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Beolab 50 is so unstable with me...

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Peter Dorr
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Peter Dorr posted on Wed, Mar 13 2019 8:46 AM

If they work they sound absolutely fab.

but.....

quite often I have one of these two problems (or even both)

1) No wifi connection, so no way of controlling it via the app. where as my home wifi network is stable.

2) No sound/activity at all. They are connected through a high end RCA cable to my Marantz SR8012 receiver.

and it drives me crazy up to the level as being ready to sell them off. Despitethe great sound.

any thoughts, help?

thanks

Peter

 

 

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Mikipidia
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Hi peter,

Is there any way you can connect the via wire to the internet? I have had the same issue and the wifi is just bad on these speakers, but for me when i have them wired it’s gone(but then i have an ugly cable theough the livingroom).

On the orher hand, i notice it a lot less as mine are connected to a bv so i don’t have to use the app much.

Your second point iam less sure about, but how do you have your connections setup(in the app/software)? Is the signal set to auto detect? And if so maybe try and set it to rca only.

Also maybe a silly question, but just to rule it out, are you sure it’s not in your reciever? As in, is it sending the signal through?

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Hi Peter

cabel is way to go, I had these problems in the beginning, but after 3 days, I went with cables. My BL50s has run flawlessly since- 3 mouths now.

I am running BeoVision Eclipse 65 wisa to bl50 and bl18, no problem what so ever.

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Esax replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 1:01 PM
I run mine on cabel for 6 months and now on wifi for over 4 months. I hade a dropout once probebly due to my wifi drops out daily. Cabels inbetween and to the 7-55.

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Try a LAN over Powerline. Devolo/D-Link etc..

Much better/solid connection than wifi and with the right model you can power-through the Adapter to your BL50 master. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-8385-MAGIC-STARTER-2400MBPS/dp/B07H5YPC7D/

Cheaper models available.

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Jeff replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 3:16 PM

I find it just hard to believe that B&O still can't seem to figure out how to do WiFi in this day and age, and on a product as expensive as the BL50! The WIFi on my $500 Auralic Mini works flawlessly, ditto on my $500 Samsung TV.

I think B&O would be better served by never having put WiFi in high end speakers, rather than putting in WiFi that doesn't work. All that does is frustrate owners and lead to public relations problems for B&O. The idea of it is great but only if the execution is also great.

 

 

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 6:54 PM
It's rather pathetic isn't it

My BS2 is fine on home wifi, yet my (when I had it) BV14 was shocking.

It was in a room where every other device had zero issues.

The idea that a 30k speaker has similar issues is comical
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Thanks all

I will indeed go through the nasty process of adding a network cable through my setup. It needs a few hours of cabling work unfortunstely due to a nasty setup of my living. I am comfortable that the wifi issue will be solved.

As for the  Marantz/no sound issue. I will change RCA outputs to see if that helps.
Otherwise I am still puzzled.

 

Thanks guys for your support
Much appreciated 

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jarnim replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 9:42 PM

Pathetic indeed. Guess it is time for me personally to completely give up on B&O. 

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Hiort replied on Thu, Mar 14 2019 4:41 AM
Peter Dorr:

I will indeed go through the nasty process of adding a network cable through my setup.

As suggested, try powerline adapters if possible. Never failed me, networking my BV11 and Moment to my router.

 

 

 

 

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Esax replied on Thu, Mar 14 2019 4:40 PM
Why not apple airport express

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Esax:

Why not apple airport express

Or these small TP-link. I use them a lot with devices that fail on WiFi. They can be used as bridges. Meaning take WiFi and send it on over Ethernet to the speakers.

Cheap and EXTREMELY small. Just about 5x5 cm. Can be powered over usb. So probably doesn’t even need power from the wall, only from

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Hiort replied on Fri, Mar 15 2019 7:41 AM

Michael:
Esax:

 

Why not apple airport express

 

 

Or these small TP-link. I use them a lot with devices that fail on WiFi. They can be used as bridges. Meaning take WiFi and send it on over Ethernet to the speakers.

 

 

Cheap and EXTREMELY small. Just about 5x5 cm. Can be powered over usb. So probably doesn’t even need power from the wall, only from

 

Beolab 50.

I may be incorrect but I think those devices take a lot of bandwith from the WIFI in the backhaul.

With Powerline adapters no WIFI is involved.

 

 

 

 

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I'm also having the same issues and it annoys the hell out ot me. I have an eclipse and have then connected via WISA. All the other products in the range work ok on WIFI like my core and eclipse.

 

Whats the link for the TPLINK modules.

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I forgot the link to the tp link, https://www.tp-link.com/uk/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR802N.html

Also I can’t say it affects performance negative on WiFi having them connected. I constantly have a plethora of WiFi devices connected at home and most don’t send or transmit much data, even my vacuum cleaner has WiFi. It’s just if they all would do it at once that bandwidth gets constricted.

Power over electricity works so so, I never recommend it because you don’t know usually how the wiring is done or how much disturbance there is on the cables. It usually works but slow. Or speedy depending on the location. It’s more clumsy plugs and cables as well. And you need one in both ends. You don’t need that with WiFi.
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