how to connect Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air speakers to Mac Book Air computer when computer has no ethernet port?

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Speakers with 30-Pin Connector

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  • Best Answer:

    You no longer need an ethernet cable to connect Bower & Wilkins Zeppelin Air speakers via AirPlay to a Mac Book Air. Download the free Bowers & Wilkins Control App to your IPhone or iPad, follow the easy set up steps and you are done. Disregard B&W's online manual or set up guide. Confusing and outdated. Going by the steps in this app, it will take you less than 5 minutes to connect to AirPlay.

  • Zeppelin Air has it's own temporary wireless network which you can access from your browser . Details are in Bowers & Wilkins online manual.This will enable you to set up Airplay without using an ethernet cable .
    p.s. Zeppelin Air will only join a network with an alphanumeric password . If you have any symbols in your home network password you'll need to remove them or set up a guest account without any . Hopefully this will be sorted with a firmware update .

  • If the MacBook Air is on the same wifi connection as the Zeppelin Air, you can connect with AirPlay on iTunes. However, in order initially connect the Zeppelin to this network you need to have a computer with an Ethernet port. Otherwise there is an aux connection available on the Zeppelin Air.

  • there are non ethernet options available to set up the zeppelin. One is a wireless connection peer to peer, another is to put your iPhone or iPod on the dock and access the set up via those. I would recommend downloading the PDF instructions to your Mac or iPad which does have a little more detail than the 'paper' based instructions in the box; which do supply the various options on how to setup the zeppelin.