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gwiddicombe
2006-04-26, 05:05
Hi,
my setup is:
SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
I'm using a Netgear DG834G wireless router.

I got the Squeezebox yesterday and managed to set it up and was initially very impressed. However, using it today, and the product is very very slow. Symtoms are:
- Most importantly, when it (eventually) gets to playing a track, the track is very jumpy and unlistenable.
- It seems to take around 5-10 seconds to move to a different menu item.
- The clock is taking around 5-10 seconds to refresh.

This was all working fine yesterday....

To try and sort this out, I have removed all other devices from my network, rebooted the Netgear router and rebooted SlimServer, all to no avail.

I haven't changed any setting since yesterday and the wirelss signal strength on the Squeezebox hovers around the 75% mark.

Is there any advice for this please?

Regards,

G

mherger
2006-04-26, 05:30
> SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5194 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252

What's your system's specification? Are any other applications running?

> I'm using a Netgear DG834G wireless router.

You might want to give the latest 6.2.2 (should soon be the official
release) a try. It contains an improved firmware which fixes a lot of
problems with wireless connections.

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Mark Lanctot
2006-04-26, 05:39
Sounds like wireless interference/congestion - have a look at this:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?NetworkProblemsSecondGuide

You may also wish to update the firmware on the router. Updating the SB firmware may help too as there have been many wireless performance improvements since 6.2.1. 6.2.2 should be out in a day or two or you may wish to upgrade to the 6.2.2 release candidate:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.2.2/

or the 6.2.2 nightly:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/SlimServer_v2006-04-26/

The SB firmware is contained in SlimServer, so by upgrading SlimServer you upgrade the SB firmware.

gwiddicombe
2006-04-27, 00:15
From the links provided, I upgraded the routers firmware and downloaded the Network Stumbler windows software. Using that, it appears the channel I was on was giving a lesser network strength, so I've changed that and had an improvement. At the time I was testing, there were no other networks in my area that I could see. Changing the channel and upgrading the firmware has helped the situation.

Regarding the Slimserver upgrade from http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.2.2/, do I just download the .exe and put that in the correct directory?

Thanks.

mherger
2006-04-27, 01:01
> Regarding the Slimserver upgrade from
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.2.2/, do I just
> download the .exe and put that in the correct directory?

No, you'll have to run (install) it.

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Cubed
2006-04-27, 03:01
It seems that the SB3 is sensitive to some routers. I also have the Netgear DG834G(T) and experienced the exactly the same issues as you with 6.2.1

Playing around with the router settings had small effects on the problem but never solved it.

Finally Slim solved whatever was causing the conflict in their FW 41 release and to date it has worked with 100% buffer.

I would advise you to try the latest SB3 FW.