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Gordon Whittaker
2005-01-07, 02:49
Well... I got my replacement card yesterday. I carefully opened the box and
removed the existing card. However, when I went to pull out the antenna
connector (end of short mini-coax - cube shaped with short barrel that
pushes into the card), it wouldn't budge. I could turn it, but for some
reason... it wouldn't release. It is not a screw-in connection, but a snap
in one.

Anyway, I got a pair of mini needle nose pliers.. and gently tried to
release the connection. SNAP! The small barrel shaped projection broke off
at the base! ARGGH!

I called Kevin in Technical Support and he said that unfortunately, I have
to send the whole thing back. To quote a phrase out of the 70's.... BUMMER!

Now I have to wait at least another week to week and a half to get my
Squeezebox up and running.

Gordy (unhappy and frustrated) in Reading, MA - USA

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Thomas Egrelius
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 2:36 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Reception Problem with Squeezebox Wireless

Gordon,

I just like to add to your thread, that I am seeing similar things. It seems
I can't get the squeezebox to get more than ~50-60% reception, while my
wireless laptop says close to 100% when in the same location as the SB.
I haven't looked any further into it though, as the 50% is enough to not
cause any dropouts for me at the moment.

/Egge

On Sun, 2 Jan 2005, Gordon Whittaker wrote:

> Barry,
>
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I have completely checked all
> electrical and mechanical connections for both the wireless network
> card as well as the antenna. I unscrewed the antenna, checked it for
> any obvious problems and screwed it back in with no improvement.
>
> One would think that if the squeezebox was directly next to the
> Wireless Access Point, you would be "pegging the needle" to quote an old
saying.
>
> Hopefully the good folks at Slim Devices can help me out when they get
> back to work after the long New Year's weekend.
>
> Gordon
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Barry
> Bruins
> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 10:15 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Reception Problem with Squeezebox Wireless
>
> I've had this happen and it turned out that the antenna on the squeeze
> box wasn't screwed in all the way.
>
> (sorry if this sounds like "check the power plug")
>
> Barry
>
> At 05:58 PM 1/2/2005 1/2/2005, Gordon Whittaker wrote:
> >I just placed my squeezebox directly next to my Wireless Access Point
> >--- About 12 inches.
> >
> >I am only getting 56%.
> >
> >Again, I powered the squeezebox down, disconnected the power and
> >checked all electrical and mechanical connections with both the
> >antenna and internally mounted wireless network card.
> >
> >After re-powering up with the unit 12" apart from the Wireless Access
> >Point
> >--- 56%
> >
> >Gordon
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> >[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael
> >Amster
> >Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 5:54 PM
> >To: Slim Devices Discussion
> >Subject: [slim] Reception Problem with Squeezebox Wireless
> >
> >This may be a stupid question, but did you make sure the antenna was
> >properly attached to the squeezebox? Tighten it and play with
> >orientation - my Squeezebox gets 60%+ and that is through a wall.
> >
> >-MA
> >
> >GBWinMA (AT) aol (DOT) com wrote:
> >
> >> I checked all of the connections to the antenna and everything
> >> appears to be fine.
> >>
> >> There is definitely something wrong with what I now feel is the
> >> wireless card. When I do get it working, within the 5 foot
> >> distance from the Linksys Wireless Access Point, I am only getting 24%!
> >>
> >> Hmmmmmmm...............
> >>
> >>--------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>--
> >>-
> >>-
> >>
> >>

kdf
2005-01-07, 03:03
Quoting Gordon Whittaker <gbwinma (AT) comcast (DOT) net>:

> Well... I got my replacement card yesterday. I carefully opened the box and
> removed the existing card. However, when I went to pull out the antenna
> connector (end of short mini-coax - cube shaped with short barrel that
> pushes into the card), it wouldn't budge. I could turn it, but for some
> reason... it wouldn't release. It is not a screw-in connection, but a snap
> in one.

yes, it is. I've undone and redone it many times ever since the beta unit I
got. I't snever 'snapped'. It should have been a finger operation only.
However, you are able to send it back and get a replacement. Remind yourself
and everyone else just how many companies let you do this.

-kdf