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Yamaha YWA-10

Wi-Fi® adapter for compatible Yamaha home theater receivers

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Yamaha YWA-10

Overview

Our take on the Yamaha YWA-10

This Wi-Fi® adapter gives you a convenient way to connect your networking Yamaha receiver to your home PC network. Unleash Apple AirPlay® to stream your iTunes® library wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®. Free downloadable apps also let you use these devices or your Android™ smartphone or tablet as a convenient Wi-Fi remote. Take advantage of all the network audio streaming functions of your Yamaha receiver, without having to stretch a network cable to your system.

Use your Wi-Fi® network to get more from your Internet-ready Yamaha receiver

This Wi-Fi® adapter gives you a convenient way to connect your networking Yamaha receiver to your home PC network. Unleash Apple AirPlay® to stream your iTunes® library wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®. Free downloadable apps also let you use these devices or your Android™ smartphone or tablet as a convenient Wi-Fi remote. Take advantage of all the network audio streaming functions of your Yamaha receiver, without having to stretch a network cable to your system.

Convenient setup and more

The Yamaha YWA-10 connects automatically to your wireless home network. If you prefer, it can be tweaked to your liking using your PC. To get started, just connect to the Ethernet and USB ports on the back of your Yamaha network receiver. The YWA-10 is powered via USB so there is no need to take up an outlet on your already full surge protector. The YWA-10 even has a second Ethernet output that can be used to provide network access to another device such as a smart TV or Blu-ray player. The YWA-10 connects to the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the back of the Yamaha network A/V receiver and communicates directly with your wireless router

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless network adapter
  • 42" USB power cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a DC-type connector on other end)
  • 39" Ethernet cable (with RJ-45 connectors on each end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • FCC Information

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with 2012 Internet-ready Yamaha home theater receivers
    • RX-V Series: 473, 573, 673
    • RX-A (Aventage) Series: 720, 820, 1020, 2020, 3020
  • supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi® networks
  • supports audio streaming
  • 2 LAN ports support Internet-ready Yamaha home theater receiver plus one additional network-ready device
  • auto setup by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
  • manual setup by PC
  • 3-1/8"W x 7/8"H x 3-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Yamaha YWA-10 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

30 Reviews

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Larry from Waunakee, WI on March 13, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Appears there is a distance limitation that my particular situation has hit. Not able to get a connection between YWA-10 and my wireless router. Did contact Crutchfield tech & he agree the distance my be in issue. Would love to get this figured out, but if all else fails, I can still use the UBS connection on my Yamaha R-N500 receiver. Still out the $$$ the YWA-10 cost me if I can't get the connection.

Pros: ....still hoping I can get this product to work....

Cons: Great in theory -- but physical dimensions of your house/environment can have a HUGE effect on whether this item will work or not

Crutchfield response on March 14, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

just works

Written by: Eddie from Boulder, CO on October 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased this for use with a Yamaha R-N500. Hooked it to my Mac for setup, which is simple and worked right the first time.

Pros: Simple setup. Just works.

Cons: None so far.

Works well on my network

Written by: Kirby from Indiana on September 29, 2015

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I was skeptical about purchasing this unit due to the poor reviews. I however, did not experience any difficulties connecting. I have an Apple Airport Extreme and was able to connect very easily. If you have questions there are YouTube videos how to connect. The WPS basically connects as if the wireless adapter was a printer. It makes no difference as the connection is the same. I have not had any issues with dropped signal or other problems others spoke of.

Pros: connects easily to WPS network

Cons:

YWA-10 Confusing Instructions

Written by: KH from Oregon on June 2, 2015

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The device works like a 5 star product but the setup instructions are confusing. Using a PC for setup is the only way to go as the Router WPC feature just didn't work on this device.

Pros: Small footprint, once connected clear uninterrupted signal.

Cons: Lousy setup instructions.

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Anonymous from Arizona on May 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible product. Recommended by Crutchfield employee.

Pros: None.

Cons: Works poorly. On the phone for Hours with tech support, but, little resolution.

good product but...must use pc to setup!

