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So I have a bit of an odd issue. (This may not be the correct forum, but I thought I'd try.) As some background, I have a rather advanced home / home lab setup. I have a Fortigate router that supports a wired network and a wireless AP hanging off a separate subnet. The wireless subnet has a DHCP relay operating that forwards DHCP broadcast requests to a Windows server. Sonos ZPs are operating off the wired network. Any devices hanging off the wireless are currently unable to utilize the Sonos app to control the ZPs. If I enable a rule allowing a broadcast on 255.255.255.255 between the subnets then the Sonos app will function. However, iOS devices will be unable to obtain an IP from the DHCP server. I am assuming there's a conflict happening with the relay but am uncertain. Thoughts?
Luma wifi is about to be released and looks like a great product. Can Sonos and Luma both create mesh networks that work together or will there be interference? I assume they will work, right?! A wifi mesh will be on a different frequency than the Sonos mesh, right? Luma looks like the solution many of us could use if it works as effectively as Sonos does with its own mesh. Opinions? Mesh.
When I bought the speaker, I thought it would be possible to switch the “move” between networks. Namely, from friends, work, and home. After a lot of searching online, I still don't know if this is possible or not. Hence, my question, “how can I connect my move to multiple networks without a factory reset”. Online, it states that the move can remember up to 6 SSIDs. The Sonos app 2 also sees the move when I switch networks and even tells me to add it as a trusted network. Then, when I click the ok button, it keeps on “searching for system…”. Do you have a definitive answer as to whether or not it is possible to move between networks without a factory reset?
Hello Sonos community, I am doing some initial research to see if a Sonos system would be compatible with our network infrastructure. We have an internal proxy server here so I want to make sure that the Sonos equipment would be able to pass through it. The other topic I want to understand is which ports are absolutely necessary for the Sonos to work on our network. We only plan on using Hotel Radio, Rockbot, Mood Mix, Sound Machine or Tribe of Noise services. We'd like to control all of the Sonos players through the PC or Mac Music control application. We wont be using an android phone or iOS device for this. Here is a list of ports that Sonos requires but I'm sure we don't need all of them. The ones underlined are IMO essential. Please let me know what you guys think. Thank you! [u]80 (Internet Radio, updates and registration)[/u] 443 (Rhapsody, Napster, and SiriusXM) 445 (CIFS) – successor to SMB [u]3400 (incoming UPnP events - Sonos Controller App for Mac or PC)[/u]
Have my Sonos network on Unifi US-24-250 Switch - 4 wired (wifi off on 2) & 6 wireless Network gear is ER-X → US-24-250 off that is 2 x UAP-Pro and US-8 in the shop. Experiencing dropouts when using RTSP across switch and then enabling STP on Sonos wired ports. When entire switch is using STP, there are a variety of issues with non-Sonos wired devices like slow connect-to-LAN times. I’ve read a number of threads from different time frames and wanted clarification on current best practice settings for Unifi switches? I’m currently running STP (4096) on US-24 and STP (8192) and having dropouts? This was the settings before playing around with RTSP config mentioned above so I’m at a loss. Can submit diagnostics or anything else if requested. Would just like to make this work on all fronts. Sonos Support InfoUS-24-250 Config
Hello everyone. I have an older Samsung plasma television that has one A.R.C. output I'm trying to find an option that allows me to plug into the Sonos arc. I know a lot of the audio extractors don't work with the sonos arc but I'm looking at the Biground eARC HDMI audio extractor. I can't find any good information about this thing. It looks like it'll work if input 2 will output a video signal but it looks output 2 only does audio that wouldn't work as only input 1 does eARC and needs to go to the Sonos unit. If anybody has used this extractor let me know if it worked for you.Thanks~Rob
I have two routers set up to my home network, one for the front and back of my house. I also have a Sonos in the front and in the back. What I’m trying to do is have the Sonos linked but can’t get it to work b/c the Sonos at one location is connected to that router correspondingly and will only display which ever Sonos is on said router but not the other although they are on the same network. What is the fix?
I have Bose speakers that came with their own amplifier I now own connect app and connect I want to connect my Bose speakers to my connect amp should I also connect the Bose amp that originally came with that system. My connect amp also currently powers a set of indoor cieling speakers.
