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Jason
2005-02-24, 13:57
Even if you don't have any offending devices in your own home, a neighbor
100 feet away could easily be causing some of these problems.

One of the things you should do is try a different frequency on the access
point and see if it has an impact on the problem.

Also static addressing should help if your DHCP server has too short of a
lease time to the squeezebox.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Ralph Edington
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:38 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] My NOT good wireless experience
>
>
> 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
> > >