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quietdragon
2007-09-10, 03:24
I have two wireless SB3 units, and both exhibit the following behaviour.

During the day, each will occasionally lose wireless connectivity. That's to be expected -- especially if the microwave oven is in use.

If the loss is short enough, the unit will recover. If the unit was off (showing the power off screen saver), and the loss is lengthy, the unit appears to go quiet, with a blank display and doesn't recover connectivity. (If the unit was on [eg playing music], and the loss is lengthy, the display is not blank, and the unit doesn't recover connectivity.)

If I then take the remote, and hold the power button, the unit reboots and immediately regains connectivity.

Since a reboot immediately regains connectivity, the wireless signal path must be good by that time!

If so, can anyone offer an explanation as to why the unit fails re-establish the connection itself -- why is a reboot required?

I was previously running 6.5.1 and have just upgraded to 6.5.4 with the same behaviour present in both versions.

mecouc
2007-09-10, 03:37
I don't know, but my advice is to buy some homeplug adapters (ethernet over mains power cables), and then you won't have to worry about the microwave oven any more.

Aguida
2007-09-10, 06:24
I don't have an answer but don't believe your problem is only micro-owen related as many have the same problem. You may want to cast your voite for this bug: http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5116

That increases the priority the bug has with slimdevices, as I believe they are already working oni it (at least I hope).

Regards.

quietdragon
2007-09-10, 08:46
I don't have an answer but don't believe your problem is only micro-oven related as many have the same problem. You may want to cast your voite for this bug: http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5116

That increases the priority the bug has with slimdevices, as I believe they are already working oni it (at least I hope).


No, it's not particularly the microwave oven. After watching this bug for nearly a year now, I believe it has something to do with the wireless driver.

I see that there is another older thread (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=38211) on this topic.

I'll cast my vote and continue discussion in the other thread (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=38211).

sdonham
2007-09-10, 21:36
I recently had that exact same issue after using my slimbox without a single problem for the last two years. I finally discovered that my wireless access point, with DHCP enabled, was somehow delegating duplicate IP addresses and I had an IP conflict between my laptop and squeezebox.

My best advice, if you haven't done so already, is log into your wireless router and check the logs (most support logging). You can often find a wealth of information in the router's logs.

quietdragon
2007-09-11, 10:28
I recently had that exact same issue after using my slimbox without a single problem for the last two years. I finally discovered that my wireless access point, with DHCP enabled, was somehow delegating duplicate IP addresses and I had an IP conflict between my laptop and squeezebox.


I use static IP addresses so IP address conflicts are not the source of my problem.



My best advice, if you haven't done so already, is log into your wireless router and check the logs (most support logging). You can often find a wealth of information in the router's logs.

Thanks, I'll try that.