The wifi is terrible in our house, so yesterday I installed Google WiFi to have the mesh network so we can seamlessly move between them. Now I cannot work out how to have both HomeSeer (running on PC on original network) accessing Sonos AND have it working from my phone (on the wireless).
If I set Sonos up wirelessly it works fine, and is visible for control for my phone, but Sonos desktop and HomeSeer cannot see it.
If I set Sonos up wired (original network) then Sonos desktop and HomeSeer can see it, but the Sonos app on my phone insists it doesn't exist.
Google WiFi won't work in bridge mode and still have the mesh network. My phone (on the wifi) is able to connect back to my main PC (HomeSeer runs on 192.168.1.3@1000), so it looks like it is open in one direction, or has the right port-forwarding set up, but I can't work out how to do the same in the other direction to allow the PC to see my Sonos setup.
It feels like using SonosNet should resolve this, but when I plug into the ethernet I lose the ability to connect from my phone app. Not sure what I'm missing.
Any advice appreciated!
Best answer by ratty
Yes, Google limits bridge mode to non-mesh operation. Try alternative mesh WiFi solutions if you want.
As for "overly restrictive Sonos discovery broadcast", it uses standard UPnP (SSDP) to locate the players. That's designed to operate within a single subnet. If you want to try and operate across multiple subnets you'd need a pretty involved forwarding arrangement.