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IainHar@aol.com
2005-01-04, 15:47
I too feel like Graham, only my problem is a bit more deep rooted. I bought
a SB which I managed to get up and running in a relatively short period of
time, and loved it. I used it for about 9 months with no problems to speak of.
Unfortunately I had to reboot my computer (From scratch, with a full system
reload), and lo and behold I now cannot use my SB>

I have tried everything I can think of. I have followed advice from others
in the forum,(the reason I joined), but still the same old message "Cannot find
slimserver.check software is running!

I am in no way a computer expert, nor have any programming knowledge. Why
should I? Isnt this after all a consumer item. No one says "buy it its
brilliant...............but only if you are a computer scientist!"

There are no instructions about connecting to a wireless network. Going into
firewall and opening ports! Setting up manual IP addresses! Pinging the SB!

Like Graham.......why cant I just open the box, plug in the SB and it works?

You guys are all talking about using it display this, run
that.............can i just get mine to do what it is supposed to do? ie Play my tunes! I
read in the forum recently, that a guy in Sweden ordered SB, got it delivered
in 3 days, and couldn't get it to connect either There cant be many "Consumer"
products around that you cant use yet the manufacturer can wash their hands
and say "Its down to you!"

Where are the instructions (In common English please), that tell you how to
fix this problem?

My SB connects to my Wireless network in 2 seconds, but cant find the
software to run it.

Sorry for the rant, but I am so P####D off.

HEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPP!

Robin Bowes
2005-01-04, 16:44
IainHar (AT) aol (DOT) com wrote:
> I too feel like Graham, only my problem is a bit more deep rooted. I
> bought a SB which I managed to get up and running in a relatively short
> period of time, and loved it. I used it for about 9 months with no
> problems to speak of. Unfortunately I had to reboot my computer (From
> scratch, with a full system reload), and lo and behold I now cannot use
> my SB>
>
> I have tried everything I can think of. I have followed advice from
> others in the forum,(the reason I joined), but still the same old
> message "Cannot find slimserver.check software is running!
>
> I am in no way a computer expert, nor have any programming knowledge.
> Why should I? Isnt this after all a consumer item. No one says "buy it
> its brilliant...............but only if you are a computer scientist!"
>
> There are no instructions about connecting to a wireless network. Going
> into firewall and opening ports! Setting up manual IP addresses! Pinging
> the SB!
>
> Like Graham.......why cant I just open the box, plug in the SB and it works?
>
> You guys are all talking about using it display this, run
> that.............can i just get mine to do what it is supposed to do? ie
> Play my tunes! I read in the forum recently, that a guy in Sweden
> ordered SB, got it delivered in 3 days, and couldn't get it to connect
> either There cant be many "Consumer" products around that you cant use
> yet the manufacturer can wash their hands and say "Its down to you!"
>
> Where are the instructions (In common English please), that tell you how
> to fix this problem?
>
> My SB connects to my Wireless network in 2 seconds, but cant find the
> software to run it.
>
> Sorry for the rant, but I am so P####D off.
>
> HEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPP!

Iain (I'm guessing your name from the mangle gmane email address!),

Can you give us a few more details about your setup? For example:

On what O/S are you running slimserver?
What is your network topology, i.e. how is the Squeezebox connected to
the network? How is the "server" connected to the network?

Try to remain calm and a little more analytical. For example, what is
different between your new installation (which works) and the old one
(which doesn't)?

A wild stab in the dark - are you now running WinXP Service Pack 2? If
so, I'll put money on this being a firewall issue. If that's all it is
then it's trivial to fix.

R.

Jack Coates
2005-01-04, 16:45
IainHar (AT) aol (DOT) com wrote:
....
> You guys are all talking about using it display this, run
> that.............can i just get mine to do what it is supposed to do? ie
> Play my tunes! I read in the forum recently, that a guy in Sweden
> ordered SB, got it delivered in 3 days, and couldn't get it to connect
> either There cant be many "Consumer" products around that you cant use
> yet the manufacturer can wash their hands and say "Its down to you!"
>

Is that what Support said? I find it unlikely. Perhaps you should try
contacting support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com.

> Where are the instructions (In common English please), that tell you how
> to fix this problem?
>
> My SB connects to my Wireless network in 2 seconds, but cant find the
> software to run it.
>
> Sorry for the rant, but I am so P####D off.
>
> HEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPP!
>
>
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