Robert Wallace
2004-09-21, 17:06

What D-Link doesn't mention on the box is that the Super-G setting only
works on channel 6. That may be OK with you, but it wasn't with me.
Furthermore, I had immediate and continous skipping problems (2-4 second
pause every 2-4 seconds; the buffer would fill, then empty then pause and
fill again) when trying to stream wav files to my single squeezebox when
using the Super-G mode. MP3s played without skipping. When I turned off
the Super-G mode, my wav files played fine -- no skipping. Of course, since
squeezebox is 802.11B, super-G mode won't do much, but I was using it to
connect two computers as well as feed my squeezebox using the dynamic turbo
mode. This supposedly turns off when a non-turbo connection is established,
such as one to the squeezebox. Still, I was getting skipping. Perhaps it
was caused by the continuous turning on and off of the dynamic turbo mode?

Other than that, I've been pleased with the performance and the price --
with a rebate, I got my DI-624 for about $48. Customer support has been
fine -- they answered my (emailed) question about Super-G mode on channel 6
within 24 hours and answered a follow-up question I had in about the same
amount of time.


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Steve Chisholm
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 5:31 PM
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Importance: High

I have written before and had many helpful replies about setting up a spa /
health club application running multiple Squeezebox units on a wireless
network. The consensus at that time was that I would be better using a
10/100 wired Ethernet LAN as there could be band-with problems with multiple
units streaming together.

All building work has now been completed and the quotes to retrofit the LAN
wiring are rather high but of more concern is the fact that the installation
may cause significant damage to our ceilings and the wiring contractor will
take no responsibility at all for any damage. This is pushing us back
towards a wireless installation.

Today tech support suggested using an 802.11g wireless router with a
wireless access point hardwired to each Non-Wireless Squeezebox. There would
be 5 to 6 squeezeboxes. Hardware cost wise this seems an economic solution.

I have looked at the Xtreme G range from D Link and am thinking about the DI
- 624 Router (108 Mps) and D Link suggest using a G - 820 network adaptor at
each Squeezebox. Tech support had suggested an AP connected to each
squeezebox instead of a Network Adaptor. I am unsure of the pros and cons of
each as I am a real wireless newbie !

The maximum distance between Router and a Squeezebox / AP would be 65 feet
and at most there would be 2 - 3 internal plaster board walls between the
straight line points. All would be working at the same floor level.

We would rip all files to MP3 at 128 Kbps max and intend using Edirol
powered speakers at each location.

Tech support suggested someone out there may have experience of using such a
wireless "g" set up and I would welcome any comments on the functionality or
pros and cons of the system set up we are now considering. It's time to make
our mind up !

Thanks a lot.

Steve Chisholm

Absolutely Spa LLC