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Rick155
2011-07-21, 10:44
Newb alert: Apologies if this has been asked and answered 1,000 times before. Is it possible for me to control my Squeezebox from a computer on my home network that is **not** the computer hosting the music and on which the squeezecenter software is running? I have outdoor speakers hooked up to a squeezebox+stereo system in the living room. The PC with the music (and the squeezecenter software) is upstairs in another room of the house. I'd like to control the music from the patio using a netbook, instead of having to go back into the living room (where the squeezebox is) to change playlists or albums. This must be possible, right? Do I need a software app for the netbook? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Rick

alfista
2011-07-21, 11:00
The easiest way would be to use the web interface of the server. Just point the web browser on your netbook to http://192.168.0.2:9000 (replace the IP-number with the appropriate for the machine running Squeezebox Server in your network).
Another way would be to install a client on your netbook. Personally I like Squeezeplay which you can download from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/index.php?ver=7.6

aubuti
2011-07-21, 11:02
Welcome. What you want to do is easy. Just open a web browser on the netbook and point it at http://<server_ip>:9000/, replacing <server_ip> with the actual IP address of your computer that is running SBS. Depending on your setup you may need to adjust some settings on the server's firewall.

Also note that if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android smart phone that there are apps for those that will allow you to control SBS remotely via wifi.

Rick155
2011-07-21, 11:14
Thanks guys. I don't have a smart phone, but the other solutions sound simple enough. Can't wait to try it tonight when I get home from work! I really appreciate the quick and helpful responses.