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Wireless Client Mode

Wireless Client Mode - AirEnabler connects to existing wireless network similar to how your iPhone/iPad connects to your home WiFi network. All existing computers and iOS devices connected to your home network will be able to AirPlay to the AirEnabler. Internet access, such as streaming Pandora will come from your home Internet Service Provider, not your iPhone's 3G/4G/LTE connection. 


1) If AirEnabler is not in the default Standalone Mode, reset the AirEnabler.
  • Power on AirEnabler and wait for the blue LED to stop blinking
  • Using a paper clip, push and hold the reset button for 10 seconds or until the LED flashes and the AirEnabler reboots.
2) Connect your computer to the AirEnabler's wireless network (SSID "AirEnabler_xxxx"). The AirEnabler should not have any network cable attached at this point.

Note that your computer will take a while to connect and may complain about having a limited network connection. This is an expected behavior and can be ignored. After connecting, you can move on to the next step (you don't need to wait for the connection to complete).

Limited Connection

3) Telnet into the AirEnabler. For Windows 7 or Windows 8, you'll need to install the Telnet Client (you can also use Putty). Once installed, open up a command prompt Start->Run->"telnet" or launch "putty.exe" and start a telnet session to 

To Install Telnet on Windows 7 or Windows 8:
  • Open a command prompt window. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • Type the following command in the command prompt window:
pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"
  • If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  • When the command prompt appears again, the installation is complete.


  • OSX has a built in Telnet Client. Go to Applications -> Utilities and launch the Terminal application. In the Terminal window, type "telnet".
4) To avoid typos, cut/paste the commands provided below into the telnet session. Lines that start with '#' are comments. Update "YourSSID" and "p@ssword" with your SSID and password for your existing home WiFi network. Make sure you use the appropriate encryption setting - psk2, psk, wep, none - for your WiFi network. Check your router if you are not sure what encryption setting you are currently using.

#disable dhcp server on lan
uci set dhcp.lan.ignore=1
uci commit dhcp
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

#set wired ethernet interface to dhcp client
uci set network.lan.proto=dhcp
uci commit network

#enable dhcp client on wireless interface
uci set network.wlan=interface
uci set network.wlan.proto=dhcp
uci commit network

#connect to existing WiFi network
#psk2 is WPA2 encryption 
#psk is WPA encryption 
#wep is WEP encryption 
#none for open network (no encryption)
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].ssid="YourSSID"
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].encryption=psk2
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].key="p@ssword"
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].mode="sta"
uci set wireless.@wifi-iface[0].network=wlan
uci commit wireless
reboot -f

5) The AirEnabler should now reboot and connect to your existing home WiFi network. Plug in the USB DAC and connect it up to your speaker system and start AirPlaying from any iOS device connected to your network. Check your router to confirm that the AirEnabler successfully connected.


If you don't see the AirPlay option on your iOS device, try rebooting the AirEnabler and/or unplugging and re-plugging in the USB DAC. Otherwise, reset the AirEnabler and try again in case there was a mistake made.