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OpenSqueeze - Setup Part 2 : Overview & Prerequisites

Author: administrator account Reference Number: AA-00292 Views: 53022 Created: 2013-07-06 22:34 Last Updated: 2013-11-27 22:11 7 Rating/ 21 Voters

Introduction

This document reviews the prerequisites for setting up and configuring OpenSqueeze devices.

Prerequisites

Before starting the setup, we recommend the following:

A. Set up the VidaBox Media NAS / Server *OR* install SqueezeCenter Software on a PC
IMPORTANT - THIS STEP IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED AND CANNOT BE SKIPPED! 

If you purchased a VidaBox Media NAS / Server - set it up and make sure it is powered on now.
After confirming that it is powered on, make sure it has Ethernet Connectivity to your LAN (local area network).

*or*

If you DO NOT have a VidaBox Media NAS - you MUST install the Logitech Media Server software on your Windows PC from here:
Download: http://www.mysqueezebox.com/download
Full instructions: http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6026


B. Create a list of OpenSqueeze MAC Addresses with Assigned Zone Names

First, we must create a list with:
  • MAC Addresses of each OpenSqueeze device
  • The room,  zone, or location name assigned to each of these OpenSqueeze devices

Note: The MAC Address is located on a sticker on the bottom or side of each OpenSqueeze device.

Below is an example list:

EC:21:9F:00:72:7D - Configuration Room
EC:21:9F:00:38:20 - Build Area
EC:21:9F:00:CF:14 - iPad Room
EC:21:9F:00:5C:38 - Office #1
EC:21:9F:00:F6:08 - Office #2
EC:21:9F:00:F3:D0 - Warehouse

C. Set up a MySqueezeBox.com Account

If not yet already done, or if this is a brand new set up with no other SqueezeBox hardware, we must register and create a new MySqueezeBox.com Account

D. Subscribe to paid services, if desired

To streamline the setup process, please subscribe to supported paid / subscription services, if so desired.

Wiring

To begin, we need to wire all of the OpenSqueeze devices.  Each device requires connections for:

  • Power - Use the included power supply & cables.
    • Do not use other 5V adapters - they may introduce electrical noise into the signal and degrade audio quality.
  • Ethernet - Wired is always recommended over wireless
  • Audio Line-out - Connects to to a set of powered speakers or other amplification system

Next - Part 3 : Accessing the LMS Web App

Rss Comments 1
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    [Clem]: No hard wire ethernet cable available 2014-09-08 13:14

    Just purchased a new home and it is next to impossible to route an ethernet cable to to the Vidabox....I understand that I may be able to use a wi-fi adapter to make it wireless...my questions
    1) what type of an adapter would I need and could you make a recommendation
    2) what does the adaper / Vidabox hook up
    Thank you

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