Lumin U1 Mini - how to set up Network *without* Ethernet cables?

To Lumin owners. I just got the Lumin U1 Mini. Had Limetree (Lindemann) Bridge before.

Need to connect the Lumin streamer to my wifi network. There won’t be any ethernet cable as my router/modem (from ISP) are in a different room than where the music and DAC need to be.

I’ve downloaded the Lumin app but the dum  app seems useless. It presumes the Lumin is already on the network. Which is a bit of chicken and egg as there’s no way on the device itself to connect to the network -- how would I enter the wifi password etc?

Any ideas how I get it on to my wifi and set up the password etc? The online manual is horribly un-informative. Does Lumin presume everyone will use Ethernet cables to connect to modem/router?

I am little surprised this is what "audiophiles" rave about. The basic setup is not even thought-through. And manual refers only to "iPad", most users will use their iPhone. Welcome any pointers.


Lumin owners rave, some of them.

You have to use a mesh router or a wifi access point.


When you get it going please report objectively if the SQ is different enough to be worth it.

@julie_priest as others have mentioned, the Lumin devices are Ethernet-only. You must use an Ethernet cable. Fuzztone's link is broken, but I think he was linking to something like the TP-Link AC750 which we've also used many times.

The Lumin will use DHCP to acquire all of the network information, at which point the Lumin app on your iOS, Android, or M1 Mac computer will be able to find it. You can also use any other OpenHome compatible apps, like Linn Kazoo, and it is also supports several other protocols if you want to use other apps.

True for the crappy link. I had the TP-Link out in my shed. It worked but not robust enough. Sent it back and got another Node for my mesh system. Rock solid.

Do yourself a favor and run Ethernet to your Lumin. My router is upstairs and at the other end of the house, but I made it work. This is truly your best option.

BTW, don’t plan on using your phone for the Lumin app. It really needs to be on a tablet and the app works better in the apple world than Android. Speaking from experience here.


I use eero mesh and run Supra Cat8 from eero to my Lumin U1 Mini. 
Excellent sound. 

Agreed…Lumin app is unusable on phone. Overall by far not the best UI around. 

But if you use Tidal as your streaming service lumin has this nifty feature called Tidal connect. When configured you can use Tidal app on your phone or tablet to stream and the sound quality is excellent. You won’t get your local library that way though.