Here’s the scenario. You’ve been using your Logitech Squeezebox Boom Internet Radio on the same Wi-Fi network for years. Never had any problems with it.
But either your current router has failed (stopped broadcasting the network signals), or you’ve recently upgraded it to a new and improved wireless router that is using a different Wi-Fi network name (SSID).
A few days later, after your router adjustments and / or upgrades have left your mind, and your new network Is turned on and functioning correctly, you visit your Squeezebox Boom, and see it sitting on your favorite entertainment stand, awaiting your commands, as pictured next. The current time displays correctly as always, and you settle into your easy chair to jam to some hi-fi Internet Radio broadcasts.
The radio gives no indication of lost wireless network connections until you try to play an audio stream on it, which you’re doing right now by pressing one of your Favorites buttons. You press a favorite, and then the radio’s vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) screen shows a network / station connection being attempted as pictured next.
However, after approximately a minute, the radio’s display reverts to time-of-day once again, as pictured next. No error message is displayed in this situation. You just have to know that when the “Connecting…” message above times out and the radio goes back into standby / OFF mode, that this likely happened because it could not connect to the Wi-Fi network saved in its memory.
Now, if you want to listen to your radio, you have to set up a new connection to your Wi-Fi network. Initiate that procedure by pressing the power button, located just below the Favorites 1 button, just beneath the VFD screen. The radio welcomes you to Squeezebox, and then displays the “Squeezebox Setup (1 of 4), Set up networking” prompt, as pictured in the screen shots next.
On this screen, press the knob. This “Choose network Type” screen appears as pictured next. The default setting for this screen, which is exactly what we want to do here, is “Connect to wireless network.” So do not turn the knob here. Or if you do, be sure to turn it back to this option.
Now, press the knob again. The “Choose region/country” screen appears, as shown in the next picture.
Turn the knob until your country / region is displayed. In this case, ours is, “United States and Mexico.”
Next, press the knob once more. This initiates a scan of the 2.4 Ghz. Wi-Fi band, and builds a list of in-range wireless networks, which you can scroll through on the screen pictured next.
Note that the Squeezebox Boom does not recognize 5 Ghz. networks. So if you have some set up on this band, this radio will not list them.
At the “Choose wireless network screen,” turn the knob left and right to find the Wi-Fi network name with which you wish to connect. We did that on the next screen, and found the 937T671J4059H_2G network SSID. This is the one we want.
When the desired Wi-Fi network name is displayed, press the knob. You will then be prompted for the Wi-Fi password if the selected network has one, as shown next.
Now for each character in the password, rotate the knob left or right until the correct character is displayed. The row of stars **** displayed above then disappears, and the characters of your password appear in their places as you enter them. Press the knob to enter each character after you’ve gotten it to display at the insertion point. This displays the character and moves the insertion point one position to the right. When you’ve entered all the password characters, press the knob one more time, without selecting another character. This signifies to the radio that you’re done entering the password.
We entered the password for the 937T681J4059H_2G network we selected in the previous step. Note that the password is clearly displayed during this process, so don’t do this where people can see it whom you do not wish to know it. For obvious security reasons, we’re not going to display the password display screen here, but instead, show you what happens after you hit the knob once the full password has been inputted.
The screen immediately goes blank for several seconds, and then The “Connecting…” message reappears, but this time, showing the wireless networking being connected to. Shown next.
If you have entered the correct network password, then after up to thirty seconds, the radio successfully connects to your new Wi-Fi network, and displays the following screen.
At this screen, press the knob, to wrap up the rest of the network setup process. The following screen then displays. This parameter tells the radio how to obtain the network IP address; either automatically or through manual entry. In most network situations, you’ll want Automatically selected. If your network is different, you can manually enter the IP address if you turn the knob to change this setting to Manual. However, we will not show that scenario here. In our networks, connected devices automatically obtain their IP addresses. So we will NOT turn the knob here.
Instead, we accept the default (Automatically) setting, and press the knob to move on to the next screen. The radio then attempts to obtain its DHCP-assigned IP address, as shown next.
After some seconds, if all is well on your new network, the Squeezebox gets its IP address, and displays the address it obtained, on the following screen.
From here, press the knob. You will then be asked to, “Select the music source,” on the following screen.
In this scenario, we’re not running a local version of the Squeezebox Music Server software, so the radio displays “No Squeezebox Server found,” message above. So, we turn the knob to select the “Connect to myqueezebox.com” Internet-based music server, as shown next.
Press the knob again. You have now successfully completed the Squeezebox Boom’s network setup procedure, and the following screen displays that message.
Press the knob one more time, and the radio reverts to the standby / OFF mode if all went correctly, in which the time-of-day clock displays, as follows.
Finally, test the radio by pressing one of the favorites buttons you had previously set up on your other network, or press the Power ON button, and navigate to the Search option to find an Internet radio station, and then play it. When it plays correctly, you’ll hear it if the volume is turned up a little, and see it on the screen, as follows.
Your Squeezebox has now been successfully configured to connect to the new Wi-Fi network.
This entire procedure will likely take less than ten minutes, although we took a bit longer than that here, since we also photographed the various screen faces.
Firmware Versions to which This Scenario Applies
- AC Power Adapter Specs for the Logitech Squeezebox Boom Internet Radio Receiver
- Logitech Squeezebox Boom Network Music Player Picture Gallery
- MySqueezBox Portal Web Site
- Squeezebox Boom Support Web Site
- Squeezebox Boom Specs on CNET
- Users Guide
- Where to buy the Logitech Squeezebox Boom Network Music System
- 2016-01-18: Added appropriate tags.
- 2015-08-26: Originally published.