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Hi My Sonos System comprises of: 7 x Play 1 (Connected via WIFI) 1 x Play 5 (Connected via WIFI) 1 x Play 3 (Connected via WIFI) 1 x Playbar (Connected via Ethernet to managed Cisco Switch) 1 x Sub (Connected via WIFI) Network: Virgin Media is ISP, router is set in Modem Mode 1 x Netgear Orbi RBR50 Router (In router mode) 2 x Orbi Satellites as AP's Orbi router is internet link to LAN Cisco Managed switch. Diagnostics code is 801541678 Music cuts out every minute or so. Internet 2.4ghz is on channel 6, tried sonosnet on 1,6,11 all with same result. Thanks in advance. Regards, Rik.
After 6 calls into Sonos I was told to get a managed switch to resolve the sudden loss of both Tidal and Spotify- the solution is/was unplugging the router wait 10 sec and all is good of a few hours days. Long story short I was told by the Sonos guys my Boost was veering way too much data and therefore I needed a managed switch to resolve Sonos would not provide a make or model just as long as it had the “snooping feature”. The setting provided where if no help Now I’m told I need to get ahold of a senior engineer Anyone one here have a NETGEAR managed switch? What settings are you using? Thanks Btw never had this issue till Moving to a new home
The last 2 months has been a disaster. Every since the alarm issue in Dec of 16 my system has gone to pot. Let me clarify that I've been with Sonos as an early adopter probably close to 10 years now so I've got experience in how it used to be. I have multiple units including 1 soundbar, 1 sub, 6 plays, 7 connect amps, 2 bridges and 1 boost. First there was this alarm issue and the solution was to wait until the new year and that would fix it. Proactive for sure. Ever since the alarm meltdown my sonosnet has been spotty to say the least. Yesterday with most of my system being unreachable or unplayable or not being able to group units I decided to move from Sonosnet to my wireless as the backbone. I'd always used and been happy with sonosnet but I believe all things change and perhaps it was time. Boy was that a mistake. Once all units showed up as ready I hit party mode and guess what, half of the units weren't added. A few tries later and every unit but one would come on
I bought a faulty Sonos ZP100 which had previously been opened. I therefore had no option of a Sonos repair or out of warranty exchange. I couldn’t find a guide to strip the unit down so worked it out myself. I have since written a guide which will hopefully help someone in the future but I accept no responsibility for any damage caused by following it. At the end of the guide I have written a small explanation of the repair needed for my unit which appeared to have suffered a power surge and no longer powered up. Please feel free to improve or alter the guide. Thanks. [url]http://www.mediafire.com/download/0duavcuf1zyuc8u/sonos_dismantle.pdf[/url]
I have a playbar on one tv and a playbase on another tv, also several other play:1 play:3 and connect:Amp. When I use my phone or laptop as a source and switch to 'party mode', everything is perfect - always. When I watch either TV with only it's playbase or playbar - it works flawlessly. If, however, I attempt to group any other speakers to either the playbase or playbar sourced by TV sound - the audio cuts out every few seconds. This just started fairly recently - I recall watching some football this way (party mode) with no issues the entire evening - but by the time playoffs rolled around - it's not usable in that way. I'm unable to think of any significant changes that have been made since I recall this working - maybe the playbase is that new - it arrived on christmas day. :) Another interesting thing to note is that the source playbase or playbar (depending on which tv I want to broadcast) never cuts out - only the satellite grouped speakers cut out - and they all cut ou
I have been a Sonos user for years, happily running exclusively on SonosNet. I had always liked the idea of a Sonos player that could be used outside and so when the Move became available, I bought one about a year ago. Unfortunately, I did not realise that the Move is a wifi-only device. Given the challenging nature of getting a good wifi signal throughout our house, (due to the structure of the building), I would certainly have thought twice about the Move, had I known this at the time.Anyway, from reading numerous other posts relating to this topic, I realise that I am not alone in now suffering numerous wifi problems, but the main issue is that my portable controllers (i.e. iPhone/iPad etc) cannot access the Move, even when it is sitting next to my router, unless that controller is also connected to the same router wifi signal, and not that from a wifi powerline extender (PLE) elsewhere in the house. I have now spent hours on the phone getting nowhere with Sonos support and thei
Hello everyone. I wonder if Sonos Connect does the DAC conversion of analog signal, that comes in to the device, and then do the conversion again while sending it to 'analog out'? I think it does and I look for a possibility to use Connect as a preaplifier but without double conversion? I need to plug in hi-end CD (with better DAC then Sonos) to power aplifier and would like to use Sonos as a preaplifier but without loosing quality. It is possible? Pawel
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.
