Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

For compatible Internet-ready Onkyo receivers

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If you'd love to enjoy the network capabilities of your compatible Onkyo receiver but don't like the idea of running another wire across the floor, then the UWF-1 is just the ticket. This Wi-Fi adapter plugs into the USB port of your Internet-ready Onkyo receiver to integrate with your wireless network, so you can let the good times roll. Now Internet radio and audio files stored on your home network can be played back with the superior fidelity of your Onkyo system — minus the cable clutter.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with 2011 network-ready Onkyo receivers
  • supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
  • 2.4 GHz wireless transmission frequency
  • connects to receiver's USB port
  • 1-1/8"W x 1/4"H x 11/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Wireless LAN/USB adapter (UWF-1)
  • Instruciton Manual
  • Firmware Update note
  • Product Registration Card
  • Disposal note

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Features

Overview: The Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter allows you to wirelessly connect your 2011 Onkyo Network A/V receiver to your wireless home network. Connected to the USB port on your compatible Onkyo A/V receiver, the Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter brings audio through a wireless router into your main entertainment system. Now internet radio and audio files stored on your PC can be played back with the superior fidelity of your main Onkyo system.

Onkyo Receiver Compatibility: The Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter is compatible with 2011 Onkyo Network A/ receivers (TX-NRxx9, HT-RC3xx, and later). Current compatible models include (as of June 2011):

  • TX-NR509
  • TX-NR609
  • TX-NR709
  • TX-NR809
  • TX-NR1009
  • TX-NR3009
  • TX-NR5009
  • HT-RC360

USB Connection: The Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter features a USB (type-A) connector which plugs into the USB of your compatible Onkyo Network A/V receiver.

WiFi Transmission: The Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter wirelessly operates over a 2.4GHZ frequency transmission and supports the following WiFi networks (IEE802.1b/g/n).

Firmware Update Notice: If you want use the UWF-1 with your Onkyo A/V receiver, you will first have to perform a firmware update via a hardwired Ethernet connection.

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Onkyo Wi-Fi

Written By Martin, Bonita Springs, FL on Monday, October 20, 2014

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When my 30 year old Sony finally went kaput, I came to Crutchfield for the latest and greatest, while keeping an eye on the budget. I was especially interested in my Onkyo receiver having the ability to receive internet radio, internet music satellite, and other paid music services...or even just play the computer stored music through my stereo. Keep in mind I am no "techie." After about a month, I am extremely pleased with the product paired with the Onkyo TX8050.

Pros: Price and function works as expected

Cons: Required support help from Crutchfield as the instruction booklet was of little help. Thankfully Crutchfield support requires very little if any wait time.

Mostly good!

Written By Art L, Syracuse, NY on Monday, June 09, 2014

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The adapter works well, but paging through its many options, and those of the internet services, is cumbersome at best. Audio quality is fine, as you would expect.

Pros: It allowed me to go on-line with my home system and drop one of my XM subscriptions thereby saving some money and paying for itself.

Cons: Difficult to navigate with my new ONKYO TX 8050.

Awesome Adapter

Written By Christopher M., Connecticut on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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I received this free with Onkyo's TX-8050, but would have purchased it regardless. I could see where some people might get frustrated with this device. However don't let that deter you from buying it because it's well worth it. (Setup is easier via the smartphone app or through your computer. )

I paired this Onkyo's free iPhone app, v. 2. It's a lot easier than going directly through the TX-8050. To set it up via your computer look on the app when you start it up. It will give you an IP address. Use that number and type it into the web address bar. That will pull up the Onkyo wifi settings page. From there you can type in your music accounts and it will sync to your app as well as the TX-8050. You can also make other setting changes as well.

There are several music streaming services, which most need premium accounts to access.

As for the streaming, you can stream Pandora for free (the audio quality won't be the best) and vTuner works pretty well. I feel Spotify had the best audio quality for streaming services, but that's just my opinion. And you have to pay for the monthly service.

