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Ralph Edington
2005-02-24, 16:36
My server is hard-wired to the WRT54G, WinXP Pro/SP2/no firewall, slimserver
5.4.1. From the router it goes wireless to the SB.

No crashes since I switched to channel 11. Keeping my fingers crossed.

RE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of vglp
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:21 PM
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Wireless Rebooting (formerly My NOT
> goodwirelessexperience)
>
>
> Are u sending the signal to a lan connected computer to the
> router and then
> to the SB or from a wi-fi connected computer to the router and then to the
> SB?
>
> I do have the same problem with same router... I send the signal from my
> laptop centrino (wi-fi)
>
> C.
>
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] De la part de
> Ralph Edington
> Envoyé : vendredi 25 février 2005 00:07
> À : Slim Devices Discussion
> Objet : [slim] Wireless Rebooting (formerly My NOT good
> wirelessexperience)
>
> Thanks for the suggestions:
>
> -- I will try MAC filtering instead of WEP if the problem
> persists. I only
> have two wireless devices right now, so it's no big deal.
>
> -- That's good to know about the double-reboot. Makes me feel a little
> better.
>
> -- As far as interoperability, I don't care who's certified or not, but if
> Squeezebox can't interoperate (i.e. WORK!) with a Linksys WRT54G, which is
> arguably one of the more popular access points/routers, then that's a much
> bigger problem -- for Slim Devices -- than my little complaint.
>
> I'll keep plugging. If anyone has any more info, I'd sure appreciate it.
>
> RE
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of John
> > Hernandez
> > Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:26 PM
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] My NOT good wireless experience
> >
> >
> > As a datapoint, you may try turning off WEP. I'm not suggesting this as
> > a good long-term solution, but you might consider something like MAC
> > filtering if WEP is indeed the problem with your particular setup.
> >
> > Ben Gladstone wrote:
> > > ralph, just a thought, and i'm vague on the details, but i've seen
> > > situations where two "802.11" products will not talk reliably to each
> > > other
> > >
> > > hence the non-profit www.wi-fi.org, which created the "Wi-fi"
> > > certification mark for the subset of 802.11 products that have been
> > > tested as interoperable.
> > >
> > > if both ends of the network (perhaps all devices on it?) are
> not "wi-fi"
> > > certified, you may have incompatible devices
> > >
> > > hopefully others with better knowledge can cut in at this point...
> > >
> > > -ben
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Ralph
> > > Edington
> > > Sent: 24 February 2005 21:34
> > > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > > Subject: [slim] My NOT good wireless experience
> > >
> > > Thanks. Still rebooting at random.
> > >
> > > My DHCP lease time is the standard Linksys 1 day. Shouldn't be a
> > > factor, one would think.
> > >
> > > It just happened again -- rebooted. Even though IP is fixed
> and network
> > > is hardwired to B only.
> > >
> > > -d_protocol log shows:
> > >
> > > 2005-02-24 13:30:00.8762 Got discovery request, deviceid =
> 2, revision
> > > = 2.8, MAC = 00:04:20:05:87:b3
> > > 2005-02-24 13:30:00.8763 It's a squeezebox
> > > 2005-02-24 13:30:00.8763 calculated rehome length: 17
> > > 2005-02-24 13:30:00.8765 sent discovery response
> > >
> > > Any other debugging I could set that will help?
> > >
> > > I will try different channels and see if that helps.
> > >
> > > Any help is still appreciated.
> > >
> > > RE
> > >
> > >
> > >>-----Original Message-----
> > >>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > >>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Jason
> > >>Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:57 PM
> > >>To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> > >>Subject: [slim] My NOT good wireless experience
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>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
> > >>>>>