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    Undocumented options?

    Is there a list of undocumented or hidden options for the SB2 and SB3 that I've seen mentioned occassionally?

    I've joined the ranks of those having wireless network issues after several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset everything back to the default and start over.

    It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while exploring Internet radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but it now won't connect to the router. I did do the add button hold down while reconnecting the power to it.

    Suggestions

    Thanks!

    Jim Holtz

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    Undocumented options?

    Quoting Jim Holtz <Jim.Holtz.1zl6kn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

    > I've joined the ranks of those having wireless network issues after
    > several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset everything back to
    > the default and start over.
    >
    > It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while exploring Internet
    > radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but it now won't connect
    > to the router. I did do the add button hold down while reconnecting the
    > power to it.


    This resets the squeezebox, but many features are handled by slimserver
    prefs. you'll have to stop the server, delete slimserver.pref then
    restart the server to go back to default prefs. If you use the linux
    rpm install of slimserver, then the prefs file is actually
    /etc/slimserver.conf instead.

    -kdf

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    Undocumented options?

    Two undocumented options that may help in your
    situation:

    1. Press and hold ADD on the remote after
    power-cycling the unit (unplugging, replugging) to
    reset to factory defaults.

    2. Press and hold 1 on the remote after
    power-cycling to rewrite the firmware.

    Also I find when I'm having wireless problems I go
    back to basics and work step-by-step.

    1. Disable encryption and make sure SSID and DHCP
    are enabled. Try to connect. If you can't, you
    have fundamental wireless or network issues. Look
    at router firmware or signal strength/interference.

    2. Disable DHCP and assign a static IP if that's
    how you run your network.

    3. Enable WPA with a very simple passphrase.

    4. Enable WPA with your standard passphrase.

    5. Try disabling SSID broadcast if that's how you
    run your network. I was once able to connect with
    disabled SSID by enabling SSID, finding the
    network, then disabling SSID. This no longer
    works for me now, but no big deal.

    Jim Holtz wrote:
    > Is there a list of undocumented or hidden options

    for the SB2 and SB3
    > that I've seen mentioned occassionally?
    >
    > I've joined the ranks of those having wireless

    network issues after
    > several months of zero problems. I'd like to reset

    everything back to
    > the default and start over.
    >
    > It started yesterday with a loud buzzing noise while

    exploring Internet
    > radio staions. I had to unplug and reset my SB2 but

    it now won't connect
    > to the router. I did do the add button hold down

    while reconnecting the
    > power to it.
    >
    > Suggestions
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Jim Holtz
    >
    >


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    I'm back up and running...

    I upgraded the firmware in my router, uninstalled Slimserver, reinstalled the latest 6.2.2 with volume bug fixed, stepped through the network setup carefully on the SB2, upgraded the SB2 firmware and it connected intantly as before. No buzzing this time. :-)

    I'll explore Internet radio again when I have time to mess with it.

    Thanks for the help!

    Jim

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