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2007-02-08, 08:59
have tried techinques described in users manual: no success

sorry for the lack of detail...just spent half an hour composing a detailed post which suddenly disappeared into the ether!!!

please respond and I will fill in the details as required

2007-02-08, 09:07
Operating System?


Slimserver version?

Can you see Slimserver in your running process list?

... would do for a start...


2007-02-08, 09:56
Hi Ceejay,

Thanks for your response.

slim server 6.5.1 (SS) is installed on Windows XP on the computer that contains my music library.

squueezebox 3 (SB3) is configured and able to communicate with SS via wireless network and I am able to stream music to my stereo.

I can control SB3 via SS from the computer where it is installed, but cannot access SS via web interface using Internet Explorer 7 from my laptop on the same wireless home network.

Have followed 2 approaches described in SB3 users manual:

type '' or ''

I've confirmed that is the ip address currenlty assigned to SS computer (wireless router automatically assigns ip addresses)

I've got Norton antivirus and anti-spyware software installed on SS computer and laptop.

2007-02-08, 10:45
Perhaps it's just a typo, but just to make sure.

type '' or ''

Should be: or

You could also try http://localhost:9000


2007-02-08, 10:51

the address of my Slim Server computer is not

2007-02-08, 11:59
Bjorn's point was that the url should have ended ":9000" not "/9000"

And is equivalent to localhost:9000 and won't work in your case, those are special addresses meaning "this computer".

so you need to access it from another computer.

If that doesn't work, you may have IP address blocking turned on in Server settings/security. Or you have a firewall problem on either or both computers.


2007-02-08, 12:27
you may have IP address blocking turned on in Server settings/security. Or you have a firewall problem on either or both computers.

Ceejay, do server settings/security refer to Slim Server settings, Windows settings, or other?

2007-02-08, 16:12
I meant Slim Server. In the SS web interface, go to Server Settings-Security and look for "Block Incoming Connections"

If this is set to "Do not block" then something else must be obstructing your laptap, almost certainly a firewall.

Can you ping your slimserver computer from the laptop? (from a command prompt type "ping <computername>")


2007-02-09, 09:17
Hi ceejay,

Thanks for your helpful suggestions. I've sorted things out and can successfully connect to SS via laptop.

The problem was as Bjorn had suggested earlier; I was typing in the incorrect address into the browser.

However, if i'm not mistaken, I believe the address typo is in the users manual.