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by fshagan
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Feature Request Forum
Topic: Waking the server
Replies: 8
Views: 10248

I don't think this has been added. I'm working on creating a music server out of a Linksys NSLU2 with Firefly that I won't mind leaving on all the time.
by fshagan
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Firefly Media Server
Topic: Soundbridge not finding/seeing Firefly
Replies: 6
Views: 6468

There are some tips on the Firefly Wiki that helped me set it up ... I had a similar problem until I realized I didn't have iTunes "looking for" Firefly. There are a few other issues noted there as well: http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/Troubleshooting
by fshagan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Ethernet Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6695

I have my Soundbridge connected through the router to my Firefly server (NSLU2) which is connected via a Homeplug 1.0 (85mb). They are Solwise units and have been totally faultless. I would recommend them any day. That's almost the configuration I may have (as soon as my NSLU2 gets here!) I want to...
by fshagan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Ethernet Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6695

So there's my long-winded way of saying that the Powerline/Home-Plug devices that kwest referenced are guilty of misleading the consumer (or, at worst, blatant false advertising). From the linked website: Features: # Up to 14 Mbps data transfer rates for a 10Base-T Ethernet compatible network 10Bas...
by fshagan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Ethernet Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6695

I'm just wary of companies who seek to deceive their customers. I have no doubt that between units, i.e. through the electrical wiring, they can achieve 14 Mbps (or any other stated speed, theoretical or actual), but from the computer to the adapter and the adapter to the computer (or Roku, etc.) i...
by fshagan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Ethernet Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6695

Cnet or someone did some reviews of some of the units (they are made by Linksys, Zyxel, USRobotics, and others to the "Home Plug" specification). They found the throughput of Home Plug 1.0 at somewhere around 40 mbps under some conditions, and then higher for the Home Plug 2.0 standard (or...
by fshagan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Lossless formats and rebuffer free playback
Replies: 10
Views: 5928

Well, at a given range, higher OFDM-based (G) data rates will be supported than DSSS-based (B) data rates (all other things being held constant). (see http://www.smartbridges.com/education/print-ready.asp?id=320). However, transmission over the electrical wiring sounds intriguing and worth a try. I...
by fshagan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Ethernet Question
Replies: 13
Views: 6695

They get some pretty good reviews; I was considering going that route if my Soundbridge had trouble streaming my music. Look at the reviews from users (scroll way down to the bottom) at this ActionTec MegaPlug 85 listing from Amazon I may still go that route as these things test out much faster than...
by fshagan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Lossless formats and rebuffer free playback
Replies: 10
Views: 5928

I'm using a US Robotic wireless ethernet bridge (also called a "gaming adaptor"). It's just one unit that plugs into your SoundBridge with an ethernet cable and receives wireless 802.11g signals on your existing wireless network. Do an internet search for "ethernet bridge" or &q...
by fshagan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: Lossless formats and rebuffer free playback
Replies: 10
Views: 5928

A couple of suggestions that might work: If the wireless network is too weak for your streaming, and wiring to that location is too difficult, check out the "powerline ethernet bridges" available. Actiontec's "MegaPlug 85" is rated at 85 mbps and is about $70 for 2 units (you plu...
by fshagan
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Using iTunes to control music play - Chuck the remote
Replies: 5
Views: 3744

Re: Using iTunes to control music play - Chuck the remote

Hello fshagan - We have different environments and needs. First, I do albums, not playlists. Second, my music server is 15 feet away in the next room on the same floor. We could both be happy if Roku offered 2 options. One to suit the remote user, like yourself, and one to suit the need I describe....
by fshagan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Using iTunes to control music play - Chuck the remote
Replies: 5
Views: 3744

So if you want to play a different playlist you have to run upstairs, start iTunes and select a new one? I just installed mine, but what I'm doing is creating playlists for various genres (wife friendly, etc.) and then selecting them from the Soundbridge. That's easy enough to do with the display.
by fshagan
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: SoundBridge Set-Up
Topic: using soundbridge with NAS boxes
Replies: 15
Views: 9192

Take a look at the Firefly Wiki for info on what's involved with running it on a NAS. Looks like a good solution to me. http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/ Are you in the UK? You mentioned Pinnacle. Read the section for the Terastation on that page as the hacker ran into some issues specific to the ...
by fshagan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: SoundBridge General Discussion
Topic: Soundbridge M1001 / Belkin F5D7132uk range extender
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

I haven't plugged in my Soundbridge yet, but I realize my wireless range could be a problem. I've heard some good things about the ActionTec MegaPlug 85 electric bridge. Its cheap at $72, and the 85mbs, which yields something on the order of 17 - 30mps in the real world reviews I've seen, is plenty ...
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