I am unsure of the exact root cause, but after getting ready to beat the RX-V577 with a sledgehammer after it would only get through ONE Pandora song before throwing the "Access error" BS is this:
Logged in to the cable modem/router/wireless combo unit "Ubee DDW-3611" that my ISP provided. Looked at the settings for wireless. I have all of the default settings in place (except, of course, for the SSID and key). The setting is WPA2-PSK w/ TKIP AND AES. It is set for 802.11b, g, and n support.
Every deivce I own, that has wireless of any generation, works fine with this ISP combo unit. Except for the RX-V577.
I checked to make sure that all defaults were in place, and they were. I got angry again and figured that Yamaha has put a cheaper-than-cheap wireless module into the unit (because that's how profit is made these days).
I found an old 802.11 b/g router (TP-Link something-or-other) and cleaned the dust off. I configured the old wireless router to simply pull the WAN address via DHCP (as it is defaulted to from factory) and set the wireless up for B/G with WPA2-PSK encryption with only AES. Plugged the WAN into one of the ISP router's switch ports.
Configured the RX-V577 to connect with the credentials I set and it works flawlessly. No errors in three days.
I want to encourage Yamaha to find a solution for this problem, but you know how it goes. Unless they get 1000 complaints from people using something other than the router brand of my ISP combo unit, they won't even address it. Not worth my time.
Thought I'd help you, though. I'm curious, what brand/model of router/access point do you have, and what are the settings for it (meaning key type, AES/TKIP or just one of the above, is it b/g/n or just b/g, those types of things)? If I can find commonalities, I can try and find a work-around that doesn't involve another router on the network.
Your help would be appreciated. flashover.
- KevGo to the full post