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Andy Dannelley
2004-10-18, 08:25
The Squeezebox (and Slimp3) are fine products. Just be aware that the
wireless access isn't always the best. I have my network set up as a
wireless only (no choice, I'm not going to rewire my house). The
wireless works just fine "most of the time". but sometimes the music
just stops. I have isolated it to times when a packet doesn't get
through, and since the handshake is not very robust, it doesn't
restart, I have to manually restart the music by by pressing the ->->
button on the remote.

I have two Squeezebox, and one Slimp3, I just wish something could be
done about the keep alive.

Some folks are going to say "my wireless works just fine". Well, good
for them, mine doesn't and I don't see a fix in sight, I guess I'll
just live with it. I just wish there was a device that works like
Squeezebox/Slimp3, but is more reliable with wireless, maybe someday


IHTH

Andy

kdf
2004-10-18, 10:06
Quoting Andy Dannelley <andyda (AT) earthlink (DOT) net>:

> Some folks are going to say "my wireless works just fine". Well, good
> for them, mine doesn't and I don't see a fix in sight, I guess I'll
> just live with it. I just wish there was a device that works like
> Squeezebox/Slimp3, but is more reliable with wireless, maybe someday

did you change the bitrate limiting to no limit or leave it on the default
320kbps?

-kdf

Beesley, S
2004-10-18, 14:24
I have to say that I have mine limited at 128K and it seems pretty stable.
As my collection is ripped at this speed (or less with WMA) anyway.....
Sound is great!

----- Original Message -----
From: "kdf" <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 6:06 PM
Subject: wireless just stops, Was: [slim] Do you recommend buying a
squeezebox?


> Quoting Andy Dannelley <andyda (AT) earthlink (DOT) net>:
>
>> Some folks are going to say "my wireless works just fine". Well, good
>> for them, mine doesn't and I don't see a fix in sight, I guess I'll
>> just live with it. I just wish there was a device that works like
>> Squeezebox/Slimp3, but is more reliable with wireless, maybe someday
>
> did you change the bitrate limiting to no limit or leave it on the default
> 320kbps?
>