Question about Linksys Wireless-G Music Bridge (WMB54G)

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I have a wireless G music bridge connected to my receiver in another room. The Wireless G access point is connected to the router at the pc where I stream music. The connection to the receiver is lost. The music bridge shows up on the PC and when I shift from Listen to Music from Speakers (on the pc) to Listen to Music on Wireless G music bridge, the music stops at the PC and the icon in the tray at the bottom of the screen turns green, indicating the link is now made to the music bridge. But no music comes out of the speakers connected to the receiver in the other room. It has worked off and on for the couple of years I have had it, but often the problem was that the music bridge was not showing up and I would have to reboot the pc and the access point. But this problem is different. A couple of weeks ago an IT person from my office came and said that through some kind of updates that had been routinely performed on my computer he thought the music bridge software had quit working. And it worked for a week or so, but now it's the same thing -- no connection to either of the two receivers that each has a wireless G music bridge connected to it.

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  • nate241 Aug 01, 2009

    There is only one computer involved and it's operating on Windows xp. There are two g music bridges, one upstairs and one down, each connected to a separate receiver. Neither is getting the music from the PC although both show up on the PC when you scan for music bridge.

  • nate241 Aug 01, 2009

    nope. tried it both ways and no luck.

  • nate241 Aug 01, 2009

    it is connected. no music playing.

  • nate241 Aug 02, 2009

    I don't have a solution so I trust I'm not being charged for what I have gotten to date: ". . . unplug the music bridges, go through the utility to see if the bridges are connected (they were)."

    This is unsatisfactory.

  • nate241 Aug 02, 2009

    Unless there is some way that it could have switched frequencies, it should match because it has worked for 2 years. And it worked 10 days ago. I don't know of any way that the frequencies would have gotten switched or changed from what they were when it was working . . . and wouldn't it fail to connect to the bridge if the router and bridge were on different bands?

  • nate241 Aug 03, 2009

    how do you do that? rollback the updates? to a prvious date? and will microsoft cause the updates to happen again automatically that will wash out the changes?

  • nate241 Aug 03, 2009

    ok. i will try this tonight when i get home from work. i do have XP.

  • nate241 Aug 07, 2009

    Finally had a chance to try this tonight and -- no luck. It still won't stream through the bridge. I reset to July 25, a date when I know it worked because I was home listening to the music on my porch.



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See if into the router isn't blocked the access of the G unit the wireless settings it has a some features where you can restrict access either by password or by mac ...or just select certain frequencies ..take a look on wich freq. its the wireless G on ...and select the router to broadcast in the same ..I believe that it has a range from 6 to 12 or so ...

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 03, 2009

    ok..I understood, you are saying that since the streaming appears to be ok ..and the actual wireless G shows up on pc...the connection it right this case the problem might be from the physical connection from the G unit to the receiver ,,check the cables ..the plug-in to be ok ..and if its the same as they always been when they work ...I think it will be a solution to roll back your computer settings ..( system restore ) to a date when you remember that it worked...cause the automatic Updates from windows sometime makes changes on drivers or so ..and some issues does appears in the process...
    so ..if you do not see any faulty in the way your wires are plugged ..that this restoring on an earlier date ..might just solve this try to restore the pc a date that you remember it worked...and if its any settings issue this will fix it

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 03, 2009

    if you are running xp ..the easiest is to go to start/ all programs /accessories../system restore...there select to go to a previous date and there will appear a calendar with some dates in bold digits.. those are points of restore and the system can be restored to one of those choose one in the near time you know the system worked fine ..and try ...I am not sure but on vista might be about the same ...the same thing can do from control panel and choose from task to run category view ..and choose maintenance ...and it will appear in the side task the system restore...I believe for vista its about the same ..with some confirmations for administrator rights... try it ..and let me know ...and indeed the automatic updates do make from time to time changes even on the network driver ...and maybe it done such a thing and its no longer compatible with the other part of the system ( G unit )

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 03, 2009

    after this ..if you find a restore point and it actually reversing can be sure that if it doesnt work its something from the other part ..maybe from the receiver ..or so... please let me know how it end up ..cause Im kinda hooked on this stuff and I end up wondering for days if I dont know..

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 07, 2009 least at this point you know that the configuration on the pc optimal ..and the problem is not on the streaming you have to concentrate upon the receiver ..and its settings and wire-ing ..cause there can not be any thing else...try to see what can be wrong ..and to be sure that the actual G unit is receiving signal ..try to amplify for a check into something else...anything you have in near by...and can get and play audio signal...if it works means that the actual receiver has a problem ...



What operating system are both computers running? Which one is the one where you cannot hear the music?

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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2009

    Try powering down one of the bridges, and then try playing to the one that is turned on. Does it work? If not, power does that one, and turn on the other and play to that one. Does it work?

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.

    The green icon in the tray for the utility doesn't actually indicate immedietely that a connection has been made. It simply means the utility has taken over from Windows's own sound playback.

    1. Check that both bridges are on. Check the ulility icon on your computer is green.

    2. Open the utility (possible by double-clicking on its icon or right-clicking it and choosing Open or similar)

    3. Go to the Status tab (it should already be on it by default)

    4. If your Music Bridge isn’t displayed in the list, click the Scan for Music Bridge button

    5. Once you see both bridges appear, click Connect (not Connect to PC's Speaker)

    6. The status for the bridge should change to Connected in green bold text

    7. Use the volume slider at the bottom of the utility page to adjust the volume to maximum. Ensure the Mute button in the center is not pressed.

    Test music playback to the bridge. Ensure the speakers connected to the bridge are turned on and try adjusting their volume.



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