Written by: alex r from corona ca on March 28, 2015

Good product. Disregard the instructions it comes with. Go directly to Yamaha on line, there is a total different set of instructions. I tried for 30 min with the instructions it came with. Gave up searched the Internet and found better instructions online. Basically this is like an old school router that needs to be programmed. Very easy with the steps online.

Pros: Good connection. Its a yamaha product

Cons: Instructions it comes with are not very good online info at yamaha. Com is way easier to use.

YAMAHA AVENTAGE WI-FI DONGLE

Written by: Blackwind from Houston, Tx on October 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised, however, having an equipped router is a must for easy set up.

Pros: Opens the door for many of the receiver's Wi-Fi-required features, such as Air-Play, and Internet radio, etc.

Cons: Is a must-have add-on purchase for the receiver. Set up is required after installation.

ywa-10

Written by: don from ct on August 6, 2014

product since purchase been a pain to keep connected. did not set up with wps, instructions for set up guaranteed to lead you into confusion and missteps if you can even get the set up site to load. in this site it will ask you for info that you wont understand or have no idea how to find with no help from instructions (what is a shared key code and where do you find it?-and what about ip addresses? the address shown in yamaha reciever info screen doesnt work). customer support-yamaha- not much help after long wait. they would rather blame router even though other wireless devices working fine. paid around a $100 to have tech establish connectivity firs time and he didnt even know how he did it. with reset of router cant reconnect. nice when it worked but near impossible to achieve connectivity

Pros: once connected very convenient

Cons: connectivity a matter of luck

Horrible product

Written by: JeffN from Frisco tx on May 30, 2014

Don't bother with this. I spent 3 hours to get it to work. Once it worked it is flaky and keeps dropping connections. Constantly having to unplug my router, this thing, and the receiver. Difficult to configure and once configured does not work well at all. Should have paid someone to run a cat 5 instead of wasting money and time on this.

Pros: None.

Cons: Don't buy this. Go buy another product that does the same thing or pay someone to run a wire.

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Anonymous from Ardmore, Ok on May 6, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had a problem getting this adapter to make a connection to the internet. Crutchfield sent me another one and it worked fine. Listen to Pandora everyday !!

Pros: Great piece of equipment. wireless.

Cons: Can be a little misleading on hooking up.

Terrible

Written by: DMR70 from New York, NY on March 4, 2014

I thought this was a terrible product before I got my new router. It never worked with WPS so I had to manually configure it, which was a lot trickier than it had to be. Once it was all set up properly, it would randomly drop the Airplay connection. Sometimes it would work all day long, and other times it would drop out every 3-4 minutes with no explanation. Junk! Then I got a new router. Now I can't get it to connect at all. Not even manually. Every other device made the transition to the new router seamlessly. There are 50 ways to get the music to the receiver that don't involve the YWA-10, and almost all of them are better and cheaper.

Pros: It won't take up much room in the trash can.

Cons: I bought it. That's the biggest negative.

Easy Install

Written by: Mark E M from Howell, MI on January 30, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ridiculously easy to set up. I have a Cisco Linksys EA6500 Router which required just the push of a button on the iPhone Linksys app

Pros: Easy Install

Cons: None

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: KenP from Dade City, Fl on January 4, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product works as expected.

Pros: Simplicity of connection.

Cons: None

Great Product

Written by: Orngfan from Detroit, MI on December 2, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device is easy to set up using WPS but is a little tricky using manual setup. WPS works very quickly, and I was connected in a minute and streaming pandora, dlna, or apple airpaly of music. The problem I encountered is that my Router sometimes disconnects, maybe once a week, this causes the WPS setup to fail and a loss of connectivity until it is set back up. To overcome this I did the manual setup. Make sure that you reset the YWA-10 if you want to change the settings, try to reconnect with WPS, or go from WPS to manual or vice versa. If you don't reset you will have trouble getting the device to connect to your network or to log in to it using the manual setup. With manual setup you have to connect the device to a PC to set it up. It is a little tricky but if you have basic computer and networking knowledge you should not have a problem. Once connected this device works excellent. If you have trouble using airplay (I was connected for all net apps except airplay) try restarting your router and/or disconnecting the power cord momentarily from the YWA-10. If you are having disconnect issues try looking at your router or placement of the YWA-10 in relation to your router.

