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jkouns
2005-01-12, 00:00
Sean!

Thank you so much for your quick reply!! I read your message about
opening the SB and changing the antenna to the other connector.... I
decided I had wasted enough time (3+ days and hours each night) and
would get some sleep...... went to pass out and just keep thinking
about it.........

bah... had to get up and make the change tonight (1:30am).....

Bingo!

Wireless Signal Strength: 76%

So.... all the people that are having wireless issues I would give it
a shot. My SB was a Christmas gift so purchased in the Dec time
frame. When I opened the SB all of the connections were taped down and
the antenna was connected to the far side on the card from the back of
the SB...... that would be the front side closest to the display.

Anyways, I moved it to the other side, again when looking at it top
down was closest to the back of the SB. The wire didn't want to lay
nice, but I just used the tape there and secure it well enough and
closed it back up. Thanks again for the info!
--Jake
P.S.-- so far it has been playing with no drop off or connection issues for the
last 30 mins... =)
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Justin Eltoft
2005-01-12, 06:17
jkouns <jkouns@...> writes:

>
> Anyways, I moved it to the other side, again when looking at it top
> down was closest to the back of the SB. The wire didn't want to lay
> nice, but I just used the tape there and secure it well enough and
> closed it back up. Thanks again for the info!
> --Jake
> P.S.-- so far it has been playing with no drop off or connection issues for
the
> last 30 mins... =)

Ditto! Mine was never above 30% and now after this simple modification, it's
at 80%. Thanks. Glad I started reading the message boards!

Justin

Jeff Shanholtz
2005-01-12, 14:44
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 02:00:29 -0500, jkouns wrote:

> Sean!
>
> Thank you so much for your quick reply!! I read your message about
> opening the SB and changing the antenna to the other connector.... I
> decided I had wasted enough time (3+ days and hours each night) and
> would get some sleep...... went to pass out and just keep thinking
> about it.........
>
> bah... had to get up and make the change tonight (1:30am).....
>
> Bingo!
>
> Wireless Signal Strength: 76%

Thanks for the report. Mine was a Christmas present also, so I'm going to
give this a try ASAP and I bet it will do the trick! Before reading about
this I was wondering why SD doesn't provide tips and tricks for maximizing
your signal strength, but now it appears that signal strength shouldn't be
much of an issue if it weren't for the faulty network adapters!

JJ
2005-01-12, 14:49
Probably be worth it for some of us _not_ having reception problems to
investigate what happens when the connection is switched. I'll try it
tonight and report back.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Shanholtz" <jeffsubs (AT) shanholtz (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 2:44 PM
Subject: [slim] Reception Problem with Squeezebox Wireless - The
answer!!!


> On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 02:00:29 -0500, jkouns wrote:
>
>> Sean!
>>
>> Thank you so much for your quick reply!! I read your message about
>> opening the SB and changing the antenna to the other connector.... I
>> decided I had wasted enough time (3+ days and hours each night) and
>> would get some sleep...... went to pass out and just keep thinking
>> about it.........
>>
>> bah... had to get up and make the change tonight (1:30am).....
>>
>> Bingo!
>>
>> Wireless Signal Strength: 76%
>
> Thanks for the report. Mine was a Christmas present also, so I'm going
> to
> give this a try ASAP and I bet it will do the trick! Before reading
> about
> this I was wondering why SD doesn't provide tips and tricks for
> maximizing
> your signal strength, but now it appears that signal strength shouldn't
> be
> much of an issue if it weren't for the faulty network adapters!

Jeff Shanholtz
2005-01-12, 21:24
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 13:44:18 -0800, Jeff Shanholtz wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 02:00:29 -0500, jkouns wrote:
>
>> Sean!
>>
>> Thank you so much for your quick reply!! I read your message about
>> opening the SB and changing the antenna to the other connector.... I
>> decided I had wasted enough time (3+ days and hours each night) and
>> would get some sleep...... went to pass out and just keep thinking
>> about it.........
>>
>> bah... had to get up and make the change tonight (1:30am).....
>>
>> Bingo!
>>
>> Wireless Signal Strength: 76%
>
> Thanks for the report. Mine was a Christmas present also, so I'm going to
> give this a try ASAP and I bet it will do the trick! Before reading about
> this I was wondering why SD doesn't provide tips and tricks for maximizing
> your signal strength, but now it appears that signal strength shouldn't be
> much of an issue if it weren't for the faulty network adapters!

Just switched it and my signal strength went from 48% to 78%! MANY THANKS
to the people involved in discovering the problem and solution and for
informing the group!