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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 2 years 10 months ago #45030

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Hi,

I am planning to purchase a SHD Studio and I am wondering if the USB WiFi dongle that ships with the SHD is also included in the SHD STUDIO packge.

Best regards

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 2 years 10 months ago #45150

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I bought a SHD studio recently and got a WIFI dongle. But I have not used it. But it was in my box.

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 2 years 9 months ago #45474

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Sorry for confusion on our product page. Indeed both SHD and SHD studio are shipping with the Wifi 2.4GHz adaptor. Page updated!
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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 2 years 9 months ago #45482

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Thanks for the Information. Already enjoying my SHD Studio with WiFi.

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 1 week ago #57433

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Can someone remember when (month/year) they bought their SHD and the USB wi-fi dongle was included in the box?

I bought mine 03/2019 and the dongle was not included.

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Can someone remember when (month/year) they bought their SHD and the USB wi-fi dongle was included in the box?

I bought mine 03/2019 and the dongle was not included.

If you want one I'm fairly sure you could just buy a cheap one for yourself from somewhere like Amazon. Just be aware that at least the miniDSP supplied one doesn't work brilliantly, with many finding that a LAN connection is the way to go i you want to use at least the Volumio streaming interface.

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 6 days ago #57444

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If you want one I'm fairly sure you could just buy a cheap one for yourself from somewhere like Amazon. Just be aware that at least the miniDSP supplied one doesn't work brilliantly, with many finding that a LAN connection is the way to go i you want to use at least the Volumio streaming interface.

Hey, thanks. I already found one on a local retailer (after I read a number of similar threads/posts), I just wanted to know if the USB wi-fi dongle should have been included in the box, at the time of purchase or not.

Also, I have already connected the SHD to my home network via a LAN connection. It's just that I cannot find the SHD and/or Volumio via a portable device (e.g. by using BubbleUPnP), so I have to always have a laptop hook to it, in order to play music with Volumio.

In any case, I'll proceed with the purchase of the one from TP-Link I found and I'll take the issue from there.

 

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 6 days ago #57447

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Also, I have already connected the SHD to my home network via a LAN connection. It's just that I cannot find the SHD and/or Volumio via a portable device (e.g. by using BubbleUPnP),

Can you access other devices in your network from mobile devices? If yo know the IP address the SHD should be found by typing this into a webbrowser.

Can you access the SHD from the Laptop if it is connected via LAN, too?
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If you want one I'm fairly sure you could just buy a cheap one for yourself from somewhere like Amazon. Just be aware that at least the miniDSP supplied one doesn't work brilliantly, with many finding that a LAN connection is the way to go i you want to use at least the Volumio streaming interface.

Hey, thanks. I already found one on a local retailer (after I read a number of similar threads/posts), I just wanted to know if the USB wi-fi dongle should have been included in the box, at the time of purchase or not.

Also, I have already connected the SHD to my home network via a LAN connection. It's just that I cannot find the SHD and/or Volumio via a portable device (e.g. by using BubbleUPnP), so I have to always have a laptop hook to it, in order to play music with Volumio.

In any case, I'll proceed with the purchase of the one from TP-Link I found and I'll take the issue from there.


 

I purchased my SHD in October 2019 and did not receive a USB WiFi dongle.

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Also, I have already connected the SHD to my home network via a LAN connection. It's just that I cannot find the SHD and/or Volumio via a portable device (e.g. by using BubbleUPnP), so I have to always have a laptop hook to it, in order to play music with Volumio.
 

There shouldn't be any reason for you buy a WiFi dongle if you have a LAN connection. I use a LAN connection on mine and can control it using both the Volumio app on my phone and laptop, and Bubbleupnp on my phone. The issue you're having must relate to how your network is configured but I'm sure there must be a solution.

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 6 days ago #57451

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I've found the free app "fing" to be invaluable in troubleshooting LAN issues. Specifically, having the ability to "forget" a device on the the LAN, and then disconnecting and reconnecting the SHD from the router / switch on the network. This has always cleared up issues for me. Power outages always mess things up for the SHD for me. Fortunately, that only occurs once or twice per year.
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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 13 hours ago #57524

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First of all, thank you all for your answers - sorry for not getting back earlier.

To your questions:
1) I have assigned a static IP address to my miniDSP. The SHD is connected via a LAN cable connection to the switch
2) I can wirelessly access Volumio from my (a) laptop and (b) my phone/tablet.
Furthermore: 
(a) With my laptop in Wi-Fi mode, if I type in the static IP address, access is granted
(b) By using the Volumio app, I can access Volumio from my phone/tablet (after I have first typed in the settings the static IP address).

Notes (or problems, depending on how you see it...)
1) If I install BubbleUPnP on my phone/tablet, Volumio cannot be found. I think that the reason is this: I have plugged in my switch an access point which has its own DHCP server activated. Thus, my mobile devices are being assigned IP address from the range 192.168.XX.1, contrary to my cable connected devices which are assigned static IP address from the range 192.168.X.1 
2) With my laptop in Wi-Fi mode, the Linn Kazoo cannot find the Volumio - if I connect the laptop via a cable, Linn Kazoo works fine.
3) I have a rather large music library, which is located on my NAS. I have tried everything ( 1 , 2 & 3 ) and I cannot mount the shared music folder from my NAS to my Volumio.

So, I thought that since the Linn Kazoo works on my laptop when it's cable connected, If I connect SHD to my wireless network through the Wi-Fi USB dongle and install Linn Kazoo (or BubbleUPnP) on my tablet/phone, both devices will be assigned IP address from my access point, so they'll be able to "see" each other.

The reason for me getting into all this trouble is because Volumio cannot read my entire music library (for example, when I get into a folder into "Artists" view, it reads up to a certain letter and that's it), whereas Linn Kazoo can (=it reads the whole folder).
 

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 11 months 11 hours ago #57525

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I recommend to use minimserver2 as UPnP server on your NAS and do not use volumio to index all the music data. (Though I do not know if there would be any advantages of volumio as upnp server. But minimserver works and is highly customizable.)

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WiFi Dongle included in SHD Studio? 10 months 4 weeks ago #57540

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I recommend to use minimserver2 as UPnP server on your NAS and do not use volumio to index all the music data. (Though I do not know if there would be any advantages of volumio as upnp server. But minimserver works and is highly customizable.)

I'm guessing that you're talking about the paid version of minimserver2. I have installed the free one (starter edition) on my NAS and there are no options at all.

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Minimserver no longer offers the customizable free version. The good news is that for many the free version is quite adequate. If you have a old customizable free version, don't upgrade -You will not be able to go back.

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