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  • #2089

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    At the end of my tether trying to get this setup working…

    – Software Version: mt-daapd/firefly 1696
    – Server OS: V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta
    – Server: Linksys NSLU2 w/ Seagate FreeAgent 320GB
    – Client: Pinnacle Soundbridge ‘HomeMusic’ (3.0.44 Firmware)
    – Also tried iTunes 6.0.5 and 7.something

    The web configuration screen is visible, and I’ve added a small number of mp3s, scanned for them and seen the ‘Songs’ counter increase correctly, i.e. superficially everything looks OK. However, both the Soundbridge and iTunes are refusing to pick up the NSLU2-Firefly service.

    I’ve been running Firefly on my Windows XP PC for a month or so without any problems. With the correct ports opened up on my PC’s firewall, it’s been serving the Soundbridge perfectly, and also shows up correctly under iTunes 6.0.5.

    I can provide a copy of the mt-daapd logfile output on start-up if that’d help…just need to know the most useful debug level to use.

    I’m beginning to think it’s an incompatibility with the Pinnacle version of the SoundBridge, but if anyone has any suggestions of things I can try (bearing in mind I’m an absolute Linux newbie) I’d really appreciate it.

    #15481

    fizze
    Participant

    Please also see this thread: http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=7189&highlight=

    How is the NSLU2 connected to the PC and the soundbridge?
    wired? switch / hub? wireless? which router, accespoint do you use?

    #15482

    Anonymous

    NSLU2 is connected via ethernet to a Belkin Wireless G ADSL Modem/Router. PC and Soundbridge access is Wireless.

    Noticed another thread regarding Belkin routers, where the default IP address of the router, 192.168.2.1 was changed to 192.168.1.1 to accomodate the NSLU2’s static IP of 192.168.1.77. I took the ‘other’ approach and changed the NSLU2’s IP address to 192.168.2.77, but I’ll try the other route out too, just for completeness sake.

    #15483

    Anonymous

    Oh, and here’s my logfile at startup using debug level 5…

    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Firefly Version svn-1696: Starting with debuglevel 5
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Loaded plugin /opt/share/mt-daapd/plugins/rsp.so (rsp/svn-1696)
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Loaded plugin /opt/share/mt-daapd/plugins/out-daap.so (daap/svn-1696)
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Loaded plugin /opt/share/mt-daapd/plugins/ssc-script.so (ssc-script/svn-1696)
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Plugin loaded: ssc-script/svn-1696
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1696
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1696
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Starting signal handler
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Initializing database
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Starting web server from /opt/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Listening on port 3689
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Starting server thread
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Registering rendezvous names
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Serving 16 songs. Startup complete in 1 seconds
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Rescanning database
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Starting playlist scan
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Updating playlists
    2007-12-31 15:38:25 (00000400): Scanned 16 songs (was 16) in 0 seconds

    …which to my eye, doesn’t seem to be erroring out in any obvious fashion (plugins not being loaded etc.)

    #15484

    stretch
    Participant

    @darnweight wrote:

    NSLU2 is connected via ethernet to a Belkin Wireless G ADSL Modem/Router. PC and Soundbridge access is Wireless.

    And here lies your problem.
    You need to adjust the router settings to allow multicast packets to pass between the wired & wireless networks.
    iTunes & the SB find servers via multicast packets, your router is preventing the packets from the NSLU2 reaching the SB / iTunes.

    #15485

    rpedde
    Participant

    @stretch wrote:

    @darnweight wrote:

    NSLU2 is connected via ethernet to a Belkin Wireless G ADSL Modem/Router. PC and Soundbridge access is Wireless.

    And here lies your problem.
    You need to adjust the router settings to allow multicast packets to pass between the wired & wireless networks.
    iTunes & the SB find servers via multicast packets, your router is preventing the packets from the NSLU2 reaching the SB / iTunes.

    That would be my guess too. The PC and soundbridge were on the same “side” of the wireless router, so they saw each other fine.

    Definitely take a look at the access point, make sure you are up to date on firmware, and check to see if it has configurations to enable multicast (sometimes labelled as IGMP, or UPNP (which is multicast-based, too), or even “media sharing”).

    #15486

    Anonymous

    Thanks guys.

    After a little searching around, my Belkin router would definitely appear to be the culprit. No multicast settings/features at all. πŸ˜•

    Just out of interest, can anyone recommend any routers, or preferably modem/routers, which definitely do support multicasting between their wired and wireless networks? I bought the Belkin in haste a few weeks ago as a quick, cheap replacement for my dear-departed D-Link, so I’m sure I’d be able to returm it to the store and trade it in for another model.

