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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Using alexa as speakers for a bluetooth turntable
« Last post by showpow on October 14, 2020, 08:31:06 pm »
You can use your echo as a bluetooth speaker. I often use my echo speaker to stream audio from my phone. The same should apply for any bluetooth device that transmits audio. Here's a guide for how to stream from your phone to your echo speaker: https://www.helpfulhome.com/how-tos/how-to-use-amazon-echo-as-bluetooth-speaker/
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: WIFI Help needed
« Last post by tngw1500se on October 14, 2020, 05:32:28 pm »
that is the series number, there is a specific model number.

I'll have to check when i get home
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 5,8 and Ring 3
« Last post by jwlv on October 14, 2020, 04:21:14 pm »
If I had to guess, I'd say it's a bandwidth issue.

You can also try power cycling the Echo Shows and your router & modem.
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Echo Show in multiple houses
« Last post by jwlv on October 14, 2020, 04:18:42 pm »
To set up a new Echo device, you must have an Amazon account (or create a new account). You can use your own account, but keep in mind that these Echo devices will have some access to your account. For example, "Alexa, where's my stuff?" will tell the person asking what you've ordered recently. On the other hand this can also make it easier for you to keep tabs on what the Echo devices are doing when things are not working as expected.

You must have a smartphone with the Alexa app to set up a new Echo device. This is just to get the new Echo to connect to your WiFi network and to log in to your Amazon account. Since you stated that these Echo devices are going to be sent to different places, setting up WiFi at your location does not mean it will connect to whatever WiFi network is at the destination location. You need to set it up to connect to the WiFi network at the location where it is going to be used. Once it is set up, the smartphone and Alexa app are no longer required. You may still need to use the app for certain things, such as managing Alexa's phone book and to set up routines. But if you never expect to do those things then you'll never have to use the phone or app again.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Using alexa as speakers for a bluetooth turntable
« Last post by jwlv on October 14, 2020, 04:07:24 pm »
Here's a Prime Day deal for a bluetooth turn table for $39.
https://www.amazon.com/Record-Player-Vinyl-Recording-Turntable/dp/B07GLLWF5L

Reviews are a bit mixed, mostly good, some bad.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Using alexa as speakers for a bluetooth turntable
« Last post by Usmcmom6 on October 14, 2020, 03:54:54 pm »
Thanks for your response.  I guess Iíll be shopping for wireless speakers to go along  with a new bluetooth enabled turntable.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: WIFI Help needed
« Last post by jwlv on October 14, 2020, 03:18:10 pm »
Although all routers can support 256 submask IPs it is usually not reasonable to expect a consumer router to handle more than a few dozen devices. Thatís because the CPUs and WiFi radios in consumer routers are just not powerful enough to handle the load. As you found out, for your particular router the magic number is around 80. In my opinion thatís already quite high.

Unfortunately consumer routers donít specify how many devices they can handle. What you need to do is get a commercial/industrial router, like the one schools and office buildings use. They are made to handle tons of devices. They are quite expensive too.

Btw Iíve heard good things about the Archer A7 & A5 routers, especially from the gaming community. But still they are not made to handle that many devices.

Using one of the routers as an access point will reduce the load on the WiFi radios. The CPU of the main router will still bear most of the load on the data traffic. But will it help? Maybe just a little bit. Try it and see.

Using static IPs vs. dynamic IPs would probably make very little difference. The DHCP server is only pinged once to assign a dynamic IP to a device. Once that's done, not much else happens.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: WIFI Help needed
« Last post by renegade600 on October 14, 2020, 01:07:58 pm »
Isn't "A7" the model?

I have cycled the router

I also updated the firmware.

that is the series number, there is a specific model number. 
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Echo Show in multiple houses
« Last post by maria-Falconer on October 14, 2020, 12:55:52 pm »
HI all
I've been reading various posts about setting up an Echo Show for the elderly and it has been really helpful.
I just have one question. If I want to set up 3 devices in different parts of the country does each account 1. need an amazon account and 2. Need a mobile phone to set up?
My elderly aunt of 85 has neither, the Amazon account wouldn't eye an issue but the mobile phone would be.
thanks
Maria
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 5,8 and Ring 3
« Last post by Clay L on October 14, 2020, 11:40:18 am »
Thanks for the reply. Both ES5 and ES8 show a check mark for video and sound notifications but only the ES5 shows a video when the Ring announces. Is there a setting on the device itself I am missing?
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