Other features on the app include controlling the input device (which you can customize and hide the ones you don't use); adjust the volume, mute, turn off the receiver as well as a few other options.

Overall its well worth it if you don't want to hardwire your network (i.e. via ethernet connection.) and want to enjoy online music and control basic functions of the TX-8050.

Pros:  Access to online streaming music services  Ability to control basic functions of TX-8050  Small, indiscrete  Blends well with unit, unobtrusive  Provides signal strength of wifi connection (via display of TX-8050)

Cons:  Sometimes it takes a minute for the device to show up on smart phone. Restart of the app is sometimes required.  If you're not tech savvy, it may take you a little time to set unit up.

Onto uwf-1 wi-fi USB adapter

Written By Sixtysometing, Madison, wi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Does what it is supposed to do.

Onkyo UWF-1

Written By WI_FI adapter, Caro, Mich. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Works great , Easy setup.

Works Well

Written By Ed, Harrisonburg, VA on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Works well with all devicesI have used thus far

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Anonymous, WINONA, MN on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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WORKS NICE.

Pros: CAME FREE WITH THE RECEIVER.

Instant WiFi

Written By SteVeW, Bremerton, WA on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Did exactly what it was supposed to do, plugged it in and logged it into the router... done! Should have been part of the receiver, thanks Crutchfield for hooking it up with my NR818!!

Pros: Awesome! WiFi

Nice

Written By mc, San Diego, CA on Friday, December 13, 2013

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Product has good range.

Wi fi usb

Written By RW, Dallas ,TX on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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Didn't work, waiting on a new one

Pros: Tech support and return people are top notch

Cons: Free one that came with it didn't work

Good WI FI adapter !!!

Written By Mario O., Manati, Puerto Rico on Monday, December 02, 2013

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It is a good item to put the receiver online and enjoy other entertainment services.

Straight To The Heart

Written By Onkyo UWF-1 WI-FI USB Adapter, Matteson,ILL. on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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I plugged my newly arrived Onkyo UWF-1 WI-FI USB Adapter into the available USB slot in the rear of my Onkyo TX-NR 818 Reciever, followed the instructions and the music from my PC went straight to The Heart of my home theater and music center, the TX-NR818 reciever. The sound is clear as a bell even though I have a ordinary sound card, must be the components inside the Onkyo USB Adapter and the ever so sweet sounding TX-NR818. Thanks Crutchfield and Onkyo. I purchased my reciever prior to the WI-FI Adapter becoming free, Crutchfield promptly sent me one at no charge.

Pros: What can I say that has not been said.

Cons: None

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Digitalias, Buffalo, NY on Friday, November 22, 2013

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Easy install. That's it....done. Does the job.

Pros: Small, unobtrusive.

Cons: Should be built in to receiver

UWF-1 Wi-Fi USB Adapter

Written By DW, Maryland on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Purchased wireless adapter a couple weeks after getting Onkyo TX-8050.

Initial setup took a few minutes of "trial and error" - there's a few ways to initialize, and the instructions are not crystal clear, but not really a problem. After initial setup, signal from router on another floor is fine and strong. So far just using Pandora with one pre-existing account, but it only takes about 60 seconds to establish the wireless connection each session, and the signal remains strong for hours.

Works as advertised

Written By TimP, Morgantown, WV on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Simple device to hook up, works very well.

Pros: Set it up and forget it

Cons: It should have come as original equipment on the Onkyo.

no wires

Written By Big al, lamar.co on Saturday, August 03, 2013

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no wires needed that's pretty convenient better for your pets also no wires to chew on that's an A plus right there.

Pros: elimination of wires

Cons: instruction manual could be better and the color coding could be better also.

OK product

Written By Tom C, Kunkletown, PA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Took some fiddling with my TX-NR717 receiver before it saw there was something in the USB port at all. Then it worked for about a week and then stopped working. I got it working again when I unplugged my receiver and plugged it back in. That was done so I could run an internet cable to the back of my cabinet. Then it worked again.

