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Jeff52
2006-09-13, 15:56
I have been using a Netgear 85 MBPS homeplug connection to my SB3 for over a week with no problems. All of a sudden I am losing connection with slimserver. I am not running any other programs on the computer and this seems to happen several times an hour. The SB3 screen goes blank and reconnects to the server and continues to play music from the buffer.

System:
Win XP-Pro 2.8 GHz 1 GB RAM
Maxtor 300 GB USB drive with 95% FLAC encoded files
Slimserver 6.3.1
Netgear WGR 614 v.4 wireless router (used for wireless SB2 upstairs)
Netgear 85 MBPS homeplug to router and SB 3

Server and network health reports "Ok". Everything looks ok except possibly the following which may not have anything to do with the problem:

Timer Accuracy

< 0.002 : 1559 : 29% ##############
< 0.005 : 696 : 13% ######
< 0.01 : 745 : 14% ######
< 0.015 : 877 : 16% ########
< 0.025 : 1475 : 28% #############
< 0.05 : 4 : 0%
< 0.1 : 2 : 0%
< 0.5 : 2 : 0%
< 1 : 0 : 0%
< 5 : 0 : 0%
>=5 : 0 : 0%
max : 0.243346
min : 0.000000
avg : 0.008126


Any ideas as to what the problem could be and what to troubleshoot? What debugging settings should be used to assist in tracking down the problem?

I'm perplexed.

Jeff52
2006-09-13, 17:20
Before anyone wastes their time it appears the issue has been resolved.

The homeplug connection was being used to deal with low signal strength problems via wireless to the SB3. I switched back to wireless and had no disconnects. My lovely wife, who knows nothing about networking or anything electronic, asked me if I had changed anything since I first started using the Netgear homeplug connection. I thought about it and realized I had swapped out a longer Cat 5e cable for the short cable supplied with the homeplug in order to route the cable behind my audio system. I then replaced the Cat 5e cable with the original short cable and Voila!, no problems.

A bad Cat 5e cable was apparently the problem as I have been streaming music for over an hour via the homeplug with absolutely no problems.

Sorry to have wasted forum space.