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    Refreshed hardware this year for N networks?

    Ive recently discovered the Squeezebox Duet and fell in love with it (well, on paper anyway) but I have just moved over to an entirely N network, and Id really rather not run a separate G network too.
    Since the new Linksys/Cisco and some of other audio streamers now run on N networks, any rumors that Squeezebox will be updating their hardware to support N networks? (maybe with some new features thrown in too? )

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    Refreshed hardware this year for N networks?

    Evan55 wrote:
    > any rumors that Squeezebox will be updating their
    > hardware to support N networks?


    SlimDevices/Logitech never comments on future products.

    But I would not expect them to support N until its actually released as
    a spec. So far, its only a draft. And for some reason, getting it
    officially voted in as a standard is taking years.


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    Duet, and g devices in general, play just fine with n. You won't have issues as with b+g.

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    Refreshed hardware this year for N networks?

    Pat Farrell wrote:
    > Evan55 wrote:
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    >> any rumors that Squeezebox will be updating their
    >> hardware to support N networks?
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    > SlimDevices/Logitech never comments on future products.
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    > But I would not expect them to support N until its actually released as
    > a spec. So far, its only a draft. And for some reason, getting it
    > officially voted in as a standard is taking years

    That holier than thou attitude could be very damaging to business. I
    figure LT/SD are smarter that that.

    X.

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    Refreshed hardware this year for N networks?

    Peter wrote:
    > That holier than thou attitude could be very damaging to business. I
    > figure LT/SD are smarter that that.


    What justifies your insulting attitude?

    Its not a spec. The router vendors are selling it, and selling NICs to
    go with it. And perhaps the final version will match. If not, what does
    a vendor do with all the deployed units that can't be made to match the
    spec.

    When Linksys, Netgear, Trendnet, and D-Link start selling units that
    they guarantee will interoperate, then it becomes a different story.

    I love standards, there are so many of them to chose from.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    SlimDevices/Logitech never comments on future products.
    Every time I see someone make that comment in these forums it makes me smile. Because it's not unusual with technology products and companies.

    Doing anything other than that would be unusual, in my experience.

    Companies rarely announce products too much in advance. Especially hardware products. Lots of planning is involved. The announcement of new products can kill sales of current products. Done wrong, the consequence can be to completely crater revenue for some period of time and get stuck with an oversupply of inventory customers don't want to buy. Very bad news when such things happen.

    So, no more pushing and shoving, it's not because of anyone's attitude one way or the other.

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    I've been using a N router with my SB3 for over a year now and I've never had a problem with the setup. Not one. It's been a great combo, rock solid.
    If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use is the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan55 View Post
    Ive recently discovered the Squeezebox Duet and fell in love with it (well, on paper anyway) but I have just moved over to an entirely N network, and Id really rather not run a separate G network too.
    Since the new Linksys/Cisco and some of other audio streamers now run on N networks, any rumors that Squeezebox will be updating their hardware to support N networks? (maybe with some new features thrown in too? )
    I'm currently running two hardware players over my N network and they work just fine in G mode. Shame about my Nintendo DS which makes the whole network shut down, transfers drop to a handful of bytes a second.

    You don't need a seperate network for G devices. 802.11n has been designed specifically to work will with legacy devices, it actually gives signal strength and range improvements for existing hardware.

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    You're all perfectly right in your comments that (draft) N routers perfectly work with G devices and that the Squeezebox family also works perfectly with draft N networks...
    But that's not the point... At the moment you have mixed G and (draft) N devices you're practically running 2 separate wireless networks.
    If you have hardly any connection between you Squeezebox device and a G router because of walls, distance etc. you probably will have hardly any connection between your Squeezebox device and a (draft) N router.
    When the Squeezebox gets an upgrade with a (draft) N wireless card you can disable the G type network and be N only...
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    Slightly confused :-

    I have a router that I can switch to n-only, or b+g. I would prefer to use n for my laptop & other devices, but whenever I've tried n my Duet Controller can't find the network (Receiver is hard-wired).

    Are you saying that if a WLAN is set to n only, it is still legacy-compatible with g devices i.e. if I switch to n only, should my Controller work ok ?

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