[LAD] Re: Audio over Cat5

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 22:48:35 UTC 2007

On 10/2/07, Dominic Sacré <dominic.sacre at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 10/2/07, Tosif Ahmed <tosifahamed at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes...thts exactly wat my question is, a wrt box which can play songs but
> > since it doesn't have speakers i want to use cat5 as the transport media.
> Does your WRT have USB ports? The usb-audio driver has been ported to
> OpenWRT, so you could use a USB audio interface attached directly to
> the WRT.

The WRT has a USB port but it is a pain to get to it. You need to
solder and add several parts.

Much easier to start from a Linksys NSLU2 and plug in a 802.11G stick
and USB audio stick. Run mpd and you are done.

> I haven't tried this myself yet, but sooner or later I think I will.
> My "router" already holds my entire music collection on a USB harddisk
> (exported via NFS and samba), so this would seem to be the next
> logical step :)
> Dominic
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Jon Smirl
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