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    Simple fix when Wifi function dies, done by someone with limited tech knowledge

    Over time, reluctant wifi reconnecting behavior (when moved, when router rebooted, etc) became no wifi reconnecting at all. Wifi function declared dead, I couldn't get it to connect.

    "External wifi antennae" used to be made by many co's and were easy to find. Not so much now. Needed one with that was small and hide-able behind the Boom itself. Many products tout themselves as being "bridges" but the ones I found were wifi extenders and I didn't want that happening. I have an Orbi system that works great and I didn't want to crowd the airwaves with unneeded added traffic. Yes, I know most old routers can be configured to be wifi antennae (bridges) but they're not small and I discard them when I buy a new one.

    I found the Iogear ethernet to wifi product. It's about 3 inches by 1 inch and is a simple external wifi antenna. Setup was easy. It has two connections, a USB cable to a small wall wart for power and an ethernet cable to the Boom. Reconfigured the Boom's network connection to wired and that was it. It works great and my Boom is back to normal functioning.

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    Simple fix when Wifi function dies,done by someone with limited tech knowledge

    Was it this unit:

    IOGEAR Universal Ethernet to Wi-Fi N Adapter for Home or Office, GWU627




    Thanks,

    David

    On 02/11/2018 12:32 PM, Goodsounds wrote:
    >
    > Over time, reluctant wifi reconnecting behavior (when moved, when router
    > rebooted, etc) became no wifi reconnecting at all. Wifi function
    > declared dead, I couldn't get it to connect.
    >
    > "External wifi antennae" used to be made by many co's and were easy to
    > find. Not so much now. Needed one with that was small and hide-able
    > behind the Boom itself. Many products tout themselves as being "bridges"
    > but the ones I found were wifi extenders and I didn't want that
    > happening. I have an Orbi system that works great and I didn't want to
    > crowd the airwaves with unneeded added traffic. Yes, I know most old
    > routers can be configured to be wifi antennae (bridges) but they're not
    > small and I discard them when I buy a new one.
    >
    > I found the Iogear ethernet to wifi product. It's about 3 inches by 1
    > inch and is a simple external wifi antenna. Setup was easy. It has two
    > connections, a USB cable to a small wall wart for power and an ethernet
    > cable to the Boom. Reconfigured the Boom's network connection to wired
    > and that was it. It works great and my Boom is back to normal
    > functioning.
    >
    >
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    Very curious. Unless I'm reading it wrong, there are two Iogear items with the same number but different shapes. The one I got is 3" x 1", as shown in the first link below. The other is rectangular. I wonder if there are any significant differences that matter when intended for this purpose? Maybe one is an older model and the other a newer but which is which? The one I got works great so maybe either is suitable?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...yABEgLH2_D_BwE


    Below is the rectangular one

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...SABEgJ3TvD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodsounds View Post
    Very curious. Unless I'm reading it wrong, there are two Iogear items with the same number but different shapes. The one I got is 3" x 1", as shown in the first link below. The other is rectangular. I wonder if there are any significant differences that matter when intended for this purpose? Maybe one is an older model and the other a newer but which is which? The one I got works great so maybe either is suitable?

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...yABEgLH2_D_BwE


    Below is the rectangular one

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...SABEgJ3TvD_BwE
    According to the specs, one has twice the max. transfer rate than the other.

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    Simple fix when Wifi function dies,done by someone with limited tech knowledge

    This is the one with the faster transfer rate:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...yABEgLH2_D_BwE

    You bought the best one Goodsounds!

    Great going!

    Regards,

    djringjr


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    If my math is right -

    A flac file at 1000kbps passes data at a rate of 1Mbps. (maybe off a small amt if an exponential value of 2 is involved)

    Looking at their rates (which I hadn't done before) the lesser model can handle 150 Mbps.

    I think either one will do the job. Agree?

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    Simple fix when Wifi function dies,done by someone with limited tech knowledge

    Yes, you're right but what gets me is that you picked the better one.

    How I wish that would happen to us all.

    Maybe someone someday will buy the rights and responsibilities of Logitech
    Boom - it was an awesome line, especially the Boom with it's bi-amplified
    speaker system and robust sound.

    I knew the "end was neigh" when the Boom Radio came out with new firmware.
    I knew that was the wrong direction to go in.

    And predictably, now it is also history.

    I have one - with the battery pack - so I can go up to the attic and clean
    house with nice sounds!

    Life is good with LMS - all my old records are digitized now. I can play
    thousands of songs!

    Best to all,

    DR

    On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Goodsounds <
    Goodsounds.8cjo0n (AT) no-mx (DOT) f...limdevices.com> wrote:

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    > If my math is right -
    >
    > A flac file at 1000kbps passes data at a rate of 1Mbps. (maybe off a
    > small amt if an exponential value of 2 is involved)
    >
    > The slower model can handle 150 Mbps.
    >
    > I think either one will do the job.
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