I had a similar problem to the WBUR listener in another thread -- my local NPR station broadcasts MP3, but only in 16Khz, which Sonos will grudgingly attempt to play, but it doesn't work very well. So I did some fooling around on my linux machine, and managed to produce an icecast stream reesampled to 128k at 44.1Khz. I can go into more detail about how that all works if anyone is interested. It's pretty kludgey at the moment, but I'm just trying to figure out what's possible. In theory, this would work for just about any stream, since mplayer can produce PCM audio from lots of formats. My stream uses mpg123 to pull in the stream off the net, feeds it as PCM to lame, which reencodes to the proper rates and sends it off to a FIFO, which is what icecast broadcasts. So the problem I have now seems to be beyond my ability to fix. My icecast stream works great on this machine and on my wireless laptop played through xmms. But on sonos, it skips and stutters terribly. I know it's not a
Hi, In a client setup having a Beam connected to the TV (via HDMI with ARC) and an AMP for a spill over area, client would like to have the possibility to listen to the TV audio in the spill over area as well. In view of this, I thought of connecting the source to an HDMI distribution amplifier such that the outputs can be connected to both the TV and to the AMP in orderto provide the amp with the source audio content. The TV is then connected to the Beam via an HDMI ARC connection, which works great. The AMP however, does not accept the HDMI input from the Distribution amplifier as an HDMI with ARC functionality. Why is it not possible for audio to be used from the HDMI signal which includes both video and audio content?Thanks
I’ve been battling this one for a while and trying to get best set-up with minimal components and making best use of Sonos gear I already have. Gear I’m using: Lucky voice box mixer with 2 mics, Laptop with Spotify and Musicmatxh loaded, HDMI into old LG TV with sound off, Sound into Mixer and then into Sonos 5 (gen2) aux in (plus trying to get working with a Playbar via optical in) With the Play 5 the setup is plagued by the delay between singing voice and the sound being processed by Sonos system which makes it difficult to sing along as you can hear your voice delayed. Ideal solution would be if Play 5 aux in signal could be processed directly without lag - in similar way to when I play TV sound through my Playbar. Is there any software fix coming that could speed up the sound signal? 2nd challenge: I want to use the Lucky Voice in another room with laptop with Spotify and Music Match feeding into LG TV with optical out feeding Playbar. Has anyone tried to connect the karaoke mixer
Dear Experts around the Word, please help me to understand how Sonos Boost works technically. I would nee this informaiton for my Network design. [b] CONTEXT:[/b] * Let's say there are 4 Sonos Connects on WIFI connected to a wireless router * The wireless router creates a WIFI e.g. SSID "homenetwork" with password "xyz123" * In this case, all the Sonos Connects are hooked on 2.4GHz on "homenetwork" as Sonos Connects does not operate on 5GHz but only on 2.4GHz * The wireless router provides IP addresses to all Sonos Connects * Any Sonos apps (on mobile phone) can control the Sonos Connect units as long as the mobile phone is on the "homenetwork" [b]QUESTIONS[/b] 1) Are my assumpitons above correct? [b]NOW WHEN ADDING A SONOS BOOST[/b] * If I add Sonos Boost (with help of the mobile app "Add Boost or Bridge" in the settings menu) * Connect the Sonos Boost with Ethernet cable to my wireless router (that provides the "homenetwork" on the air) [b]QUESTIONS ADTER ADDING SO
Hi Guys I've installed 15 Sonos speakers and a bridge two days ago. Two connected buildings two storey over basement, old, lots of granite walls. Bridge in comms room and a selection of speakers throughout the building Play 5, Play 3 and mostly play 1. No more than 20-30 feet between any speaker. On Sunday when I installed, everything worked perfectly and updated nicely. Speakers were all in a group, playing radio fine. Yesterday got a bit patchy after we installed spotify with speakers stuttering then stopping completely. Today nothing, in the Sonos App on a PC server I can only see four speakers and sometimes one or two will pop in and out. Really frustrating as the MD spent €2,500 on my recommendation. If I were to wire the speakers using the ethernet port at the back of the speakers, would this allow wired networking as opposed to wireless which may be patchy? I have also installed 9 ubiquity unify wireless access points throughout the building at the weekend so if the
Hey there Given a Sonos network with 8 players. One player is wired to the router, as far as my understanding is right, my Sonos configuration is a SonosNet mesh network. I see WM:0 at each player. (All the seven other players are wireless) What happens if I turn off the Wifi (using the app) for the one player that is wired (my sonosnet coordinator)? Will turning off the wifi causing problems? Because this one wired player is communicating over wireless to the other 7 player within the Sonos MeshNet? Thank you in advance!
