Subject really says it all.
There was a lot of collected experience in those old forum discussions. I hope they're still accessible somewhere...
I second the request from the astute Roku employee. There are many music lovers who use the Soundbridge for their home entertainment systems. Resurrecting the Soundbridge forum postings would benefit many Roku customers to keep their audio players working and provide many more years of satisfaction for those who invested in one of Roku's great legacy products.
Godspeed to you all.
Can anyone tell me if there is still a link somewhere to upgrade Soundbridges to software version 3?
There is none that I am aware of. The update servers were taken down some time around 2010(?). I wasn't paying attention at the time, but sussed that out from forum postings, when they were still available. But I might be misremembering.
There is a method of updating the devices without the server, but I don't know what it is. There is a fellow who provides after market repairs, and I've heard (unconfirmed) that he can perform an update, but that would likely involve shipping the SoundBridge, and a fee. The only lead I have on finding him (his name was in the forums) is to contact Pyramid Audio in Austin, TX. They were (may still be) accepting Sound Bridges for repair and sending them to him.
I guess it's one thing to stop supporting, but it's horrible on a whole 'nother level to delete all the previous troubleshooting, tips, tricks, and ideas. COME ON Roku!
I have three Soundbridge radios - and still love them - and used to be able to use Bonjour (Safari?) software on a Mac to access them.
BUT I am no longer able to access their settings. I see the units on my network through such software as Network Radar, their IP & MAC addresses but I don't know how to get inside them!
Some stations I had set up a while back do not broadcast anymore.
If you have any suggestions, I am at a loss...
I hope this helps, Alfred
I had tried to post this on the Roku site, but as is per usual for Roku, after writing this same info, the site came up with an error message when I hit the “Post Reply” button!!
I am a Windows guy, but I have a few iPads, so I will give you both methods I use to view the SoundBridge Radio (internal) Web Page. You will have to try to translate the Windows steps into Mac steps if you can.
Windows: using File Explorer, you see the structure of drives and folders on the computer. Open the “Network” folder and then see all of the network devices connected to the network, such as other computers, printers, scanners, and “Other Devices” – in this category I have several Logitech Squeezebox Radios AND the SoundBridge radios.
On the SBr Radio icon, right click and hold open the little menu that appears and slide to select, “View Device Web Page”; do this and then you see the SB Radio web page with four tabs, you want “Presets” which shows all of the URLs you have saved. Change/Update them as needed. DON’T FORGET to goto the bottom of the page and SAVE!!
iPad: This works in Google or Safari: you have the ip address of your Radio(s); enter the ip address in the search box and you should wind up at the web page of that radio. For example mine looks like this: 192.168.5.1xx -- so I enter that and there I am.
Let me know if you need any further info or if I haven’t made this clear enough.
Yes, these are great radios – the best device I ever bought, even with such old tech, now.