searched the forum, but didn't see an answer...
had my 818 for two weeks and getting pretty pissed about WiFi connections. During week 1 the android app worked pretty good and the receiver would wake from network standby. This week, no joy. It seems like every time I put the 818 to sleep I end up unplugging it to force network to re-initialize. Won't wake from the android app. waking from the remote it claims to eventually connect via WiFi, but Pandora disagrees.
does anyone have similar experience and if so is there a fix? While I like the 818, this has me thinking it should go back. I cant see owning a device that pisses me off for 10 minutes each day before it does what its supposed to..
Sounds like you do not have Network Standby enabled. It's under the network settings. If it is off, you will find that the receiver works just fine with remote apps while it is on. Turn it off and the network connection goes dead until about 30 seconds after you turn it on again by the button or IR remote.
Note: Onkyo defaults this setting to Off, so if you never enabled it or if you did a reset on your receiver, it's off.
On the odd chance it is not the Network Standby, if you are using the Onkyo WiFi dongle, you may want to consider a wired connection. If that is impossible, try the TP-Link 722N. The TP Link is a much more sensitive WiFi receiver and is compatible with the 818 - at half the price of the Onkyo USB WiFi dongle.