Pros: Compact and easy to hide. Allows for easy steaming of your media. Allows you to use the remote app on your ipad/smartphone.

Cons: A little expensive, manual setup can be tricky.

Total Junk

Written by: DaveF from Cloverdale, CA on November 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off---I really like Yamaha products, but this one is a dog! Haven't had so much trouble with a wifi device since when they first came out. I have at least a half-dozen devices currently on Wifi (through an Airport Extreme router) and all that any required was just entering my password, etc. I spent half a day trying to reach their web site I needed to program the YWA-10. Even two calls to Crutchfield technical support didn't help.

Pros: None

Cons: Not user friendly----instructions for programing were bogus----Crutchfield technical help couldn't help and nothing about these problems on the Yamaha web site---not even a link to the programing page.

Doesn't work!

Written by: Chris U from Montgomery, Texas on November 25, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Even after calling Crutchfield tech support several times and downloading my WiFi router information onto the adapter, it will not connect to my WiFi. Something is wrong and I have no idea what it is.I will just plug my smart phone into the front of the AV Receiver and get music that way.

Pros: good in principle

Cons: Can't get it to work

Crutchfield response on November 25, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Dont Buy

Written by: Lonnie from NY on November 3, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do not buy. Could not get to work. Even with customer support!!!

Pros: none

Cons: everything

Yahama YWA-10

Written by: Anonymous from Black Mountain,NC on September 9, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as expected

Pros: Small easy to setup

Cons: None yet

Works great, but manual setup is difficult

Written by: JonH from Westfield, MA on August 26, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you can connect your Yamaha receiver to Internet with an Ethernet cable, don't buy this wi-fi adapter. I had to configure it manually for my router (Apple Time Capsule). Not user friendly, and a couple router settings the instructions said to look for weren't found. (Other components with built-in wi-fi [including a Yamaha Blu-ray player] are as simple as selecting and logging into your LAN wi-fi once. Not sure why this adapter cannot work the same way.) After 3 attempts I finally got it. Once configured it has been working flawlessly.

Pros: Internet connection adds much more versatility to Yamaha AV receiver - including Apple Airplay, Internet radio, remote app usability (especially useful for Zone 2 control), and other services.

Cons: 1. Manual configuration is difficult. 2. Overpriced (but if you need it, well...). A flimsy plastic box with a couple connection jacks and electronics; seems like Yamaha should price it at about $25 instead of this much.

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Brandon from Cedar Rapids on July 24, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product plugged right into the back of my receiver. Sat down connected right to my tab and BAM! Music to my ears they even have a few Web channels that aren't bad.

Pros: Easy setup plug n play into the back of my receiver so you don't even have to see it :) access to all your music wireless is a beautiful thing.

Cons: I have none

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Tim B from Bakersfield, CA on July 23, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a hard time understanding the instructions, I could not tell if I was suppose connect with my laptop or through the receiver for programing. I called tech support at Crutchfield, the tech had already had some experience with the YWA-10, the tech had me connect up with my laptop then walked me through the steps needed then we did a test to see if the YWA-10 was talking with my router... It was and I connected it to my receiver and so far it has worked great

Pros: Gives you access to Net Radio, Pandora, AirPlay, Rhapsody and Sirius XM

Cons: Could be better priced...

Junk

Written by: Rob from Cherry Hill, NJ on July 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Difficult to install. Often stops streaming for unknown reason. Crutchfield tech did not know how to install product.

Pros: Nice when working

Cons: Tough to set up and often stops working. Not worth the money

Product Good, Tech Support Not Good

Written by: ElectronicOne from California on June 7, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was having difficulties connecting the YWA10 to my router via Wifi, called Crutchfield for technical support the guy was of no use he kept asking me did I follow the directions that came with the YWA10 I said YES...I do I.T. myself so i made sure to cover all my bases before calling Crutchfield and his only resolution for me was to send me a new YWA10...What the heck, being very fustrated I decided to call Yamaha and they walked me through everything and had my YWA10 up and running within 10 minutes. =)

Pros: Great Product, Love the App

Cons: Crutchfield tech is of no help, Call Yamaha

Crutchfield response on June 17, 2013 Our tech support specialist wasn't familiar with this product. He learned the hard way that the Yamaha manual can be confusing. The Yamaha setup instructions page is more helpful. Thanks for your comment. We'll do better next time.

