I have found a number of threads around outlining the trials and tribulations of using the otherwise wonderful D-Link DIR-655 (Xtreme N Gigabit Router) wirelessly with the Roku SoundBridge, in my case an M2000.
Here's what I have discovered about connectivity:
You must shift the router down to 802.11b/g mixed mode in order for the SoundBridge to work at all
. It seems that some people have had success with the router in 802.11b/g/n mixed mode but only with (older) firmware version 1.03. Some of us newer DIR-655 owners can't downgrade
that far because of a newer hardware revision (A3) that prohibits it. Does anyone have any newer information with respect to getting the SoundBridge to play in 802.11b/g/n mode?
"No music libraries found" error
In 802.11b/g mode, I can use my M2000 for a while, but then after a few hours or so, any connection to my music server will immediately break, the music will stop, and I will be returned to the server selection screen with "No music libraries found" and "Play Internet Radio" as my only choices.
Restarting the SoundBridge
is the only way I can see my music server again. This works, but it's a bummer had you been in the middle of listening to The Wall or Ghosts I-IV.
Some point to lousy Multicast implementations in the router
. I'm not sure if this is true, and the "Enable Multicast Streams" checkbox on the router doesn't seem to fix the periodic loss of connectivity.
http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/vi ... hp?p=18863
SoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Given that wireless connectivity is a wash when using the DIR-655 with the Roku SoundBridge, does anyone think that getting a wireless bridge and plugging the Roku into it via Ethernet would solve the problem? Or, has anyone else done any experimentation that's solved any of the problems listed above?