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Jason
2005-03-03, 08:34
That's not entirely true. The NIC on the SB is only capable of 10Mb half
duplex speeds which are well under what 802.11g is capable of.

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Dan Goodinson
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 8:16 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Using external accesspoint to get g format
>
> It's a limitation of the CPU used by Squeezebox.
>
> But if you connect SB to a 'G' wireless access point via
> ethernet, then you'll get full 'G' speed networking through
> your 'G' access point.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Arthur Cheng
> Sent: 03 March 2005 15:13
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Using external accesspoint to get g format
>
>
> I am using wireless version of squeezebox, I wonder if I
> connect squeezebox with an accesspoint that support G would I
> be able to get the full function of it? I remember seeing
> some where that I cannot simply upgrade the PCMCIA card
> inside because of the limitation in buffer and something else?
>
>
>
>
>

Patrick Dowling
2005-03-03, 09:52
Just to be clear real world performance of 802.11b is closer to 4Mbps to 5Mbps vs the rated of 11Mbps and for 802.11g it's closer to 20Mbps. All this is greatly impacted by distance and interference. So yes if the Squeezebox had 802.11g built in you potentially could get better performance than the current internal NIC.

With the current price of the wired Squeezebox I would opt for that with a 802.11g access point.

Here's a couple of links on 802.11x performance.
http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Hardware.html
http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid40_gci961996,00.html

On Thursday, March 03, 2005, at 09:34AM, Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net> wrote:

>That's not entirely true. The NIC on the SB is only capable of 10Mb half
>duplex speeds which are well under what 802.11g is capable of.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
>> Dan Goodinson
>> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 8:16 AM
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Using external accesspoint to get g format
>>
>> It's a limitation of the CPU used by Squeezebox.
>>
>> But if you connect SB to a 'G' wireless access point via
>> ethernet, then you'll get full 'G' speed networking through
>> your 'G' access point.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
>> Arthur Cheng
>> Sent: 03 March 2005 15:13
>> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
>> Subject: [slim] Using external accesspoint to get g format
>>
>>
>> I am using wireless version of squeezebox, I wonder if I
>> connect squeezebox with an accesspoint that support G would I
>> be able to get the full function of it? I remember seeing
>> some where that I cannot simply upgrade the PCMCIA card
>> inside because of the limitation in buffer and something else?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>