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seanmacb
2006-01-06, 16:24
Hi there,
I have to tell you, it was NOT easy setting up the wireless part of my SB 3. I stayed up til 4am last night and still had no success. However, today was a new day and I did some new things. I'm writing this to help anyone who has the same router as me, hopefully it will save you a lot of time.

Note that I am using the following for this Belkin router:
Firmware Version - 6.00.10
Boot Version - v1.04
Hardware - 4.00.01

First, set up your router settings:
1) Under LAN Setup (Blue bar on left), click LAN Settings. Disable DHCP. Apply.

2) Under Wireless, click Channel and SSID. Enable Broadcast, disable Protect Mode. Apply.

3) Under Wireless, click Security. Use mode WPA-PSK (no server). Encryption is TKIP. Type your password. Apply.

Next (I assume here that you've already installed SlimServer and completely scanned your library and that it's running), connect your SqueezeBox.

Set up your connection
1) Set Up Networking. Select Wireless connection. Press right arrow. Select your country. Press right arrow.

2) Do NOT allow it to find your network name (SSID) for you. Instead, manually input it (I forget the exact term, but if you scroll down, it's another option). This will be whatever you named the wireless network when you set up your Belkin (for ex., mine is "wahrless"). Press right arrow.

3) Next it will ask you about encryption. Select WPA Personal. Right arrow. Type in the password you used for Security in the router web interface (#3 above). Right arrow.

4) At this point, SB 3 will try to connect. If it doesn't keep trying. It took me several times before it finally connected. If it doesn't, you probably have some other problem and will need to ask for help here on the forum. If you do connect, then...

5) Do NOT let SB 3 obtain an IP for you. Instead, assign it a static IP. The IP is usually 192.168.2.3, but may be different for you. You can check this to be sure in your Belkin router interface by clicking DHCP Client List under LAN Setup. Host name will be "unknown". Right arrow.

6) Subnet mask is default, just right arrow to next screen

7) DNS server. Type in 192.168.2.1 (again, you can double check this by looking in the router interface...it will be on the Home page, under Lan Settings, IP Address). Right arrow.

8) SB will now try to locate your computer. Do NOT select it when it finds your computer. Again, instead, manually input your computer's IP address on the wireless network.
Right arrow.

SB will now attempt to connect. If there are no other problems (for instance, I had to drill a hole in my office wall into the kitchen and thread the cables thru to get a better connection...can't wait til the wife gets home for that one LOL), it should connect after a few tries.

If not, try rebooting your router and after that, I'm not sure, you'll have to ask. But it works PERFECTLY now, great sound quality, no buffering or squelching and no dropped connectionsm so hopefully this guide will help you out as well.

Good luck!
Sean

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-06, 17:42
Note: if you go to a static IP arrangement you have to
make changes on all your network devices.

On each computer, you have to specify your IP address
by using Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network
Settings - Local Area Connection/Wireless Network
Connection - Properties - Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) -
Properties

Assign each PC an address in your subnet. For
example, in your case, you would assign it a
192.168.2.x address, with the x chosen so that you do
not have a duplicate. The subnet mask should be
255.255.255.0 and the gateway should be the IP address
of your router.

Below this, the DNS server should be the address of
your router, but you may also use the address of your
DSL/cable modem. It depends which one has its DNS
server activated.

Do this for all your PCs, and do this for all your
Squeezeboxes.

If you don't do this, when you reboot your PC you may
have no network connection. Your PC will expect your
router to pass an address to it but your router won't
do this anymore.

Despite the initial setup, IMHO a static IP system is
ideal for a home network, provided you don't make many
changes. You only have to set things once and you
never have to worry about your SlimServer or your
Squeezebox addresses changing.

--- seanmacb
<seanmacb.218kzz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Hi there,
> I have to tell you, it was NOT easy setting up the
> wireless part of my
> SB 3. I stayed up til 4am last night and still had
> no success.
> However, today was a new day and I did some new
> things. I'm writing
> this to help anyone who has the same router as me,
> hopefully it will
> save you a lot of time.
>
> Note that I am using the following for this Belkin
> router:
> Firmware Version - 6.00.10
> Boot Version - v1.04
> Hardware - 4.00.01
>
> First, set up your router settings:
> 1) Under LAN Setup (Blue bar on left), click LAN
> Settings. Disable
> DHCP. Apply.
>
> 2) Under Wireless, click Channel and SSID. Enable
> Broadcast, disable
> Protect Mode. Apply.
>
> 3) Under Wireless, click Security. Use mode WPA-PSK
> (no server).
> Encryption is TKIP. Type your password. Apply.
>
> Next (I assume here that you've already installed
> SlimServer and
> completely scanned your library and that it's
> running), connect your
> SqueezeBox.
>
> Set up your connection
> 1) Set Up Networking. Select Wireless connection.
> Press right arrow.
> Select your country. Press right arrow.
>
> 2) Do NOT allow it to find your network name (SSID)
> for you. Instead,
> manually input it (I forget the exact term, but if
> you scroll down,
> it's another option). This will be whatever you
> named the wireless
> network when you set up your Belkin (for ex., mine
> is "wahrless").
> Press right arrow.
>
> 3) Next it will ask you about encryption. Select WPA
> Personal. Right
> arrow. Type in the password you used for Security
> in the router web
> interface (#3 above). Right arrow.
>
> 4) At this point, SB 3 will try to connect. If it
> doesn't keep trying.
> It took me several times before it finally
> connected. If it doesn't,
> you probably have some other problem and will need
> to ask for help here
> on the forum. If you do connect, then...
>
> 5) Do NOT let SB 3 obtain an IP for you. Instead,
> assign it a static
> IP. The IP is usually 192.168.2.3, but may be
> different for you. You
> can check this to be sure in your Belkin router
> interface by clicking
> DHCP Client List under LAN Setup. Host name will be
> "unknown". Right
> arrow.
>
> 6) Subnet mask is default, just right arrow to next
> screen
>
> 7) DNS server. Type in 192.168.2.1 (again, you can
> double check this
> by looking in the router interface...it will be on
> the Home page, under
> Lan Settings, IP Address). Right arrow.
>
> 8) SB will now try to locate your computer. Do NOT
> select it when it
> finds your computer. Again, instead, manually input
> your computer's IP
> address on the wireless network.
> Right arrow.
>
> SB will now attempt to connect. If there are no
> other problems (for
> instance, I had to drill a hole in my office wall
> into the kitchen and
> thread the cables thru to get a better
> connection...can't wait til the
> wife gets home for that one LOL), it should connect
> after a few tries.
>
> If not, try rebooting your router and after that,
> I'm not sure, you'll
> have to ask. But it works PERFECTLY now, great
> sound quality, no
> buffering or squelching and no dropped connectionsm
> so hopefully this
> guide will help you out as well.
>
> Good luck!
> Sean
>
>
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> seanmacb
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