All of the Amps are in the network closet, and lately Sonos hasn't been super reliable. We do have good wifi around the house with multiple AP's, but the airspace is generally very noisy due to a lot of wifi activity. There is a Boost in the Sonos network as well.
In the past I think I've read that it's a Bad Idea to connect one Amp to the switch, and daisy-chain the rest of them. So in that case, given I have easy access to the switch and spare ports, is the best option to run a dedicated ethernet cable to each?
My rule of thumb is to use a cable whenever possible, but I'm not sure that's a good rule when in comes to Sonos.
Best answer by Stanley_4View original
Adding an Ethernet connection for all of my Sonos gear that was easy to connect and adding reserved (static) IP addresses in my router's DHCP server has ended a vast majority of my Sonos issues.
In the end, I did a factory reset on each ZP (press and hold the volume up and play/pause button while applying power, until it flashes garage & white), and added them back, one by one. No ethernet, since I have a good wifi set up, so it shouldn't be needed. One of my old ZP100's needed a temporary ethernet connection, but that's it, the whole lot is wireless again, and working perfectly. It's right next to my switches, so I might end up with connections when I buy another switch (I'm maxed out), but so far the load on wifi isn't anything to worry about.