Linksys Router Freezes When Playing Streaming Videos

The Linksys Wireless Router Model BEFWS11 Rev. 4 has a problem where it will freeze up when you try to play streaming Windows Media Player files on the Internet. Upgrading to the latest firmware (1.52.02) does not fix this problem. The solution is to go into Windows Media Player and disable the following streaming protocols: Multicast, UDP, and TCP. Just leave the streaming protocol “http” enabled.

Linksys Router

Zune – Sync using different software

zAlternator Screenshot

zAlternator allows you to sync your Zune with software other than the Zune software like Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, or Media Monkey. You can read more about zAlternator at this link.

And here is a description of the application from it’s homepage:

“Finally, a release candidate of zAlternator is here! Yay! zAlternator is a program that will allow the Zune to be picked up and synced with programs other than the Zune program. It has been fully tested and proven to allow the Zune to be picked up and synced with the Zune program (duh), Windows Media Player 11, Winamp, and MediaMonkey. I have been unable to fully test the iTunes side of the program, but hopefully it should work.”