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Andy Dannelley
2004-10-18, 13:11
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

> Quoting kdf- did you change the bitrate limiting to no limit or leave
it on the default
..> 320bps?

Left stock, I assume that the "stock" settings in most things are good
for most people.

Andy

kdf
2004-10-18, 13:22
Quoting Andy Dannelley <andyda (AT) earthlink (DOT) net>:

>
>
> 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
>
> > Quoting kdf- did you change the bitrate limiting to no limit or leave
> it on the default
> .> 320bps?
>
> Left stock, I assume that the "stock" settings in most things are good
> for most people.

yup. default for wireless is 320kbps, which should be plenty reliable over any
half decent wireless connection. Bear in mind, the 2.4GHz spectrum is
unregulated, so there is an abundance of garbage out there to interfere with
your wireless connection, including neighbours with wireless, or anyone with a
2.4GHz cordless phone, miscrowaves, etc. I've got a notebook that will
regularly drop long downloads if its in certain corners of the house.

if you feel up to it, you can try opening the box and making sure the antenna is
snugly plugged into the wireless card. Becoming loose is rare, but it has
happened.

-kdf