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    During setup, an ad-hoc wireless network is created between the the controller and player. This is how the configuration information is communicated to from the controller to the player without having any information about SSIDs and encryption keys.

    It must be that when the player is configured wired and there is no wireless network that an ad-hoc connection is created between the player and controller. Either that or the player is acting as some sort of bridge.

    The wiki is slow at the moment, so I can't find the definitive answer at the moment.
    Rich
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    Setup: 2 SB3s, 4 Booms, 1 Duet, 1 Receiver, 1 Touch, iPeng on iPod Touch, SqueezeCommander, OrangeSqueeze, and SqueezePlayer on Xoom and Galaxy Player 4.2. CentOS 6.3 Server running LogitechMediaServer 7.7.2 and SqueezeSlave.
    Current library stats: 40,810 songs, 3,153 albums, 582 artists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggior View Post
    During setup, an ad-hoc wireless network is created between the the controller and player. This is how the configuration information is communicated to from the controller to the player without having any information about SSIDs and encryption keys.

    It must be that when the player is configured wired and there is no wireless network that an ad-hoc connection is created between the player and controller. Either that or the player is acting as some sort of bridge.

    The wiki is slow at the moment, so I can't find the definitive answer at the moment.

    When all else fails, consult the documentation :-).

    Here is the manual:
    http://www.slimdevices.com/documenta...r_Guide_EN.pdf

    Here is a quote from page 4:
    Choose Your Network Setup
    Installing your new Squeezebox Duet is easier if you know how your home
    network is set up, so you can follow the correct installation instructions.
    There are three possible configurations:
    • An “all-wireless” installation, where you already have a wireless
    network in your home and you will connect both Squeezebox
    Controller and Squeezebox Receiver to it.
    • A “hybrid” installation, where you have both a wireless and wired
    network in your home, and you will be connecting Squeezebox
    Controller wirelessly and Squeezebox Receiver with an ethernet
    cable.
    • A “bridged” installation, used when you only have a wired network.
    In this configuration, Squeezebox Receiver is connected to your
    network with an ethernet cable, and Squeezebox Controller uses the
    Receiver as a “bridge” back to your network.

    what you've done is set up a bridged installation. Congrats!

    This makes sense since it allows users with a wired only network to still use the duet.
    Rich
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    Setup: 2 SB3s, 4 Booms, 1 Duet, 1 Receiver, 1 Touch, iPeng on iPod Touch, SqueezeCommander, OrangeSqueeze, and SqueezePlayer on Xoom and Galaxy Player 4.2. CentOS 6.3 Server running LogitechMediaServer 7.7.2 and SqueezeSlave.
    Current library stats: 40,810 songs, 3,153 albums, 582 artists.
    http://www.last.fm/user/maggior

  3. #13
    Blimey - I have a bridged network. I'm clearly cleverer than I thought.

    Perhaps not!



    Perhaps I should ask if there is a downside to using a bridged network?
    Last edited by KingTubby; 2008-11-11 at 09:56.

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