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  1. #1
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    Squeezebox (UE) Radio Ethernet not working

    I have a Squeezebox Radio (actually 2, but one will not power on) and 2 UE Radios that were (years ago) converted to be a Squeezebox Radio. All 3 are on the same WiFi and have worked great until about 1.5 weeks ago when I began having the constant red wifi signal that many others seem to be having (happens about every 30 minutes and only a reboot will fix it). I think it is due to a neighbor getting an Orbi mesh router system. Anyway, on one of my Radios have I been experimenting with wlanpoke and poring over the logs. It doesn't seem to work that great. If playing music, wlanpoke seems to just quit after about 8 hours (the logs just say "wlanpoke exiting") and if I just have the Radio on but not playing music, the same thing happens after a few days.

    So I decided to purchase a vonets vap11g-300 wifi to ethernet device so that I wouldn't be using the the wifi device inside the Squeezebox Radio. On one of my UE radios it worked great and I have no problems. But on the other one, it will not connect to the ethernet. I have even tried connecting it directly to the router via an ethernet cable and when I try to connect it just says it can't find an ethernet signal. I even tried a factory reset and I got the same results. The WiFi works fine for about 30 minutes then I will get the red wifi signal just like I now do on the other two.

    The ethernet connection has never been used on these, but it appears to be not functional on this particularly Radio. Is there anything else I should try? It has been a while since I have disassemble one of these. Is the ethernet a separate board that I could hopefully swap out with the one Radio I have that will not power on? The reason I saved it is in case I needed spare parts.

  2. #2
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    I disassembled the radio today to see if I could find the problem. I found that one of the pins inside the RJ45 jack was slightly bent. I was able to straighten it enough to get it working again.

    The RJ45 jack appears to be a Suyin 101110FS160M474ZA, but I couldn't find a data sheet for it. I'm sure that with enough effort a replacement that would fit the same PCB footprint could be found. But thankfully mine is working now.

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