Depends on your setup. If you using an ethernet cable then no wifi password necessary. Also if you are using bluetooth or airplay you are streaming from the ipad to the node.
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There are a few ways you can set up the node so I will try and clarify my previous post.
First in order to stream from a NAS or online music services such as Tidal, Deezer etc, you must connect to the internet. You can do this by hard wired Ethernet from your router or wirelessly in which case you will need to enter your wifi info and password.
If you wish to use Spotify, the app is not built in to the Node like Tidal but you can utilize Spotify Connect. This requires wifi, but it will hand the stream off to the Node. However you still have to open the Spotify app separately fromthe BluOS app to control it.
All other music services not supported by Bluesound and or music stored on a device you would use Airplay or Bluetooth.
For Airplay and Bluetooth the stream is casting from your device to the Node, no wifi connection is necessary. This is a nice feature that I did not think I would need until rolling blizzards knocked out our internet. I have an Ipad with it’s own unlimited data plan so I was able to stream from my music services as well as music I have stored on it. Very handy.
Hope this answers some questions.
@tbevan - since you are not using ethernet...
To see your various settings try the following...
The Bluetooth option on the Bluesound when in automatic mode will simply allows it to show up and be selectect from your Bluetooth device - like your iPad.
If you are still uncertain contact Bluesound support - they are very good
Hope that helps
Two weeks into the Node 2. My sound sytem now has access to online radio stations, and can network to my PC storage drives. Streaming did open my closed mind, I’ve found quite a few online stations I like.
With that said I do have some input I’d like to see eventually addressed. Construction of the device, add an on/off button, and move the USB port to another location rather than immediately under the ethernet port. The user interface on the app could use some help(added features) as well as the software itself. The other thing really bothered me was it has to index the files you tell it to see, why? It sees the files, why does it need indexed? All of the info is already available. Auto features to me also need addressed, owner should have the ability to disable those. I haven’t bothered to look at the traffic to and from the device to make sure bluesound had security in mind, but that is on my agenda. Just my thoughts.
All in all, for the price, nice.
I got the best service using the Help tab in the App. Inside there is a 'Send Report Request'.
I usually got a response within a day.
They seem to have only 2-3 agents for troubleshooting, so they are probably stretched quite thin.
I have had some issues and they have been pretty patient in trying to diagnose them. For me, the problems seem to be associated with my Watchguard Firewall, though I could believe router configs could also affect the Bluesound App. connectivity.
I do think in my case its probably something I am doing wrong. Sincere apologies OP for high jacking your forum post a bit. I tried calling them today and they are not in the office until tomorrow. I will try again tomorrow. I think they sound great as I only listen to Internet radio with them, of which there are 2 x Node 100's and 1 x N150 powernode in the bedroom. I do not know why the N100 connected to my Imac shows the N100 on the BluOS controller for about half an hour, then it just disappears from the screen. If I unplug it it will be on the APP again for about the same 30 minutes then off she disappears from the App. More than frustrating. I am tempted to box them up, except the Powernode and just take out the Auralic Aries Mini from its box and use that instead.
@gdnrbob-I had two call backs from Bluesound, the first they left a message on my voicemail, the second call i answered and the guy did remote assistance on my Imac and fixed my issue, so far. If the problem rears its ugly head again then he told me to call him and he will give me a list of ethernet boxes they recommend. So far, its been a day and I am happy to say it is working great. I will now say their support service is good.