Didn't work

Written by: VernonL from Oakland, CA on May 17, 2013

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This wireless receiver did not work at all even after spending hours on the phone with techs at Crutchfield. Even through this is the proper wireless Wi-Fi device per Yamaha I was never able to access the internet via the YWA-10 for net stations. Additionally, the adaptor requires you to plug it in to the usb port on the front of a Yamaha RX-V573 AV receiver and that looks terrible and uses the only usb port on the unit, poor design.

Pros: None

Cons: It doesn't work

does what it is suppsoed to

Written by: mark from va on May 7, 2013

works like it supposed to - my router is nowhere near my receiver so i had to go this route.

Pros: works

Cons: price

Wifi

Written by: Anonymous from Advance,NC on March 8, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Set up with secure wireless network took about 5 min. Using with Yamaha A720 AirPlay working so far with no drops. Using iPhone and iPad to control system is easy. The YWA-10 is an excellent choice if you do not wish to run a cat5 cable from your computer or in our case have not decided on a permanent location to install in wall cat5 connection.. Crutchfield had product to me in 2 days.

Pros:

Cons:

Pain

Written by: Scott from Cary,NC on March 7, 2013

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Never could get it to work. I spent 4 hours working on it with Tech support. It is just too complicated. Ended up spending less than the cost of the unit to just run a CAT 5 wire to the A/V unit. Don't waste your time or money.

Pros: none

Cons: Too complicated

Sorry product

Written by: Sugawulf72 from Chandler, az on February 25, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product sucks! I spent 2 hours trying to set this up and it could not connect, onscreen would say connected then 2 seconds late Not Connected! Calling Crutchfield in the morning and requesting my money back.

Pros: None

Cons: Terrible product too weak to connect to wifi, I can't return this fast enough

Yamaha YWA-10

Written by: Anonymous from Cortez, Colo on January 29, 2013

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Did not work as advertised. The wireless signal could not be picked up 25 ft from the computer. was a complete waste of time.

Pros:

Cons:

Wireless

Written by: John Swartz from Ocean Springs MS on January 25, 2013

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Seamless connection

Pros: Very easy to connect

Cons: None

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What's in the box?

Download the Yamaha YWA-10 manual

  • Wireless network adapter
  • 42" USB power cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a DC-type connector on other end)
  • 39" Ethernet cable (with RJ-45 connectors on each end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • FCC Information

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Yamaha YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter can be used to connect a 2012-up Yamaha network A/V receiver to your wireless home network. The YWA-10 connects to the Ethernet (RJ-45) port on the back of the Yamaha network A/V receiver and communicates directly with your wireless router. It's powered by the rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of the receiver, so there is no need to take up an additional electrical outlet. The YWA-10 even has a second Ethernet (RJ-45) output that can be used to provide network access to another device such as a Smart TV or Blu-ray player.

Yamaha Receiver Compatibility: The Yamaha YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter is compatible with 2012 Yamaha network A/V receivers that feature a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port and rear-panel DC Out/USB type-A port (5V/0.5A). Current compatible Yamaha A/V receivers include (as of 6/13/2013):

  • RX-V Series: 475, 575, 675, 775 (already included with the RX-V775), 673, 773 (already included with the RX-V773)
  • RX-A (Aventage) Series: 730, 830, 1030, 2030, 3030, 720, 820, 1020, 2020, 3020

Note: The Yamaha YWA-10 can also be used with other network components that feature a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45 port), but will require a USB-to-AC power adapter (sold separately).

WiFi Connectivity: The Yamaha YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter is WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n compatible over a 2.4GHZ frequency and supports WPS (WiFi Protected Setup).

Dual LAN Ports: The Yamaha YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter is equipped with two Ethernet (RJ-45) ports. One is used to connect your compatible 2012 Yamaha network A/V receiver, while the other can be connected to a second network source; such as a Smart TV or Blu-ray player.

