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Is this "Apple Talk" yet? re: the HomePod
Is this "Apple Talk" yet? re: the HomePod
by Richard Herd on Dec 27, 2018 at 7:25:02 pm

The sound quality well done, but why won't it connect to 802.1x? And why can't it be a bluetooth enabled gadget? Bizarre decision.

Does anyone know of a hack around the 802.1x? HomePod requires WPA/WPA2. I set up my mac to share its ethernet--is that the best solution?


Re: Is this "Apple Talk" yet? re: the HomePod
by Michael Gissing on Dec 28, 2018 at 12:38:17 am

I can answer the first part of your question. No it's not Apple Talk yet.

As a user of Bluetooth speakers, they are OK for audio only applications as the delay makes them out of sync with video/ sound monitoring. So I can understand that Apple might prefer you use wifi to avoid the delay. The web pages say it connects automagically with an iOS device.