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So I have one Connect (Theater) hardwired to the network. My second Connect (Bedroom) is not hardwired. I had a few drop outs of the second Connect so I added my WiFi to the Networks section under "Manage Networks". It now seems to be working ok now so I guess the built in Sonos wifi network is not strong enough for the distance between the two Connects and the WiFi signal is stronger where the second Connect is located in the master bedroom. Does this sound correct?
The new "endorsed" Control4 drivers are complete garbage. From the face of it, they have lost a TON of functionality from the original "hacked" drivers. Apparently the people who hacked the old API knew more than SONOS engineers about their own stuff... We had full ability to use all inputs across the system, we had the ability (through some creative logic) use multiple Connect:'s into a matrix to allow more than one stream at a time... We had the ability to add a Pandora station, for instance. Now, the new driver. I can't see anything but the "top 50". Sonos limits it's "Sonos Favorites" list to 50 entries across all services combined! It seems like there are more than 50 services available. So 1 from each? Not only that but I can't even use logic "if sonos1 is playing then..." because there are no conditionals. I can't have more than one into a matrix anyways because the system is incapable of starting more than 1 stream reliably with shared paths. IE 2 Connect:'s into
Is it possible to disable the feature of sonosnet that carries non-sonos traffic to an ethernet device connected to a remote speaker? I'll try to explain my setup: In my office, I have my primary router/internet gateway, various computer equipment, and a sonos Play 1, all connected via ethernet. I also have an ethernet cable that runs from the office to the living room, which is on the opposite side of the house. I have several other sonos speakers around the house, connected to the other speakers using SonosNet. In the living room, I have an ethernet switch (connected to the cable from the office) that connects to several devices, including a Sonos Connect, and a second wifi router running in 5GHz-only access point mode. I was experiencing significant latency/poor connectivity on my laptop when connected to the living room access point, and I couldn't figure out why until my wife unplugged the sonos speaker in the office (thinking it wasn't important), which disabled the Sonos in the
I'm looking for advice on my beamer-audio setup, combined with a wireless speaker function for spotify. I made a scheme to make the 3 options clear in which I would like the set-up to work in an ideal case. But I know probably not realistic.. Would just be nice to sit in the couch and control everything through my Ipad.. I have all the material in the scheme (not chromecast and sonos yet), but looking to buy a Sonos. Could you please advice which of these 3 options works (red, blue and green)? Or in the case one doesn't work on the alternative? [img]169f4ada-50ff-47c9-ac8d-b4eb47f3a35e.jpg[/img] Many thanks!
Hi there, was wondering if someone could help me. So I have recently bought a Sonos Arc & 2 SL rear speakers and I have been really happy with the surround sound on the built in apps with my TV (I have a 2021 Samsung QN95A), it has been working perfectly. My PS5 however, is a completely different story. I feel like I have been playing around with the settings now for over a week and I still have had no success.Initially, I have read that PCM is better quality compared to Dolby/DTS within the PS5’s settings so I started with that. When I switch the output device to AV Amplifier and then ‘number of channels’ to 5.1, Sonos was not identifying the 5.1 channel still only picking up Stereo in the app. So I went into the TV’s settings, where the format was set to ‘Auto’, I switched it to PCM and it was the same. I switched it to ‘Pass-through’ and it flashed up 5.1 on the app however the sound cut out and then it went incredibly deep. Everything that was coming out of the speakers was muc
Hi,I have read in the SONOS community that there are many issues encountered when a user upgrades the home wifi network, say with a new modem/router, for example, an upgrade of google wifi mesh to the next gen Nest wifi mesh.Every SONOS echo system user will bound to encounter this issue in time, as and when there is a necessity to upgrade the home wifi network with time. I am also thinking of upgrading my current google wifi mesh to the next gen Nest wifi mesh; but have concerns of the problems I would encounter with the wifi network switch on the existing installed SONOS echo speakers system.Common problems encountered included, SONOS speakers cannot join the new wifi network, all speakers disappeared form the SONOS app.I am wondering if someone can provide advisory or point to any available knowledgebase to resolve/steps to be taken during new installation of a new wifi network to prevent SONOS issues from surfacing?Grateful for any advice.Thank you.Regards,zentan69
When Sonos first notified me, a couple of years ago, that they would be bricking the Sonos Dock in a future update, I immediately took my entire Sonos system offline, and re-connected it to a spare router that does not have internet access. This has allowed me to continue using the following:Sonos Connect Amp Sonos Play 5 (2 stereo paired) Sonos Play 3 (2 stereo paired) Sonos Play 1 (2 stereo paired) Sonos Dock (I attached my internet connected Sonos app free iPhone - to access online streaming accounts )All of my other lossless music collection is accessible via the USB port of my spare router.I’m still using a Sonos 4.1 controller, and as long as I’ve remained isolated from a live internet connection (via the non-connected router), I’ve had no forced update issues.Does anyone who might be using a similar workaround know whether or not the S1 Sonos Controller for Windows still supports the Sonos dock? Or was the ‘bricking’ update already built into that version of the controller?
