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AndreE
2009-05-25, 06:16
Iíve been asking many questions related to the subject, receiving many replies I was a bit lost in few topics
This is the one of those:
I have wired land and not WiFi at home at all.
And I am planning to have at least two, potentially maybe three or four SqueezBox Duo receivers connected to the LAN via cable.
One of the receivers is going to be purchased as a bundle " SqueezBox Duo" with the Remote controller.
My question: would it work fine in this case with all receivers installed in different corners of my place ?
Would I have a problem due to missing WiFi?

aubuti
2009-05-25, 06:32
I can only give you a partial answer on this. The Duet is capable of working without a wifi network. When you set up the SB Controller (SBC) and the first SB Receiver (SBR), do it so that the SBC connects to your network via the SBR. You can then go about setting up the other SBRs. Once set up, you can control the various SBRs from a single SBC by using the "Choose Player" menu option.

What I do NOT know for certain is whether the SBC can connect to the network via different SBRs. I don't think it can, but I'm not sure. If I am correct, then you should be sure that the SBR you choose to serve as a bridge from the SBC to your network is centrally located, so that the signals between it and your SBC are sufficiently strong wherever you are using the SBC.

Hope this helps.

AndreE
2009-05-25, 06:51
Hi Aubuti,

Thanks for the reply.
By first part of your message you are confirmed my guess.

It would be great if someone could state something about possibility to have Remote connected dynamically to different receivers.

aubuti
2009-05-25, 07:00
It would be great if someone could state something about possibility to have Remote connected dynamically to different receivers.
You might be missing the fact that while the SBC can connect to your network via an SBR, the commands for controlling your audio are *not* directly communicated between the SBC and SBR. When you make a selection on the SBC it uses the ad hoc connection to the SBR to send the commands to SqueezeCenter or SqueezeNetwork, which then sends the command to the appropriate SBR. So even if the SBC is only *connected* to one SBR, it can *control* as many SBRs as you have.

AndreE
2009-05-25, 07:19
It sounds like I need to have a PC with the Squeeze software installed and on. Is it right?
May I go into the internet radio without PC on?

I am again sidetracking - sorry for that

funkstar
2009-05-25, 07:38
It sounds like I need to have a PC with the Squeeze software installed and on. Is it right?
May I go into the internet radio without PC on?
Yes you can. The players will connect to SqueezeNetwork. This is basically a large squeezecenter hosted by Logitech for internet radio.

You can also use services like Fast.FM, Pandora, Rhapsody, etc.