this appears to be sorted for you.