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Setting up a squeezebox receiver without a controller

I stumbled upon some difficulties when following the instructions on the Net-UDAP page and thought I’ll just write my solution here, in case anyone else encounters similar problems.

Problem: after setting all the required parameters, the squeezebox receiver (SBR) stays in ‘init’-mode, that is, the LED blinks red, totally unimpressed by all configuration attempts.

First of all: if your squeezecenter software, or squeezebox server, or logitech media server (or whatever it’s called this week) is not running on its default port 9000, don’t worry about that, the server address doesn’t accept a port, and the player will find it on its own. Also, you need to set BOTH server_address and squeezecenter_address, so:

set server_address= squeezecenter_address=

and finally, and this is where I got burned: after a firmware reset, you will have to watch out for this:

UDAP [1] (squeezebox 162101)> list
             bridging: 0
             hostname: mute
            interface: 128

The interface is set to 128. If you don’t set this to 1 (which is wired), then the SBR will stay in config mode! After you set it to 1, and the SBR connects to your server (the LED turning white), you should set the interface to 0, and you’ll be fine.

You may or may not encounter the same problem, so YMMV.