04-28-2009 12:06 AM
I have a 2Wire residential gateway Home Portal model 1000HG with WEP security.
Using onboard network adapter Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter.
I realize the Dual N router would give better performance, but...will the Wireless Home Audio system work with this router/DSL modem?
My existing audio equipment is a home stereo (amp, CD changer and standard wired speakers) in room A and set of wired computer speakers with separate subwoofer which until now were connected to my laptop in room B. The speaker wire connected to the home stereo in room A is actually running underground to a set of KLH outdoor speakers located on my patio.
I am tired of my laptop being married to the computer speakers (and sub) !
In addition, I am interested in the Trio Kit. I have spent a couple of hours pouring over the Documentation, but am still unsure as to the capabilities of the controller (DMRW1000) and player (DMP100). My 2 questions are:
Can I create playlists independenty from the Cisco Media Player Software (which I would be running on my laptop) using the controller? Or would I have to buy the Director to do this?
Looking at the screenshots for the Meda Player software, it appears playlists can be created but not named. Is this correct?
Any input Cisco (or other users) could provide would be very much appreciated.
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04-29-2009 03:10 PM
Basing on theory and design of the devices, your 2Wire modem/router should work with the WHA devices BUT it is true that these devices would work better with WRT600N and WRT610N routers. Now, with the speakers you already have, I think the Trio Kit would be perfect for it.
As for you two questions, the answer would be YES. For the "Playlist Thing", I tested by creating M3U and WPL playlist on Windows Media Player and my DMRW1000 was able to detect it and I was able to play music through it. And for the Cisco Media Player software, YES there's no way to rename the Playlist, you can't even right-click on it. Bummer huh!
04-29-2009 11:13 PM
Mared1784, thank you for your input. Too bad Cisco doesn't offer a download for the player software like Logitech does.
(Logitech) Squeeze Center can be downloaded for free on the web so you can try it out before plunking down $1G on the Squeezebox
hardware. I wish Cisco WHA did that. Thanks again and happy listening