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Inscrutable
2011-10-20, 02:28
OK, running 2 classic SB3 off a Win7 PC server. Seem to always have problems connecting to server after a power down or sleep. Was running 7.5.4, then updated to 7.6.2 ... that caused a continuous 'rebuffering' every 5 or 10 seconds, so rolled back. The SB3's have two different firmwares - one is 133 the other 137.

Is there a fix? What would the most stable server and firmware versions be for this setup? Also was thinking of adding a Duet or Touch to the mix, adn will that chnge the answwer?
TIA

Edit:
BTW, these SB are ethernet wired, but the server is reached over a wireless router

Mnyb
2011-10-20, 02:43
Ideally it should be the other way around wired server ?

what if server goes to sleep wifi may be disconnected ?

Player can send WOL (wake on lan) to wake a sleeping server but that only works if the server is wired, there is almost no wifi cards that supports WOL.
So if the server goes to sleep or powersave your players will unable to wake it up.

You could use saturate the wifi bandwidth with other duties on the server machine.

Mnyb
2011-10-20, 02:44
Of course an all wired or mixed setup is also good , I have wired server 3 wired players and one wifi player one controller and one iPad

Inscrutable
2011-10-20, 16:49
Yeah, I used to have it wired, but we moved our office around, and now the main computer/server is in a room that I screwed up and didn't bring cat 5 to. I am probably going to have to rebuild one of my old carcasses into a server and stick it in another room with wired access. Can't really move the router though as the cable entry will be hard to relocate.

All that said, do you see a problem with the SS version and firmware versions on the various machines?

BTW, besides the WOL issue, I am now having lots of 'rebuffering' issues ... could that be a symptom of this bass-ackwards setup I have?

garym
2011-10-21, 05:15
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All that said, do you see a problem with the SS version and firmware versions on the various machines?

BTW, besides the WOL issue, I am now having lots of 'rebuffering' issues ... could that be a symptom of this bass-ackwards setup I have?

probably your setup is the issue. I'm not having problems with 7.6.1 or 7.6.2 or 7.7.0 on WIN7(64) or vortexbox (linux) setups.
edit: odd that your players have different firmware even though connected to the same SbS. Are you sure one is not connected instead to mysb.com?

And as long as you can connect a "server" computer back to the router via CAT5, that is fine. ethernet connection back to the router is just as good as being "next" to the router.

garym
2011-10-21, 05:19
Also, have you used something like netstumbler or vistumbler to see what other wifi networks are nearby and the channels they are using? You should use a channel that is not in use nearby if possible to prevent wifi interference....

Inscrutable
2011-10-21, 08:59
probably your setup is the issue. I'm not having problems with 7.6.1 or 7.6.2 or 7.7.0 on WIN7(64) or vortexbox (linux) setups..I have 64bit Win7 ... would you recommend the latest 7.7.0 ?

edit: odd that your players have different firmware even though connected to the same SbS. Are you sure one is not connected instead to mysb.com?.I don't think so. Did have one connected for along time and just connected the second, but seems like I've gone thru update on both


And as long as you can connect a "server" computer back to the router via CAT5, that is fine. ethernet connection back to the router is just as good as being "next" to the router.Yes, I understand ... just not a convenient connection for the server as I am also using it as a main office computer. Guess I can move it temporarily to see it it solves the issue.


Also, have you used something like netstumbler or vistumbler to see what other wifi networks are nearby and the channels they are using? You should use a channel that is not in use nearby if possible to prevent wifi interference.... No haven't checked that .. although if I do put the server on an ethernet connection, the whole thing will then be wired. Thanks!

garym
2011-10-21, 09:03
if you're having buffering problems, it is not likely related to the use of 7.6.x. There's something else going on. I doubt 7.7 would solve this issue for you and I wouldn't recommend using it yet as your main server (I only use 7.7 for a bit of test on my office machine....not where it really matters to me).

My advice is to get the server wired, then this removes any wifi issues. If you still have buffering after that, then more diagnosis will be required. Also, do what you can to get both your players updated to the correct firmware. not sure if that is an issue here, but it can't be good.