Tethering the mu-so to the Honor 6
January 14, 2015
While I have a Wi-Fi network at home, it is not connected to the
internet because I do not subscribe to a home DSL. Most of the time
I am mobile and that's why I prefer to have a solid LTE performance
from a device. Gladly, I have the Honor 6.
At home, I simply tether my devices, primarily the Surface Pro and
Surface RT to a mobile phone for internet access.
The mu-so has two features that will require internet access, the
iRadio and Spotify Connect. Here's how I configured the mu-so to
tether to the Honor 6.
Before we start, here are the roles my devices are tasked to do-
- Honor 6 as the internet gateway with Wi-Fi hotspot already
configured and let's call it "MySpot"
- iPhone 5S (or an iPad) as the configuration and controller
If you don't have an iOS device, you can still perform step 5
using a web browser by connecting to the mu-so network SSID (in the
format Mu-so-XXXX-Setup) and browsing to 192.168.1.12 which is the
mu-so setup page.
- Turn on the mobile data connection on the Honor 6, make sure
you have LTE (4G) signal.
- On the Honor 6, turn on Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Turn on Wi-Fi on the iPhone and join "MySpot" and make sure
you stay on the Wi-Fi settings screen.
- My mu-so is currently connected to my home Wi-Fi which is a
different network, so we need to configure the mu-so to join
"MySpot" network. Use the pin-tool and quickly press and release
- The mu-so LED indicator should show flashing purple that
indicates it is in network setup mode. On the iPhone, select the SET UP NEW
AIRPLAY SPEAKER item and you will see the mu-so in the list.
Select the mu-so for setup, and follow the instructions. And
this is why we need an iOS device, as it now instructs the mu-so
to join the network "MySpot" as required.
- The mu-so LED should turn to white (the light cycle may show
flashing Orange, then Purple, and finally White)
The tethering configuration is done and I can now enjoy the
online services Spotify Connect and iRadio.