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Jim McCall
2005-06-23, 14:44
Hi,

I wonder if anyone who had a SB1 then had a SB2 has found dropouts to have
dropped out of the picture? I know the bandwidth of G is much greater than B
- but does that translate into a much more reliable signal with no dropouts?

I have my computer in the garage and the SB1 in the floor above and about 50
feet to the side. I run slim on a win. Xp box and use a belkin pre-n
wireless router. I do get dropouts and they are annoying.

If I knew how to do it, I suppose I could hook up an old d-link wireless
router to the belkin and mount that under the SB1 on the other side of the
house.

Thanks,
Jim

GregD
2005-06-23, 14:57
My SB1 would play compressed files fine - and often lossless but not always and would have dropout problems on wireless - and even on wired connection on lossless files.

The SB2 is 100% reliable over both wireless (even 11b) and wired.

I think the comnbination of the flac compression and the big buffer does this

seanadams
2005-06-23, 15:37
Three things work together here:

bigger buffer == more capacity to cope with interruptions or
temporary "dips" in throughput
faster wireless == more bandwidth available
FLAC compression == less bandwidth required _and_ effective doubling
of the already big buffer

Net result: CD audio streams fine even on the most marginal of
802.11g networks.


On Jun 23, 2005, at 2:44 PM, Jim McCall wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I wonder if anyone who had a SB1 then had a SB2 has found dropouts
> to have
> dropped out of the picture? I know the bandwidth of G is much
> greater than B
> - but does that translate into a much more reliable signal with no
> dropouts?
>
> I have my computer in the garage and the SB1 in the floor above and
> about 50
> feet to the side. I run slim on a win. Xp box and use a belkin pre-n
> wireless router. I do get dropouts and they are annoying.
>
> If I knew how to do it, I suppose I could hook up an old d-link
> wireless
> router to the belkin and mount that under the SB1 on the other
> side of the
> house.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
>
>