Pros: Small size. Works well when it is working. Had no problems keeping my SiriusXM internet songs playing without buffering them more than once.

Cons: Stopped working after a week. Then I need to unplug and plug in my receiver to get it to work again.

Does what it should

Written By John, Kansas on Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Gets a decent signal and works like it should. Our PS3 is right next to the Onkyo TX-NR717 receiver and both get the same signal strength from our Netgear router which is upstairs from them. Just plugged into the receiver and used the setup wizard to enter the router login password, etc. then it connected. I listen to Pandora every day with it.

Pros: Works exactly as it should

Cons: None

Onkyo wireless USB is great

Written By Randy, Orange, TX on Monday, July 22, 2013

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I purchased one with my 809 receiver but it was accidentally broken off. So, I had to get another one. This allows me to control the receiver from my iPhone. It so allows for streaming music from any Internet service lime Pandora. It is great to have if you have it hooked to outdoor speakers because you can just pick up your phone and select music and control the volume from there.

Pros: Easy set up. Just plug it in and log in to your wifi from the receiver screen.

Cons: Not really any. I do wish they would incorporate it into the receiver and not be an additional option.

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter, Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, July 15, 2013

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Simple and easy to install. Great addition to a component system that is reliant on Internet access. I had hoped I would wireless connect to my PC to the receiver so I could get rid of the cable; I am still unsure about that capability.

Pros: Installation is simply plugging the adapter to your receiver. Follow the set-up instructions. Using the adapter opened some new avenues for information sources and methodologies.

Cons: The adapter could use better instructions for turning or modifying the system. Instructions for start-up just focuses on plugging the adapter to initially connect with the Internet. The adapter should also include the capability to wirelessly connect to your in-home Wi-Fi. If it had that capability, may use your computer to manipulate or modify the capabilities of the adapter.

Onkyo UWF-1 USB Adapter

Written By sDj, virginia on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Love it ! easy to hookup, plus the fact that I can now listen to digital music thru my receiver & not having my computer connected.

Pros: I can connect to multiple music apps listen to music all over the world

Cons: NONE

Onkyo Wireless Adapter

Written By Dan R, Cincinnati, OH on Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Plug and play; instant contact with my wireless modem. An ethernet connection was not possible due to the modem being on a different floor from my Onkyo 414. This device made it so easy....the only criticism I would have is it does not allow me to access pictures and music from my computer...could this be operator error? Great product! Tech help outstanding....and thanks to Bryce with his help in selecting a receiver.

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Anonymous, MD on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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super simple to use, had it working in under a minute, nice solution

Onkyo UWF Wi-Fi USB adapter (AOK)

Written By Jerry, Castle Rock Co. on Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Works just fine,I read a lot of negative reviews and almost didn't buy it.I knew Crutchfield would take it back if I didn't like it and because of the possible need for updates I went ahead and bought it.I installed it per instructions without any problems.My 717 didn't have any updates ,I will keep it just in case of future updates

Pros: Foe me all of the negative reviews did not apply.

Cons: Instructions did not state if it will work in the rear USB port.I used the front and my receiver showed F or R so I believe it will work in front or rear port you may want to follow up on that.

Easy setup

Written By Jiml, Clinton Township, MI on Sunday, April 28, 2013

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This was plug it in and follow the directions and be done

Pros: Easy to set up and use

Cons: Not great when used at a distance

makes wireless connection easy

Written By Nappy, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, April 22, 2013

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easy to install and setup this makes connecting online simple and easy and only takes a few minutes.

Pros: small, easy to install

Cons: Should be included with the receiver.

