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How do I connect my Crescendo to my wireless network?

Crescendo X network connection is addressed in a separate document. The following information only addresses the original Crescendo (which does not include Play-fi technology).

PROBLEMS CONNECTING TO YOUR LOCAL AREA NETWORK?

If you are experiencing problems connecting your speaker to your LAN, try the following:

  •  Power your speaker off and back on using the power button located on back of the speaker.
  •  Perform a factory reset by inserting a pin or other small object into the small hole above the “Reset” label on back of the speaker. Using the pin, press the recessed button for approximately five seconds. The “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” LED will briefly turn green and then rapidly blink green for approximately fifteen seconds. Then, the speaker will restart itself and the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” LED will begin blinking slowly green.

DOWNLOADING CONNECTION SETTINGS FROM AN APPLE iOS DEVICE

  • If not already connected, wirelessly connect your Apple device (iPad/iPod/iPhone) to your desired Wi-Fi network (2.4GHz network only).
  • Turn your speaker on and wait approximately thirty seconds.
  • Using a USB cable, attach your Apple iOS device to the speaker.
  • For two seconds press and hold the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” button (located on back of the speaker. The LED above the button will begin blinking red/green. If the connected Apple device is capable of sharing Wi-Fi settings, a dialog box will appear on the Apple device. Press “Allow.” Your speaker will automatically be programmed to connect to your wireless network.
  • Upon successfully completing Wi-Fi setup, the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” LED will turn green.
  • Remove the Apple device from the USB cord.
  • You are ready to stream music to your speaker.
  • USING WI-FI TO SET UP YOUR SPEAKER

  • Turn your speaker on and wait approximately thirty seconds.
  • For six seconds, press and hold the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” button (located on back of the speaker. The LED above the button will turn solid red or blink red.
  • On your iOS device, access “Settings > Wi-Fi.” If using a non-iOS device, access the device’s Wi-Fi control panel. You can also use a laptop with Wi-Fi capability to complete this setup.
  • Select the speaker from the list of available Wi-Fi networks. You may need to refresh the network list several times before the speaker will appear.
  • Open a web browser and enter the address “192.168.1.1” in the field where you would normally enter a web-site addresses.
  • If you would like to assign a unique AirPlay name to the speaker, enter a name in the “AirPlay Device Name” field and hit “Apply.” Before proceeding, you may need to reload the speaker’s setup screen as described in step 5.
  • Under “Wireless LAN Settings,” select your desired Wi-Fi network from the drop down list (2.4GHz network only). If your wireless network requires a pass phrase, enter it into the “WPA Pass phrase” field. If you require custom settings, such as a different encryption method, please select “Configure Manually” from the drop down list and fill out the appropriate fields.
  • Click “Apply.”
  • Upon successfully completing Wi-Fi setup, the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” LED will turn green.
  • Reconnect the device you used to set up your speaker to its normal Wi-Fi network connection settings.
  •  You are ready to stream music to your speaker.
  • SETTING UP A PERMANENT ETHERNET CONNECTION

  • Turn your speaker on and wait approximately thirty seconds.
  • Use an Ethernet cable to connect your speaker to your router.
  • Your speaker should now appear as an available device on your network.
  • You are ready to stream music to your speaker.
  • SETTING UP A DIRECT WI-FI CONNECTION

    In some situations, you may not have access to a Wi-Fi network. It is still possible to wirelessly connect to the speaker and play music.

  • Turn your speaker on and wait approximately thirty seconds.
  • For six seconds press and hold the “Wi-Fi Setup and Status” button (located on back of the speaker. The LED above the button will turn solid red.
  • On your Apple iOS device, access “Settings > Wi-Fi.” If using a non-Apple device, access the device’s Wi-Fi network control panel. You can also use a laptop with Wi-Fi capability to complete this setup.
  • Select the speaker from the list of available Wi-Fi networks. You may need to refresh the network list several times before the speaker will appear.
  • You are ready to stream music to your speaker.
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