Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Mnyb
Pulling some Ethernet wires and buy some simple switches are not super expensive , the pliers and kit to terminate cat cable is also cheap . One major pint I had . Is the server wired yet ? Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread drmatt
Same here. Wouldn't touch a"lifestyle" product if it was free, and have yet to find something that compares to LMS for everything else. Pity it is just that little bit too hard to setup to recommend to anyone who isn't at least a bit techie. -Transcoded from Matt's brain by Tapatalk- --

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Jeff07971
drmatt wrote: > If you go all in, Sonos runs its own mesh and you bridge it with a > cable. > > Sonos are on the way out anyway.. lack of support for hi-res and lack of > bit-perfect digital output is killing them in audiophile circles, cost > is killing them everywhere else. > > >

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread drmatt
If you go all in, Sonos runs its own mesh and you bridge it with a cable. I'm pretty sure Sonos are on the way out anyway. -Transcoded from Matt's brain by Tapatalk- -- Hardware: 3x Touch, 1x Radio, 2x Receivers, 1 HP Microserver NAS with Debian+LMS 7.9.0 Music: ~1300 CDs, as 450 GB of

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Jeff07971
drmatt wrote: > (Sonos runs its own mesh network.) > > > -Transcoded from Matt's brain by Tapatalk- To stream from the internet ? *Players:* SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLiteX,PiCorePlayer x3,Wandboard *Server:* LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U1 on Dell

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread drmatt
Jeff07971 wrote: > And put the Sonos on an unreliable WiFi ?(Sonos runs its own mesh network.) -Transcoded from Matt's brain by Tapatalk- -- Hardware: 3x Touch, 1x Radio, 2x Receivers, 1 HP Microserver NAS with Debian+LMS 7.9.0 Music: ~1300 CDs, as 450 GB of 16/44k FLACs. No less than 3x

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread edwin2006
Here using avm fritz box router (wifi disabled), netgear prose switch and ubiquiti wifi. 1 boom, 1 radio, 2 classic V2 wired, 2 pcp wired and lms on pi3 wired. No problem at all. Local music on windows XP share. *SqueezeBoxes:* 2x SB2 (Living room and study), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread usc95
I too use a TPLink Archer C7 and find it to be an excellent router. I used to have frequent interruptions and inability to connect to the server when I ran LMS on my Windows 7 then 8 then 10 PC. Since I switched to using a Raspberry Pi 3 running PicorePlayer I have had basically zero issues.

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread bpa
Have you tried unplugging the SB1 to see if its 802.11b only is affecting either network and in some cases LMS behaviour. bpa's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=1806 View this thread:

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Jeff07971
> Not ready to build a commercial network, it's cheaper to buy a Sonos > system frankly. And put the Sonos on an unreliable WiFi ? *Players:* SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLiteX,PiCorePlayer x3,Wandboard *Server:* LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U1 on Dell

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread drmatt
Cheaper to build Sonos? Not likely. One Sonos box will cost you more than a professional router, and I've found that reliable 2.4ghz wireless G beats unreliable 300/900Mbit AC and N networks every day. The time basis for these issues is classic cheap router syndrome, sorry to say. -Transcoded

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread epoch1970
I think you mentioned something about a wireless bandwidth of 300mbps? I would suggest to set the 2.4GHz band to wifi-g only (54mbps, 20MHz channel width). The SBs won't see the 5GHz band so you can set this one to wifi-n or wifi-ac with channel bonding and all that. 3 SB 3 • Libratone Loop,

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Boulderguy
Mnyb wrote: > > Get an even better router that can run two wi-fi networks one 5ghz ac > and one 2.4 ghz you can dedicate to legacy stuff . > Or maybe dedicated access pionts a mest network or whatnot . > > What about router placement ( read up on that google is your friend ) > worst case it’s

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Boulderguy
gstalnaker wrote: > > When I first set all this up with the SB Classic and LMS on a Linux > desktop years ago, I used WiFi on the SB Classic with an enet cable to > the LMS desktop. But I had odd network behavior, like what you report. > When I signed up for Uverse CableTV and the AT guy came

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-23 Thread Mnyb
Streaming devices also tend to expose the weraknesses one have in a network . Even a crummy network is fine for intenet browsing and email . But the crakcs are showing when you want continius troughput 24/7 Main hifi: Touch

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread drmatt
I would concur with this. 50% is not good WiFi. My set of five players never drop below about 70% for years now. Definitely you want LMS on a static IP, and hopefully you can just assign a static DHCP IP on your router. But I'd also say that tp-link is not a super high quality aftermarket

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread Mnyb
And I forgot . Squeezeboxes does not have the very best WiFi especially compared to other more modern stuff . So you’d need a solid network. Btw 3 of my 4 players are wired . Main hifi: Touch + CIA PS +MeridianG68J

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread gstalnaker
Boulderguy wrote: > No chromecast or android anything. There's a Roku that's rarely used. > > Switched 2.4ghz to a fixed ch 6 & updated router firmware. We'll see > what that does. > > Thanks for the ideas so far. I got this information from an AT Tech. I have AT Uverse with one of their

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread Boulderguy
No chromecast or android anything. There's a Roku that's rarely used. Switched 2.4ghz to a fixed ch 6 & updated router firmware. We'll see what that does. Thanks for the ideas so far. Boulderguy's Profile:

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread w3wilkes
Do you have any Chromecast devices on your network? Android phones qualify as chromecast. There's a known issue with Chromecast causing some routers, TP-Link and Netgear both suffer from this, to drop their 2.4Ghz network. The SSID will still show, but devices can't connect. Some router brands

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread garym
Boulderguy wrote: > Hmm, maybe 18 months on this router. No extenders, no atypical settings > (meaning mostly default router settings). From this router I have 3 > wired connections - printer, desktop, NAS. And probably 10 wireless > connections from SB's to Tivo to tablets & phones. WAN

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread Boulderguy
garym wrote: > How old is router? is it provided by the ISP? Do you have extenders of > any kind in your network (if so, it is easy to get IP address overlap if > you have more than one router/extender handing out IP addresses at the > same time). Describe the detail of your network setup,

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread Boulderguy
Thanks for the input guys. Router is this - https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C7.html - it's aftermarket, not all-in-one or ISP-supplied. Before that was a Netgear, before that something else. I get a new one every 3-4 yrs to update tech. No static IP's, all dynamic.

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread bpa
The SB1 only support 802.11b and so if it ised in a network with V2 abnd V3 on 802.11g - it may be dragging the network down to slower speeds. see http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?42853-Wireless-performance-on-mixed-networks-answers! If you can disable IPv6 stuff if it is not being

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread garym
definitely sounds like a network problem and not a squeezebox hardware problem (particularly because it is the same even if not using LMS). How do the players and computer get IP addresses? Provided automatically via the router and DHCP? Or have you given anything static IP addresses (bypassing

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread drmatt
I never, ever hear from people having random connectivity issues when they built their own router and use a dedicated access point as two separate devices, only from those using an all in one router, usually as supplied by some ISP. Do some ping tests, make sure your router's DNS server is any

Re: [SlimDevices: SqueezeCenter] END OF MY ROPE! "Can't connect to server..."

2018-02-22 Thread DJanGo
Boulderguy wrote: > Happens using any router & any signal strength (all are good & well over > 50% signal on a very fast home network). If you need to reboot your router you should know the point of the issue A router / all in one device doesnt need to reboot unless there is a realy bad