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2005-01-19, 18:31
Haven’t seen this covered nor any way to search the list….



Sorry if this has been covered…



Is there any way to add a wireless Card to the SB? I’ve
seen on a website review of the wireless SB that it is just
a PCMCIA WLAN card… thx.

kdf
2005-01-19, 18:49
Quoting barry (AT) bnkconsulting (DOT) com:

> Haven’t seen this covered nor any way to search the list….
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> Sorry if this has been covered…
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> Is there any way to add a wireless Card to the SB? I’ve
> seen on a website review of the wireless SB that it is just
> a PCMCIA WLAN card… thx.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is not possible to simply add a
network card. The connector required is not supplied on the wired version. The
connector is costly enough that to leave it out helps make the wired version a
more affordable product for those who do not need wireless. however, you can
still connect the wired Squeezebox to any 802.11B or 802.11G wireless bridge
product to connect to your network. in fact, if you are one of those who wish
to ensure that your 802.11G network stays at full G speeds, this is your best
choice. The Squeezebox Wireless is 802.11B only, and while this does not cause
your G network to revert to B, it does mean it does not run at its full
capacity.

cheers,
kdf

Kevin O. Lepard
2005-01-19, 18:58
>Haven't seen this covered nor any way to search the list.

The lists can be searched at http://forums.slimdevices.com

>Is there any way to add a wireless Card to the SB?

No. You can, however, connect a wireless bridge
to the ethernet port on the wired squeezebox so
that it can function wirelessly.

Kevin
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Jason Temple
2005-02-17, 15:28
Greetings kdf,
I was reading through this email list to try and troubleshoot a
couple of things and noticed that you mention the SB only runs 802.11b
and not 802.11g (below)...is that the case? That seems like it when I'm
trying to get my brand new wireless model to connect to my G only
network. On the slimdesign website, it states "Supports all 802.11b and
802.11g access points, including Apple Airport"...what gives?

thanks,

jas

kdf wrote:

>Quoting barry (AT) bnkconsulting (DOT) com:
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>
>
>>Haven’t seen this covered nor any way to search the list….
>>
>>
>>
>>Sorry if this has been covered…
>>
>>
>>
>>Is there any way to add a wireless Card to the SB? I’ve
>>seen on a website review of the wireless SB that it is just
>>a PCMCIA WLAN card… thx.
>>
>>
>
>Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is not possible to simply add a
>network card. The connector required is not supplied on the wired version. The
>connector is costly enough that to leave it out helps make the wired version a
>more affordable product for those who do not need wireless. however, you can
>still connect the wired Squeezebox to any 802.11B or 802.11G wireless bridge
>product to connect to your network. in fact, if you are one of those who wish
>to ensure that your 802.11G network stays at full G speeds, this is your best
>choice. The Squeezebox Wireless is 802.11B only, and while this does not cause
>your G network to revert to B, it does mean it does not run at its full
>capacity.
>
>cheers,
>kdf
>

Dave Dewey
2005-02-17, 15:35
Quoting Jason Temple (jason (AT) temple (DOT) net):

> Greetings kdf,
> I was reading through this email list to try and troubleshoot a
> couple of things and noticed that you mention the SB only runs 802.11b
> and not 802.11g (below)...is that the case? That seems like it when I'm
> trying to get my brand new wireless model to connect to my G only
> network. On the slimdesign website, it states "Supports all 802.11b and
> 802.11g access points, including Apple Airport"...what gives?

That's right below the line that says "Integrated 2.4GHz 802.11b module"
Many 'g' access points will also have 'b' support.

Aaron Zinck
2005-02-17, 15:37
The Squeezebox is an 802.llb product, however, wireless g and b devices are
compatible with one another (thus the claim that the squeezebox works with g
networks)--they simply cannot connect to each other at g speeds. A b device
will connect to a g network at b speeds. And, in fact, when you add a b
device to a g network you actually degrade the speed of other g devices on
the network (though not all the way down to to the level of b devices).
This is why some people have suggested setting up a separate, all b network
dedicated to your squeezebox.

Jason Temple
2005-02-17, 16:02
Nuts...I was afraid of that...well, thanks...kinda wish I didn't give my
B AP to a buddy then...sigh

jas
Aaron Zinck wrote:

>The Squeezebox is an 802.llb product, however, wireless g and b devices are
>compatible with one another (thus the claim that the squeezebox works with g
>networks)--they simply cannot connect to each other at g speeds. A b device
>will connect to a g network at b speeds. And, in fact, when you add a b
>device to a g network you actually degrade the speed of other g devices on
>the network (though not all the way down to to the level of b devices).
>This is why some people have suggested setting up a separate, all b network
>dedicated to your squeezebox.
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