WMLS11B MP-3 Wireless MP-3 Player

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Anonymous, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Looking for others who have this clever gizmo. Allows me to play my MP3 library through any aux input equipped radio in my home via 802.11b connection.

    Couple issues I hope to address with firmware upgrade this weekend (New Years 2005):

    -Won't play "all music" from the browse menu

    -clunky return menu options (always jumps to top of menu instead of one level per click on remote).

    -Won't play more than 10 tunes on any "genre" selection (supposed to be fixed with new firmware 1.09)

    Other than it is REAL sensitve to operation of a microwave oven within 15 feet and the above, this is a great product! Musicmatch is a pain, always hounding me to "upgrade" to the latest pay-for version, though.

    Any others have these things and or tips regarding the above?

  2. rks

    rks Network Guru Member


    Even with 1.09 firmware, I have only got it to play multiple songs via a custom playlist. Note it only understands certain playlist formats. one is the .m3u that MusicMatch generates.

  3. oroper

    oroper Guest


    I purchased this "gizmo" about a month or two. I don't use it to play MP3 files on my network, but to stream internet music.

    I wish Linksys would expedite firmware fixes and updated radio list for this unit. :?

    You are able to add manual Internet radio stations (or streams) that use the MP3 format. Usually these are the ones that have a site address and port open (example: www.XXXX.com/8080) :wink:

    I used winamp to locate these servers :)

    I haven't used it in a while, so I shall tinker with it tomorrow.
  4. Davidddog

    Davidddog Guest


    Hey guys I was wondering if any of you guys know how to connect this media player so that it can find your pc that has all of your music stored on it to play. Mine always says no server exits and stuff. It plays the internet radio fine but it cannot find a server which holds the mp3's that I wanna play... can any of you guys help me? I upgraded to the newest firmware but that did not help. Thanks
  5. wmls11b

    wmls11b Network Guru Member

    New wmls11b yahoo group

    Just wanted to post that there's a new yahoo group for wmls11b users. Feel free to join in.

    Go to groups.yahoo.com and put in the search term: wmls11b

    Hope to see you there!
  6. SimonMackay

    SimonMackay Network Guru Member

    Try other UPnP Media Server programs

    Hi everyone who uses this device!

    I would suggest that you try other UPnP Media Server software like Windows Media Connect (available from Windows Update or may be part of a newer Windows XP SP2 distribution), Twonkyvision Music Server or Nero 6 Reloaded (Nero MediaHome).

    MusicMatch may not work as it should as a UPnP Media Server for your music files and, as we know, this unit works to the UPnP AV architecture.

    With regards,

    Simon Mackay
  7. RickAnderson53

    RickAnderson53 Network Guru Member

    Re: Try other UPnP Media Server programs

    Funny, the only thing I can get to work with my WMLS11B is the MusicMatch Server 8.2 (that came with the WMLS11B on the CD). Updated versions of MM, Windows Media Connect and NERO HomeMedia all WILL NOT work with my WMLS11B. Haven't tried Twonkyvision, but considering my luck so far I don't want to spend money on another UPnP Media Server Software that will probably have the same problems I've had with the others.

    I have UPnP services installed as part of Windows XP (not a service installed by default in WinXP) and use a Linksys BEFSX41 router/firewall on my homenetwork. The router/firewall has UPnP features as well, which I enabled (again not the default config). I've read somewhere else that, contrary to intiutive thought, that UPnP is buggy and enabling the features in the OS and other Hardware like routers will create problems. As well, some things about linksys routers having problems with UPnP.

    Anyone got any thoughts on what could be my problem and a possible solution?
  8. SimonMackay

    SimonMackay Network Guru Member


    I was noticing in the list of faults regarding your WMLS-11B and you mentioned interference from the microwave. Look over the microwave for the operating frequency -- it should be on the inside of the door or on the data plate on the back or underside of the oven. Then tune the router's transmission frequency away from the microwave. This may mitigate the interference issue when you "nuke" food.

    You may have to consider using an extension access point like the WAP54G and link it by wire (Ethernet or HomePlug) to your Linksys router. This has to be tuned to a frequency separate from the router but have the SSID and security parameters as the router. It now permits you to set up an arrangement to mitigate radio issues with your wireless network.

    With regards,

    Simon Mackay
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