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2004-09-19, 13:04
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Christopher May
> Sent: 19 September 2004 18:43
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] When will 802.11g be available?
>
> Is there any difference in signal strength in b vs g? I have a wirelss
> network at work that always gives me dropouts, I think I have a lot of
> interferrence.
>
> Would I get better results if I went all b, or used a .g
> bridge and went
> all g?

I'm afraid I'm not wireless networking expert, but my gut feel is that b and g
are similar in their susceptibility to interference.

Personally I've got two wireless lans at home - one is dedicated to the
Squeezebox and one is for my laptops.

There are two reasons for this:

1. connecting an 11b client to an 11g network degrades all clients to 11b (and I
want my laptop to have an 11g connection).

2. By having a dedicated wireless network for my SB I reduce the likelihood of
bandwidth problems.

11b WAPs are cheap these days (everyone wants 11g) so why not get a dedicated
WAP for the SB?

R.
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http://robinbowes.com

Peter Speck
2004-09-19, 13:23
On 19/9-2004, at 20:37, <robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com> wrote:

> 11b networking has a theoretical maximum bandwidth rating of 11 Mbps,
> although
> in practise throughput is likely to be no more than half that, i.e.
> 5.5 Mbps.

On 19/9-2004, at 22:04, <robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com> wrote:

> I'm afraid I'm not wireless networking expert, but my gut feel is that
> b and g
> are similar in their susceptibility to interference.


I stream PCM all the time, with 46% signal strength. My experience is
that the biggest problem (for me) is not bandwidth but the small buffer
in the SqueezeBox. Drop-outs is often just 1-2-3-4 seconds, and having
11g doesn't help that. A 8 or 16 times bigger buffer in SB would.

I have a separate basestation for SB too. Otherwise, it drops out when
I'm downloading from the internet at 2.5 Mb/s.

On 19/9-2004, at 22:17, Julian Lomberg wrote:

> How much data does the client buffer? How long a total-loss-of-signal
> will the device be able to conceal (because of buffered data) before
> the
> replay stream needs to be paused?

My memory says something like: A little more than a second.
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- Peter Speck

Beesley, S
2004-09-19, 15:03
Are there any plans for a bigger buffer? Could this be done without an
hardware upgrade?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Speck" <speck (AT) vitality (DOT) dk>
>
> I stream PCM all the time, with 46% signal strength. My experience is that
> the biggest problem (for me) is not bandwidth but the small buffer in the
> SqueezeBox. Drop-outs is often just 1-2-3-4 seconds, and having 11g
> doesn't help that. A 8 or 16 times bigger buffer in SB would.
>