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GBM
2010-05-11, 11:56
I just got a squeeze box touch and duet...my old netgear router was overwhelmed...my kids each run pc, my g/f has a pc and a mac, my mac, ipad, a couple of ipods and a phone...

SO...when over and over rebuffering was a problem I went out and got a Apple Time Cap. w/router...

Still having problems!! Rebuffering on internet radio AND from my mac....

ANY IDEAS!?!?!

snarlydwarf
2010-05-11, 12:16
You appear to have some problem between the SBReceiver and the file on the disk. That could be one of three likely things (in no particular order)

a) Server overloaded (virus scans, etc, will slow down a server and may even make it painful to use).
b) Network overloaded, especially if using wireless.
c) Network has high error rate (which will also make it overloaded), again, especially using wireless.

I would assume it's not a) since you don't complain of the server itself being painful to use.

b) and c) depend on your situation: you want as little wireless as possible.

Your wireless router is like a hub: all packets go through it. If the server needs to send data to the player, it has to send it to the router, which sends it to the player.

So, if you do that, you are using twice the bandwidth to move data. Avoid that, especially if you have network problems already. Try to wire the server to the router.

Most routers, at least in the US, come preset to channel 6. Unless you changed it, yours is probably there, too. So is your neighbors. Try channel 1 or 11. (The channels are like oldschool TV channels: remember ghosting, when you'd watch channel 5 and see ghosts from channel 4? Same thing applies to WiFi and then some: the ghost data appears on the two channels above and two channels below your actual channel. So keep nice spacing between where you are and where your neighbors are to reduce that: it will only appear as noise to you.. and will reduce your usable bandwidth.)

snarlydwarf
2010-05-11, 12:16
You appear to have some problem between the SBReceiver and the file on
the disk. That could be one of three likely things (in no particular
order)

a) Server overloaded (virus scans, etc, will slow down a server and
may even make it painful to use).
b) Network overloaded, especially if using wireless.
c) Network has high error rate (which will also make it overloaded),
again, especially using wireless.

I would assume it's not a) since you don't complain of the server
itself being painful to use.

b) and c) depend on your situation: you want as little wireless as
possible.

Your wireless router is like a hub: all packets go through it. If the
server needs to send data to the player, it has to send it to the
router, which sends it to the player.

So, if you do that, you are using twice the bandwidth to move data.
Avoid that, especially if you have network problems already. Try to
wire the server to the router.

Most routers, at least in the US, come preset to channel 6. Unless you
changed it, yours is probably there, too. So is your neighbors. Try
channel 1 or 11. (The channels are like oldschool TV channels:
remember ghosting, when you'd watch channel 5 and see ghosts from
channel 4? Same thing applies to WiFi and then some: the ghost data
appears on the two channels above and two channels below your actual
channel. So keep nice spacing between where you are and where your
neighbors are to reduce that: it will only appear as noise to you.. and
will reduce your usable bandwidth.)


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lrossouw
2010-05-11, 22:15
One key point is how is the pc running your server connected to the the router? Many have found that if that hop is wireless they get problems. As you essentially double the traffic going wireless. Add to it multiple players would worsen the situation.

What format is your music files in?

lrossouw
2010-05-11, 22:15
One key point is how is the pc running your server connected to the the
router? Many have found that if that hop is wireless they get
problems. As you essentially double the traffic going wireless. Add
to it multiple players would worsen the situation.

What format is your music files in?


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