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mrchan
2010-07-18, 01:22
I have just replaced an old computer with a new Dell Inspisron Zeno - not very flash but much more processing capability than my previous computer. Before this change all was working perfectly but now it will not stream music from the computer without continuously rebuffering - making it impossible to listen to. Streaming internet radio still works perfectly. Does anyone know of any settings that I need to adjust on the computer? or any other thoughts?

The computer his hooked directly (ethernet) to a sky wireless router and the squeeze box controller and reciever are both wireless - no change to this configuration.

wayne325
2010-07-18, 07:38
I have just replaced an old computer with a new Dell Inspisron Zeno - not very flash but much more processing capability than my previous computer. Before this change all was working perfectly but now it will not stream music from the computer without continuously rebuffering - making it impossible to listen to. Streaming internet radio still works perfectly. Does anyone know of any settings that I need to adjust on the computer? or any other thoughts?

The computer his hooked directly (ethernet) to a sky wireless router and the squeeze box controller and reciever are both wireless - no change to this configuration.

I had the same problem and the cause was a conflict of wireless channels in my neighbourhood - specifically right next door. Whenever the porn got fired up next door, my transporter would rebuffer ;-).

THere is probably an app that came with your wireless card that will do a "site survey" - basically it'll tell you what networks it sees on what channels. Run that program and find a channel that's not used or has low power on it.

THen you'll have to log into your wireless router and change the channel to that one. Hopefully you'll also find that the current channel is one that there is one or more strong local interferers on.

I'd say try this first anyhow - it can only help, even if it's not the primary cause of your rebuffering issue. You may also have to re-do this occasionally as people who live near you add wifi networks.

mrchan
2010-07-18, 08:58
Many thanks wayne I will give it go. However the internet radio works perfectly and it all worked fine with the old computer - making me think it's more likely something with the computer.