Looking to set up guest access to Sonos during parties, without giving up main wifi network info. I understand I could just set it up on a guest network, but I use Sonos daily on my main network (along with other devices) and do not want to have to switch between guest and main network every time I have guests. I have 3 Play ones and a Bridge.
Unfortunately, Sonos does not work on guest networks. See attachment.
You could purchase a Connect, name it as a room, group to other Sonos, then attach a BT transceiver and set the line in to Auto. Also you keep your network credentials secret:8
Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm trying to avoid buying more equipment for the relatively rare times I want to let guests have some control over music.
It may also be worth mentioning that I have the bridge (purchased years ago), but do not use it.
What info? If it's simply the SSID/password then set up a separate access point -- with a different SSID/password from the main router obviously -- and only power it on when there are guests round.
If you're worried that a guest might poke around in some storage or other then that's a different matter. Although a NAS could be set up with per-username access rights you'd possibly also want to partition the physical network such that anything Sonos needed was on a 'public' section of the network along with the players, and all your stuff was on a 'private' segment. Link 'public' and 'private' with a switch, and power that off on guest night for the 'private' area to go dark.
It is the former (SSID/password, giving network access) -- no NAS involved.
"If it's simply the SSID/password then set up a separate access point -- with a different SSID/password from the main router obviously -- and only power it on when there are guests round."
Would this allow access when there are no guest, and when I turn the 2nd network on, it'd switch? If so, would that be automatically? As I mentioned, what I'm trying to avoid is switching between networks every time we gave guests access, and I was under the impression that there was a way to 'carve out' access using the bridge.
Like this: https://smile.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Multi-Angle-Portable-Tablets-readers/dp/B01IJ5A2UA/ref=sr_1_3_acs_sk_pb_2_sl_2
If this is possible on a closed system like Google Wifi, I would imagine this must also be possible on more advanced routers, with some tweaking.
It has been years since I ran my routers with dd-wrt and tinkered with my network on a detailed level, so I would not have any suggestions on how but greater minds than mine should be able to figure this out, no? 🙂