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    Wired - Wireless networks: Can I make it work?

    I have a Squeezebox Duet on my wireless network. It can play radio stations using mysqueezebox.com but cannot access my media library.

    My media library is on a desktop server. Same router, but it's wired.


    I have a strong hunch that this just won't work -- there's really no way that I can think of for my squeezeBox to go out on my wifi and grab music on my wired network: they may be on the same router, but physically, they're different networks.

    Is my hunch correct?

    Any workarounds?

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    Wired - Wireless networks: Can I makeit work?

    > I have a strong hunch that this just won't work -- there's really no way
    > that I can think of for my squeezeBox to go out on my wifi and grab
    > music on my wired network: they may be on the same router, but
    > physically, they're different networks.


    Are you running Logitech Media Server on your desktop? The types of
    network doesn't really matter as long as they're on the same logical
    network, eg. no routing required between the two.


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    Assuming it is as Michael says the same logical network - both machines have the same first three sets of digits in their IP address e.g. 192.168.1.X - then the most likely "block" is a firewall running on your PC that hosts LMS - is it a Windows PC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjs View Post
    I have a Squeezebox Duet on my wireless network. It can play radio stations using mysqueezebox.com but cannot access my media library.

    My media library is on a desktop server. Same router, but it's wired.


    I have a strong hunch that this just won't work -- there's really no way that I can think of for my squeezeBox to go out on my wifi and grab music on my wired network: they may be on the same router, but physically, they're different networks.

    Is my hunch correct?

    Any workarounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjs View Post
    there's really no way that I can think of for my squeezeBox to go out on my wifi and grab music on my wired network
    The OP doesn't seem to have LMS - as I read it - they just use mysqueezebox and so can't see how to get mysqueezebox to access files on local hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    The OP doesn't seem to have LMS - as I read it - they just use mysqueezebox and so can't see how to get mysqueezebox to access files on local hard drive.
    They have had the duet for years and definitely had LMS in this post
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=771679

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    Answer

    OK, you were all correct. Thank you!

    The problem is that I had a bridge. The topology is:


    (router)--wifi --------- (SqueezeBox)
    |
    |---- ethernet ---- WNDR3700 (bridge mode)---- Desktop with LMS


    I did this because my gaming computers were on the 3rd floor and I wanted a wired connection to them for better connectivity. I was under the impression that bridges were invisible, but apparently that's not the case. In this case, the bridge was preventing the Squeezebox from accessing LMS.

    My router is a Wifi 6 mesh system (Orbi) so I replaced the WNDR3700 with an Orbi mesh satellite. The mesh apparently *is* transparent because now my SqueezeBox can access my LMS server just fine, so life is good.

    Thanks to all for pointing out that this can operate on a hybrid wired/wireless network. I honestly didn't think it would.

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