Not user friendly

Written By mgforshort, Fullerton, CA on Sunday, April 21, 2013

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This dongle is hard to setup, an IT tech spent several hours to get it work because I couldn't. Once it was done we could listen to Pandora, but it is hard and painful to operate. It went back to Crutchfield for a future credit. I got another wireless transmitter/receiver kit for a little bit more money. That is easy to use, be it listening to Internet radio or sending music from the computer hard drive to the Onkyo 8050. The Onkyo dongle won't allow streaming from a hard drive, at least we couldn't figure it out without hours of work.

Pros: It works when the setup is done

Cons: It is hard to use and primitive. There are better ways to do this.

Works just fine

Written By Baeb, Sewell, NJ on Friday, April 12, 2013

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Easy to just plug in.....

Pros: Easy set up to my wireless network.....love getting Satellite radio in my home......

Cons: None

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Rick, Farmingdale, NY on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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The devise could not pick up the Wi-Fi I had to connect with cable

Pros: None

Cons: It did not work

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Cap, Roanoke, VA on Friday, March 15, 2013

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This unit performed exactly as advertised. I needed help from both Crutchfield and Onkyo setting it up which took a bit of time but now it functions very nicely. From the list of internet services available there is a charge for all except Pandora.

Not sure yet

Written By Rick, New Lenox, IL on Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Product does not show MAC address on label or the box. I had a hard time getting this configured because I filter wireless devices by MAC address at my router. Menu's on Onkyo TX-NR515 were not very clear on reporting MAC address and it only showed the MAC address of the wired Ethernet port. I had to plug it into the USB port on my PC and find out the MAC address using ipconfig, etc. Also, reported signal strength was something like 20% at just 10 or 12 feet from my wireless access point.

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By dwc8045, louisvile ky on Monday, February 04, 2013

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works good hooks right up.

Wifi

Written By daw, Rochester, MN on Monday, January 14, 2013

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Bought this with the Onkyo 8050 unit and once setup it works great. Easier than a wired connection.

Pros: Connects to internet nicely without dropping signal.

Cons: Only connects at 11mpbs. Can be difficult to setup with WPA2 on router and a complex password. Instructions were less than helpful for this as well.

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By retiredfella@comcast.net, Leetonia, OH on Friday, January 04, 2013

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Easy to Use

UWF 1 wifi adaptor

Written By Tom, Oho on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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Had it for a few weeks, it connected my 818 to my wifi network without any issues. However the signal reception was at 30% whereas computer, iphone, ipad all get excellent reception in the same area. Net services were very spotty; updating firmware was very painful. Chose to run a hardwire connection to my router and now net stations are GREAT and firmware updates are simple. Lookout, here comes another UWF 1 for sale. My advice is don't waste your time on this piece.

Pros: Easy to hook up

Cons: Very spotty reception. I can't recommend.

Must have accessory

Written By JB, Westfield, ma on Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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So easy to setup!!!! It's a must have. Worth the $30.

Pros: Affordable, easy to set up

Cons: None

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By ROD, SANDHILLS, NC on Friday, December 21, 2012

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Just plug in and play.

Pros: Works well as it should.

Cons: I have not found any.

Easy to set up; great access.

Written By TE, Tupelo,MS on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Popped this into my Onkyo TX8050 and in less than a minute connected to my network. I have access to all the music on my computer as well as internet radio. Couldn't be simpler. Now I use the Onkyo Android app to control my system. Beautiful

Pros: Easy to set up.

Cons: None yet

dongle me this

Written By Anonymous, gainesville georgia on Thursday, November 01, 2012

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This WiFi adapter for the onkyo tx8050 really expands the functionality of the onkyo receiver.fairly intuitive to set up.pretty inexpensive for the increase in functionality.

Pros: Internet radio!

Cons: Funny name( dongle?)

Won't connect

Written By Anonymous, California on Monday, October 08, 2012

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Seemed like a good idea since I cannot wire via ethernet cable, but it did not work at all for me. This device "saw" my wireless router, it would not connect. TTried it many times over a few days. I returned the item to Crutchfield.

