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Paul
2004-01-17, 22:56
Further to my email earlier today. I have now tried the Squeezebox in
wireless
on two different wireless access point.

1) Speedstream SS2624, channel 11, WEP 128 bit, 35-40% signal level
2) Linksys WAP 11 v2.2, channel 11, WEP 128 bit, 35-40% signal level

Both are playing the same WAV connected to the same Slimserver on the
wired network.

1) gives terrible performance. At most 1 sec. of sound, then 1-2
seconds of silence.
2) works just fine !

Anyone have any ideas what is happening here ? For reference, the
Speedstream is
my usual router and access point and works just fine serving up
wireless internet to my iBook,
file shares to my Apple iDisk and internal network file shares.

(I have movie files with audio of the two situations available if
useful for debug, 3MB apiece)

Cheers for any help,

PC



On Saturday, January 17, 2004, at 07:15 PM, Paul wrote:

> Paul Cracknell wrote :
>> Also, I am struggling to get WAV playback to work over wireless. It
>> works just fine
>> on a wired link, but when operating on wireless the Squeezebox plays
>> about 1-2 seconds,
>> goes silent for 1 second, then another 1-2 seconds of music. Signal
>> strength around 40%.
>
> >I'm not really sure what could be up there. Even with only 40% you
> should get
> >ONE good stream. There was a firmware upgrade in the last few days
> that would
> >have some with that nightly build. Have you upgraded yet? press and
> hold
> >brightness and wait until it says the upload has begun.
> >
> >cheers,
> >kdf
>
>
> I tried two things :
>
> 1) updated the firmware; no change in performance.
> 2) moved the wireless basestation/router to within 6 ft of the
> Squeeze. Signal strength
> was now 92%. The exact same symptoms were evident. Again, wired link
> works very
> well; wireless works on MP3/AAC. Wireless fails on WAVs.
>
> Any further suggestions ?
>

dean
2004-01-18, 07:49
It sounds like the Speedstream just can't sustain a high enough data
rate for wireless connections. I'd check with the manufacturer and
see if they have a firmware update.

Apart from that, it sounds like the WAP is a better solution.

-dean

On Jan 17, 2004, at 9:56 PM, Paul wrote:

> Further to my email earlier today. I have now tried the Squeezebox in
> wireless
> on two different wireless access point.
>
> 1) Speedstream SS2624, channel 11, WEP 128 bit, 35-40% signal level
> 2) Linksys WAP 11 v2.2, channel 11, WEP 128 bit, 35-40% signal level
>
> Both are playing the same WAV connected to the same Slimserver on the
> wired network.
>
> 1) gives terrible performance. At most 1 sec. of sound, then 1-2
> seconds of silence.
> 2) works just fine !
>
> Anyone have any ideas what is happening here ? For reference, the
> Speedstream is
> my usual router and access point and works just fine serving up
> wireless internet to my iBook,
> file shares to my Apple iDisk and internal network file shares.
>
> (I have movie files with audio of the two situations available if
> useful for debug, 3MB apiece)
>
> Cheers for any help,
>
> PC
>
>
>
> On Saturday, January 17, 2004, at 07:15 PM, Paul wrote:
>
>> Paul Cracknell wrote :
>>> Also, I am struggling to get WAV playback to work over wireless. It
>>> works just fine
>>> on a wired link, but when operating on wireless the Squeezebox plays
>>> about 1-2 seconds,
>>> goes silent for 1 second, then another 1-2 seconds of music. Signal
>>> strength around 40%.
>>
>> >I'm not really sure what could be up there. Even with only 40% you
>> should get
>> >ONE good stream. There was a firmware upgrade in the last few days
>> that would
>> >have some with that nightly build. Have you upgraded yet? press
>> and hold
>> >brightness and wait until it says the upload has begun.
>> >
>> >cheers,
>> >kdf
>>
>>
>> I tried two things :
>>
>> 1) updated the firmware; no change in performance.
>> 2) moved the wireless basestation/router to within 6 ft of the
>> Squeeze. Signal strength
>> was now 92%. The exact same symptoms were evident. Again, wired
>> link works very
>> well; wireless works on MP3/AAC. Wireless fails on WAVs.
>>
>> Any further suggestions ?
>>
>
>