I have two (and will soon have a third) Squeezebox receivers (and two Controllers) and after initial frustration, they seem to work quite well for accessing my local files off my Windows 7 64 bit PC. In addition, my system plays Pandora just fine, so it appears to be accessing the outside internet/WAN. When the PC is on, the normally blue LED on the Duet Receivers changes to a soft white. If I then go in and activate Pandora, the Receivers' LEDs will turn to bright white, indicating that all is good to go. So, all of this appears to be normal behavior. Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to get the receivers to connect to mysqueezebox.com, and thus, I must always leave the PC on when I want to play music from Pandora and other internet sites. I know in the past, I did set the appropriate ports on my router for Squeezebox, but I'm a little confused about that.
There are two ports that are supposed to be opened, but how do the receivers function if these are the same port IDs on different boxes? In other words, I only have two ports open (3483 and 9000). But, each of the Receivers (and each Controller) has a specific IP assigned to it via DCHP. If I make these static LAN IPs (e.g. via the router software, a Linksys E4200v2, btw), I could associate specific port numbers (or ranges) to each static ID I assign for each Receiver. But, is this necessary? Do all of the Receivers know to connect to the outside WAN via only those two ports? I've seen that 9090 is an additional port that is used. Do I need to assign all three ports (I don't recall the Squeezebox Duet instructions on this specific port number)?
BTW, soon I will have these two Duet receivers connected directly via ethernet cable on my gigabit LAN. Will this help address some of these issues? Are there any other advantages besides signal strength issues?
Thanks in advance!
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2012-07-25, 12:36 #1
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Multiple Duet receivers and MySqueezebox/port forwarding problem.
2012-07-26, 04:09 #2
If not doing so now, try switching to MySB.com from the Networking menu.
Controller > Settings > Advanced > Networking > Switch to MySB.com
2012-07-27, 12:46 #3
Opening ports really only applies to getting to your LMS from the outside world.
That would be necessary if you wanted to take a controller/receiver to a remote location to listen to your music.