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Setting up Echo Show for my non-local very senior parents

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Re: Setting up Echo Show for my non-local very senior parents
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 03:38:55 pm »
you're funny. I wish i'd read that before i unboxed the beautiful thing.

I'll definetly give the video a try once it's at it's final destination. This thing has some speakers on it. Touch screen (didn't know it was touch screen).

Next up: Enabling Alexa calling and getting family to use their alexa app.


Re: Setting up Echo Show for my non-local very senior parents
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2018, 11:35:46 am »
This is a great thread!   I'd like to take this one step further, though - Is there a way to remotely setup the wifi?   The person I wish to give the dot to has wifi, but not the patience to set it up.   Can I configure the wifi connection remotely?   Or - can I pre-populate the SSID and password before I give it to him?  The rest I have covered, as the dot will be on my amazon account.  I'm thinking there has to be a way to do this without me having to go there (couple hundred miles away).  I wish they'd make an echo with an Ethernet port (that did the drop-ins and music - I know the cube has Ethernet)

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Re: Setting up Echo Show for my non-local very senior parents
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2018, 11:50:26 am »
I suppose the only way to pre-setup the WiFi for an Echo device is to change your own router to the SSID and password of the person that will receive the Echo. This also assumes that you will either create an Amazon account for that person or let them use your Amazon account on their Echo. Once that person receives the Echo from you, all they have to do is plug in the power and it should connect to their WiFi since the SSID and password you set on the Echo is identical to what they have. The Echo will just see the SSID and try the password you gave it and if it goes through, the Echo won't complain.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 12:00:19 pm by jwlv »