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Shah, Milan BGI UK
2004-01-13, 06:01
Thanks, I know off them, having bought 2 routers from them in the past.
In speaking to tehm, they suggested that if possible I should run an Ethernet cable.
Wireless is over-rated. At least with a string you can follow and know where it's broken.

.....so, I have managed to cable it and I get amazing responses. NO stutters, glitches or loss.
All I need know is a 20" masonary bit to drill though my wall !

Milan Shah

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Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox


You could try solwise.co.uk they sell a fair amount of kit. I don't own a
squeezebox but I presume that is has a reverse-sma connector or something
similar, in which case it should not be a great problem adding an external
ariel.

Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Shah, Milan BGI UK [mailto:Milan.Shah (AT) barclaysglobal (DOT) com]
Sent: 05 January 2004 09:53
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox



Hi,
I am a lucky owner of a squeezebox. My wife was good enough to allow me to
get one for X-mas.
Easy to set up and working relatively ok.
I have a issue with the wireless strength. Unfortunately I am restricted on
the placement of my squeezebox and my router.
Where it currently is, I am getting less that 20% signal strength. I have
tested the squeezebox elsewhere and notice a higher strength.
Q: Is there a higher gain antenna that I can replace the current one to get
me a better signal.
If not available from slimdevices, can anyone suggest a site or shop where I
may purchase one.
I am based in the U.K.
Thanks
Milan

Ken Veasey
2004-01-13, 09:10
For those of you who give up on the wireless solution, why not try try
Powerline (Mains Networking). It saves on running cables and has the
theoretical max of 14Mbps. The two I have are claimimg a connection
quality of 11.79 and 8.36 Mbps.

Ken

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 15:02:46 +0000, you wrote:

>Hi!
>
>I'm in a similar situation -- with a signal that usually hovers around the
>30% mark (after much aerial tweaking!). Although I've only suffered one
>sound dropout so far (that I've noticed...), I'm going to have a play with
>replacing the default antenna on the Squeezebox with one of these (and,
>almost certainly, locating it _outside_ the cabinet where the Squeezebox
>lives with all my hi-fi and telly kit...):
>
> <http://tinyurl.com/27ag5>
>
>If you wish, email me, and I'll let you know how I get on. Otherwise, I'll
>either have to move my trusty old original Airport base station somewhere
>else... -- as I'm not keen on dropping an Ethernet cable from the loft to
>the ground floor (...which will instantly cancel-out the Spouse Approval
>Factor that the Squeezebox gained instantly!) -- or replace it with a base
>station with a replaceable antenna.
>
>Other than that, you could always have a go at making your own antenna... --
>as suggested by Kevin at Slim support:
>
>> If you're feeling adventurous, you could also make a cantennawave-guide
>> antenna. There are several pages on the net on how to make them, including:
>>
>> http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
>
>Good luck...!
>
>- $.
>
>
>On 13/01/2004 1:01 pm, "Shah, Milan BGI UK" <Milan.Shah (AT) barclaysglobal (DOT) com>
>wrote:
>
>> Thanks, I know off them, having bought 2 routers from them in the past.
>> In speaking to tehm, they suggested that if possible I should run an Ethernet
>> cable.
>> Wireless is over-rated. At least with a string you can follow and know where
>> it's broken.
>>
>> ....so, I have managed to cable it and I get amazing responses. NO stutters,
>> glitches or loss.
>> All I need know is a 20" masonary bit to drill though my wall !
>>
>> Milan Shah
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Gordon
>> BulkMail
>> Sent: 05 January 2004 10:09
>> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
>> Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox
>>
>>
>> You could try solwise.co.uk they sell a fair amount of kit. I don't own a
>> squeezebox but I presume that is has a reverse-sma connector or something
>> similar, in which case it should not be a great problem adding an external
>> ariel.
>>
>> Gordon
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Shah, Milan BGI UK [mailto:Milan.Shah (AT) barclaysglobal (DOT) com]
>> Sent: 05 January 2004 09:53
>> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>> I am a lucky owner of a squeezebox. My wife was good enough to allow me to
>> get one for X-mas.
>> Easy to set up and working relatively ok.
>> I have a issue with the wireless strength. Unfortunately I am restricted on
>> the placement of my squeezebox and my router.
>> Where it currently is, I am getting less that 20% signal strength. I have
>> tested the squeezebox elsewhere and notice a higher strength.
>> Q: Is there a higher gain antenna that I can replace the current one to get
>> me a better signal.
>> If not available from slimdevices, can anyone suggest a site or shop where I
>> may purchase one.
>> I am based in the U.K.
>> Thanks
>> Milan
>>
>>
>>

dean
2004-01-13, 09:20
I agree, for example, if you need a 20" masonry bit, then it's a good
guess that wireless may not have the best performance for you.

