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Bose Soundtouch not working

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by feffjet, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. feffjet

    feffjet New Member Member

    Hello

    My problem is that Bose soundtouch does not work on different radios and ssids. Even though they are on the same subnet. I´ve alot of settings and setups but nothing seems to be working. Until yesterday I tried ASUS Original firmware then it worked. But I do NOT want to use that horrible webGUI :p
    The Device is streaming fine but when you want to control radio station/stream spotify it can´t be contacted via Bose soundtouch app if its not on exatly the same SSID.

    The Bose player is an "Soundtouch 10" Wifi only.

    My setup is:

    Main router Asus RT-N66U with 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
    Latest Shibby firmware. tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-138-VPN-64K
    Tried older also.

    Same SSID on both radios.
    20MHz
    WPA2 AES
    Mixed mode
    Bridge br0

    And an Linksys WRT54GL in the garage with DHCP & firewall off. CAT6 to ASUS router lan port.
    Acting like an AP with exactly same SSID, encryption, pass as main router but channel 6 20MHz.

    I can only control Bose when I´m on the same radio interface and SSID as the bose.
    Bose support did recommend me to use this generic settings:

    · UPnP - Activated
    · Multicast - Activated
    · IGMP - Activated
    · Wireless Isolation - Disabled
    · IGMP Proxy - Disabled
    · Wi-Fi Radio or Radio Mode - Mixed or B/G/N
    · Stealth mode - Disabled
    · MAC Filtering/Access Control - Disabled
    · WPS - Disabled

    Any ideas? Actually I have similar issues at an customer that we sold Pakedge Accesspoints to. Theyre expensive and great performing products. But some sort of service does not forwards between SSID/Radios on Soundtouch devices.

    Sorry for bad english :(
     
  2. Mr9v9

    Mr9v9 Serious Server Member

    Shot in the dark, but could it be because the Bose soundtouch uses the default class C subnet of 192.168.1.1 as does your Router?

    Can you change your Bose to use a static IP address that is not being used for your LAN to test? If you are using Bluetooth try setting Bluetooth co-existence in your Advanced Wireless settings for interference mitigation.

    References: Online manual from Bose
     
  3. cloneman

    cloneman Networkin' Nut Member

    I've no idea what settings are best to ensure ZeroConf / Bonjour functionality, but there's two settings you can play with:

    1. Advanced / Wireless
    Wireless Multicast Forwarding

    2. Advanced / Routing
    Efficient Multicast Forwarding
     

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