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rubi1971
2007-07-06, 22:35
My squeezebox, seems to fade every few minutes (and says it's connecting). My transporter (similar distance) has no issues. Any ideas?

ceejay
2007-07-07, 00:07
You have a marginal wireless network? Perhaps there is some interference which is greater where the TP is, or maybe the different aerials in the TP are proving that bit more effective for you?

First step is to try some different wireless channels - 1 or 11/13 (depending on where you are).

Ceejay

-Stef-
2007-07-07, 01:26
My squeezebox, seems to fade every few minutes (and says it's connecting). My transporter (similar distance) has no issues. Any ideas?

Does the display fade or the sound?

rubi1971
2007-07-07, 05:32
I got the message connection timed out ... and everytime I go to start my squeezebox, it says connecting and takes a few mins to do so!

snarlydwarf
2007-07-07, 09:07
That sounds like marginal reception to me as well.

Try changing the channel on the router: most routers come defaulted to channel 6, which means yours is going to get interference from your neighbors if everyone left theirs at 6. Try channel 1 or 11, which share no frequency space with 6.

(This is a setting on your router, and changing the router should not require clients being told: they will sniff out the new channel all by themselves.)

rubi1971
2007-07-07, 15:49
It's Already set to Channel 11

CatBus
2007-07-07, 16:52
Install NetStumbler to see what channels your neighbors are using. Usually 1 or 11 is safe. Sometimes 6 is safe. Sometimes they're all taken, and then you'll have to go with the weakest interfering signal, antenna modifications, asking your neighbors to change their settings, etc. But until you know what's out there, you'll never have any idea.

Also watch out for cordless phones that use the 2.4GHz frequency (new ones are 5.8GHz, really old ones are 900MHz). Experiment with different placements for your wireless router (higher is usually better--on top of a bookshelf perhaps). What sort of router is it? (B or G?) How many other wireless devices do you have in your house? Etc, etc. All of these factors can lead to bad connections.

Mark Lanctot
2007-07-10, 12:11
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?NetworkProblemsSecondGuide contains a summary of these tweaks and more ideas.