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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-03-01, 07:01
Buy a wired one and a wireless g adapter. Much better and more
reliable. I have a wireless squeezebox, yet I still use a separate
adapter because I like having everything running at full G speeds.

Paul

>>> tom (AT) tomgoodacre (DOT) com 02/28/05 7:57 PM >>>
Hi,

I am thinking of purchasing a wireless squeezebox but have found that
they
are quite difficult to get hold of in the UK. When I look at the
slimdevices
website I see there is a 6-8 week wait for the wireless version. This
suggests to be that there a new version to soon be released. A retailer
in
the UK also said he suspected this assumption was also true. Slim
devices
won't tell me either way for sure.

Does anyone know what the plan is for the new squeezebox? Will it look
massively different? Will it be much MUCH better? I want one now but
don't
know if I should wait for the new version to be released after all it
is a
lot of money that I'll be spending.

Would be great if someone could shed some light on this matter....any
ideas??


Tom

Chris O'Shannassy
2005-03-02, 00:17
Hi;

I thought that the wireless squeezebox was wireless only? I know
it's got a network plug on the back, but I always assumed it was just a
"dummy" so that slimdevices only needed to make one case.... I'm happy
with my wireless connection (though it'd be nicer if it was 802.11G) for
now, but how do you disable the radio and turn it into a wired
squeezebox? Does it just switch automatically if plugged in?

Chris

PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

>Buy a wired one and a wireless g adapter. Much better and more
>reliable. I have a wireless squeezebox, yet I still use a separate
>adapter because I like having everything running at full G speeds.
>
>Paul
>
>
>
>>>>tom (AT) tomgoodacre (DOT) com 02/28/05 7:57 PM >>>
>>>>
>>>>
>Hi,
>
>I am thinking of purchasing a wireless squeezebox but have found that
>they
>are quite difficult to get hold of in the UK. When I look at the
>slimdevices
>website I see there is a 6-8 week wait for the wireless version. This
>suggests to be that there a new version to soon be released. A retailer
>in
>the UK also said he suspected this assumption was also true. Slim
>devices
>won't tell me either way for sure.
>
>Does anyone know what the plan is for the new squeezebox? Will it look
>massively different? Will it be much MUCH better? I want one now but
>don't
>know if I should wait for the new version to be released after all it
>is a
>lot of money that I'll be spending.
>
>Would be great if someone could shed some light on this matter....any
>ideas??
>
>
>Tom
>
>
>
>

kdf
2005-03-02, 00:40
Quoting Chris O'Shannassy <zipser (AT) optusnet (DOT) com.au>:

> Hi;
>
> I thought that the wireless squeezebox was wireless only? I know
> it's got a network plug on the back, but I always assumed it was just a
> "dummy" so that slimdevices only needed to make one case.... I'm happy
> with my wireless connection (though it'd be nicer if it was 802.11G) for
> now, but how do you disable the radio and turn it into a wired
> squeezebox? Does it just switch automatically if plugged in?

when you go into setup after a reset (press and hold power, or unplug and
re-plug) you will be given a choice to connect using ethernet or wireless. If
the wireless card isn't detected, then you only have the ethernet option.

-kdf

seanadams
2005-03-02, 01:39
Chris,

The Ethernet port is fully functional on both wired and wireless
models. On the wireless squeezebox there is an additional menu in setup
to choose which interface you want.

Our main processor has ethernet built-in so there was no reason not to
include it in both models.

Sean

On Mar 1, 2005, at 11:17 PM, Chris O'Shannassy wrote:

> Hi;
>
> I thought that the wireless squeezebox was wireless only? I know
> it's got a network plug on the back, but I always assumed it was just
> a "dummy" so that slimdevices only needed to make one case.... I'm
> happy with my wireless connection (though it'd be nicer if it was
> 802.11G) for now, but how do you disable the radio and turn it into a
> wired squeezebox? Does it just switch automatically if plugged in?
>
> Chris
>
> PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>
>> Buy a wired one and a wireless g adapter. Much better and more
>> reliable. I have a wireless squeezebox, yet I still use a separate
>> adapter because I like having everything running at full G speeds.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>>>> tom (AT) tomgoodacre (DOT) com 02/28/05 7:57 PM >>>
>>>>>
>> Hi,
>> I am thinking of purchasing a wireless squeezebox but have found that
>> they
>> are quite difficult to get hold of in the UK. When I look at the
>> slimdevices
>> website I see there is a 6-8 week wait for the wireless version. This
>> suggests to be that there a new version to soon be released. A
>> retailer
>> in
>> the UK also said he suspected this assumption was also true. Slim
>> devices
>> won't tell me either way for sure.
>> Does anyone know what the plan is for the new squeezebox? Will it look
>> massively different? Will it be much MUCH better? I want one now but
>> don't
>> know if I should wait for the new version to be released after all it
>> is a
>> lot of money that I'll be spending.
>> Would be great if someone could shed some light on this matter....any
>> ideas??
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>

Phil Karn
2005-03-02, 02:03
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> Buy a wired one and a wireless g adapter. Much better and more
> reliable. I have a wireless squeezebox, yet I still use a separate
> adapter because I like having everything running at full G speeds.

Agreed. With the recent price drop in the wired adapter (but not the
wireless), this becomes even more compelling. Wireless/ethernet adapters
*are* a bit overpriced, but the price difference in Squeezebox models is
now large enough to cover it. And you get G rather than B, which makes a
big difference if you use raw PCM a lot.

Perhaps the new Squeezebox model being hypothesized here will support G?
That would be good, expecially if it included an extra RJ45 and a small
Ethernet switch to allow another host to share it.

--Phil

Marc Sherman
2005-03-02, 06:31
Phil Karn wrote:
>
> Perhaps the new Squeezebox model being hypothesized here will support G?
> That would be good, expecially if it included an extra RJ45 and a small
> Ethernet switch to allow another host to share it.

And a pony. The new squeezebox should definitely include a pony.

:)

- Marc

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2005-03-02, 08:02
Please don't use this list as a chat client, take all off-subject
conversation off-list.
The list is flooded already.
Thanks!




On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:31:51 -0500, Marc Sherman <msherman (AT) projectile (DOT) ca> wrote:
> Phil Karn wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps the new Squeezebox model being hypothesized here will support G?
> > That would be good, expecially if it included an extra RJ45 and a small
> > Ethernet switch to allow another host to share it.
>
> And a pony. The new squeezebox should definitely include a pony.
>
> :)
>
> - Marc
>