Worth Buying

Written By peterk, Connecticut on Monday, September 03, 2012

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I received this free with an Onkyo Theater System, I am not sure I would have considered it otherwise. Now that I have it and have used it I think it would be a great idea for everyone to use. The ease with which the setup takes care of things and not having to fiddle with another wire make this a real winner.

Pros: Simple to set up, after that you can just forget that it is there, it will take care of the rest for you.

Cons: None

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Michael, Mobile, Alabama on Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Works great

Pros: No problems with getting a signal.

Cons: None

Works as Advertised

Written By David in SC, Blythewood, Sc on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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works fine, plugged it in, used the remote as instructed, found my wifi and works great. Now I have Pandora streaming to my outdoor speakers as well as the rest of the house.. Before I was limited to Pandora from my TV or BluRay and only in my family room.

Pros: simple and non obtrusive

Cons: none

A breeze

Written By JoeC, SW Florida on Sunday, March 04, 2012

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Very easy set-up. Doesn't produce as strong of a signal as I had hoped, but still works fine. Also a bit expensive. But it works and that's all that matters.

Pros: Small footprint, easy installation.

Cons: Expensive

Got a bad one - new one works great

Written By Steve, West Virginia on Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Got this for my new 709 Onkyo receiver. First one connected well then had regular drop-outs making listening frustrating. Crutchfield sent me a new one. The new one has worked flawlessly despite reading signal strength at only 35%. No drop-outs for the last week. Love listening to internet radio options now through my incredible sounding receiver. Iamnot sure why others are having trouble setting this up to work. I am no IT guy and the connection was simple to make.

Pros: Small, barely noticable on the front of my receiver, seems to work well

Cons: Signal strength is low

A Great Little Receiver

Written By The Builder, ORLANDO FL USA on Friday, February 10, 2012

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Works perfectly with my Onkyo TX8050 receiver !!! Make sure your Router that you use with this unit is WPA and WPA2 compatibly with PSK TKIS links on in the router settings. The USB WiFi's dont like older handshake settings so your router needs to be fairly new or just do a FIRMWARE upgrade and it will magically start working. Also if your router was provided by your ISP make sure to note the MAC address of the ONKYO USB in the settings.

hmmmm . . .

Written By Walt, Cocoa, Florida on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Well, I have yet to get this to work. I have the receiver hook up to my router via physical wiring. I should call Crutchfield to either get this to work or return it. Kind of a bummer at this point, but i have not spent too much time on getting it to work either.

Pros: Um, none really - it is very tiny, though.

Cons: This device does not want to work for me.

Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi® USB Adapter

Written By Dan, New Baltimore, MI on Monday, February 06, 2012

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Recommended if you have the patience to go beyond the provided instructions. Be sure to update your router firmware and receiver firmware. What appeared to help me was changing the channel used by my router.

Pros: Crutchfield tech support was very helpful!

Cons: I knew the instructions were too simple. Range isn't great, but adequate.

Onkyo Wi-Fi adapter

Written By Ana P, Saratoga, CA on Friday, February 03, 2012

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I am very please with the Onkyo UWF-1 Wi-Fi USB adapter, easy to setup and make my new Onkyo 709 receiver ready to access the Internet without the need of cables.

Pros: Reasonable price, easy to set up.

Cons: No complains so far.

Read before You Buy

Written By Chuck G, Versailles, IN on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Wireless connectivity for the TX-NR609 sounds terrific until you find in the instructions that it only works with a Microsoft media program and not iTunes. I would not have purchase if I had known of this limitation but it make work for you if you use the MS media program.

Pros: Wireless connectivity a great feature.

Cons: Limited usefulness because it fails to work with iTunes.

Didn't need it.

Written By PaulG, Atlanta on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Never needed it. For speed sake I hardwired the unit.

