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Peter Michelson
2004-01-07, 03:40
I'm not sure if the MTU settings for my router are accessible, but I will
keep looking.

Of potential interest, though, is that my router's system log reports a
certain MAC address when it is accessed by the squeezebox. The reported MAC
address happens to be equal to the squeezebox's MAC address EXCEPT for the
last digit, which is "d" instead of "c". Could this discrepancy be related
to the wireless networking problems?

Thanks,
Peter


>From: "Jason" <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
>Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Subject: [slim] wireless connection very intermittent
>Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 17:33:51 -0700
>
>Your wireless access point should have its own minimum and maximum unit
>settings.
>
>On my D-Link these are specific to the two wireless radios in the box and
>can be adjusted independently.
>
>This is really getting out into left field, but it was an idea on something
>else that could explain streaming failing, but the control stuff working
>ok.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Peter Michelson
>Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:30 PM
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] wireless connection very intermittent
>
>The computer that is running SlimServer has the MTU set to 1492 (decimal).
>This seems like a standard setting. Does the Squeezebox mandate its own
>MTU
>
>settings? If so, how does one access these settings?
>
>Thanks!
>Peter
>
>
> >From: "Jason" <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
> >Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> >Subject: [slim] wireless connection very intermittent
> >Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 20:58:08 -0700
> >
> >It almost sounds like you have your max or min transmission unit set to
> >something odd and it can't stream the audio.
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> >[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Peter
>Michelson
> >Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:46 PM
> >To: support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com
> >Cc: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> >Subject: [slim] wireless connection very intermittent
> >
> >Kevin,
> >
> >Thanks for your reply and ideas.
> >
> >I am unaware of any software I have running on the server that is hosting
> >the Slim Server software. I am running an apache web server and a mail
> >server, but no firewall software. My router (SMC Barricade) serves as
>the
> >firewall. I have specified under the wireless router's "virtual server"
> >settings to allow both the computer running the slim server software and
> >the
> >
> >squeezebox itself to receive messages over the ports designated in the
> >instruction manual.
> >
> >Again, I think it is key that I have been able to perform every function
>on
> >the squeezebox EXCEPT playing music. When I hit play, it always reports
> >losing contact with the slim server.
> >
> >I downloaded the nightly build as you suggested. When I rebooted the
> >squeezebox, it asked my to update the firmware, which I did (connected
> >directly by ethernet). However, there was no improvement in wireless
> >functionality. When I set up networking anew in the squeezebox and
>arrived
> >at the stage where it looks for Slim Server software, I received the
> >following error:
> >
> >Can't allocate netpages for DLL: 4
> >
> >What's next?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Peter
> >
> >
> > >From: Kevin Pearsall <support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
> > >To: "Peter Michelson" <pete77r (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
> > >Subject: wireless connection very intermittent
> > >Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 11:18:47 -0800
> > >
> > >Peter,
> > >
> > >Is it possible that the server you have Slim Server running on may have
> > >internet security software that's periodically shutting down the
>socket?
> > >
> > >Also, would it be possible for you to try the latest nightly build and
> >see
> > >if the situation improves?
> > >
> > >You can download it from:
> > >http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Kevin P.
> > >
> > >On Jan 3, 2004, at 12:59 PM, Peter Michelson wrote:
> > >
> > >>Follow-up...
> > >>
> > >>With some persistence, I was able to get enough connect time to
>navigate
> > >>to the signal strength display. When the squeezebox is sitting on top
> >of
> > >>the wireless router, the signal strength is 92%. However, after a few
> > >>seconds of reporting 92%, it reports that it has lost contact with the
> > >>slim server software. 4 or 5 feet away, I was able to get additional
> > >>readings ranging from 62% to 92%, but always losing contact after a
>few
> > >>seconds.
> > >>
> > >>This is clearly not just a matter of antenna orientation, but I am
> > >>perplexed as to what could be the problem. Any suggestions?
> > >>
> > >>Thanks.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>From: Kevin Pearsall <support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
> > >>>To: "Peter Michelson" <pete77r (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
> > >>>Subject: wireless connection very intermittent
> > >>>Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 13:57:35 -0800
> > >>>
> > >>>Peter,
> > >>>
> > >>>You can check the signal strength in Settings -> Information ->
>Player
> > >>>Information -> Wireless Signal Strength from the player UI.
> > >>>
> > >>>So just get that screen up and try arranging the antenna
>differently...
> > >>>
