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A Bluetooth smart speaker by Amazon, announced November 6, 2014. The Amazon Echo SK705DI features a voice-activated cloud-based assistant that can manage various tasks including playing music, reading news, creating lists, and answering questions.

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WiFi dropped connection and no longer works

My Echo dropped its WiFi connection, and is unable to reconnect to my network. I manage my own network, and have changed nothing on any configuration. In fact, my MAC filtering explicitly allows this device to connect, and I even have an IP address reserved for it (Echo gets it's address via DHCP, I assume). Absolutely nothing I do can get it to connect, and I have performed a hard reset on the device as well as made sure my router firmware is on the most current version. I also power cycled my router, to rule out anything obvious. The only thing I can imagine is maybe the device isn't being allowed through a specific port to connect to Amazon's servers? Not sure what port it might be trying to use. Any insights out there? Things I may have overlooked?

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Problem solved folks. I use a hidden network and don’t have SSID broadcast turned on. Apparently the Alexa app cannot connect to hidden networks. You have to broadcast the SSID during setup, and can hide it again once you’re connected. However, if your connection drops for any reason, the Echo will no longer be able to connect.

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