Looking for the obvious at the Squeezebox Community Forums I came around a hint to just download the firmware and copy it to the ‘Firmware’ folder manually.
Still, the server kept trying to download the firmware, even after restarting the service, completely ignoring the files I just dropped in there 🙁 (note: we’ll take about this again a bit later …) Well, I’m not giving in that easy, so I tried another way: I created the proper directory structure in the ‘~/Downloads’ folder on my Mac: Then I downloaded the firmware files (actually the files ‘baby.version’, ‘baby.version.sha’, ‘baby_7.5.1_r9218.bin’ and ‘baby_7.5.1_r9218sha’) in my local ‘~/Downloads/update/firmware/7.5.1’ folder.
Although the first player was fairly simple only supporting wired Ethernet and MP3 natively, it was followed two years later by a slightly more advanced player which was renamed to Squeezebox.
On my linux machine the firmwares are in: /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/Firmware/ 3 SB 3 Libratone Loop, Zipp Mini i Peng (i Phone i Pad) LMS 7.9 (linux) with plugins: CD Player, Wave Input, Triode's BBC i Player by bpa IRBlaster by Gwendesign (Felix) Server Power Control by Gordon Harris Smart Mix, Music Walk With Me, What Was That Tune?Phone support is available at the following numbers: 1 (877) 887-8889 (Toll-free in North America) 1 (646) 454-3237 (If you are unable to dial toll-free) Monday through Friday, 6AM - 7PM Pacific time ( - ) Saturday/Sunday, 7AM - 5PM Pacific time ( - ) Monday through Friday, 9AM - 7PM Pacific time ( - ) Saturday/Sunday, closed Regional phone support information is available here.The default method of firmware upgrade is that, after the server is upgraded, each Squeezebox shows a firmware upgrade screen and waits for a long press of the brighness key to initiate the upgrade. I’ll never (as in _never_) cease my home internet again before moving out of the flat.Here’s another workaround to trick my Squeezebox Server into downloading firmware files from a local server – just because of lack of internet connection. After connecting my new Squeeze Box Radio, I had to take already some efforts to get it up and running because of no internet.