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rio car dot org FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Category: Main -> Networking and home connection questions
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·  I don't have a serial port on my PC. Is the serial port required? 
·  Which is faster, USB or Ethernet? 
·  How do I hook up the player with ethernet? 
·  Why can't I get ethernet to work? 
·  Can I use the ethernet connection with the car docking sled? 
·  Can the Rio Car player be used as a server for the Rio Receiver? 
·  Can the Rio Car player play streaming audio from a Rio Receiver server? 
·  Can I use a wireless ethernet connection to the player? 
·  Can I connect the headphone output from another device to the aux input of the player? 
·  Can I use headphones to listen to the player directly? 
·  How can I listen to the player on my computer? 
·  I can't hear the empeg through my computer speakers! 
·  Where can I get a spare AC power supply for my player? 
·  Can the Rio Car connect to other USB devices such as portable USB hard drives? 

·  Can I connect to the player via FTP or HTTP?
 (Entry last updated on February 18th, 2014)

Not by default, but this can be easily added to the player using third-party software.

The most popular way to do this is to install the Hijack kernel (instructions here). Note that a working ethernet connection is required in order to make use of the Hijack FTP and HTTP features.

After Hijack is installed, you can connect to the player simply by entering http://player_ip_address or ftp://player_ip_address in your web browser. You can find the IP address by selecting "About" from the player's main menu.

IMPORTANT: By default, the Hijack FTP and HTTP servers only run when the player is in AC/HOME mode. If the player is in DC/CAR mode, you won't be able to access the player via FTP or HTTP.

The player's hard disks are set to read-only by default. Before being able to copy files to the player with FTP, you will need to set the disks to read-write. Please see the Hijack section of the FAQ for details of its operation.

After you have Hijack working, you might want to try putting a slick web interface on the player, such as CharcoalGray99's XML interface found here.

·  Can I connect to my player 'by name' over ethernet? 

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