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Eric Turkheimer
2004-05-19, 06:30
Apologies for a question that is elementary but complex to describe. I
figure other people must deal with this situation.

I run squeezebox off my laptop, under XP, usually wirelessly. Sometimes, in
the interest of increasing bandwidth, I place the laptop next to the router
and connect it via a cable. Doing so introduces a new ip number, I now have
one for my wireless connection and one for the Ethernet. This evidently
confuses the squeezebox, which complains that it can't find the server. If
I use the Windows network bridge function I can bridge the wireless and
Ethernet connections with a single ip number and reconnect, but then when I
disconnect the Ethernet cable again Windows complains that the bridge won't
function because a cable is disconnected. The only way I can get everything
working again is to remove the bridge and start over.

Is there a way to keep squeezebox connected to a laptop-based server despite
changes in the configuration of the connection?

Thanks for any help,
Eric

Eric Turkheimer, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
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Jack Coates
2004-05-19, 08:23
> Apologies for a question that is elementary but complex to describe. I
> figure other people must deal with this situation.
>
> I run squeezebox off my laptop, under XP, usually wirelessly. Sometimes,
> in
> the interest of increasing bandwidth, I place the laptop next to the
> router
> and connect it via a cable. Doing so introduces a new ip number, I now
> have
> one for my wireless connection and one for the Ethernet. This evidently
> confuses the squeezebox, which complains that it can't find the server.
> If
> I use the Windows network bridge function I can bridge the wireless and
> Ethernet connections with a single ip number and reconnect, but then when
> I
> disconnect the Ethernet cable again Windows complains that the bridge
> won't
> function because a cable is disconnected. The only way I can get
> everything
> working again is to remove the bridge and start over.
>
> Is there a way to keep squeezebox connected to a laptop-based server
> despite
> changes in the configuration of the connection?
>
> Thanks for any help,
> Eric

A real DHCP server will have an option for reserving certain IPs to
certain MAC addresses. Those little toy router thingies might be able to
do this on a case by case basis. The catch is that you probably can't have
both MACs on the same IP -- even if you can get past the server's
preflight consistency check, you'll eventually turn on wireless and wired
at the same time and that'll screw things up in a rather annoying way.

I think you're going to have to settle on one interface and use it, at
least until such time as the squeezebox firmware can do name-based
resolution. If that were the case you could set up round-robin DNS.

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