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Maurice Poirier
2005-03-13, 09:52
When I turn on my computer in the morning, I have to wait 5 minutes or more before I can connect to the Internet, while SlimServer 5.4.0 (which comes on automatically) connects to my Squeezebox (located in another room) via a corded router. Otherwise I get repeated failed attempts to connect to the Internet. Once the connection between SlimServer and SB is made (and the correct time appears on SB), then I can connect to the Internet without problems.

Is this normal? And if so, is there a way of speeding this up, so I don't have to stare at my computer for 5 minutes before attempting to connect to the Internet?

Many thanks.

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-13, 10:41
On 13/3/05 at 11:52 am -0500, Maurice Poirier wrote
>When I turn on my computer in the morning, I have to wait 5 minutes
>or more before I can connect to the Internet, while SlimServer 5.4.0
>(which comes on automatically) connects to my Squeezebox (located in
>another room) via a corded router. Otherwise I get repeated failed
>attempts to connect to the Internet. Once the connection between
>SlimServer and SB is made (and the correct time appears on SB), then
>I can connect to the Internet without problems.
>
>Is this normal? And if so, is there a way of speeding this up, so I
>don't have to stare at my computer for 5 minutes before attempting
>to connect to the Internet?
>

You don't give much information about your setup. That does always help.

I would guess that this is a computer issue. Have you tried running
your Web browser once the computer has fully started up?

Just as a comparison, I find that I get a failure if I try to run my
email program as soon as my computer is woken up. But this failure
only occurs if I try it during the few seconds before the time (which
is obtained by an Internet time server) has updated.

Five minutes is absurdly long. I suspect that the computer is trying
to make some remote connection that does not currently exist, and is
keeping trying for a long time before it gives up.
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Daniel Cohen