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How do I connect my Bravado or Forte to my wireless network?

There are several methods for connecting your wireless audio device to your network. These include Access Point, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), and wired setup. Additionally, each setup process is slightly different depending on the device (iOS/Android/PC) which you are using to setup the connection. These instructions address all of these setup methods and devices.

NETWORK REQUIREMENTS

You must have the following to connect your wireless audio device to your network:

  • A wireless router.
  • A high-speed internet connection for reliable playback of internet based music services.
  • Have your network password ready before connecting the wireless audio device to your network.

TIP! If wireless connectivity is weak or not available, connect to your router with an Ethernet cable. 

TIP! Your wireless audio device communicates with wireless networks that support 802.11g/n. For best performance, a network that supports 802.11n wireless technology is recommended. A network supporting 802.11b may be used, but it will effectively stream to only one device equipped with DTS Play-Fi. Your wireless audio device communicates over a 2.4 GHz wireless band, however, it can become slow in locations, such as apartments, where many routers are in operation. Consequently, your wireless audio device is capable of jumping onto a 5 GHz band on dual band wireless routers.

DTS PLAY-FI APP REQUIREMENTS

  • An Android device running Android 2.2 or later.
  • An iOS device running iOS 6.0 or later.
  • A Windows PC running Windows 7, 8 (32 and 64 bit), or later.

APPLE AIRPLAY REQUIREMENTS

  • An iOS device running iOS 4.3.3 or later.
  • Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, or later.
  • Mac or PC with iTunes 10.2.2, or later.

WI-FI INDICATOR LIGHT

The Wi-Fi Indicator light tells you what your wireless audio device is doing.

  • Rapid Blinking: booting up.
  • Blinking: connecting to a wireless router.
  • Slow Pulse: Access Point Setup Mode.
  • Two Blinks & Pause: WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Mode.
  • Solid: Connected to a wireless router.
  • Off: Connected to a router via Ethernet.

DOWNLOADING THE DTS PLAY-FI APP

  • Android Device Users: Download DTS’s free Play-Fi app from the Google Play or Amazon App Store.
  • iOS Device Users: Download the DTS’s free Play-Fi app from the Apple App Store.
  • PC Users: Download DTS’s free Play-Fi program from https://play-fi.com/apps/windows

CONNECTING TO A WIRELESS NETWORK: ACCESS POINT SETUP

Access Point Setup causes your MartinLogan wireless audio device to behave as if it were a wireless router. Using your mobile device or Wi-Fi capable PC, you connect directly to your wireless audio device using Wi-Fi, select your home wireless network, and enter the network password.

  • For optimal setup conditions place your wireless audio device next to your wireless router. The device can be moved to its final location after wi-fi setup.
  • Plug in your wireless audio device and press the Power button. The Wi-Fi Indicator light will start rapidly blinking for about 20 seconds while your wireless audio device is booting up. If your wireless audio device is not configured to connect to your network, it will continue to blink. If this is the first time your new wireless audio device is plugged in, the Wi-Fi Indicator light will start pulsing slowly. If the wireless audio device is already configured to connect to a wi-fi network, the button will turn solid (connected) or blink rapidly (not connected).
  • Once the Wi-Fi Indicator light starts pulsing slowly, your wireless audio device is in Access Point Mode and ready to connect to your wireless network. Note: If the Wi-Fi Indicator light does not pulse slowly, press and hold the Wi-Fi Setup button for 8 seconds. You will hear two tones—one at 3 seconds and another at 8 seconds. After 20 seconds, the Wi-Fi Indicator light will begin pulsing slowly to indicate Access Point mode is ready. At anytime you can press the button again to cancel the setup mode.
  • Android Device Users:

  • Launch the DTS Play-Fi app.
  • Touch the “Setup” button on the screen.

    The app will automatically find your device and provide prompts for setup.

  • Enter the password for your wireless network; the app will connect your device to your network. You will notice the Wi-Fi Indicator light will have changed from blinking to solid. This may take up to a minute. If, after a minute, the button continues to blink rapidly, setup failed and you should try again.
  • Your wireless audio device is now connected to your wireless network. Reconnect your mobile device to your wireless network. You may rename your device using the app.
  • iOS Device Users:

    Please note: When using an iOS device your wireless audio device can stream audio using either Apple AirPlay or DTS Play-Fi.

  • Make sure your iOS device’s Wi-Fi is turned on and connected to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Open your iOS device’s ‘Settings’ app and go to the ‘Wi-Fi’ menu. Your wireless audio device will show up under the heading ‘set up new airplay speaker...’
  • Select your wireless audio device from the list. It will have “Play-Fi ” in the name.
  • Once in the ‘AirPlay Setup’ menu you will be prompted to select your Wi-Fi network and name your speaker (you will not need to enter your network password).
  • Once your device is connected, you will notice that the Wi-Fi Indicator light on your wireless audio device will change from blinking to solid. This may take up to a minute. If, after a minute, the button continues to blink rapidly, setup failed and you should try again.
  • Your wireless audio device is now connected to your wireless network. Reconnect your iOS device to your wireless network.
  • PC Users:

    Launch the DTS Play-Fi app.

