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Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 09:16
I'm trying setup my PSP as a browser but when entering in the browser "http://slimserver-01:9000/" will not connect to network. Any ideas?

slimpy
2007-01-12, 09:26
I'm trying setup my PSP as a browser but when entering in the browser "http://slimserver-01:9000/" will not connect to network. Any ideas?
Unless you have a name server running you need to enter the IP address of the slimserver instead of its name.
eg http://192.168.1.99:9000

Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 09:47
Unless you have a name server running you need to enter the IP address of the slimserver instead of its name.
eg http://192.168.1.99:9000

Thanks - The Host IP Address on the Slimserver and the Qnap is "SlimServer-01"

Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 09:54
Thanks - The Host IP Address on the Slimserver and the Qnap is "SlimServer-01"

The error message is "Communication with the server failed. a DNS error has occurred. (80410414)

slimpy
2007-01-12, 10:03
Thanks - The Host IP Address on the Slimserver and the Qnap is "SlimServer-01"
That's not the IP address, that's the host name.
To find out the server IP* use the SB's IR remote and browse to Settings - Information. Find the server IP entry. It should read something like this: 192.168.1.99
Then, on the psp, enter the address like this: http://<server-IP>:9000 where <server-IP> is the number read from the SB menu.

* or as an alternative, open the web interface on your pc, browse to Server settings, scroll to the bottom where it says Server IP address

-s.

aubuti
2007-01-12, 10:07
Thanks - The Host IP Address on the Slimserver and the Qnap is "SlimServer-01"

No, that's its name. You need to specify the IP address, i.e., the numeric address, as slimpy suggested. You don't need to do this with the PCs on your network because they handle the name resolution, but your PSP isn't so clever (at least not in your present configuration).

slimpy
2007-01-12, 10:11
The error message is "Communication with the server failed. a DNS error has occurred. (80410414)
The host name cannot be resolved. You either need a name server to translate from host name to IP address or enter the IP address directly.
Read more about IP addresses here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address
and DNS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS

-s.

Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 10:17
That's not the IP address, that's the host name.
To find out the server IP* use the SB's IR remote and browse to Settings - Information. Find the server IP entry. It should read something like this: 192.168.1.99
Then, on the psp, enter the address like this: http://<server-IP>:9000 where <server-IP> is the number read from the SB menu.

* or as an alternative, open the web interface on your pc, browse to Server settings, scroll to the bottom where it says Server IP address

-s.

On the SB menu the only server info is Host IP Address: SlimServer-01

Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 10:40
The host name cannot be resolved. You either need a name server to translate from host name to IP address or enter the IP address directly.
Read more about IP addresses here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address
and DNS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS

-s.


I've looked everywhere for a numerical IP address for the server but still can only find SlimServer-01. Maybe the PSP needs the slimserver to be configured as a number not a name.

ddewey
2007-01-12, 11:18
Quoting Jerryacg (Jerryacg.2kb6cz1168623901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> slimpy;169618 Wrote:
> > The host name cannot be resolved. You either need a name server to
> > translate from host name to IP address or enter the IP address
> > directly.
> > Read more about IP addresses here:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address
> > and DNS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS
> >
> > -s.
>
>
> I've looked everywhere for a numerical IP address for the server but
> still can only find SlimServer-01. Maybe the PSP needs the slimserver
> to be configured as a number not a name.

That's exactly what it needs (and what everyone else has been saying).

You can look this up on the server itself (SlimServer-01).

Assuming XP:
- Start : Run
- Type 'cmd' with no quotes
- Black DOS window opens
- Type 'ipconfig' again with no quotes.
The second line of output will be something like:
IP Address . . . . . . . 192.168.0.99

Use that in your PSP.

If linux:

At a command prompt, type 'ifconfig.'

OSX: you're on your own.


dd

Jerryacg
2007-01-12, 11:29
Quoting Jerryacg (Jerryacg.2kb6cz1168623901 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> slimpy;169618 Wrote:
> > The host name cannot be resolved. You either need a name server to
> > translate from host name to IP address or enter the IP address
> > directly.
> > Read more about IP addresses here:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address
> > and DNS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS
> >
> > -s.
>
>
> I've looked everywhere for a numerical IP address for the server but
> still can only find SlimServer-01. Maybe the PSP needs the slimserver
> to be configured as a number not a name.

That's exactly what it needs (and what everyone else has been saying).

You can look this up on the server itself (SlimServer-01).

Assuming XP:
- Start : Run
- Type 'cmd' with no quotes
- Black DOS window opens
- Type 'ipconfig' again with no quotes.
The second line of output will be something like:
IP Address . . . . . . . 192.168.0.99

Use that in your PSP.

If linux:

At a command prompt, type 'ifconfig.'

OSX: you're on your own.


dd


Thanks (for telling me what everyone else has been saying). Thats how I find out the IP address of my laptop. But Slimservers running from within a QNAP.

ddewey
2007-01-12, 12:14
Quoting Jerryacg (Jerryacg.2kb8fz1168626601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> Thanks (for telling me what everyone else has been saying). Thats how I
> find out the IP address of my laptop. But Slimservers running from
> within a QNAP.

how about 'ping SlimServer-01' from a DOS window on a windows machine? That
should return an ip. Otherwise look it up in the table on your router or
whatever machine is handing out dhcp on your network.

aubuti
2007-01-12, 13:09
how about 'ping SlimServer-01' from a DOS window on a windows machine? That should return an ip. Otherwise look it up in the table on your router or whatever machine is handing out dhcp on your network.
That should work, or just look it up on the squeezebox itself, via the remote. I think it's under something like Settings >> Information >> Server information.

slimpy
2007-01-12, 18:11
That should work, or just look it up on the
squeezebox itself, via the remote. I think it's under something
like Settings >> Information >> Server information.
If you use SS 6.5.0 it is Settings - Information - Server
information - Total players recognised
There's a bug in this version that lists the IP under the wrong
title.

-s.

Jerryacg
2007-01-13, 11:31
Quoting Jerryacg (Jerryacg.2kb8fz1168626601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> Thanks (for telling me what everyone else has been saying). Thats how I
> find out the IP address of my laptop. But Slimservers running from
> within a QNAP.

how about 'ping SlimServer-01' from a DOS window on a windows machine? That
should return an ip. Otherwise look it up in the table on your router or
whatever machine is handing out dhcp on your network.

Dave - Many thanks. Pinging the slimserver worked. Returned an IP address that appeared no where on the squeezebox.