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nicketynick
2006-04-22, 12:25
Shame on me - I mostly run my server wireless, for the convenience of being able to use the laptop. I occasionally get some dropouts if the laptop is in a bad spot, so I've been watching the Network Health plugin. Occasionally I see "Streaming Connection: Inactive", which seems strange, as if I watch the info for the SMC wireless adapter, it just keeps on ticking. I thought it might be Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration, but I checked, and its not active. Any other ideas what could cause the streaming connection to drop off like this?

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-22, 12:54
It will go inactive when the rest of the track is entirely in the buffer. On an MP3, this will happen quite quickly after the start of a song. On a larger file it'll take longer, but it will eventually go inactive before the track ends.

But yes, running the server wireless can bite you if wireless conditions worsen. ;-)