> > >>>Regards,
> > >>>Kevin P.
> > >>>
> > >>>On Jan 2, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Peter Michelson wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>>Hello. Thanks for your reply!
> > >>>>
> > >>>>That is exactly the error message I received ("can't alloc netpages
> >for
> > >>>>dll:4").
> > >>>>
> > >>>>How does one check the wireless signal strength in the player?
> > >>>>
> > >>>>As I mentioned, even if the player is sitting literally on top of
>the
> > >>>>wireless router, I get the same results. If I put the player
> > >>>>downstairs, it still seems to be able to show the correct time,
>which
> >I
> > >>>>assume it derives from the server.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Would it make sense to open up the box and make sure the connect
> >between
> >
> > >>>>the wireless antenna jack and circuit board is intact? Would that
> >void
> > >>>>the warranty?
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Thanks again.
> > >>>>-P
> > >>>>
> > >>>>>From: Kevin Pearsall <support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
> > >>>>>To: "Peter Michelson" <pete77r (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
> > >>>>>Subject: wireless connection very intermittent
> > >>>>>Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 09:42:15 -0800
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Peter,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Did it say something like, "can't alloc netpages for dll:4"?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>We've seen that particular error in certain configurations when
>there
> > >>>>>is pretty heavy wireless traffic. It seems to happen when the
> >network
> > >>>>>buffer gets filled before setup is completed. But if you're able
>to
> > >>>>>connect, I suspect this particular error should not be a problem
>for
> > >>>>>you.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Regarding the other error message, "lost contact with slim server",
> > >>>>>what I'd recommend doing is checking the wireless signal strength
>in
> > >>>>>the player. You may be able to boost the signal strength by
> > >>>>>reorienting the antenna on the player. You should be able to
> >minimize
> > >>>>>that message this way...
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>Regards,
> > >>>>>Kevin P.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>On Dec 31, 2003, at 11:57 AM, Peter Michelson wrote:
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>>Hello. I just received my Squeezebox. No matter what I try, I
>seem
> > >>>>>>to get a very spotty connection and have yet to hear any music.
> >Here
> > >>>>>>is my
> > >>>>>>configuration:
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>Win2K
> > >>>>>>SMC Barricade Wireless Router with WEP 128-bit encryption enabled
> > >>>>>>SlimServer 5.0.1
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>The main error message I get is:
> > >>>>>>"Problem: Lost contact with Slim Server. Check that the software
>is
> > >>>>>>running."
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>I have occasionally also gotten a cryptic error message (which I
> >can't
> > >>>>>>remember) with "4" at the end of it.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>I have had a connection long enough to select a song and play it
> >using
> >
> > >>>>>>the
> > >>>>>>squeezebox, but even though it appears to be playing in the slim
> > >>>>>>server, the
> > >>>>>>time doesn't change on the squeezebox and I usually get the above
> > >>>>>>error
> > >>>>>>message right away.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>Networking seems to be set up correctly as evidenced by the
>ability
> >of
> >
> > >>>>>>the
> > >>>>>>squeezebox to obtain an IP address automatically from DHCP
> > >>>>>>(intermittently).
> > >>>>>> Disabling WEP encryption has no effect. The proximity to the
> > >>>>>>wireless
> > >>>>>>router also does not seem to be a factor as I have them sitting
> >right
> > >>>>>>next
> > >>>>>>to each other. The wireless router has no problem communicating
> >with
> > >>>>>>other
> > >>>>>>wireless devices located several rooms away.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>At first I thought maybe I just got a defective unit with a bad
> > >>>>>>wireless
> > >>>>>>transceiver, but the squeezebox is still able to establish a
> > >>>>>>connection and
> > >>>>>>obtain an IP address from several rooms away.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>I just tried connecting it directly to the ethernet and that
>works.
> > >>>>>>However,
> > >>>>>>since it's intended use is in another room far from any ethernet
> > >>>>>>connection,
> > >>>>>>I would like to use the wireless capability. Any suggestions on
>how
> > >>>>>>to get
> > >>>>>>that working? Thanks!
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>

kdf
2004-01-07, 03:57
Quoting Peter Michelson <pete77r (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

> I'm not sure if the MTU settings for my router are accessible, but I will
> keep looking.
>
> Of potential interest, though, is that my router's system log reports a
> certain MAC address when it is accessed by the squeezebox. The reported MAC
>
> address happens to be equal to the squeezebox's MAC address EXCEPT for the
> last digit, which is "d" instead of "c". Could this discrepancy be related
> to the wireless networking problems?
>
> Thanks,
> Peter
the Squeezebox has two MAC addresses assigned to it. One for wired, a second
for wireless. Even numbers are for wired, odd for wireless. This is so that
the server can tell how the squeezebox is connected. I think the labels show
only the wired MAC.

-kdf