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James Lynch III
2004-11-17, 19:08
I have a friend who just moved to a great new house, and wants to use 2
squeezeboxes in conjuntion with the Java client for his home network...

He doesn't want to give up his "g-only" mode on his router, and he's
gonna have multiple streaming clients. When do you think you will ship
an upgraded unit? Macworld?

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Robin Bowes
2004-11-18, 04:27
James Lynch III wrote:
> I have a friend who just moved to a great new house, and wants to use 2
> squeezeboxes in conjuntion with the Java client for his home network...
>
> He doesn't want to give up his "g-only" mode on his router, and he's
> gonna have multiple streaming clients. When do you think you will ship
> an upgraded unit? Macworld?
>

James,

I would advise your friend to buy a separate WAP to dedicate to the
Squeezeboxes - you can pickup an 11b unit for next to nothing these days.

That way Squeezebox streaming is not affected by other network traffic
and the Squeezebox's 11b mode doesn't affect the rest of the network.

This is how I have my home network configured.

R.
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kdf
2004-11-18, 10:42
Quoting James Lynch III <jlynch3 (AT) mac (DOT) com>:

> I have a friend who just moved to a great new house, and wants to use 2
> squeezeboxes in conjuntion with the Java client for his home network...
>
> He doesn't want to give up his "g-only" mode on his router, and he's
> gonna have multiple streaming clients. When do you think you will ship
> an upgraded unit? Macworld?

This has been a fairly common wish, but (as stated in much more detail in some
previous posts) an upgrade is not possible. the CPU used in the squeezebox and
the bus connecting it to the pc card isn't up to levels needed for 802.11G
cards.

as for a new device. I'm sure new things are always on the drawing board. But
what exactly is next is known only to Slim Devices. The official word is, they
do not comment on future hardware.

-kdf