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Jason
2004-05-31, 20:34
I had microwave interference issues until I upgraded to a newer model
Netgear wireless router which uses 802.11 "super G" technology.

The transmitter power on the new unit IS better as the squeezebox went from
50% signal strength to 80% (with it on the 2nd floor and the wireless router
in the basement) and I don't get microwave dropouts any longer.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Andy Dannelley
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 7:32 PM
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Subject: [slim] Network back to not working well.. Bummer!

Well, I tried channel 1, and sure enough, the microwave interference left,
but for some reason there is more noise, so the signal to the WET11/ Slimp3
is just not good enough to keep things going.

I moved back to channel 11, and now the microwave interference is back, oh
well!

The Squeezeboxen are far enough away that the interference doesn't impact
them, but sometimes when the WET11/Slimp3 stops, for some reason it will
just stop the music on all boxes.

My network is two Airport Extreme Base Stations in WDS mode, which seems to
get a good signal through the problem areas in the house.

I have an old Airport Base Station (Snow, dual ethernet). Wondering , is
there anyway I can perhaps use that old Base Station somehow to make my
network more robust, less prone to interference and maybe kick the microwave
out of the picture.

Thought about connecting it to the Slimp3 somehow, but just don't know how,
or even if I can, or it will work.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Thanks,

Andy