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Jonathan Greene
2004-12-15, 07:41
I have the original Slim, the Slimp3 and was looking at the newer
boxes, but am confused...

Do you have to get a color one in order to get the better screen? Can
you add wireless later to a wired unit? In current config, the Slim is
only a few feet from my router...Assume the wireless is B, not G ?

Thanks,
JG

Aaron Zinck
2004-12-15, 08:00
The new screen comes with all new Squeezeboxen -- of either the black or
color variety. Judging from the way the wireless is integrated I'd imagine
it'd be impractical to add wireless to a wired version (aside from simply
connecting it to a wireless bridge). The wireless is indeed b.


"Jonathan Greene" <atmasphere (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net> wrote
in message news:67892C14-4EA7-11D9-8A1F-000A95C47866 (AT) atmasphere (DOT) net...
> I have the original Slim, the Slimp3 and was looking at the newer
> boxes, but am confused...
>
> Do you have to get a color one in order to get the better screen? Can
> you add wireless later to a wired unit? In current config, the Slim is
> only a few feet from my router...Assume the wireless is B, not G ?
>
> Thanks,
> JG

Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-12-15, 08:23
Jonathan Greene wrote:

> I have the original Slim, the Slimp3 and was looking at the newer
> boxes, but am confused...
>
> Do you have to get a color one in order to get the better screen?

No, all units currently shipping from SlimDevices have the new screen

> Can you add wireless later to a wired unit?

I believe this has been addressed on the list before, and the simple
answer is no. I think it was decided in theory it could be done, with
the right parts and skills, but that upgrade is not offered by SlimDevices.

> In current config, the Slim is only a few feet from my router...Assume
> the wireless is B, not G ?

That is correct, the internal WIFI is B. It seems many people are
running wired Squeezeboxes to wireless G bridges with some good results.

Hope that helps,

Tom

Jonathan Greene
2004-12-15, 08:32
Thanks Aaron and Thomas!


On Dec 15, 2004, at 10:23 AM, Thomas B. Malsbury wrote:

> Jonathan Greene wrote:
>
>> I have the original Slim, the Slimp3 and was looking at the newer
>> boxes, but am confused...
>>
>> Do you have to get a color one in order to get the better screen?
>
> No, all units currently shipping from SlimDevices have the new screen
>
>> Can you add wireless later to a wired unit?
>
> I believe this has been addressed on the list before, and the simple
> answer is no. I think it was decided in theory it could be done, with
> the right parts and skills, but that upgrade is not offered by
> SlimDevices.
>
>> In current config, the Slim is only a few feet from my
>> router...Assume the wireless is B, not G ?
>
> That is correct, the internal WIFI is B. It seems many people are
> running wired Squeezeboxes to wireless G bridges with some good
> results.
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> Tom
>
>
>