Summary: It is very unstable and won't hold signal. It can't keep accounts to play music and it constantly needs to be reset. When it comes to on-demand, I would just wait until you can buy something/things that will work right and suffer until that point with the garbage that we are left having to accept. When the heads discover we won't take it anymore and they lose enough money guess what?
Summary: I have had the Squeezebox Radio for almost a year. My server runs on Ubuntu LTS 10.04, and my router is a Linksys E3000. This things works about 75% of the time at best. Each time it flakes out, it requires something different to get it to work. Sometimes it is rebooting the router, sometimes the desktop, sometimes the radio, sometimes all three, etc. What fun that is, every morning spending 30 minutes running around rebooting everything.
Summary: I bought this for my husband for Christmas, as we are big internet radio listeners in this house. He was so excited to try it out, but unfortunately the first one we were sent was broken out of the box. We sent it back, and because of the snowstorms, it took a while to get a replacement (at no fault of the company). When we finally got the second one, it worked for about two weeks, and then broke! I am SO disappointed in this purchase.
Summary: I have a 5 year old version, SB2, which works well enough with wi-fi. This SB3 version's wi-fi connectivity ranged from poor to none, after attempting to get it to work for over a month. I sent it back to Amazon and lost $40 doing so. It's not worth $200 if it only works with a wired connection.
Summary: I own a duet which is a great device. The classic, however is another story. Set-up was no problem. Playing music without drop-outs and pops was. As I said, I have a duet which plays with no problem. The "Classic" couldn't handle FLAC files or WAV files. It locked up a few times in my day of use. It was set-up in the exact same place as my Duet was previously; so it wasn't network related. I checked and rechecked connections.
Summary: I purchased yesterday this little piece of crap. I am a standard user of Logitech products and, despite they are not top quality, there are some of them which are really good, like the Harmony 1100 remote control. So, in this case, I thought I was buying a good product. Totally wrong!!! The product loses constantly the connection with my Netgear wireless router. I thought the problem was with my router, but it was not.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this product. Reading all the wonderful reviews I was very exited when I found out about the Squeezebox as it had everything I was looking for. I installed the thing, and started running though problem with the server software. It would hang when scanning my library. After much contortions I found that I could make it work by running the scanner.exe from the command line. Great... Than I had it nice and ready configured over wireless.
Summary: This unit is easy to set up and get running initially; it's the perpetual irritation and disfunctionality that occur afterwords that make this such a useless piece of [...]. I bought this upon the recommendation of a friend. He warned me, however, to have a backup (like a CD player) because "this thing was irritating". I had mine hooked up to my wireless network for about a week before I finally took it for a very rough (but long overdue) final trip to the trash.