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BenRubinstein
2005-03-07, 16:36
> As far as I can tell, Squeezebox is COMPLETELY and TOTALLY WORTHLESS
> for the advertised purpose of "wireless music".

I appreciate this must be too late for Ralph Edington, who's no longer on
the list, but I must wonder if he ever actually tried returning his
SqueezeBox to Slim as a duff unit.

I was reading all this thread while waiting for my (wireless, silver)
SqueezeBox; when I finally got it home and got a server set up, I switched
it on, went through the wireless setup, and it's been working like a charm
ever since.

Wireless to a Netgear DG834G; sharing the network with a couple of laptops;
using WEP; no idea what channel it's on, presumably the router default; at
least one other WiFi network in range; 2.4Ghz wireless phones, with base
station closer to the SB than the WiFi access point; (but no microwave in
our house, and probably not in our immediate neighbours either); SB
separated from the access point by a floor, two RSJs, and about 30 feet;
signal strength varies from 40%-60% when I've checked it - but I've only
checked it out of interest, because the damn thing just works, without a
single drop-out except on one internet radio station (and I think that's
more likely to have been the server, an old and dusty G4 cube, being a bit
busy on the ripping front).

It's absolutely great and I love it. I can only assume Ralph Edington had a
duff one.

Sorry, I guess most people here must already know this - but since the
thread came in the interval between my ordering the SB and setting it up, I
was concerned. I'm very relieved!

Ben Rubinstein | Email: benr_ml (AT) cogapp (DOT) com
Cognitive Applications Ltd | Phone: +44 (0)1273-821600
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kdf
2005-03-07, 17:01
Quoting BenRubinstein <benr_ml (AT) cogapp (DOT) com>:

> > As far as I can tell, Squeezebox is COMPLETELY and TOTALLY WORTHLESS
> > for the advertised purpose of "wireless music".
>
> I appreciate this must be too late for Ralph Edington, who's no longer on
> the list, but I must wonder if he ever actually tried returning his
> SqueezeBox to Slim as a duff unit.
>

for clarity and closure on this, he did admit to never having even contacted
Slim Support directly or seeking an RMA, despite recommendations to do so.

Hopefully after some time to calm down, he may reconsider this.

-kdf