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mwphoto
2005-11-17, 11:09
This may actually be a wireless network 'problem' with interference with
other networks. In my flat I have neighbours that also have wireless
networks, although it appears they aren't switched on 24x7.

When they switch on their router my network reliability goes way down. It
pops right back to 80%+ when they switch off again.

It's probably a good idea to see if there are any other networks operating
in your vicinity. I'd recommend this any time a previously working system
suddenly stops.

Malcolm

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> networkseems a bit delicate
>
>
>
> I seem to have similar-ish problem.
>
> I have 2 new SBs. One had been installed for 48 hours and worked
> flawlessly over a wireless/WEP link. The signal strength was always
> around 65%
>
> Today I noticed it had lost its connection and all attempts to make it
> reconnect failed. Taking it upstairs and placing it next to the
> AccessPoint made it work again - no trouble with the connection.
>
> Take it back downstairs and it won't connect. It sees the SSID but
> that's it.
>
> So, I unboxed the 2nd SB and plugged it in downstairs in the same
> place. Works fine. Swap them and the other won't work, but it will when
> placed close to the AP.
>
> Looks like one of them has gone a "bit deaf" ?
>
>
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mwphoto
2005-11-17, 11:10
Sorry,

I just reread your post - if two different SB2s have different results from
the same location it's probably not interference from other networks.

:(

Malcolm

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:beginners-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of AndyWright
> Sent: 17 November 2005 17:59
> To: beginners (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [SlimDevices: Beginners] Re: (re)connection to wireless
> networkseems a bit delicate
>
>
>
> I seem to have similar-ish problem.
>
> I have 2 new SBs. One had been installed for 48 hours and worked
> flawlessly over a wireless/WEP link. The signal strength was always
> around 65%
>
> Today I noticed it had lost its connection and all attempts to make it
> reconnect failed. Taking it upstairs and placing it next to the
> AccessPoint made it work again - no trouble with the connection.
>
> Take it back downstairs and it won't connect. It sees the SSID but
> that's it.
>
> So, I unboxed the 2nd SB and plugged it in downstairs in the same
> place. Works fine. Swap them and the other won't work, but it will when
> placed close to the AP.
>
> Looks like one of them has gone a "bit deaf" ?
>
>
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> AndyWright
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AndyWright
2005-11-17, 11:47
yeah, the other SB is happily playing away downstairs as I type this.

The other one, which had worked until today, is still refusing to work unless it's next to the AP. I'm going to see if I can find a long extension lead then try walking it away from the AP while it's playing and see how far it will keep working.