Help - Netgear MP101 & Firewalls!!!

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  1. witters

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    I have installed my MP101 and it works great without a firewall in place. As soon as I run either my Sygate or Windows firewall it stops recognising the server.

    Can anyone help please?
     
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    Whats the address of the MP101? Once you've found it, set it up as a special rule in Sygate.
     
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    I've managed to get it working and it recognises the server. Problem now is that I get drop-outs when it's playing music files.

    Any ideas please? I've downloaded the latest software/firmware.
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, I tried this unit and had exactly the same problem. It seems to have a real problem with maintaining it's throughput. I eventually returned mine and bought a Buffalo WLI-TX1-G54, as I run 802.11g, and this was massively better. greater signal strength, far faster and no dropouts even when playing uncompressed .WAV's. I retuned mine on the basis that the MP101 could not work on a network where the SSID is hidden (which it can't and there is no firmware upgrade to fix this), therefore it compromised my system security. I bought it from PC World, and this explanation pretty much short circuited the brain of the sales drone and they instantly gave me a refund.

    Sorry I can't be more help, but in my experience, the MP101 is a real dog and should be avoided at all costs for audio streaming.

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     
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    Thanks fellas - I have sold mine on as it just wasn't up to the task.
     

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