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sudya
November 13th, 2010, 01:02 PM
I am trying to move Boxee to 802.11n but it would not see the network. I put a laptop right next to it and get a perfect signal. I have wpa2 with AES. Anybody has any ideas?

ewarlick
November 13th, 2010, 01:08 PM
I am trying to move Boxee to 802.11n but it would not see the network. I put a laptop right next to it and get a perfect signal. I have wpa2 with AES. Anybody has any ideas?

many of us are in the same box(ee)

no real solution yet

canuckle
November 13th, 2010, 01:09 PM
I am trying to move Boxee to 802.11n but it would not see the network. I put a laptop right next to it and get a perfect signal. I have wpa2 with AES. Anybody has any ideas?


What kind of Router do you have?
Is it OEM Firmware or hacked IE: Tomato, DD-WRT?
Is your SSID hidden or visible?
Can you see other access points in your area?


If it's #4 and you can't see AP's, it could be a bad WIFI card/chip on Boxee Box.
Have you tried to doing a factory restore?

I found with the firmware debacle on the 11th, it messed a lot of things up. After the factory default restore and reverting back to 1.0 FW -125, 98% of my problems were gone.

sudya
November 13th, 2010, 01:29 PM
1. D-Link WNDR3700
2. DD-WRT
3. SSID visible
4. Yes i can
I have a duo range router - I can see G but not N. Will call Dlink and make sure that I am not missing something completely obvious

Ph8
November 13th, 2010, 01:45 PM
1. D-Link WNDR3700
2. DD-WRT
3. SSID visible
4. Yes i can
I have a duo range router - I can see G but not N. Will call Dlink and make sure that I am not missing something completely obvious

Jsut a heads up, I ahve seen other reports of people using DD-WRT and having issues, once they flashed back to stock ti worked again. also, are you using the latest stable version of DD-WRT or a "beta" release.

dialing_wand
November 13th, 2010, 03:10 PM
I don't know if you folks are aware of this (I certainly wasn't when I pre-ordered my Boxee Box) but it supports N in the 2.4GHz spectrum only, not the 5GHz spectrum most of us use for our N networks.

:(

canuckle
November 13th, 2010, 03:40 PM
1. D-Link WNDR3700
2. DD-WRT
3. SSID visible
4. Yes i can
I have a duo range router - I can see G but not N. Will call Dlink and make sure that I am not missing something completely obvious

I'm one of those people who was using DD-WRT on a Linksys WRT-310N.
I was using the DEV build SP2 and had HD streaming problems with certain sites.

I was only using the DD-WRT for a bridge router, but I don't need the bridge anymore. I read on the DD-WRT forum that there was an issue with some streaming. The fix info for it was as long as War & Peace, so I said screw that.

I reverted back to the OEM firmware which had been recently updated and I have zero problems now.

DD-WRT is great, but it is a hack, so it could pose problems in some situations. I guarantee if you tell DLINK you're using hacked firmware, their response will be to revert to the OEM. Any vendor will tell you they cannot troubleshoot something for which they did not create...which is fair.

Are you using SP1 or DEV build SP2?

Chippyboy
November 23rd, 2010, 12:30 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Under no circumstances can my Boxee box see my Wireless-N network. I have tried everything on the router (Netgear DGND3300) - different channels, 5GHz or 2.4GHz, 130mbps max or 270 mbps - but it just will not see the network.

It WILL detect the Wireless-G network, but with only one miserable bar of signal, even from 15 feet away, direct line of sight. I have maybe 7 other devices in the house (laptops, ipad, iphone, blackberry, access points) and they all see the networks just fine.

So I am assuming the Boxee Box is defective.

My question is, are they all like this? Is it worth getting another one? I am also none too impressive with the whining noise. Altogether a bit disappointing to be honest.

Ph8
November 23rd, 2010, 12:57 PM
I have exactly the same problem. Under no circumstances can my Boxee box see my Wireless-N network. I have tried everything on the router (Netgear DGND3300) - different channels, 5GHz or 2.4GHz, 130mbps max or 270 mbps - but it just will not see the network.

It WILL detect the Wireless-G network, but with only one miserable bar of signal, even from 15 feet away, direct line of sight. I have maybe 7 other devices in the house (laptops, ipad, iphone, blackberry, access points) and they all see the networks just fine.

So I am assuming the Boxee Box is defective.

My question is, are they all like this? Is it worth getting another one? I am also none too impressive with the whining noise. Altogether a bit disappointing to be honest.

The Boxee Box does not do 5Ghz it only runs on the 2.4Ghx which is still N compliant.

BTW the 1 bar reading is a know issue, its a software bug, and has no reflection on the actual signal. If you are running DD-WRT then that may also cause problems.

You may have a defective box, but I ahve seen others with simillar problems.


I should also note you should always try a factory reset to see if things change.

Chippyboy
November 23rd, 2010, 01:39 PM
The Boxee Box does not do 5Ghz it only runs on the 2.4Ghx which is still N compliant.

BTW the 1 bar reading is a know issue, its a software bug, and has no reflection on the actual signal. If you are running DD-WRT then that may also cause problems.

You may have a defective box, but I ahve seen others with simillar problems.

I should also note you should always try a factory reset to see if things change.

Thanks for the info. The 5GHz thing is interesting, but it still didn't see the N network when I set it to 2.4GHz. Even if it did, it's still a problem for me, because 5GHz is much less prone to interference and my 5GHz network at home works a treat. I can stream 720p to my Apple TV without a single hiccup It's faultless. 2.4GHz, no chance - stuttering all over the place.

I tried playing BBC iplayer on the Boxee through the 2.4GHz connection and it stuttered here and there. Whether that was the network or not, I don't know but it wasn't really watchable.

I'll have more of a play around, but if it can't do wireless adequately, it's an RMA job I'm afraid. I suppose I could use another Buffalo wireless-N ethernet bridge (I have 2 of these and they work a treat). But at 60 each, that's making the Boxee even more expensive and messy with the Boxee Box, the ethernet brige box and a USB disk drive - 3 boxes just to what my Apple TV does :-(