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2004-02-29, 11:54
Only Yesterday I started using my own squeezebox, and I'm very enthusiastic
about it!
It really delivers!!! Compliments to the creative spirits that came up with
an idea like this...
This really seems something I've been waiting for without even knowing
myself :-)

I still have some questions, however, which I will gladly post to the
experience of this list..
This is the first:
I connect to my network using the wireless. My access point is an USRobotics
8054, which works fine with my laptop.
For security reasons I check MAC adresses of the connecting hardware, and
use 128bit encryption. But when I enter the encryption key into the
squeezebox (HEX seems to be the only possibility?), the squeezebox cannot
find the network any more. The same setting does work for the laptop, so the
problem does not seem to lie with the Access Point..?.
When I disable encryption, the squeezebox works perfect. But obiously that
is not what I want, since I use the same Access Point for other work...

If anyone has any suggestions I'd gladley read them.

Thanks,
Peter
slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl

Mark Bennett
2004-02-29, 12:17
Hi Peter,

I'm using the same router, and it's working with 128bit WEP for me,
so it can be made to work.

I'll assume that you've programmed in the wireless MAC for the 8054
MAC filter, that you're using the right WEP key (you're right -
only Hex is supported on the squeezebox).

I seem to remember having this problem during my setup, and I think
the main culprit was the WEP Authentication Type on the router:

http://192.168.123.254/w_advance.htm

Make sure Authentication Type is set to "Shared Key". I think that
the default setting is "open setting" that doesn't workj on the
Squeezebox. (If your laptop doesn't support shared key then you
might want to try the "Both" option. I haven't tried this because I
don't need to, and "Shared Key" gives the best security.)

If this doesn't work them let me know and we can swap settings
offline to get you working (mark@markandliz(dot)co(dot(uk)).

BTW, I've also got SSID Broadcast turned off, and it seems to work
nicely, improving the security marginally at the same time.

Cheers,
Mark.

slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl wrote:

> Only Yesterday I started using my own squeezebox, and I'm very enthusiastic
> about it!
> It really delivers!!! Compliments to the creative spirits that came up with
> an idea like this...
> This really seems something I've been waiting for without even knowing
> myself :-)
>
> I still have some questions, however, which I will gladly post to the
> experience of this list..
> This is the first:
> I connect to my network using the wireless. My access point is an USRobotics
> 8054, which works fine with my laptop.
> For security reasons I check MAC adresses of the connecting hardware, and
> use 128bit encryption. But when I enter the encryption key into the
> squeezebox (HEX seems to be the only possibility?), the squeezebox cannot
> find the network any more. The same setting does work for the laptop, so the
> problem does not seem to lie with the Access Point..?.
> When I disable encryption, the squeezebox works perfect. But obiously that
> is not what I want, since I use the same Access Point for other work...
>
> If anyone has any suggestions I'd gladley read them.
>
> Thanks,
> Peter
> slim (AT) vcooten (DOT) nl
>
>
>
>