I just bought a new Pioneer
XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker system but have so-far been unable to connect it to my home WiFi Network. The speakers come with an Ethernet port so I am able to connect it via that and configure it, but nothing I do will connect it to the wireless.
My home network is served up from an Apple Airport Extreme (bought at the end of 2011) secured via
WPA2 Personal (all my other devices connect to this just fine including the Wii, iPhones, friends' windows boxes etc) as per the following screen snap (
When I configure the speakers I am given the following security options:
However when I choose
WPA2-PSK(AES) (which I am told is the equivalent to Apple's
WPA2 Personal and reboot, the speakers still don't connect and when I reconnect via Ethernet the config shows me that it's selected
WPA-PSK(AES) instead. See:
I've tried dumbing my network security down to
WPA/WPA2 Personal but that made no difference, and I've also tried selecting the
WPA2-PSK(TKIP) option in the speakers' config but when it reboots it shows as
WPA-PSK(TKIP) instead, analogous to the
I have also tried updating the speakers' firmware to the latest version just to be sure but it made no difference.
I've triple checked the obvious things like the
SSID name and the password.
I lodged a technical support request with Pioneer but got no answer, and so today I phoned them and they told me that “We are not networking specialists. We can't help you.” which is utterly useless. I am hoping someone here has succeeded in connecting these speakers to their WiFi. Googling the problem gives me no sensible results.