  • The app will automatically find your device and provide prompts for set up. If the app does not prompt you to set up a new device, within the app go to the settings screen and click ‘Setup Play-Fi Device’. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Click the “Set-up” button on the screen.
  • Select the speaker(s) you want to set up.
  • Enter the password for your wireless network; the app will connect your device to your network. You will notice the Wi-Fi Indicator light will have changed from blinking to solid. This may take up to a minute. If, after a minute, the button continues to blink rapidly, setup failed and you should try again.
  • Your wireless audio device is now connected to your wireless network. Reconnect your PC to your wireless network. You may rename your device using the app.
  • CONNECTING TO A WIRELESS NETWORK: WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP (WPS)

    Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a feature found on most wireless routers that allows your wireless audio device to securely and automatically connect without needing to enter a password. WPS is not a standard feature on all routers, and only one wireless audio device can be set up at a time.

    Check your router’s owner’s manual to see if WPS is an available feature, or look for a button on your router marked with the WPS logo. If your router does not have WPS, then use Access Point Wireless Setup.

  • For optimal setup conditions place your wireless audio device next to your wireless router. The device can be moved to its final location after wi-fi setup.
  • Plug in your wireless audio device and press the Power button. The Wi-Fi Indicator light will start rapidly blinking for about 20 seconds while your wireless audio device is booting up. If your wireless audio device is not configured to connect to your network, it will continue to blink. If this is the first time your new wireless audio device is plugged in, the Wi-Fi Indicator light will start pulsing slowly. If the wireless audio device is already configured to connect to a wi-fi network, the button will turn solid (connected) or blink rapidly (not connected).
  • To initiate Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), for 3 seconds, press and hold the Wireless Setup button on the back of your wireless audio device until you hear a tone. The Wi-Fi Indicator light will blink twice in continuous intervals to indicate WPS mode. Now push the WPS button () on your router. If you cannot find a WPS button on your router, refer to the router’s owner’s manual.
  • Once the Wi-Fi Indicator light turns solid (not blinking), this indicates your wireless audio device is connected to your wireless network. If, after a minute, the button continues to blink rapidly, setup failed and you should try again.
  • Connect your mobile device or PC to the same network as your wireless audio device. Launch the DTS Play-Fi app. Upon launching, it will automatically detect your wireless audio device and should prompt you to name your wireless audio device.
  • CONNECTING TO A WIRED NETWORK

  • Using an Ethernet cable, connect your wireless audio device to your router.
  • Plug in your wireless audio device and press the Power button. The Wi-Fi Indicator light will start rapidly blinking for about 20 seconds while your wireless audio device is booting up.
  • The Wi-Fi Indicator light turns off when the wireless audio device is connected via Ethernet.
  • Connect your mobile device or PC to the same network as your wireless audio device. Launch the DTS PlayiFi app. Upon launching, it will automatically detect your wireless audio device and should prompt you to name your wireless audio device.
  • APPLE AIRPLAY SETUP (WITHOUT DTS APP)

    If you do not want to install and use the DTS Play-Fi app you can still setup the wireless audio device to work with iTunes and AirPlay on your Mac or Windows PC using the following procedure.

  • To avoid a delayed wireless set up, place your wireless audio device in close proximity to your router during wireless setup.
  • Plug in your wireless audio device and press the Power button. The Wi-Fi Indicator light will start rapidly blinking for about 20 seconds while your wireless audio device is booting up. If your wireless audio device is not configured to connect to your network, it will continue to blink. If this is the first time your new wireless audio device is plugged in, the Wi-Fi Indicator light will start pulsing slowly. If the wireless audio device is already configured to connect to a wi-fi network, the button will turn solid (connected) or blink rapidly (not connected).
  • Once the Wi-Fi Indicator light starts pulsing slowly, your wireless audio device is in Access Point Mode and ready to connect to your wireless network. Note: If the Wi-Fi Indicator light does not pulse slowly, press and hold the Wi-Fi Setup button for 8 seconds. You will hear two tones—one at 3 seconds and another at 8 seconds. After 20 seconds, the Wi-Fi Setup and Status button will begin pulsing slowly to indicate Access Point mode is ready. At anytime you can press the button again to cancel the setup mode.
  • Ensure that Wi-fi is enabled on your computer. Go to your computer’s Wi-Fi set up. Select the Wi-Fi network with “Play-Fi ” in the name.
  • Once your wireless audio device is selected as the Wi-Fi network, open your web browser and type http://192.168.0.1/index.html in the address bar. You will see a web page from your wireless audio device.
  • Click on ‘Set Up’. A list of wireless networks will be displayed. Click on the wireless network you wish to connect to.
  • Enter the password for your wireless network then click ‘Next’.
  • Enter a name for your wireless audio device and then click ‘Next’ to connect your wireless audio device to your network.
  • Your wireless audio device will attempt to connect to your network. Once the Wi-Fi Indicator light turns solid (not blinking), this indicates your wireless audio device is connected to your wireless network. If the Wireless button rapidly blinks, setup failed and should be tried again.
  • Connect your Mac or PC to the same network as your wireless audio device. Open your music application, press the AirPlay icon, and choose your speaker from the list.
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