I just purchased a SB Touch to add to my SB family of two receivers (Duets). The Touch was installed in the same location as one of the receivers (which I moved into another room for a new set-up). Since the switch, I am getting several losses on the Touch with rebuffering messages - typically four to five an hour. Most of the time, the rebuffering gets stuck at 2-3%. Several seconds later, the message "Rebuffering Failed" appears, and the music continues playing. This is happening while streaming 16 bit 44kHz FLAC files. When I go into Information on the Menu, it shows the Touch has a wireless signal strength of anywhere between 85-100%, including the time during rebuffering. The Touch is in the exact same location as my Duet receiver previously was, but I never had rebuffering problems to this extent before. (The possible exception is when streaming certain Internet radio stations). Essentially, my Duets have worked flawlessly over the two years I have owned them. When I did a network test @2000 kbps over a 30 minute period, it produced a tall green bar at 100% with a very small red line at 0% (the dropouts I suppose) in the test history section.
The music is being streamed from a desktop PC (2.4 GHz and 2 GB RAM) using Windows Vista 32 bit. The Touch firmware is 7.5.1-r9218. Squeezecenter version is 7.5.2-r31632. The router is a Linksys WRT54G and I have it running on channel 6. I have tried switching to channels 1 and 11, but it does not seem to help. Of course, I would like to try connecting the Touch to my router via Ethernet, but this is not a practical or easy solution unless I go with "ethernet over power" which at this point, I am considering.
I am confused because the wireless signal is always very strong at the Touch even during rebuffering. Performance does not seem to be affected by microwave or cordless phone use. Music just randomly drops out. To my knowledge, nothing has changed since the Duet was replaced by the Touch, except the reliability of reproducing music. If I am missing something that I should check, please let me know. I know there are tons of threads out there regarding rebuffering issues and I think I've read many of them. I'm just really disappointed because I was hoping the Touch would provide a better listening experience.
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2011-01-04, 15:12 #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
Numerous "Rebuffering Failed" messages on new SB Touch