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Dan Goodinson
2004-11-22, 02:54
It's difficult to be sure, but for me the reboot only seems to occur
when it is actually playing. The reason I can say this with some level
of confidence is that a full reboot is quite eye-catching. The screen
goes dark, and then becomes very bright as the splash screen is
displayed.

If I wasn't looking for it, it would certainly be very easy to miss.
But at the same time my SB is in pride of place in plain view near the
TV. I reckon I'd see it once or twice in the corner of my eye, even if
I wasn't looking for it. That being the case, I just assumed mine only
rebooted while playing...

After switching to static IP, my SB definitely SEEMS to be more stable.
More investigation next weekend when I get home to confirm.

Top idea though - many thanks :-) :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Mark Bennett
Sent: 22 November 2004 08:10
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?


So my SB has been on DHCP all night, and there is no
sign of any new leases on the router log, so I guess
it's working here.

Of course overnight, the SB has been turned off, I don't
know if this will make a difference, but I'll leave it
running all day, and see what happens today.

On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 21:13, Mark Bennett wrote:
> I've checked through my router log, and with a static IP address, I
> never see any messages coming up relating to the SB (although the
> router's only been up a couple of days, so the log isn't long).
>
> The SB is now switched to DHCP, and I'll see how it goes
> over the next day or two.
>
> Cheers,
> Mark.
>
> On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 17:15, Dan Goodinson wrote:
> > Damn - just rebooted, confirmed by the router logs. That's the
> > first reboot in about 4 hours.
> >
> > Looks like my issue is not yet fully resolved :( Certainly seems
> > better, but a few more hours are needed before I can tell whether it

> > is truly better or whether there's also some interference messing
> > stuff up which I haven't been able to trace... Probably not going
> > to be able to provide many more updates until next weekend, as I'm
> > back in work tomorrow (I work away from home).
> >
> > Mark - if you get a chance to test your USR8054 with SB as a DHCP
> > client, let me know the outcome...
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Dan.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dan Goodinson
> > Sent: 21 November 2004 17:04
> > To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> > Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?
> >
> >
> > To add to this, and in response to Mark's latest thread:
> >
> > Router: USR8054, firmware 1.64
> > SS: v5.3.1
> > SB: v39
> >
> > I agree that auto-config is cool, but I can live without if it
> > solves the reboot prob. I have a long patch cable somewhere, but I
> > don't reckon it is long enough to connect SB to router. The only
> > potential way to test wired ethernet on DHCP is to move the stereo.

> > (That's not an easy task, since speakers are attached to the wall).

> > If needed, I can invest in a super long patch cable (so long as
> > there are no issues with SB and v. long ethernet cables) for test
> > purposes. Let me know if this would be helpful, and I'll look into
> > it.
> >
> > Dan.
> >
> > PS - as a side issue (which may be related) when I first came to set

> > up my SB and server, I had a couple of instances where the router
> > badly assigned IP addresses. On reboot of the server, it tried to
> > give my server the same IP as the SB player (which was up and
> > running at the
> > time) which caused my server to drop off the network. That was part
of
> > the reason I initially set my server to have static IP. Not sure if
> > this was a mis-configuration on my part, or an issue with the
router.
> > The router lists the SB as "unknown" in the DHCP client list.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Biro,
> > Stephen G.
> > Sent: 21 November 2004 16:51
> > To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> > Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?
> >
> >
> > Me:
> >
> > Router: D-Link DI-514, latest firmware
> > SS: v. 5.4
> > SB: rev. 40
> >
> > I am so happy now!! Though auto-config via dhcp is a nice to have.
> >
> > -s-
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dan
> > Goodinson
> > Sent: November 21, 2004 11:37 AM
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?
> >
> > Guys,
> >
> > I can confirm too that my SB has now been running for quite some
> > time now, with no reboots yet. For me, too, it feels like this is
> > about the longest it has been running without a reboot. Hard to say

> > for sure, as occasionally it does seem to run for several hours
> > without problems. But this is really quite cool - the reboot prob
> > has been getting me down, and it feels like maybe now I might be
> > getting somewhere.
> >
> > Fingers crossed!
> >
> > Stephen - what router are you using? Do you have the USR 8054, like

> > Mark and I?
> >
> > Dan.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Biro,
> > Stephen G.
> > Sent: 21 November 2004 16:27
> > To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> > Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?
> >
> >
> > Dan/Mark:
> >
> > Been running a few hours now without a reboot (max uptime this
> > morning was about 15 minutes)... this is now FANTASTIC!!
> >
> > If I were to guess (not being able to see the firmware source) that
> > when running in wireless, the DHCP lease time issued from _SOME_
> > brands/models/firmware revs of APs is misinterpreted by the SB (for
> > whatever reason).... When the SB thinks the lease is up, it then
> > reboots to request a new IP and lease (since, I assume the dhcp
> > renew will only run in the boot process).
> >
> > It would be interesting to somehow query what the sb thinks the
> > lease time is for the ip it received...might help in debugging and
> > ultimately fixing the problem?? Thoughts?
> >
> > Thanks Dan/Mark
> >
> > -s-
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dan
> > Goodinson
> > Sent: November 21, 2004 10:19 AM
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Wireless interference? Or problem with SB?
> >
> > In a way, it is comforting to know that I'm not the only one with
> > this prob ;-)
> >
> > Thanks for this info, and thanks again also to Mark for the
> > suggestions regarding static IP. I've been running static IP since
> > my last message and so far there have been no reboots. That is to
> > say: for all the time I've been listening to it, no reboots - and
> > for those times when I've been away my girlfriend claims that there
> > were no reboots... If correct, that's now over 2 hours without
> > reboot. That is not bad going, and it rarely goes this long without

> > a crash.
> >
> > Not going to know for sure whether or not the issue is cured until a

> > good few hours have passed.
> >
> > I'm reluctant to try wiring it up to the ethernet port, since I
> > don't have any patch cables (or stereo cables) long enough.
> > Broadband modem is upstairs, so that is where the router is. The
> > squeezebox is plugged into my stereo - downstairs. if all else
> > fails, I might try that just so I know whether the issue is specific

> > to wireless. Although kind of sounds like Stephen has similar issue

> > and wired works ok...
> >
> > Will keep you posted regards the static IP.
> >
> >
> >