Ok, I bought the boxee box yesterday. I worked on it for a few hours last night. I called support - no help there, they are calling me back tonight with a "LEVEL 3" support.
It tries to connect to the internet ( 7 dancing yellow cube screen) and fails.
I tried wireless and wired ( the wire is from my working xbox). I can see the boxee box mac address in the status screen of my router. So I know the wire is fine.
I did the hold the power down for 20 seconds and got the red Boxee logo ( red,red,red,green,...). I restarted it and I got the same thing - can not connect to internet.
I got frustrated so left it running for a while.
I came back to it after an hour. It still could not find the internet but all of a sudden it starts working OFFLINE so I went to the system tools and I find that the firmware has been updated to 9.21.14 (something). So it must have go online to do that. I started watching a movie to see how it looked and after about 5 minutes the movie is interrupted by " Can't connect to internet".
It seems to me that it connects to the internet intermittently.
Can any one help (point me to something that can't be found with google) or is there a HW problem here?