How do I connect my Bluesound Player to the network?

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The below steps will help you connect your Bluesound Player to your home network. Note: The PULSE SUB does not have a built in network adapter and pairs with the PULSE SOUNDBAR. For instructions on the PULSE SUB please see BLS-KB16-Z01.

Wired: A wired connection to the network is simple and requires no setup. If you wish to use the wired connection, or are using a VAULT, simply connect the Player directly to your router or home network using the included Ethernet cable. The VAULT is not equipped with a wireless card and can only be connected in a wired state.

Wireless: A wireless connection allows you to place your Bluesound Player virtually anywhere in your home but does require some setup. The process is very easy but slightly differs between iOS (Apple) and Android. Please follow the below instructions for the smartphone or tablet that applies to you. Windows and Mac users please see the instructions under Wireless Manual Setup below.

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  1. The App may immediately prompt you saying New Players Detected, select Setup Now.
  2. If you are not prompted, open the Player Drawer by pressing the House icon in the top right corner of the App
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Add a Player to launch the Easy Setup Wizard.
  4. Select your Player's Hotspot* from the Players detected Window.
  5. Skip to Step 6
  1. Open the Player Drawer by pressing the House icon in the top right corner of the App
  2. Scroll to the bottom and select Add a Player to launch the Easy Setup Wizard.
  3. As illustrated press the Home button on iPhone or iPad and open the iOS Settings App to select WiFi
  4. Select your Player's Hotspot* from the available WiFi networks
  5. Return to the BluOS App
  1. Select your Home WiFi Network from the Connect to WiFi drop down menu.  If your Home WiFi Network does not appear or is hidden, select Manual SSID Entry.  Enter the Wireless SSID and select the Protection type your network uses.
  2. Enter your home network’s WiFi Password in the field provided and press Continue.
  3. Enter the Name of the Room for this Player when locating it in the Player Drawer.
  4. Wait for the screen to say All Done and the Player’s LED to turn Blue and select Finish.

Wireless Manual Setup: If the above method does not work, or if you are on a Windows PC or Apple Mac the below method will also work. 

  1. On your tablet or smart phone or computer, look for the WiFi network matching your Player's Hotspot*, and join it. 
  2. Open a web browser and visit http://setup.bluesound.com. The Configure Player menu should then appear.
  3. Select Configure WiFi.
  4. Select your Home WiFi Network from the Configure Wireless drop down menu. If your Home WiFi Network does not appear or is hidden, select Manual SSID Entry. Enter the Wireless SSID and select the Protection type your network uses.
  5. Enter your home network’s Wireless Password in the field provided (if it is a protected network).
  6. Select a Room Name from the drop down list, or create a customized room name in the field provided.
  7. Press Update and wait for the unit’s light to turn solid blue, indicating that the player has successfully joined your home WiFi network.
  8. Reselect your home WiFi network from your tablet or smartphone’s main network settings. It may correct to it automatically.
  9. Open the BluOS App.

 Notes

  • Player's Hotspot: The Player's unique network ID and default name. The network ID is listed as the product name (i.e. NODE 2) immediately followed by the last four digits in the MAC (Machine Access Control) address (example: NODE 2-001A). The full 12-digit MAC address is printed on a sticker on the bottom or back panel of your player. 
  • If http://setup.bluesound.com/ does not work, you can also enter http://10.1.2.3/
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