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milgrom
2005-12-29, 21:43
I've been running my wireless SB2 for about 3months and have been loving it - in the last week I've added a second SB2 (wireless - connected to same desktop) and i've also updated the slimserver to the latest release and updated the firmware on both SB2s...

since then i have been getting heaps of drop outs - the network signal is fine, 75% or higher at all times but the SB2 keeps losing SlimServer and when I try it can't connect to the desktop :( a minute later and it is back on, then loses connection off and on etc..

any ideas would be great i NEED this working for NYE!! (i pray)

thanks!

JJZolx
2005-12-29, 21:55
I've been running my wireless SB2 for about 3months and have been loving it - in the last week I've added a second SB2 (wireless - connected to same desktop) and i've also updated the slimserver to the latest release and updated the firmware on both SB2s...

since then i have been getting heaps of drop outs - the network signal is fine, 75% or higher at all times but the SB2 keeps losing SlimServer and when I try it can't connect to the desktop :( a minute later and it is back on, then loses connection off and on etc..
Are you getting dropouts on only the new SB2, or on both of them? Are they synched? What happens if you turn off one wireless SB2? Is your wireless access point running 802.11b or 80.11g?

milgrom
2005-12-29, 22:02
Are you getting dropouts on only the new SB2, or on both of them?

Both (but mostly the older one)


Are they synched?

Yes


What happens if you turn off one wireless SB2?

Still happening to the old one - the new one is OK



Is your wireless access point running 802.11b or 802.11g?

I am running on an ad-hoc network with 11g compatible cards.

JJZolx
2005-12-29, 22:18
>Are you getting dropouts on only the new SB2, or on both of them?

Both (but mostly the older one)

> Are they synched?

Yes

What if you run them at the same time, but unsynched?


> What happens if you turn off one wireless SB2?

Still happening to the old one - the new one is OK
So all of a sudden, even with just the one SB2 on the wireless network, the connection to your old SB2 isn't as reliable as it once was?


>Is your wireless access point running 802.11b or 802.11g?

I am running on an ad-hoc network with 11g compatible cards.
I've read here and elsewhere that ad-hoc, even if 802.11g components are used, only has to achieve 11Mbps speeds. Of course, speeds will also depend on interference and other factors. 11Mbps should be plenty fast for two streams, but if the speed is adjusted downward, it may not be.

I'd really suggest throwing an inexpensive 802.11g wireless router into your network. One thing you might try, though, is using a different channel - if you're currently using channel 6, try both 1 and 11 to see if you get better signals. I suppose you'd set that for your wireless card in the PC and the SBs will adjust to the change.

Michaelwagner
2005-12-30, 13:52
Wireless problems that suddenly show up are often the neighbour next door just got his new wireless access point connected. Or Microwave. Or doorbell. Or cordless phone.

In other words, it might be nothing you did.

Switching channels sometimes helps.

Are you near scads of neighbours? Or out in the country?

blah509
2005-12-30, 13:58
if that is the issue then change the ssid and gateway...

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Michaelwagner
2005-12-30, 14:06
I doubt changing SSID would help. Interference is interference.

crapulent
2005-12-31, 17:21
Since the free service is supported by ads, I imagine any support for
Squeezeboxen would be limited to paying (ad free) Pandora users. I sure
wouldn't want to listen to an ad between tracks, at most two ads an hour.
Their bandwidth has to get paid for somehow.

On 12/31/05, Michaelwagner <
Michaelwagner.20x5w0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Siduhe Wrote:
> > The literal translation of Pandora is "all-gifted one"...
> Yes, she was endowed with all sorts of gifts. Including the box, which
> was, if you will, a poison pill.
>
> The Pandora legend is the equivalent in Judeo-Christian ethics of the
> Garden of Eden story ...
>
> Pandora's box was, in modern parliance, a can of worms that couldn't be
> closed once opened, and brought with it the downfall of society (or in
> the garden of Eden, the expulsion from Eden).
>
> In any case, it may be a great concept, but it's an odd name.
>
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crapulent
2005-12-31, 22:53
I know this has little to do with the original post, but Airfoil is an OSX
program than can hijack any audio and direct to an Airport Express /
AirTunes. I just bought it so I could play Pandora on my stereo that's
hooked up to an Airport Express.

On 12/31/05, Jonathan Miller <crapulent (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> Since the free service is supported by ads, I imagine any support for
> Squeezeboxen would be limited to paying (ad free) Pandora users. I sure
> wouldn't want to listen to an ad between tracks, at most two ads an hour.
> Their bandwidth has to get paid for somehow.
>
> On 12/31/05, Michaelwagner <
> Michaelwagner.20x5w0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Siduhe Wrote:
> > > The literal translation of Pandora is "all-gifted one"...
> > Yes, she was endowed with all sorts of gifts. Including the box, which
> > was, if you will, a poison pill.
> >
> > The Pandora legend is the equivalent in Judeo-Christian ethics of the
> > Garden of Eden story ...
> >
> > Pandora's box was, in modern parliance, a can of worms that couldn't be
> > closed once opened, and brought with it the downfall of society (or in
> > the garden of Eden, the expulsion from Eden).
> >
> > In any case, it may be a great concept, but it's an odd name.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Michaelwagner
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Michaelwagner's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=428
> >
> > View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=19569
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> >