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Roy Owen
2005-01-07, 09:43
What is the recomended signal strength for the wireless Squeezebox to
function properly?
Currently I'm getting about 20% but I loose connection during the
night (I assume because the signal strength drops to 0%) and the SB
dosen't reconnect without a reboot.

Roy
--
Do meddle in the affairs of Dragons,
for you are crunchy and good with Tabasco.

Bill Comisky
2005-01-07, 11:40
On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, Roy Owen wrote:

> What is the recomended signal strength for the wireless Squeezebox to
> function properly?
> Currently I'm getting about 20% but I loose connection during the
> night (I assume because the signal strength drops to 0%) and the SB
> dosen't reconnect without a reboot.
>
> Roy

This may in part depend on if you bitrate limit your streams (Home/Player
Settings/Audio from the web interface). If you have non-mp3 files, they
might be sent uncompressed which requires more bandwith. As the wireless
signal strength goes down the 802.11b transfer rate scales back from
11Mbps to 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, and finally 1Mbps.

Anybody know how these rates correlate to the wireless signal strength
reported by the SqueezeBox?

bill

Roy Owen
2005-01-07, 11:45
Mostly I use the SB to get Internet Radio in places where I don't
really want to have a PC running. The stream I usually listen to is
running at 128 KBPS, that is roughly 1.2 Mbps.


On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 12:40:29 -0600 (CST), Bill Comisky
<bcomisky (AT) pobox (DOT) com> wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Jan 2005, Roy Owen wrote:
>
> > What is the recomended signal strength for the wireless Squeezebox to
> > function properly?
> > Currently I'm getting about 20% but I loose connection during the
> > night (I assume because the signal strength drops to 0%) and the SB
> > dosen't reconnect without a reboot.
> >
> > Roy
>
> This may in part depend on if you bitrate limit your streams (Home/Player
> Settings/Audio from the web interface). If you have non-mp3 files, they
> might be sent uncompressed which requires more bandwith. As the wireless
> signal strength goes down the 802.11b transfer rate scales back from
> 11Mbps to 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, and finally 1Mbps.
>
> Anybody know how these rates correlate to the wireless signal strength
> reported by the SqueezeBox?
>
> bill
>

ron thigpen
2005-01-07, 12:17
Roy Owen wrote:
> Mostly I use the SB to get Internet Radio in places where I don't
> really want to have a PC running. The stream I usually listen to is
> running at 128 KBPS, that is roughly 1.2 Mbps.

are you sure that isn't 128 Kbps?

--rt

Roy Owen
2005-01-07, 12:59
You're correct. It's 128 kbps. Sorry for the mixup.


On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 14:17:37 -0500, ron thigpen <ron (AT) fuzzsonic (DOT) com> wrote:
> Roy Owen wrote:
> > Mostly I use the SB to get Internet Radio in places where I don't
> > really want to have a PC running. The stream I usually listen to is
> > running at 128 KBPS, that is roughly 1.2 Mbps.
>
> are you sure that isn't 128 Kbps?
>
> --rt
>