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UNCMo96
2007-06-21, 19:46
I'd been continually frustrated with my WiFi connection to my 2 squeezeboxes. They would routinely drop out and stutter and be slow. Also synchronizing them seemed to send the whole thing down. I tried all the tricks recommended here to no avail.

I finally plunked down some cash and got 3 Novatech powerline adapters (about 35 bucks each) from newegg and they work like a charm. I'm getting speeds of 45MBs and 17MBs on a "turbo" 85 MBS adapter. Probably not fast enough for HD video streaming, but good enough for music. I just hooked them up an hour ago. No stuttering, everything syncs well.

As so many folks have network problems, perhaps the answer is to integrate powerline ethernet into the power cable for the squeezebox so people can use that option?

pfarrell
2007-06-21, 20:03
UNCMo96 wrote:
> As so many folks have network problems, perhaps the answer is to
> integrate powerline ethernet into the power cable for the squeezebox so
> people can use that option?

Clearly the solution when you are in WiFi hell is to not use WiFi.
I run wired Ethernet, but I'm a geek.

My guess, and it is only a guess, is that it would be cheaper for
SD/Logitech to just offer powerline adaptors as an option, rather than
integrating it for the small percentage of folks having problems. Mostly
because integrating one is not enough, you need one at the SqueezeBox
and one at the server.

I expect WiFi (at least in the B and G modes) is going to be less and
less attractive. The 2.4gHz band is getting crowded these days.

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