I am trying to set my SONOS specific to specific IP addresses. The current SONOS IP addresses are 192.168.xx.100 to 192.168.xx.106 as assigned via the DHCP server.The revised SONOS IP addresses are to be 192.168.xx.200 to 192.168.xx.206. While I am well aware as to how to assign / move a DHCP [i]ASSIGNED[/i] IP address to a DHCP [i]RESERVED[/i] IP address (as I have successfully done for other devices) it is not working for any of my SONOS devices. While I was looking for solutions to this through the internet I noticed that the problem MAY BE that I have a SONOS Boost connected to 192.168.xx.100 with all other devices connected to the SONOS Boost per this article (see https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3453/~/how-to-check-if-sonos-is-in-a-standard-or-boost-setup ). That is I noticed saw "WM: 0" for all devices. As I understand things this is likely the problem as the SONOS devices are getting there IP Addresses from the BOOST because they are connected to
Hi all. I’ve been reading these threads forever, thought I’d finally post my own questions :) I’ve gained a lot of insight from all of you contributing to the forums and I’d like to thank you. This particular question of mine has to do with static IP addresses.First of, I’m very novice at this and trying to better my system as I gain some knowledge from my readings. I’ve read several times that, if you create static IPs for your Sonos devices, it’s important to configure them outside of the DHCP range. Can someone please elaborate a bit on this? I’ve posted some screenshots below of what I’ve done. I was able to select all of my Sonos products from the client list and give them static IP assignments, but I don’t think they’re outside of my DHCP? One screenshot is of my assignment list, and the other is what I think my DHCP range is - is it 100-200? So would I want to assign the suffixes, or last three digits, at something under 100 or over 200? If so, why have an assignment list in the
At my wit's end here. Currently owns dozen PLAY1 speakers, a PLAY5 and a subwoofer—the latter two both second gen. (Also recently purchased a SONOS Boost to help problem-solve.) Issues with these products used to be beyond minimal—but seems every SONOS-related app updates over the past year has worsened the overall experience, rendering the products absolutely useless. Issues I'm dealing with are comparable to many others on here who have invested thousands of dollars into this system, but still don't have viable answers. Breaking point was reached last week after spending hours going down the message board rabbit hole and dedicating IP addresses on my router to each piece of SONOS hardware in my home—going into my Arris router's LAN Settings, inputting the 12-digit MAC address as well as the dedicated IP. Went through all steps of resetting my router, plugging in all devices one-by-one, et al— still in a nightmare situation. (Have also played the change-the-router chann
I'm new to Sonos, but would like to setup some Tasker tasks in Android to automate playing my favourite radio station, launching playlists, etc. Is there a reference for http POST commands that I could work from? Could someone point me in the right direction? My aim is to use Tasker with NFC tags to activate theses common tasks without the need to go into the app.
I have an HD radio tuner connected to a Sonos Five, and set to auto play, so I can use without ever going to the Sonos App. I also play this source to speakers in another room. The speakers in the other room remember last played source, so I can simply play radio by touching play button on speaker in other room. However, if I play an airplay source in between, the speaker forgets the airplay source after it ends (as it should). But it does not revert back to the previous played source (line-in source), unlike it does if I had played any other network source (eg, Amazon music radio station) within the Sonos App before playing from airplay. My question: is there a setting to make a line-in source to have the same “last-played” behavior as other network sources played from the Sonos app? If not, I would ask Sonos to include this feature in the next update.
I have a pair of PLAY:1s in a stereo pair. Both connect to SonosNet via a BOOST. What happens if I directly connect the two speakers with an Ethernet cable? Will one of the speakers receive its communication over the wire, while the other talks to the BOOST wirelessly? Just curious, not trying to solve any problem I'm experiencing.
