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  Reply # 1781796 13-May-2017 21:59
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My son was given a Dot and is trying to set it up at Auckland Univ using their student WiFi. But he tells me the Dot just won't find the WiFi despite all the usual tricks like resetting the Dot, using a browser etc.  Since there is now audio calling it would be cool to be able to call that way I am now wondering if it has to do the WiFi channels being used by the University and the fact the Dot is set to US channels.

 

Now thinking maybe if I buy a WiFi repeater that can retransmit the WiFi signal using different bands maybe the Dot can see that?  Thoughts?

 

 

Is he on the guest one or the UoA-WiFi one? If on the UoA-WiFi one, I don't think Amazon supports WPA2-Enterprise.





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  Reply # 1781803 13-May-2017 22:44
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lchiu7:

 

My son was given a Dot and is trying to set it up at Auckland Univ using their student WiFi. But he tells me the Dot just won't find the WiFi despite all the usual tricks like resetting the Dot, using a browser etc.  Since there is now audio calling it would be cool to be able to call that way I am now wondering if it has to do the WiFi channels being used by the University and the fact the Dot is set to US channels.

 

Now thinking maybe if I buy a WiFi repeater that can retransmit the WiFi signal using different bands maybe the Dot can see that?  Thoughts?

 

 

Is he on the guest one or the UoA-WiFi one? If on the UoA-WiFi one, I don't think Amazon supports WPA2-Enterprise.

 

 

 

 

He's a student so I guess it's the UoA-WiFi one. He can connect with his phone, tablet PC and desktop (using a WiFi dongle).

 

So would using a WiFi repeater solve that assuming the WiFi repeater could pick up WPA2-Enterprise?





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  Reply # 1781811 13-May-2017 23:00
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Looks like there may be issues around the Amazon calling feature in echos

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/12/15631502/amazon-echo-alexa-calling-messaging-bad-privacy


TL;DR - Once turned on there is no way to manage/block who can "ring" the echo, Amazon is working on a solution, due in the next few weeks

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  Reply # 1781813 13-May-2017 23:30
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lchiu7:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

lchiu7:

 

My son was given a Dot and is trying to set it up at Auckland Univ using their student WiFi. But he tells me the Dot just won't find the WiFi despite all the usual tricks like resetting the Dot, using a browser etc.  Since there is now audio calling it would be cool to be able to call that way I am now wondering if it has to do the WiFi channels being used by the University and the fact the Dot is set to US channels.

 

Now thinking maybe if I buy a WiFi repeater that can retransmit the WiFi signal using different bands maybe the Dot can see that?  Thoughts?

 

 

Is he on the guest one or the UoA-WiFi one? If on the UoA-WiFi one, I don't think Amazon supports WPA2-Enterprise.

 

 

 

 

He's a student so I guess it's the UoA-WiFi one. He can connect with his phone, tablet PC and desktop (using a WiFi dongle).

 

So would using a WiFi repeater solve that assuming the WiFi repeater could pick up WPA2-Enterprise?

 

 

Get him to try the Guest one first - it's got a captive portal and he can just use his UPI (username) and password. I'm pretty sure the Echo supports captive portal auth capabilities. Although it might not have a consistent connection with the guest one so your idea might be better. 





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  Reply # 1781860 14-May-2017 11:02
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I saw there is a guest wifi at the university but then looks like you still have to log on to use it. I'm not sure how that would work with the echo but I will ask my son to find out. Thanks.




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  Reply # 1795445 6-Jun-2017 15:53
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Ambi v2 on KS looks reasonable if you need integration between your heat pump and Amazon Echo.  Skill to be added later this year.  I've gone out on a whim and made a pledge.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ambi-labs/ambi-climate-2-ai-enhanced-air-conditioning-comfor

 

 


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  Reply # 1796357 8-Jun-2017 08:53
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nurcopolics: 2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!

 

 

 

I'm still not getting how this works, particularly how the phone fits into it. My interest is having an intercom downstairs, where the two older kids bedrooms are. If they had dots in their room, and I want to tell them to get off their damn iPads and come upstairs for dinner, will this solution work? Why do they need a phone? Are the phones are on the home wifi and no need for cellular data? Are the dots connected to the home wifi or to the phones?

 

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  Reply # 1796660 8-Jun-2017 14:20
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kryptonjohn:

nurcopolics: 2.0.1050.1 is the latest. The app icon changes. If you have the app installed just click on it through the play store and it'll update for you.
This is amazing.
Calling
Messaging
Voicemail
All through the echo with an NZ cellphone number...
Your move google and Apple!!!


 


I'm still not getting how this works, particularly how the phone fits into it. My interest is having an intercom downstairs, where the two older kids bedrooms are. If they had dots in their room, and I want to tell them to get off their damn iPads and come upstairs for dinner, will this solution work? Why do they need a phone? Are the phones are on the home wifi and no need for cellular data? Are the dots connected to the home wifi or to the phones?


Thanks


JohnO


 



No phones required mate. Echo to echo calling...

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  Reply # 1796689 8-Jun-2017 15:04
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If you have the Echo app installed on your phone and are logged in as the same account as your echo when someone calls you both the phone and echo will ring. You can call just the echo for the other party by saying "Alexa, Call Bob's Echo".





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  Reply # 1801270 15-Jun-2017 09:30
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My echo dots are on their way. Amazon have a special price for ordering 3 or more, and shipping them via youshop the price of 3 comes to NZ$188 for the dots + NZ$16 for the Youshop shipping, so NZ$68 each. Not bad and a lot cheaper than most of the new ones on Trademe.

 

 


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  Reply # 1801308 15-Jun-2017 10:40
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kryptonjohn:

 

My echo dots are on their way. Amazon have a special price for ordering 3 or more, and shipping them via youshop the price of 3 comes to NZ$188 for the dots + NZ$16 for the Youshop shipping, so NZ$68 each. Not bad and a lot cheaper than most of the new ones on Trademe.

 

 

Right now Amazon has the single ones on special, for $39.95 US ($10 off), which is slightly better than the $20 off for three that they often do


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  Reply # 1801485 15-Jun-2017 12:44
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For people who have bought an Amazon Echo on Amazon and got it shipped via YouShop, did you get away with the minimum price band for shipping on YouShop?





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Hi, I'm not aware of this "minimum price band" you mention. All I know is that Youshop got the package from Amazon and charged my $16 to send it here. The parcel was 34 cm × 24 cm × 6 cm and "volumetric weight" 0.98kg ... 

 

 

 

Is $16 the minumum price? If so then it is sufficiently cheap. I have been stung by youshop in the past when small items were delivered to them in insanely large packaging.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1801618 15-Jun-2017 15:56
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I also paid $16 via YouShop, quite reasonable I thought


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  Reply # 1801620 15-Jun-2017 15:58
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Yeah $16 bucks is pretty good - it must be the minimum that Matthew mentioned.

 

But holy cow, Youshop can get extremely expensive for odd shape or large packages.

 

 

 

 


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