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chiphart
2006-05-14, 07:13
My SB2 will no longer connect to my wireless network after a
power outage in a manner that mimics a problem that mysteriously
fanished a few months ago.

First, the confirmable facts:

SB2
Ubuntu, 6.5b1 from repository (last night)
F/W v40
Linksys 54G, vanilla
Wireless connection

I am hoping that someone will point out a mistake I'm making
OR tell me that what I'm seeing isn't right. This problem has
happened to me before and it somehow resolved after a few days,
but I don't want to wait a few days to fix it this time.

In a nutshell: after a power outage, the slim is not only unable
to connect wirelessly, but I can't even get it to pull up the
wireless options most of the time.

I've had a long list of odd results while trying to do a factory
reset (holding down '+' while hard-cycling it). 9/10 times, I
simply get a "Setup networking" menu with *NO WIRELESS* options.
Sometimes, especially if I let it sit long enough, it will ask
me about a wired/wireless connection (more on that later) and I
can set the configuration.

If I don't chose to change everything when it fails to ask me
wireless options, I obviously don't connect unless I go wired
(in which case everything works wonderfully).

If I do chose to go into the wired setup - basically the DHCP
question, I can THEN hit the LEFT arrow and get the option to
change my wireless *encryption*, but trying to go back another
step to set the SSID crashes the box in a fury of LCD static.

On those few instances where the wireless options do come up, I
get different results after entering the appropriate connection
data. Usually, it simply won't connect to the network any more
(I am 6" from the NG box and my other wireless toys work fine).
Sometimes, it connects - though I haven't gotten it to connect
today - but it's then really slow, seems to hang, and then
eventually freaks out in a blaze of LDC white noise. It often
reboots after that, and I have to start over.

I've re-loaded the firmware in wired mode a few times, everything
seems hunky-dory there. I've reset all the devices in the
network more than once. From what I can tell, the problem may
be? a flakey wireless card in the SB - it's not detected most of
the time, apparently, and doesn't work well when it is detected.
I would blame this on the poweroutage, but I had the same thing
happen about 2m ago. I did see references in the forums about
the "firmware 40 wireless loop" or something like that, which
makes me wonder...

Am I doing something wrong to reset to factory and get my
wireless options?

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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dean
2006-05-14, 09:27
On May 14, 2006, at 7:13 AM, Chip Hart wrote:
>
> My SB2 will no longer connect to my wireless network after a
> power outage in a manner that mimics a problem that mysteriously
> fanished a few months ago.
>
> First, the confirmable facts:
>
> SB2
> Ubuntu, 6.5b1 from repository (last night)
> F/W v40
> Linksys 54G, vanilla
> Wireless connection

Please double-check the model name that is printed on the bottom of
your player. There was no firmware version 40 for SB2. 40 is the
latest firmware version for the original Squeezebox1.

Based on your problem description it sounds like your wireless card
has become flakey or come loose in the player. Please contact
support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com for one-on-one help.

chiphart
2006-05-14, 09:40
dean blackketter wrote:
> Please double-check the model name that is printed on the bottom of
> your player. There was no firmware version 40 for SB2. 40 is the
> latest firmware version for the original Squeezebox1.

...I don't even have to, that was a typo by me! Indeed, I have
an SB1.

I will get in touch with support. Thanks.


--
Chip Hart - Pediatric Solutions * Physician's Computer Company
chip @ pcc.com * 1 Main St. #7, Winooski, VT 05404
800-722-7708 * http://www.pcc.com/~chip
f.802-846-8178 * Pediatric Software Just Got Smarter.
Your Practice Just Got Healthier.