Originally Posted by ZICK
The unit was hard wired during all the set-up (borrowed a LAN cable), don't trust wifi for any firmware or software updates on any equipment.
Yes, it is up & running, but needed that ethernet wiring for other equipment since the AVM does not directly stream apps, wifi will play-fi.
I just went to my router interface & it shows an address for ethernet LAN and one for wifi now xxxx.175 & xxxx.179.
When I posted my question, it did not. So something set while working with it but never acknowledge the wifi connection. I'm guessing that it is now connected. Have no idea what I did to make it connect.
Wireless "status" LED is illuminated (rear, top, right corner), can't tell if it's green or yellow.
Well, that issue seems solved.
Thank you both for your replies.
I believe I'll really like this pre/pro, even though it does not have everything wanted/needed; it's workable. (only 1 trigger, really?)
Did I mention it sounds really good.
The AVM 60 often seems to require a bit of nudge to acquire network address. If power has been removed from the AVM (unplugged from the wall), I seem to have to go into setup, network settings, and sit there until it acquires an IP. After that, the network settings seem stable when powering off/on with the remote or front power button.
My AVM worked well for the first 6 or so months I had it, then started losing wired network settings, and was requiring all sorts of cajoling to reacquire the IP. Anthem provided me a beta version of their firmware almost a year ago that to this day would appear to be more current than what is on their website. This updated version more or less solved all network issues, though, I still have to go into setup/network settings for it to acquire an IP after it has lost power.
With how flakey the AVM network settings are, I personally would only hardwire the AVM, even if that means adding a network hub by your equipment stack. It will provide more stability should you wish to stream Play-Fi, especially for anything above 44k. Unfortunately, for anything above 44k, it would seem that you need to use a wireless Android client, which then becomes the weak link, and can quickly exceed your wireless bandwidth. But if the AVM is hardwired, at least you only have one weak link. Play-Fi has several FAQ's encouraging one to use wired connections if using above 44k, and shows that for 196k, wired is the only way to go. Unfortunately, whoever wrote their FAQ's wasn't in synch with what their developers built, as with multiple tests I have found the Android Play-Fi app will only run with Wi-Fi on the client end. Bone heads.