Summary: In the end, hope will not make this thing work. I gave it two weeks and many hours of connecting, reconnecting; updating firmware and re-updating; powercycling, restarting, resetting; reading manuals and web forums; FAQs--you name it.
Summary: I purchased this product as 'new' in early September 2013. It arrived promptly in brand new condition. It found my network easily and it sounded so good I bought another one on Amazon a month later.
great sound; doesn't stay connected. product discontinued.
27 October 2013
Summary: Bought the Klipsch G-17 a little over a year ago. The sound is terrific, though i'm no audiophile. Unfortunately, the WiFi connectivity via AirPlay - which the only reason to buy it - is just plain terrible.
Summary: The G-17 is not at all worthy of the Klipsch brand. Approximately 80% of the time, it either cannot connect to the wireless network, or when it does decide to work, it cuts in and out until you get so angry, you want to throw it in a fire pit.
Summary: It seems there is a recurring theme among the negative reviews: it sounds awesome when it works. That, however, is for mere fleeting moments in between long AirPlay cutouts. I've tried 3 (seriously, 3!) different ones because I was sure each time something was technically wrong with the speaker.
Summary: When I bought this, I saw about ten really positive and two negative reviews. The negatives were both centered on AirPlay and how it didn't work. I figured, they must be doing something wrong. I work in IT, I should be able to make this work, right? Nope, should have listened.