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Stiletto Stiletto...it's not just for shoes. Come here to talk about the new SL2, the SL100, or the SL10. Share tips, tricks and pointers, all available via WiFi...just like your music!

 
 
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:45 PM   #31
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Good deal. Make sure you post how it all works out. I'm gonna return mine if I go into Starbucks tonight and it doesn't work. I was always assuming it was because I was trying to hook up to secure networks but I've had instances where that shouldn't be the case- I ingored them because I never lose satellite signal so I've never needed WiFi. I'll post about my exchange if it makes a difference. Thanks for bringing this all up.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:00 PM   #32
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HEY! I just called Circuit City again and you can actually take your unit there are test it! They have WiFi in the stores and test the Stiletto demos using it. So, take your unit to Circuit City and they can test it for you.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:13 PM   #33
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HEY! I just called Circuit City again and you can actually take your unit there are test it! They have WiFi in the stores and test the Stiletto demos using it. So, take your unit to Circuit City and they can test it for you.
Sweet. Thanks for confirming that. That was what I was hoping to do and now I will!

Thanks for the assistance, I'll post back my results.
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #34
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Sweet. Thanks for confirming that. That was what I was hoping to do and now I will!

Thanks for the assistance, I'll post back my results.
No prob, man. I'm heading out right now to test mine out.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:33 PM   #35
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No prob, man. I'm heading out right now to test mine out.
How'd it go?
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:44 AM   #36
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How'd it go?
Took my Stiletto to CC last night, clicked onto the internet option, the unit immediately saw the network and linked right up. Worked perfectly, so my suspision that the problem was in the networks I was trying to connect to was correct. I'm glad too- this unit has been working perfectly so I really didn't want to return it.
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:56 PM   #37
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My only advice would be to make sure you have an active repeater nearby...check the terr setting on your starmate and if its strong you should be ok. These things cost a lot of dough and if you do your homework and make sure the reciever will work to YOUR expectations you should be satisfied.I love mine! Good luck...
I think I'm guilty of posting to soon here...
I took my SL10 out on my delivery route today and WOW! I had no repeater signal anywhere and yet I only had 2 small drop outs the whole time. I took a long walk with no overhead obstructions and just a straight sat signal...so I spoke to soon about the repeater thing. It occured to me that I was basing my comments about the repeaters on my experience in my own home (spotty) in reality this device is made more for an active user(outdoors etc) I have a nice satrad in my home for inside listening. And it works great. While this my have occured to other users I am a bit slow(ha..ha) anyway I revise my earlier comments and say the obvious....the stilleto is GREAT for what is meant to be...an active users reciever...and you don't always have to be on top of a repeater to enjoy this radio...
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:03 PM   #38
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I think I'm guilty of posting to soon here...
I took my SL10 out on my delivery route today and WOW! I had no repeater signal anywhere and yet I only had 2 small drop outs the whole time. I took a long walk with no overhead obstructions and just a straight sat signal...so I spoke to soon about the repeater thing. It occured to me that I was basing my comments about the repeaters on my experience in my own home (spotty) in reality this device is made more for an active user(outdoors etc) I have a nice satrad in my home for inside listening. And it works great. While this my have occured to other users I am a bit slow(ha..ha) anyway I revise my earlier comments and say the obvious....the stilleto is GREAT for what is meant to be...an active users reciever...and you don't always have to be on top of a repeater to enjoy this radio...
Sweet! The stiletto is frigging amazing if you can get good reception and it sounds like you do!
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Took my Stiletto to CC last night, clicked onto the internet option, the unit immediately saw the network and linked right up. Worked perfectly, so my suspision that the problem was in the networks I was trying to connect to was correct. I'm glad too- this unit has been working perfectly so I really didn't want to return it.
Hey Bad,

Thanks for posting back. Glad to hear that it worked for you. I am going to try tonight at the CC near me and will report back to you tomorrow or tonight possibly. Wish me luck.

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Old 12-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #40
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Thanks for posting back. Glad to hear that it worked for you. I am going to try tonight at the CC near me and will report back to you tomorrow or tonight possibly. Wish me luck.

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Good luck!

And you might consider posting another thread with your wireless details and describing the problem. Sounds like my original assumption is gonna be the right one, that it's a wireless issue. There are others on here that know a lot about the conflicts between wireless and stiletto.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:58 PM   #41
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FYI, the Starbucks I've used WiFi in, have all been TMobile Hotspots, which do require a login procedure that the Stiletto doesn't support.

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:40 PM   #42
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Good luck!

And you might consider posting another thread with your wireless details and describing the problem. Sounds like my original assumption is gonna be the right one, that it's a wireless issue. There are others on here that know a lot about the conflicts between wireless and stiletto.
So I went to Circuit City and tested mine in store besides their own in their network environment. Before I get to what happened I should tell you that the night before I called yet another clueless tech guy at Sirius. He had no suggestions. When I told him I could see my neighbors networks he said I should try to hop on. One of my neighbors never renamed their network and it's called linksys. The tech told me "don't bother with that as it won't get on that since it's probably a 'G' mode so it won't work".

Now fast forward to Circuit City. I could see their network and successfully got on WHOO HOO. So now I am thinking what's wrong with my network. I found the head tech guy who ran the network at the store and asked him about their network. He told me that it is on a G only Linksys router????

Now I am confused as the Sirius guy (and everyone on this forum seems convinced that it doesn't work on that mode). So I am now on another network (Linksys) and tomorrow when I can access the admin settings I am going to see what this network runs on.

Needless to say the Sirius folks have precious little documentation on the WiFi set up and are quick to blame the router for any problems you may encounter thus shirking their obligation to get you up and running which is total Bullshit.
This is a F*&ing network appliance and they better damn well realize that and learn about networks and router settings so they can properly get their customers who paid ALOT for this unit online.

You call up any computer periphery manufacturer and they will not only tell you everything you need to know about their product but everything else about the network it touches.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:13 AM   #43
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Be sure to let us know if it all works out- and keep an eye out. I've seen a number of people having the same issues as you.
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Be sure to let us know if it all works out- and keep an eye out. I've seen a number of people having the same issues as you.
Will do. I will get to the bottom of this yet.
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