I have a 6 zone system; 5 are in an open plan large space with an attached patio, in line of sight of the router and the boost that is wired to it. Of these, 3 are wired to the core network and therefore the boost, with Wifi disabled. The 6th zone is in the bedroom, a play 1 stereo pair. It is separated from the open space by a brick wall, and is usually yellow and sometimes orange box in the Matrix. In this room, I have a Airport express unit that is ethernet wired back to the router, and it therefore provides a very strong WiFi signal in the bedroom. However, it is not convenient to run more wire to get the play 1 pair wire connected to the core network. I do not want to disturb the set up in the open plan space for 5 zones; that is working flawlessly. The question is, can I make use of the strong WiFi signal in the bedroom for the 1 pair located there? Note that any additional bridge to give the 1 pair a better signal does not work; the bridge is ignored because the cost of the resu
Hi, I have been working on a simplified UPnP library which is aimed at Sonos that I want to make available to others. You can find the source-code here: [url]https://github.com/jishi/Jishi.Intel.SonosUPnP[/url] This is based upon Intels UPnP framework, which is opposed to the COM object that other attempts that I have found, based completely on managed code (no unmanaged code). This makes a huge difference if you are building anything multithreaded (WinForms, WPF etc). I will try to put up some example code for people to look at. Right now some of the features are pretty hacky since I'm still learning best practices, but hopefully it simplifies it a bit for someone. This is built for .NET 4 Client Profile. The requirements is only .NET 4, previous versions doesn't need to exist. Basic usage is this: [CODE] // Create the main object var discovery = new SonosDiscovery(); // Attach an event handler for topologychanged, this will be triggered as soon as it has
Hi all - we’re doing a renovation and have an open combined kitchen/living room (roughly 600 square feet). We’re planning on putting in ceiling speakers but are unsure about the configuration (4 in living room, 2 in kitchen?) and how they would be wired to a Sonos receiver in a closet. Would all 6 go the same receiver? Are there options to only have 4 living room on at once? And if we add a TV to the set up is there a way to connect the TV to the ceiling speakers wirelessly through the Sonos receiver? Other options if the TV and receiver are in different parts of the room? Thanks!
I am trying to optimize an outdoor TV setup for simplicity but also use Sonos sound setup I have. When planning out I did run 2XCAT6 behind the TV but didn't really think through how my Sonos Audio setup is going to work so trying to figure out ARC with Samsung and the HDBase-T setup.Outdoor:- TV (Looking at Samsung Terrace) which has HDMIs including HDMI ARC; Also supports HDBase-T but doesn't come with a transmitter only a port on the TV- Sonos/Sonance Outdoor Speakers connected to Sonos Amp by Pool (4 all on one Amp right now)- 2 CAT6 runs behind TV- No other cabling other than electricityIndoor (Wiring Closet)- Sonos Amp that powers 4 outdoor speakers- DirecTV Receiver (Wired via Coax)Question:I want to use my Sonos speakers via the Sonos Amp for sound with the Outdoor TV - How do I make sure that I can watch TV from DirecTV Receiver or Apps on the TV and have sound go through Sonos AMP via ARC? The Sonos AMP only has one HDMI port IN for ARC (no Out) and DirecTV only has HDMI out
once i upgraded the OS of my linux box its SAMBA service is not recognized anymore by my Sonos connect:amp device - while the same setup worked just fine for years. no browsing in the directory tree, no music library update, no playing of any music files, nor mp3 nor flac…the crucial difference i assume is in the SAMBA version, now at 4.15.5 which does not come anymore with the ancient SMB1/NT1 protocol the connect:amp relies on. is there anybody out there that got the connect:amp work with a modern SAMBA version > 4.11 ?here a few elements in my smb.conf file that helped in the past to make this work :client min protocol = NT1server min protocol = NT1ntlm auth = ntlmv1-permittedfollow symlinks = yeswide links = yesunix extensions = noany help is greatly appreciated !
Just brought up a network at home, and the matrix now looks terrible. Details below. Something is clearly wrong. You can see in the attached matrix that there is no root device, and a lot of STP is blocked. Wired devices are turning up orange. This Sonos system has “evolved” over 5 years and several routers, bridge swapped for boost, etc. I feel like it maybe needs a factory reset. There are a few settings in there I care about, but could live without (a couple of playlists, DSP tuning of the speakers). Here are the full details: I'm using Sonos Net for the wireless. Here's the network topology: Unifi USG router -> Unifi switch 8 (root switch). root switch -> Sonos Boost. root switch -> Playbase "Living Room" root switch -> Unifi switch 8 (secondary switch). secondary switch -> Sonos Connect (Office). Sonos Play5 II, wireless, near boost (“Birthday”) Sonos Play5 I, wireless, near connect (“Smoky”) The Unifi switches are set up the recommended way for Sonos. Spa
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