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haunyack
2007-04-15, 11:22
Any knowledge of a future F/W upgrade to support this new protocol?

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pfarrell
2007-04-15, 11:30
haunyack wrote:
> Any knowledge of a future F/W upgrade to support this new protocol?

SlimDevices had a policy, quite correct IMHO, of never commenting on
future products. It appears that Logitech has the same, smart, policy.

It makes some sense for the networking folks to jump the gun and put out
products that are pre-spec, but even for them, it is very dangerous.
I believe it is insane for a consumer product to use something before
the specs are official. And for 802.11n, it may be a while. If they had
any sense, they'd move out of 2.4gHz to avoid all the interference with
Microwave ovens, etc.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

kdf
2007-04-15, 13:54
On 15-Apr-07, at 11:22 AM, haunyack wrote:

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> Any knowledge of a future F/W upgrade to support this new protocol?
>
Since 802.11n draft is compatible with 802.11G and 802.11B without
effecting the overall bandwidth, everything is already compatible.
Each device already gets more than enough bandwidth for what it is
playing, and you already get the benefit of increased range. As
already posted in this thread, the only other thing that would be of
advantage to SD devices would be the greater reliability of being in a
frequency band that isn't so crowded. 802.11n is unlikely to be
changed in that regard this late in the cycle.

-kdf

stoobie-doo
2007-04-15, 18:56
The other big advantage should be improved flexibility in where the Squeezebox can be relative to the wireless access point.

weager
2007-04-16, 02:34
I'd been running a Belkin G+ wireless router at my old flat, moved house and
the wireless router had to be at the back, with the squeezebox at the front
of the house....but the G+ couldn't get a signal to my SB that wasn't steady
so I upgraded to the Belkni N router and I know get about 40% strength...
Which means it works at least...




On 16/4/07 02:56, "stoobie-doo"
<stoobie-doo.2p419z1176688801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> The other big advantage should be improved flexibility in where the
> Squeezebox can be relative to the wireless access point.
>