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Deco-Doctor
2011-08-27, 07:04
My squeezebox 3 has benn running for months connected to my wireless network. Today I wanted to use it temporarily as a wireless bridge. I powered off and connected a crossover cable to another PC.

When I powered on again the SB asked if I wanted to connect in wireless bridge mode, but it wanted to go through all the network settings and I had to re-enter my 64bit wireless WEP key again. But whatever I try it will not connect to my wireless network again.

I have checked the WEP is correct at the wireless router and the SB, but to no avail. I have made a factory reset on the SB, but it still won't connect.

It finds the SSID OK after the factory reset, but fails to connect to the wireless router. I can connect with an ethernet cable OK.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Martin

Deco-Doctor
2011-08-27, 07:25
I have found that if I restart my wireless router the SB will connect to the wireless network OK, but if I try to connect in wireless bridge mode again it fails to connect, and then will not connect at all until I restart my wireless router again.

I wonder if the problem is the firmware in the SB or with the wireless router?

Thanks

Martin

epoch1970
2011-08-27, 10:44
I've never used bridging but isn't possible that the SB3 exposes the MAC address of the network card of the attached device, instead of its own MAC address ?
In this case, make sure the router does not use a list of MAC addresses for access control (or add the MAC of the attached device)

ghostrider
2011-08-27, 12:52
I think there was a problem with bridge mode at certain software levels. You may want to do a search.

cunobelinus
2011-08-28, 03:52
Mine won't connect to SB3 over direct cabled ethernet connection or bridged since updating to 7.6.1 (latest general update rather than a nightly). Haven't yet tried in plain wireless mode. It gets an IP address without problem, then "cannot connect to server" First time in about four years that that's happened.


On 27 Aug 2011, at 15:04, Deco-Doctor wrote:

>
> My squeezebox 3 has benn running for months connected to my wireless
> network. Today I wanted to use it temporarily as a wireless bridge. I
> powered off and connected a crossover cable to another PC.
>
> When I powered on again the SB asked if I wanted to connect in wireless
> bridge mode, but it wanted to go through all the network settings and I
> had to re-enter my 64bit wireless WEP key again. But whatever I try it
> will not connect to my wireless network again.
>
> I have checked the WEP is correct at the wireless router and the SB,
> but to no avail. I have made a factory reset on the SB, but it still
> won't connect.
>
> It finds the SSID OK after the factory reset, but fails to connect to
> the wireless router. I can connect with an ethernet cable OK.
>
> Any ideas anyone?
>
> Thanks
>
> Martin
>
>
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cunobelinus
2011-08-28, 14:36
Problem solved. Server's name had changed for some reason. Probably something I'd done, although I don't recall it. However, SBs of all flavours and vintages now connecting without problems.

On 28 Aug 2011, at 11:52, cunobelinus (AT) mac (DOT) com wrote:

> Mine won't connect to SB3 over direct cabled ethernet connection or bridged since updating to 7.6.1 (latest general update rather than a nightly). Haven't yet tried in plain wireless mode. It gets an IP address without problem, then "cannot connect to server" First time in about four years that that's happened.
>
>
> On 27 Aug 2011, at 15:04, Deco-Doctor wrote:
>
>>
>> My squeezebox 3 has benn running for months connected to my wireless
>> network. Today I wanted to use it temporarily as a wireless bridge. I
>> powered off and connected a crossover cable to another PC.
>>
>> When I powered on again the SB asked if I wanted to connect in wireless
>> bridge mode, but it wanted to go through all the network settings and I
>> had to re-enter my 64bit wireless WEP key again. But whatever I try it
>> will not connect to my wireless network again.
>>
>> I have checked the WEP is correct at the wireless router and the SB,
>> but to no avail. I have made a factory reset on the SB, but it still
>> won't connect.
>>
>> It finds the SSID OK after the factory reset, but fails to connect to
>> the wireless router. I can connect with an ethernet cable OK.
>>
>> Any ideas anyone?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> --
>> Deco-Doctor
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