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Xraynorm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Hello.

I am after is something that can play mp3 music from a wireless Linux server.

I know I could use a SFF computer for this, but they are still too noisy.

What are the chances of a media player like the Showcenter 200 or D-Link DSM working with samba?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Dont know if your still looking but I have netgear mp101 running on my network. Stream mp3s and internet radio from pc wirelessly to mp101 connected to sound system. Use twonkyvision media server which has linux packages and simple to install - netgear's own software runs v badly on xp and dont provide linux support. I picked mine up cheap as they are old now but works perfect.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

how about a fanless itx using a flash drive for the hd, completly silent.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Hello AJB2K3

Yes. Im building one today!!

Im using Slim server software for the server.

For the client I was planning to use DSLinux on the compact flash, however it will not configure my WLAN card (rt2500 chip).

So i need a Linux distro that fits on a 512mb cf, with WLAN suport.

Any ideas...

Im going to try SUSE slick.... might need a bigger cf ...... but at least it sees my wlan.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

The rt2500 chip works in dsl via ndiswrapper, latest download of dsl saves wireless configuration automatically. This works well http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~bading/cpx-mini/ on usb/cf, debian based knoppix/kanotix hack, hardware detection pretty good.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Thanks.

I tried using DSL with ndiswrapper, however there was no inf. file on the windows driver cd.

If someone could talk me through installing the rt2500 drivers on dsl I would be greatfull.

So does CPX mini detect rt2500?

If all else fails im going to buy a 4gb cf and use suse slick!
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Try driver listed here - http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List#R, Ill give cpx-mini a try on the machine which has rt2500 and let you know tomorrow. (020506)
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Thanks Beagle2!

I followed your link, but unfortunately the link to my card was broken : (


"Card: Belkin 54g Wireless Network Card F5D7000uk

Chipset: Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
pciid: 1814:0201
Driver: Ndiswrapper 1.1 and Rt2500.INF file from ftp://ftp.a-link.com/wl54h/WL54driver2.2.6.0.zip
Other: Debian stable Sarge (2.4.27-2-386) works a treat. I followed the "InstallDebianSarge" instructions which were great. In the end however, I didn't need the "Install latest Ndiswrapper" section as version 1.1 comes already available. Also, needed unzip utility (apt-get install unzip)."

Beagle2 you said...

"latest download of dsl saves wireless configuration automatically"

So does the new version have rt2500 drivers?


Any further advice wouldbe appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

No, again you need ndiswrapper but previous dsl didnt save wireless config without a bit of hacking.(thats just booting from cd or usb stick ) Checked link above and worked ok. If you still have trouble just pm me with email adress and I will forward rt2500.inf and other stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

Thanks again Beagle.

Sorry, you were correct, it was my firewall.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

No worries, btw latest cpx-mini does have rt2500 driver - got mine up and running manually in 2 mins.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: RE: Wireless Media Players. Reply with quote

ubuntu has support for rt2500 out of the box apparently
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beagle2 - Please could you tell me how to set up cpx-mini for rt2500 in 2min!
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok this is for kanotix-2006-cpx-mini-7.iso and worked 1st time for nic with rt2500 chipset. Interface comes up as ra0 using iwconfig so just did
sudo iwconfig ra0 essid linksys
sudo iwconfig ra0 mode managed
sudo iwconfig ra0 key your key
sudo iwconfig ra0 channel whatever
Confirmed settings with iwconfig then clicked settings icon, netcardconfig and said yes to dhcp broadcast (your choice) - up and running. Haven't checked that interface comes up again on reboot as havent tried saving the settings yet.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can connect to my slim server through the wireless card.

cpx mini is small enough to fit on my compact flash. No noise : )

Thanks for all your help Beagle2.

Cool
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