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Chris Morgan
2005-01-27, 13:56
I have the same issue of not being able to get wireless reception above 40%
(despite my laptop having 100% when right next to the box). I have tried
opening the box to switch the antenna to the other connector on the wireless
card. However the other connector does not have a brass(?) fitting and
therefore I cannot fit the antenna into the slot.

Has anyone else found this?

Morgs

seanadams
2005-01-27, 22:35
Morgs,

Without knowing what wireless chipset is in the laptop or how the
figure is being reported, it is not possible to correlate or compare
these figures. If there's a reception problem at the Squeezebox, it
would have to be diagnosed by comparing to another squeezebox or trying
a replacement antenna etc.

Squeezebox uses an intersil prism3 chipset, and reports signal strength
directly from a register in the intersil chip. I believe the range is
0..92 (not a percentage).

The latop's figure may mean "% rx frame loss" (or something similar)
which is different from "radio sees this many dB signal-to-noise,"
which is what SB reports.

The antenna connector problem only applies to a small number of
recently shipped Squeezeboxen - the issue was found and corrected
quickly. If you only have one connector, then it doesn't apply.

Sean

On Jan 27, 2005, at 12:56 PM, Chris Morgan wrote:

> I have the same issue of not being able to get wireless reception
> above 40%
> (despite my laptop having 100% when right next to the box). I have
> tried
> opening the box to switch the antenna to the other connector on the
> wireless
> card. However the other connector does not have a brass(?) fitting and
> therefore I cannot fit the antenna into the slot.
>
> Has anyone else found this?
>
> Morgs
>
>