Not so good

Written By Bill P, Blue Bell, PA on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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This device "saw" my wireless router immediately, however I had streaming issues constantly. I even moved the wireless router to a location about two feet away. This did not resolve the problem. Since I had the router so close I tried using an ethernet cable. No more problems. So I requested a RMA from Crutchfield and sent it back. his product was a good idea that didn't work for me.

Pros: Small and easy to physically install in the stereo receiver.

Cons: Set up instructions are very poor. If you don't know much about computer devices you will be lost. Crutchfield technical support was no help. I finally managed to get it "connected" to the wireless router myself. Then the streaming problem.

does not work

Written By jim, kansas on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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tried everything can not get it to work

Pros: nice case

Cons: does not work

Unable to get it to work with AES-based WPA2-PSK

Written By Andrew, Vermont on Friday, December 23, 2011

The UWF-1 is nice and small -- plug it into the front USB and you can't even tell that it's there unless you really get up close. Unfortunately, the small size seems to adversely affect its performance. The reported signal strength is extremely low - 20% when I have my router one floor down and about forty feet away where as the signal is good and strong with all other devices at the same distance. When the router is just 15 feet from the receiver with a clear line of sight the reported signal strength floats around 68% -- I would expect higher. The cons of this device far outweigh the pros, especially when there are cheaper and better performing alternatives available.

This UWF-1 went wee, wee, wee! all the way back to Crutchfield.

Pros: Small, unobtrusive

Cons: Poor signal strength, pricey compared to alternatives, haven't been able to get it to work with AES-based WPA2-PSK security

It only worked the first time

Written By SAG, Birmingham AL on Thursday, September 29, 2011

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It worked like charm the first time. Now I can't get it to work. I need to call Crutchfield ...

Great Once You Get It Working

Written By JCM, SC on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Installed this feature on an Onkyo TX-NR609 AV receiver -- highly recommend it, BUT... As others have said, the installation is hardly intuituve. Getting the Onkyo help line is time-consuming and in this case a waste. UWF-1 recognized my LAN, but refused to accept my LAN password. Onkyo tech told me "there has to be something wrong w/. your network, since the USB is finding it". FINALLY determined that the UWF-1 does not recognize certain routers w/ non- alphanumeric PW's, which was remedied with a firmware update. My recommendations -- take the time and trouble to apply the firmware update 1st, and don't try to install the USB w/o at least a temporary display screen connected. Once installed, a whole new world of internet radio and music services is opened up. Sound is great, possibilities endless!

Works, but tedious to setup

Written By RichW, NJ on Sunday, August 14, 2011

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I purchased the UWF-1 for a new Onkyo TX-NR609 receiver. I realized that I would need to upgrade the receiver's firmware before I tried anything else, so that was what I did. I followed the instructions - downloading the firmware upgrade to my PC, copying to a USB stick and then upgrading the receiver's firmware. That all worked very well.

Anyway, once the firmware upgrade was done, actually getting the Receiver/UWF-1 onto my home network was tedious and took several hours. My home network has WPA-2 encryption enabled. Getting the correct pass key into the receiver was slow and error prone. I don't have a TV connected as a display, so I'm using the Receiver LCD display. When entering a character of the pass key, the characters show up as "****" instead of the actual character typed. This may be fine for the traditional PC password, but its very awkward on the small LCD display. The real characters should be displayed until the "OK done" is selected.

My original pass key was a long phrase - too long for the UWF-1. So I had to change all the other WiFi devices on my network to a shorter pass key so that the new pass key was short enough for the UWF-1.

Once I finally got that set up, the UWF seems to work well. The receiver says that it's received signal strength is only 30%-40%, but streaming seems to work fine. My access point is only 20 feet away in another room in the house.

The Onkyo vTuner Internet Radio guide is a nice feature.

Disappointing

Written By Roland, SOCAL on Friday, July 29, 2011

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I have a strong WIFI signal but this dongle performed poorly. I could not connect with any of the net features of my receiver. When connected to net directly (had to cannibalize) receiver worked fine.

I have returned the adapter for credit.

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