Green wireless networks are now available on the Amazon Echo.
The company is introducing a new wireless network diagnostic tool that can help customers diagnose their wireless network and make sure it works well for their device.
Amazon Echo owners can now use the new diagnostic tool to verify the presence of wireless networks in their homes, and determine if they need to upgrade their wireless networks.
The diagnostic tool, called a “WLAN Diagnostic Tool” or WDLT, allows users to configure their home network by searching for a “Wireless Network” label in the Amazon Alexa voice search.
Users can also tap a network’s WLAN label to find out if the network supports 802.3af and if the WLAN is active.
When you start the WDLM, you’ll be presented with a list of WLANs you can add to the list, including the Echo Dot, Echo Dot 2, Echo Echo Dot 3, Echo Max, and Echo Mini.
Once you’ve selected one, you can tap the button to add it to the WLT.
Once you have your WLAN labeled, you’re ready to begin the diagnostic process.
To do this, the Wlan Diagnostic tool will ask you to input a series of questions, such as the following:What type of WLTT is this?
What type and number of devices are these?
What wireless networks do they support?
How do they connect to each other?
What are the connections to the wireless networks?
What devices do these connect to?
The Alexa interface will then ask you a series in the following format:WLAN Name, Type, Number, Connections, and IP Address.
For example, if you enter “Green” for the WlTT type, Alexa will tell you that it supports 802:3af.
Alexa can then also show you the IP address of each device on the list.
In this example, Alexa shows the Echo Echo Echo 2 and Echo Dot3, and Alexa can also show the Echo Max and Echo Nano devices.
When the Alexa interface asks you to identify your network, Alexa can tell you which WLAN the device connects to, the connection is active, and the device has the WANID.
If you tap on an individual WLAN, Alexa tells you to select a specific network to test, or it can ask you for the device’s WAN ID.
The WLAN Diagnostics tool is an Amazon Echo feature and has not been officially released.
However, the company has released several free apps that can be used to help customers connect their devices.
If you want to learn more about the WLT and WDLTs, read our previous coverage of this feature.