Apr 26, 2019
Product activation failed error coming on Bose Home Speaker 500 after connected to wifi network.
I tried resting to factory defaults the bose home 500, reinstalled the music app several times, but no success.
Thank you for your post and Welcome to the Bose Community.
I'm sorry to hear you are unable to activate your Home Speaker 500.
Would you be able to reboot your router? You can do this by unplugging the router from power for 30 seconds and then wait for it to start back up and try to reconnect your Home Speaker 500.
Get back to me with the results of this troubleshooting.
Charlotte G - Community Support
Hi Kent Lin,
Thanks for your post and welcome to the community.
Have you attempted to use another device? Also please ensure that you don't have Wi-Fi assist enabled on your device.
I have a home speaker 450. My bose music app says 'product activation failed'. I have tried unplugging it for thirty seconds, rebooting it, and even replaced it but i still have the same problem.
Thank you for posting and welcome to the Bose Community. I am very sorry to hear that you are unable to activate your speaker and would love to assist you with this.
Can you please start by letting me know the region that you are currently located in as well as where you purchased the speaker from?
Let's try testing the speaker with another device to see if the same issue persists, as well as ensuring that both the Home Speaker 450 and device are on the same network settings. We should also perform the same reset that you did to the product, to your internet router by disconnecting it from power for around 30 seconds.
If you have another network in your house then please do also try testing on that router.
I look forward to hearing back from you and any other users that may be experiencing this issue.
I live in the northwest United States, I bought the speaker from Costco. I have tried activating it with different devices but it still says the same thing. i also tried reseting the router
Thank you for getting back to us with this information.
Could you please try manually updating the speaker by following the steps on this guide Manually updating your speaker
Please let me know if this resolves your issue.
Thank you for posting and updating us on this. Sorry to hear that the steps did not resolve this issue for you.
Let's try to look at your internet router settings to ensure that there isn't anything that could be stopping the speaker from activating, can you please ensure that your router is set to the following:
If you are unsure of how to adjust these settings please do reach out to our customer service team via clicking this link, then kindly scroll and select your region, once this is done please scroll to Contact Us. The team will be on hand and ready to help.
I look forward to hearing back from you with the result of this.