:)

On Jan 13, 2004, at 8:10 AM, Ken Veasey wrote:

> For those of you who give up on the wireless solution, why not try try
> Powerline (Mains Networking). It saves on running cables and has the
> theoretical max of 14Mbps. The two I have are claimimg a connection
> quality of 11.79 and 8.36 Mbps.
>
> Ken
>
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 15:02:46 +0000, you wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>> I'm in a similar situation -- with a signal that usually hovers
>> around the
>> 30% mark (after much aerial tweaking!). Although I've only suffered
>> one
>> sound dropout so far (that I've noticed...), I'm going to have a play
>> with
>> replacing the default antenna on the Squeezebox with one of these
>> (and,
>> almost certainly, locating it _outside_ the cabinet where the
>> Squeezebox
>> lives with all my hi-fi and telly kit...):
>>
>> <http://tinyurl.com/27ag5>
>>
>> If you wish, email me, and I'll let you know how I get on. Otherwise,
>> I'll
>> either have to move my trusty old original Airport base station
>> somewhere
>> else... -- as I'm not keen on dropping an Ethernet cable from the
>> loft to
>> the ground floor (...which will instantly cancel-out the Spouse
>> Approval
>> Factor that the Squeezebox gained instantly!) -- or replace it with a
>> base
>> station with a replaceable antenna.
>>
>> Other than that, you could always have a go at making your own
>> antenna... --
>> as suggested by Kevin at Slim support:
>>
>>> If you're feeling adventurous, you could also make a
>>> cantennawave-guide
>>> antenna. There are several pages on the net on how to make them,
>>> including:
>>>
>>> http://www.turnpoint.net/wireless/cantennahowto.html
>>
>> Good luck...!
>>
>> - $.
>>
>>
>> On 13/01/2004 1:01 pm, "Shah, Milan BGI UK"
>> <Milan.Shah (AT) barclaysglobal (DOT) com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks, I know off them, having bought 2 routers from them in the
>>> past.
>>> In speaking to tehm, they suggested that if possible I should run an
>>> Ethernet
>>> cable.
>>> Wireless is over-rated. At least with a string you can follow and
>>> know where
>>> it's broken.
>>>
>>> ....so, I have managed to cable it and I get amazing responses. NO
>>> stutters,
>>> glitches or loss.
>>> All I need know is a 20" masonary bit to drill though my wall !
>>>
>>> Milan Shah
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Gordon
>>> BulkMail
>>> Sent: 05 January 2004 10:09
>>> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
>>> Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox
>>>
>>>
>>> You could try solwise.co.uk they sell a fair amount of kit. I don't
>>> own a
>>> squeezebox but I presume that is has a reverse-sma connector or
>>> something
>>> similar, in which case it should not be a great problem adding an
>>> external
>>> ariel.
>>>
>>> Gordon
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Shah, Milan BGI UK [mailto:Milan.Shah (AT) barclaysglobal (DOT) com]
>>> Sent: 05 January 2004 09:53
>>> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>>> Subject: [slim] Improving Wireless Strength on the Squeezebox
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I am a lucky owner of a squeezebox. My wife was good enough to allow
>>> me to
>>> get one for X-mas.
>>> Easy to set up and working relatively ok.
>>> I have a issue with the wireless strength. Unfortunately I am
>>> restricted on
>>> the placement of my squeezebox and my router.
>>> Where it currently is, I am getting less that 20% signal strength. I
>>> have
>>> tested the squeezebox elsewhere and notice a higher strength.
>>> Q: Is there a higher gain antenna that I can replace the current one
>>> to get
>>> me a better signal.
>>> If not available from slimdevices, can anyone suggest a site or shop
>>> where I
>>> may purchase one.
>>> I am based in the U.K.
>>> Thanks
>>> Milan
>>>
>>>
>>>