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pfarrell
2008-07-01, 20:35
I've created a new page in the wiki "Thar be dragons"
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Thar_be_Dragons
in an attempt to capture some of the big "gotcha" issues with networking, WiFi, DHCP, etc.

I believe that a huge number of the postings about setup problems are not really about SqueezeCenter, and not about SqueezeBoxen, Duets, Transporters, etc. Rather, they are about networking. Networking is only sometimes "plug and play" and as we see, far too often is its barely "plug and pray"

andynormancx
2008-07-02, 03:32
You seem to be making statements on that page about single subnets that are misleading, I really thing that you should reword things so that you don't say things like it being "generally mandatory" that a single subnet is used. Anyone that reads things like that and has multiple subnets is going to be immediately put off of SBs.

Something like "generally advisable" might be better, because in no way is a single subset mandatory, either generally or otherwise.

mherger
2008-07-02, 03:41
> Something like "generally advisable" might be better, because in no way
> is a single subset mandatory, either generally or otherwise.

Sounds reasonable to me.
Hey, it's a wiki - go for it! :-)

Oh, did I mention my machine running SC is dual-homed (connected to two subnets) with players on both of them? It does work. But don't try it unless you know what you're doing.

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Michael

amcluesent
2008-07-02, 05:51
Yep, Vista has it's moments with wi-fi. Still trying to figure out why a gigabit LAN interface was given a poorer metric that a 802.11g wi-fi interafce.

pfarrell
2008-07-02, 07:26
andynormancx wrote:
> You seem to be making statements on that page about single subnets that
> are misleading, I really thing that you should reword things so that
> you don't say things like it being "generally mandatory" that a single
> subnet is used. Anyone that reads things like that and has multiple
> subnets is going to be immediately put off of SBs.

Its a wiki, anyone can edit it.

I used that phrase because most folks don't need multiple subnets, most
don't know why they have them, and most folks can't make their routers
work with SD/Logi products when they have them.

I really don't think anyone is going to read the Wiki to make a buying
decision.

My intent, which I may have missed, is to help folks with problems after
they have bought, and can't make it work


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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

chinablues
2008-07-02, 09:07
Wiki itself is useful. I have to agree though that 'generally mandatory' reads like a dichotomy to me.

Also, the phrase "if you are sufficiently experienced to setup multiple DHCP servers with failovers, you don't need this section of the Wifi." I assume the last word should be Wiki, or is it my eyesight that's going?

Dan

pfarrell
2008-07-02, 09:15
chinablues wrote:
> Wiki itself is useful. I have to agree though that 'generally
> mandatory' reads like a dichotomy to me.
>
> Also, the phrase "if you are sufficiently experienced to setup multiple
> DHCP servers with failovers, you don't need this section of the Wifi."
> I assume the last word should be Wiki, or is it my eyesight that's
> going?

Typo there. Good catch

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Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

andynormancx
2008-07-02, 12:59
andynormancx wrote:[color=blue]
I really don't think anyone is going to read the Wiki to make a buying
decision.

I read the wiki as part of my buying decision when buying my Duet.