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Tombolino
2008-08-03, 07:24
Hi

My original setup is Imac upstairs+Squeezebox downstairs. Works fine

Now I have a new laptop. I want to experiment with choosing my music from the laptop, not the squeezebox. I only want to use the squeezebox as a a way to connect the laptop wirelessly to the stereo.


what do i need to do?

funkstar
2008-08-03, 07:35
Just load up your web browser on the laptop and go to http://<IP_of_imac>:9000/ and there you have it

Tombolino
2008-08-03, 07:49
thanks. safari couldnt find that link

also, when i turn on the squeezebox it asks me for a WEP encryption for my new wireless network which it hasnt seen before

help! :)

funkstar
2008-08-03, 23:32
ok, i think i got the wrong end of the stick from your first post.

Where is your music stored, on the laptop or iMac?

Which is running SqueezeCenter?

If you have set up a new wireless network they you will need to provide the SB with the details to it can connect to it. I would recomend not using WEP and using WPA instead, it is more secure.

Please give us some more details of your setup and what you want to do.

Tombolino
2008-08-04, 05:44
Music right now is on Imac upstairs and Imac is running Squeezecenter.

I have to punch in the SB the WEP number? Where do i get that?

Now I have a new laptop. I want to experiment with choosing my music from the laptop, not the squeezebox. I only want to use the squeezebox as a a way to connect the laptop wirelessly to the stereo. In other words, for a moment i want to try to choose music from laptop not SB but run thru SB as a wireless stereo connection.

funkstar
2008-08-04, 07:44
Right, ok. Thats actually what I thought then i first posted.

The WEP key is what was used when your wirless network was set up. The same one you used to connect your new laptop to the wireless network.

As I said before, controlling SqueezeCenter from any other PC or Mac on your wireless network should be as simple as entering http://<IP_of_imac>:9000/ in the browser. Although, just clicking on that link won't work you actually need to use the IP address of the computer running SqueezeCenter for that to work. usually it would be something along the lines of http://192.168.0.1:9000/ or something similar.

Are there any firewalls running on the iMac? if so you will need to allow it to to give access to Port 9000 from external connections.

If you are struggling, it might be an idea to read through the begginers section of the wiki to see if you can sort it all out. http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Category:Beginners_Guide_Pages

Or call support, thats what they are there for.

Enoch Soames
2008-08-05, 05:01
I had the same question as Tombolino, and your explanation did the trick for me. As nifty as the SBC is, it's easier to put together playlists on the laptop - it's like a big, clunky but full-featured remote.

funkstar
2008-08-05, 06:08
Yeah, despite having a controller, I generally just use my PC and the web interface or the regular remote.

I really should fire up the Controller and update the software at some point though, changes since I last used it will be significant :)