I am currently on a college campus, and trying to set up my Bose speaker (the only thing I want to do is change the equalizer, no "smart" functionality). I'm trying to figure out a way to connect my phone to the speaker, even temporarily, just to change the eq to something less bass-heavy (don't wanna disturb my neighbors). So, to get my phone to connect to the speaker, I've tried many things:
1. Connect the speaker to the IOT network we have on campus - this worked to connect the speaker to a network, but since it's an IOT network, phones are not allowed, and so I was unable to connect from the app.
2. Run a "Mobile Hotspot" from my PC that would share the ethernet connection: both devices connected, but there was no communication between them, even after configuring the sharing settings as liberally as possible.
3. Run a mobile hotspot from my phone - did not work, when I configured the WIFI in the app, it would give an error when trying to connect.
I'm just looking for a way to change the equalizer, so all that I need is just a temporary solution to pair the speaker and the app. If anyone has any workarounds they could suggest, I'd be much obliged. Thank you.
(also, this could also be a feature request to enable pairing of the home speaker to the app with bluetooth, so using network for smart capabilities but bluetooth for setup, or a way to configure the speaker by connecting to its personal WIFI network and typing in the IP address in a browser)