USB Powered: The Yamaha YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter is powered by the rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) of your 2012-up Yamaha network A/V receiver; so no additional electrical outlet is needed. Power is supplied to the YWA-10 when the connected Yamaha receiver is powered "On".  The YWA-10 can be powered even if the Receiver is powered 'Off", when the receiver is set to "Network Standby" mode.

Note: Do not connect the included USB power cable to a USB hub.

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Why did you buy this?

Appeared to offer all the features I wanted and trust the Yamaha brand. Current Yamaha receiver lasted almost 40 years. [ Terrence  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Was advised it was necessary to allow Airplay feature to function correctly on Yamaha R-N500 receiver. [ Larry  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Had to buy this to get the Apple airplay to work. Not a big fan of this overpriced item. [ RONALD B  Feb 11, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

are you asking about buying a replacements? [ M. BROOKE  Oct 04, 2015 ]
THIS DEVICE CONNECTS WIRELESSLY THROUGH MY APPLE ROUTER. IT THEN ALLOWS MY BLUE RAY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET TO RETRIEVE INTERNET SERVICES, SUCH AS NETFLIX AND HULU+ [ LEHAN S  Feb 27, 2015 ]
Thanks Thomas.. I tried one before and it works with audio.. but shame the Yamaha RX-A1030 does not seem to playback video files through its USB inputs!! [ migvar  Feb 27, 2015 ]
Works great for audio -- don't think it supports video. Haven't tried, but the specs say audio. Basically it enables AirPlay on Apple products and it allows you to download an app to control your unit. I like it for what it is. [ THOMAS W  Feb 26, 2015 ]
emanuel [ EMANUEL  Feb 26, 2015 ]
Miguel, I am not really understanding your question. There are multiple ways you can watch videos via usb connection or wi-fi but the Yamaha YWA-10 is only used for streaming internet music through your receiver. You should look into purchasing an Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast or any of the other myriad devices used for video streaming. Hope this answers your question, [ GLENN N  Feb 26, 2015 ]
I use iPhone only to control [ LUIS E  Aug 19, 2015 ]
I don't know; I could never get the thing to work per there web instructions and web site. Pretty sad huh? Let me know if you are able to figure it out. [ CLINTON  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Have never tried it, only have it connected to my receiver.... [ PATRICK  Aug 11, 2014 ]
My Yamaha YWA-10 is connected to my homes wireless router remotely without any wires. This allows us to use all our mobile devices (several iphones, Ipad's etc. to our amp. We all just love it as we all have different tastes in music and we all have our own music collection. This is a wireless connection device to your home network. I don't believe you can hard wire it to your wired router. If your on the fence about investing in a wireless router, Do it! You will have no regrets... Today's wireless is just outstanding! my wife prints reports from her iphone and to our wireless printer. The internet connection to our smart TV and Blue Ray player is outstanding! We use it to watch Netflix all the time with no buffiting. Hay, get the Yamaha, you won't be sorry.... [ RICHARD D  Aug 11, 2014 ]
I have only used it for one device. [ HENRY M  Aug 10, 2014 ]
Yes you can but it has to be a apple product not a android [ SCOTT  Aug 10, 2014 ]
AMP can be controlled from multiple devices [ ROBERT MICHAEL  Aug 10, 2014 ]
Not sure exactly what you are trying to do, but let me tell you how I use it and I think that will answer your question. 1. Controlling the unit. I use an apple platform, not droid, but you can install an app from Yamaha on all your devices and basically use any of them as a remote. When it works, this is great, but I have not had good experience with the app. It loses the device and I have to plug it into the computer and reset it. You are supposed to make sure the network is set to standby, but that does not solve the problem. Be cautious if this is why you want this thing. 2. Using it for AirPlay. This works great pretty much 100% of the time (which is why I'm pretty sure the above problem is the app and not the device). This way I can use any of my devices to push music, etc. to the receiver through my network. So, in sum, for both ways I use you can use as many devices as you want. I love the AirPlay feature. Using it to convert a device to a remote has not been worthwhile. I hope the android app is better. [ THOMAS W  Aug 10, 2014 ]

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