Here’s my situation: I bought a house with three levels. On level two is the modem/router. On level one is the game room where the big TV sits, along with speaker wire that runs to speakers hard-wired on level two (the upper level). I have a well-functioning mesh network throughout the house.
I had an installer come out and tell me I needed three sonos connect AMPS to run the speakers on the upper level. He also said he had to move my modem/router down to level one (the basement) to plug the amps into the modem/router. He said there was a lot of work involved with moving the modem/router downstairs and is wanting to charge me a lot in labor just to do that. He says the amps need to be plugged into the modem/router to work well - they won’t work well in a mesh network. Is that true?
Question, is there a way to keep the modem/router on level two, without having to move it?
Best answer by Corry P
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A single ethernet-wired Sonos product will create it’s own WiFi mesh, which each additional unit will expand - if you can get one unit wired via ethernet, that may be enough for the whole system. Ideally, this would be somewhere central.
We do recommend wiring multiple units if they will all be in the same location, however. Are your Amps all going to be in one location, within 1m (3 feet) of each other? If so, and you wire all three, you should disable WiFi on 2 of them. Settings » System » [Room Name] » [Device] (under Products) » Disable Wi-Fi, to prevent interference.
I also don’t see why you’d need to move your router and modem. A single ethernet cable could be run from the router’s current location to wherever you need more connectivity, as