    #15487

    rpedde
    Participant

    @darnweight wrote:

    Thanks guys.

    After a little searching around, my Belkin router would definitely appear to be the culprit. No multicast settings/features at all. πŸ˜•

    Just out of interest, can anyone recommend any routers, or preferably modem/routers, which definitely do support multicasting between their wired and wireless networks? I bought the Belkin in haste a few weeks ago as a quick, cheap replacement for my dear-departed D-Link, so I’m sure I’d be able to returm it to the store and trade it in for another model.

    I’ve had good luck with the apple products, of course. I’ve had okay luck with the linksys stuff too, but I don’t know as I’ve ever used the actual linksys firmware… I always scrape off the installed stuff in favor of openwrt. So not sure if that’s a recommendation. Unless you’d be running openwrt or dd-wrt.

    Anyone else?

    #15488

    Anonymous

    It would appear according to…

    http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=5504&highlight=dg834g
    http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=1212

    …that the Netgear DG834G with updated V4 firmware is looking like a good candidate too. Anyone running a slug with a DG834G care to comment?

    #15489

    Anonymous

    UPDATE

    Whilst waiting for my replacement NSLU2 to arrive (don’t ask), I managed to exchange my Belkin Modem/Router for a Netgear DG834G.

    Tested the Netgear with my PC’s Firefly server, and both…

    WinXP Firefly -> WIRED -> Netgear -> WIRELESS -> Soundbridge
    WinXP Firefly -> WIRELESS -> Netgear -> WIRELESS -> Soundbridge

    …work perfectly! πŸ˜€ I turned on the Netgear’s only ‘obvious’ Multicast setting I could find (LAN IP Setup > RIP Version > RIP-2M), and everything seems to work fine. Not even sure if that was necessary! Router version is V4, and Firmware is V5.01.01 BTW.

    So things are look quite encouraging. I’ll be sure to report back if/when I get a new slug back!

    #15490

    sonichouse
    Participant

    @darnweight wrote:

    Whilst waiting for my replacement NSLU2 to arrive (don’t ask), I managed to exchange my Belkin Modem/Router for a Netgear DG834G.

    I am intrigued :wink:, what happened to your slug ?

    #15491

    fizze
    Participant

    Obviously the best router/wireless router that I can recommend are the Linksys WRT54 series.

    There are lots of firmware flavours and they can be tuned from an AP to a range extender and even AP+ wireless forwarder. Its very nice to have a WRT with 2 wireless interfaces πŸ˜‰

    darnweight wrote:
    Whilst waiting for my replacement NSLU2 to arrive (don’t ask), I managed to exchange my Belkin Modem/Router for a Netgear DG834G.

    I am intrigued Wink, what happened to your slug ?

    As am I! I demand pictures, and the whole shebang πŸ˜€

    #15492

    Anonymous

    Basically, the thing just binned itself! πŸ™

    Was perfectly happily uNSLUng, Firefly Web Admin page accessible, just not broadcasting to my Soundbridge correctly…then it just froze. Unpingable, no Web Admin page, no hard drive access from my PC. Tried the hard ‘IP Reset’ to no avail, and finally, in desparation, the ‘Factory Reset’. No dice. Throughout all this, the thing booted up normally and was giving me all the green lights I could ever ask for. So it goes.

    Hoping the place I bought it from will replace it without any quibbles, rather than play the ‘you invalidated the warranty by loading an unofficial firmware‘ card with me. I certainly didn’t mention that it was uNSLUng, and if they have as little joy accessing it as I did, then they’ll be none the wiser too. πŸ˜‰

    #15493

    fizze
    Participant

    Hm, this seems like its not actually bricked.
    Did you tamper with DHCP settings, by any chance?

    It does report to pings to 192.168.0.1 during booting, normally.
    Also there is redboot access at 192.168.0.1:7000 via telnet, where you can do emergency flashing, for instance.

    I’ve gone trigger hapy with DHCP once and that left the slug in a weird state too, without an IP address. So i had to flash via redboot. worked like a charm, but the timing is really really really really hard.

    #15494

    Anonymous

    Happy Ending time! πŸ˜€

    Supplier replaced my NSLU2 without any quibbles.

    Am now set up correctly and my NSLU2-FreeAgent/Netgear DG834G/Pinnacle Soundbridge combo is working perfectly.

    Thanks to everyone for all the help and suggestions. I can now browse my music collection from the relative comfort of my sofa with one hand, whilst trying to feed my sleepless 5-week-old son with the other!

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