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sebage
2007-03-30, 16:48
I am going shopping for some new components this weekend. I would like to bring my squeezebox to the local hi-fi showroom and use that as my source component.

Is it as simple as taking both boxes to the store, run slimserver on my laptop and attaching the SB to my Ethernet port?

If so - do I need a cross over cable, and what will happen about ip addresses...?

rudholm
2007-03-30, 19:35
You could connect the SB directly to your laptop with a crossover cable and manually configuring the IP address on both devices. Any address configuration will do as long as they're both on the same subnet and don't have the same IP address. Some standard RFC 1918 addresses like 192.168.0.x with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 will work fine.

peter
2007-03-31, 00:08
sebage wrote:
> I am going shopping for some new components this weekend. I would like
> to bring my squeezebox to the local hi-fi showroom and use that as my
> source component.
>
> Is it as simple as taking both boxes to the store, run slimserver on my
> laptop and attaching the SB to my Ethernet port?
>

Well, you'll be wise enough to try it at home first, I assume... ;)
> If so - do I need a cross over cable, and what will happen about ip
> addresses...?
>

Usually a normal cable will do. Most devices auto-detect the cable type.
Your laptop probably will do this (the SB won't, unfortunately). You'll
need to manually configure IP addresses & netmasks for both the SB3 and
your laptop. Choose something like 192.168.1.1 for the laptop and
192.168.1.2 for the SB. The netmask would be 255.255.255.0, leave the
other fields blank.

Regards,
Peter

sebage
2007-03-31, 16:47
Thanks Peter and Rudholm. That did the trick.

Very, very easy in fact. And it took one of the elements of randomness out of my listening this afternoon.

Raised a few eyebrows at the store - "Oooh. Is that a Squeezebox?"

Easier to lug around than any other type of stereo component as well.