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Ralph Edington
2005-02-24, 12:37
I would like to report my very recent bad wireless experience and ask a
question...

I just switched over from wired mode to wireless. I bought a Linksys WRT45G
(v2.2, firmware 3.03.6) and used all the defaults. Using WEP 128-bit. DHCP
addressing. Signal strength on the sbox a good 90%. No wireless phones in
the house, and the microwave, when on, didn't seem to cause any problems.

After a smooth hookup and looking like it was working fine, I immediately
encountered the problem of spontaneous squeezebox reboots. I probably saw
half-dozen reboots in the first two hours. I saw the problem where there
were multiple back-to-back reboots, the reconnect countdown getting to 10
before stopping and rebooting again.

Bummer.

I read a lot of old threads about this problem, but I didn't see any
sure-fire solutions. Was there a consensus on the cause/solution of this
reboot problem? One thread seemed to indicate that static IP addressing
helped, but another reported that that didn't solve it.

What's the final upshot on this problem?

I've now set the router to B-only and static addressing in the meantime, and
it seemed to help, but I haven't ran it for that many hours yet.

Thanks,

RE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Roy Owen
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:45 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Good wireless experience
>
>
> I too would like to report a good experience with wireless SB. I have
> 2 wireless SB's (mind you they are on their own WAP) and have no
> interference from microwave or 'phone. In fact both of my WAP's are
> on the default channel 6. I do not stream lossless but I do stream
> mps with no additional compression. I can now play my mp3's or
> internet radio anywhere in my house.
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:08:29 -0700, Daryle A. Tilroe
> <daryle (AT) micralyne (DOT) com> wrote:
> > Paul_Colley (AT) mapinfo (DOT) com wrote:
> >
> > > I stream MP3, not lossless, which obviously greatly reduces
> the bandwidth
> > > requirements. The wireless performance of my Squeezebox
> outperformed my
> > > expectations.
> >
> > Yes, it should probably be clarified and emphasized to the
> > newcomers and/or lurkers on the list that the debate over
> > wireless performance and suitability applies only to streaming
> > lossless PCM audio. If you stream (or convert and stream) MP3
> > the SB has proven to be quite robust. Virtually flawless in
> > my experience.
> >
> > --
> > Daryle A. Tilroe
> >

Daniel Cohen
2005-02-24, 13:42
On 24/2/05 at 11:37 am -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
>I saw the problem where there
>were multiple back-to-back reboots, the reconnect countdown getting to 10
>before stopping and rebooting again.

I don't know anything about spontaneous reboots - has never happened
with me, except when my computer has been asleep for a long time - or
multiple ones, if multiple means more than two.

But the double reboot with countdown to 10 (I've never understood why
it doesn't countdown to 0) is common, there is a specific reason for
it, I'm not quite sure what but it isn't a bug. It's something to do
with the Squeezebox trying one method of connecting, failing to
connect, and then using a different method that does work.
--
Daniel Cohen

neil.coburn@blueyonder.co.uk
2005-02-25, 02:57
I had similar problems which were solved by using 64 bit WEP instead of
128 bit.



>
> I would like to report my very recent bad wireless experience and ask a
> question...
>
> I just switched over from wired mode to wireless. I bought a Linksys
> WRT45G
> (v2.2, firmware 3.03.6) and used all the defaults. Using WEP 128-bit.
> DHCP
> addressing. Signal strength on the sbox a good 90%. No wireless phones
> in
> the house, and the microwave, when on, didn't seem to cause any problems.
>
> After a smooth hookup and looking like it was working fine, I immediately
> encountered the problem of spontaneous squeezebox reboots. I probably saw
> half-dozen reboots in the first two hours. I saw the problem where there
> were multiple back-to-back reboots, the reconnect countdown getting to 10
> before stopping and rebooting again.
>
> Bummer.
>
> I read a lot of old threads about this problem, but I didn't see any
> sure-fire solutions. Was there a consensus on the cause/solution of this
> reboot problem? One thread seemed to indicate that static IP addressing
> helped, but another reported that that didn't solve it.
>
> What's the final upshot on this problem?
>
> I've now set the router to B-only and static addressing in the meantime,
> and
> it seemed to help, but I haven't ran it for that many hours yet.
>
> Thanks,
>
> RE
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Roy Owen
>> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:45 AM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Good wireless experience
>>
>>
>> I too would like to report a good experience with wireless SB. I have
>> 2 wireless SB's (mind you they are on their own WAP) and have no
>> interference from microwave or 'phone. In fact both of my WAP's are
>> on the default channel 6. I do not stream lossless but I do stream
>> mps with no additional compression. I can now play my mp3's or
>> internet radio anywhere in my house.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:08:29 -0700, Daryle A. Tilroe
>> <daryle (AT) micralyne (DOT) com> wrote:
>> > Paul_Colley (AT) mapinfo (DOT) com wrote:
>> >
>> > > I stream MP3, not lossless, which obviously greatly reduces
>> the bandwidth
>> > > requirements. The wireless performance of my Squeezebox
>> outperformed my
>> > > expectations.
>> >
>> > Yes, it should probably be clarified and emphasized to the
>> > newcomers and/or lurkers on the list that the debate over
>> > wireless performance and suitability applies only to streaming
>> > lossless PCM audio. If you stream (or convert and stream) MP3
>> > the SB has proven to be quite robust. Virtually flawless in
>> > my experience.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Daryle A. Tilroe
>> >