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Worth the Money
on January 19, 2013
I recommend this adapter to Onkyo owners that would like to add wireless to their compatible receivers. The physical footprint is very small and the setup is typically easy. If you have an open WAP, it should literally take a minute or two to setup. My router has line of site, less than 20 feet away, and the signal strength is 91%. It should be more in my opinion. Wired connections always work best for streaming, but you wouldn't have this adapter if that was a practical solution :) Moving on....
Internet Radio and pulling in music from my DLNA server both sound great! The Onkyo Android app requires network connectivity (wired or wireless) and is simple but effective for managing music.
Initial setup can be a little tricky, so I wrote these steps to simplify the process:
Let's start with notes from Onkyo, “To achieve a wireless network connection, it is necessary to perform the wireless LAN setup. The setup can be done either automatically or manually. Note • Do not connect any other wireless adapter than the UWF- 1 to the USB port of your network-capable AV receiver, as other wireless USB adapters are not supported. • Depending on your connection and the AV receiver’s functionality, menus won’t be displayed on screen. In this case, use the AV receiver’s display to make the settings. • The wording of displayed items varies according to the AV receiver’s functionality.”
My setup instructions based on a TX-NR509:
1. Turn off the Onkyo receiver
2. Insert the USB UWF-1 WiFi adapter
3. Wait 60 seconds
4. Turn on the Onkyo receiver
5. Select the USB button on the Onkyo receiver or remote control
6. Wait for the, "Initializing," message to appear with a status bar (if the initializing message does not appear, you may see a different message referencing USB storage. If this happens, remove the USB WiFi adapter - turn off the receiver - wait 10 minutes – return to step 1)
7. Wait for the, “Initializing,” message and status bar to disappear (this may take up to 10 minutes)
8. The, “Wireless Setup,” menu should appear
9. Select, “Auto Setup,” and press enter
10. Select, “WPS,” and press enter
11. Press the, “WPS,” button on your router
12. Wait for the update to complete. If it fails, press or select the, “Return” button or screen option
13. Select, “Manual Setup,” and press enter
14. Select your router’s access point and press enter
15. Enter all of your router’s authentication information and press, “Enter,” when finished
That should do it! All settings can be confirmed by selecting the, “Status” option via the USB menu.
Please note that it was never necessary to go to the, “Net,” option in the Onkyo’s main setup menu, which should only be utilized for advanced users setting up static preferences directly from the receiver.
For those of you still having problems, power off the receiver and try the steps again. This is an old adapter with only a limited amount of router channels - (United States) 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz - 2473 MHz, 1 - 11 ch) – for connectivity.
If all else fails, Onkyo has excellent customer service (they have already replaced the circuit board on my receiver twice, free of charge) and you should give them a call.