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Jim Holtz
2005-12-05, 14:36
Is there a list of undocumented or hidden options for the SB2 and SB3 that I've seen mentioned occassionally?

I've joined the ranks of those having wireless network issues after several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset everything back to the default and start over.

It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while exploring Internet radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but it now won't connect to the router. I did do the add button hold down while reconnecting the power to it.

Suggestions

Thanks!

Jim Holtz

kdf
2005-12-05, 14:45
Quoting Jim Holtz <Jim.Holtz.1zl6kn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

> I've joined the ranks of those having wireless network issues after
> several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset everything back to
> the default and start over.
>
> It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while exploring Internet
> radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but it now won't connect
> to the router. I did do the add button hold down while reconnecting the
> power to it.

This resets the squeezebox, but many features are handled by slimserver
prefs. you'll have to stop the server, delete slimserver.pref then
restart the server to go back to default prefs. If you use the linux
rpm install of slimserver, then the prefs file is actually
/etc/slimserver.conf instead.

-kdf

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-05, 14:51
Two undocumented options that may help in your
situation:

1. Press and hold ADD on the remote after
power-cycling the unit (unplugging, replugging) to
reset to factory defaults.

2. Press and hold 1 on the remote after
power-cycling to rewrite the firmware.

Also I find when I'm having wireless problems I go
back to basics and work step-by-step.

1. Disable encryption and make sure SSID and DHCP
are enabled. Try to connect. If you can't, you
have fundamental wireless or network issues. Look
at router firmware or signal strength/interference.

2. Disable DHCP and assign a static IP if that's
how you run your network.

3. Enable WPA with a very simple passphrase.

4. Enable WPA with your standard passphrase.

5. Try disabling SSID broadcast if that's how you
run your network. I was once able to connect with
disabled SSID by enabling SSID, finding the
network, then disabling SSID. This no longer
works for me now, but no big deal.

Jim Holtz wrote:
> Is there a list of undocumented or hidden options
for the SB2 and SB3
> that I've seen mentioned occassionally?
>
> I've joined the ranks of those having wireless
network issues after
> several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset
everything back to
> the default and start over.
>
> It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while
exploring Internet
> radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but
it now won't connect
> to the router. I did do the add button hold down
while reconnecting the
> power to it.
>
> Suggestions
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jim Holtz
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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Jim Holtz
2005-12-05, 18:30
I upgraded the firmware in my router, uninstalled Slimserver, reinstalled the latest 6.2.2 with volume bug fixed, stepped through the network setup carefully on the SB2, upgraded the SB2 firmware and it connected intantly as before. No buzzing this time. :-)

I'll explore Internet radio again when I have time to mess with it.

Thanks for the help!

Jim