I recently purchased 2 sonos move speakers that are stereo paired and currently have them on the 2nd floor of my house. The main Xfinity gateway/router is on the first floor directly below the room with the move speakers. The other side of the 2nd floor has a wifi dead spot where I installed a EX8000 Netgear Nighthawk wifi extender which just failed completely and now needs to be replaced. What type of WiFi range extender would you recommend that will provide "seamless roaming" for my other devices but won't cause interference with the move speakers' connecting to the main wifi? (I had initial move installation problems that your tech said was caused by the Netgear wifi extender.)
In my house i have 3 Airport Extremes AC. All hardwired together. Obviously my 3 major wireless channels are now used. I also have SonosNet setup and is working. My 3 Apple Routers can see each other but don't overlap to much. I live in a thickly settled area and can see about 10 other Wifi Networks from my house. I have 1 Playbar with a SuUB and 2 PLAY1 setup as 5.1, I have 5 other PLAY1s and 2 PLAY3s, 5 CONNECT:AMPs. I want to try and cut down on WiFi Interference which brings me to my question... What is better? Is SonosNet better in regards to speed, stability and reliability? If I make the move to switch Sonos to run off my WiFi will the speed and reliability be reduced? Will there be longer lag/response times in changing music or operation if i go to WiFi? for those who can, here is a diagnostic i submitted... 7418975 ...the times i have called in, ive been told i have alot of interference around certain players. I am also curious if there is a way to disable wifi cards
Currently I have a pair of Sonos P1 and additional PC speakers connected via 3.5mm to a PC in Office.I have been thinking of ways I can replace these with maybe a Beam or new Beam and combine them in some way. I can then re use the P1’s in another room.My PC monitors/screens are connected via Display Port, and looking in manual they have a Display Port out, for connecting additional monitors/screens. I don’t use this port currently.My thoughts are I could use a passive Display Port to HDMI cable and connect the Display Port out to HDMI to a Sonos Beam.Has anyone done anything similar and had a working system with no sound delay due to processing etc?Is there a better to use Sonos Beam for PC speakers, key is no delay in sound.
I am a bit confused, i have a boost and all my sonos devices are wireless connected to it via sonosnet. In some mesh systems like velop you can wire some extra components and the cable is used as a “backup” I always thought that with sonosnet you can only have 1 (boost) wired to the router, but now i hear you can also have some speakerswired to it. Was there a change in the sonos mesh system that i now can use a “wired backbone” ? Thanks Rob
I just bought the new Sonos Amp and I love it. It makes my Mangepan MMGi's sound much better than my previous receiver. I have a pretty decent Yamaha subwoofer connected to the sub out on the Amp. I've noticed that when I turn on the sub output from the Sonos app the two stereo channels get noticeably brighter. My Maggies are already quite bright so the added treble boost is pretty unwelcome. But without the sub output my subwoofer receives no signal. I can use the primitive treble/bass eq in the app but that is not ideal and doesn't produce adequate results. Is there a way to enable subwoofer output without changing the eq of the stereo channels?
The M3U playlist standard is a wonderful way to create lists of your favorite music to play on your mp3 device. However, it gets maddening when you have multiple devices sharing the same mp3 library. Why don’t all devices use a standard way to implement the playlist? Here is what I am referring to: I use [B]Winamp[/B] to create and edit playlists on a Windows 7 machine. The mp3 files are all stored on a NAS server mapped to drive M on the Windows machine. This server is also host to [B]Logitech Squeezebox Server[/B], and is UPnP which provides the interface for my [B]Sonos[/B] devices. Added to that I own a Cadillac with a [B]CUE[/B] system that uses an exact copy of my mp3 directory on the NAS server but it is stored on a flash drive. Each system (Squeezebox, Sonos, CUE and Winamp) has their own requirements for the pathname in the m3u playlists. To specify, [B]Winamp[/B] prefixes everything with “M:\” where M: is the Windows drive letter mapped to the NAS music directory.
I want to use the Play1 standalone when I travelling. Quite often in 'modern' hotels you can only access their wifi when not only password but also a username needs to be inserted. In this way I cannot setup the Play1 without additional equipment. I have quite often taken a spare wifi-router and mini-NAS with USB connection and mass storage with me to arrange access to music and get control (without being connected to the internet), but this is extra weight, and basically needs to be pre-configured before travelling, and therefore extra hassle. Is there a simpler way to get access to a USB stick with music and preferrably also Bluetooth? How about Arduino and/or Raspberry Pi, or are there better/easier devices to be used, hopefully with additional functionallity?
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