Hello! I'm looking for some advice on some Bose 191 ceiling speakers that I inherited after moving into a new house. I believe these speakers are all 8ohms. Here is my dilemma that I've tried to search through this community but I can't find the right answer with my setup. I have 3 ceiling speakers downstairs (2 in living room and 1 in dining room but all three are fairly close to each other in the same level). I also have 3 ceiling speakers upstairs (2 in the master bedroom and 1 in the master bathroom...again pretty close to I don't need these two areas separated). My first thought (and was my preferred choice) was to create 2 zones with 2 Connect Amps....one zone downstairs with 3 Bose speakers and one zone upstairs with the other 3 speakers. Reading online, it looks like that sound wouldn't be great with this setup but I could be wrong. After reading that 3 speakers may not work well, is my other option to create 4 zones with 4 Connect Amps (could be pricey here). That w
Hey guys, when I start listening to music on the Playbar the volume is always set to the middle of the range. This is quite loud when I start listening to a radio station. Is there any possibility of changing 'the instant volume' of the Playbar when I start listening to music? I'd like to have it a little bit more quiet. Thanks for your help!
I have a mix of new and old products and was running the S1 Controller App. I was trying to add a Beam to my Sonos network but is forcing me to use S2 app which I don’t want to do. How do I override and continue to use the S1 app - I have thousands of dollars invested in older Sonos equipment and have no interest in upgrading it.
S2 with almost 30 Sonos products. No Booms or Moves.Comcast Xfinity with supposedly 1 gig.Three floors, 5,000 sf. Router on center floor is connected to a Boost.Other two floors each have a Boost connected to Ethernet ports.No speakers are wired.The system struggles whenever a few speakers are assembled and more are attempted to be added.The Sonos message is that “WiFi signal is unstable”I will spend whatever might be required to fix this.Comcast suggests Netgear extenders or TP Link extenders.A prior responder suggested getting fixed IP addresses, but I am unsure how to do that.are there any good recommendations? Should I ask BestBuy to send a tech?Would the concept of the Netgear or TPLink extenders make sense with the system setup that I described?
When I first installed my Sonos it was required all the components be on the same subnet (no routing). I've now grown a more sophisticated routed network at home. is there anything I could run on a linux box to bridge the traffic between 2 subnets so that the sonoses are reachable from either wireless system?
Hi to everyone,I need to install systems with multiple Sonos Amp amplifiers.I would like to set up the amplifiers in the office before taking them to the customer.I have created a user for my client on the Sonos app in my office (internet with my router 192.168.33.1) I install Sonos amp in my office I found and added the various amps Then I go to the customer to install the amplifiers (internet with his router 192.168.33.1, same network class) I log into the application using the credentials previously created in the office The amplifiers are already paired in another system and I don’t see them.Why???How can I recreate the customer situation in my office?Do I need to have his router to associate devices with the account?I hope to explain well the situation, I need to configure devices (upgrade device and configure with the new client account that I create) in the office before install them into the house fo client.Thank you so much to everyone who can help me
I have 30 Sonos components hooked up in this house. Two Playbars, Five Subs, One new Amp, Two Play 3, the rest mainly Sono Ones G1 with one Sono One G2, and a handful of Play 1s. Two boosts. Main problem is when I switch from Pandora to Apple Music. The devices cut in and out for one to two minutes. Also I’ve noticed that on my downstairs Playbar surround sound when playing music it gets a half second lag after a few songs. This is the only room that has ever played out of sync. Only way to correct is by powering off the room and then bringing it back into the fold. I looked at my Sonos Matrix and so much of it is RED RED RED.
Any word on a software update, allowing the Move to stereo pair with another in Bluetooth mode? It has been a year and a half since the Move came onto the market. It’s absurd that Sonos didn’t take care of this major issue in the initial release, but it should definitely be a high priority to address it with a downloadable software update. A friend just bought me a fully waterproof Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2, which retails for around $100. You can stereo pair via Bluetooth 2 of these little guys together, but the $400 Sonos Move can’t be? The technology is out there. C’mon, Sonos… please make this happen! The Move is designed to take on the go, that’s the point, all features should be available while… on the go!
Has anyone connected their Sonos system from an office location to their home? I'd like to know what I need to check to ensure that things work. I have a VPN connection between the office and the home. I am able to remote desktop without issue, but I can not seem to get the Sonos system to connect to the home network. Does the Sonos need to be able to access the server with the music directly? Can it be streamed? etc. Thanks, Ed
I've recently installed a Eero based mesh network in my house to reach all the awkward little corners that my previous setup could not. I have to say I'm impressed with it. One thing has been bothering me. When I try to connect the Sonos set up I have, distributed around the house, it seems that the Sonos system is only binding to a single AP MAC address. The support url shows pretty much all my sonos elements with "red" status for bad wifi signal quality. Is that how it works with Sonos, you only bind the whole system to a single base station? if so, I would like to urge you to support the full functionality of the mesh systems that can steer the devices to the nearest base station. Appreciate the clarification so I can decide what do with those speakers that keep dropping their connection. Thanks.
Hello and thank you in advance for any help with this question. I have 4 rooms that I am trying to setup for music streaming (dining room, living room, gym, kitchen). All 4 of the rooms have their own existing speakers/amps that I either use a 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth to play music through. I would like to keep my existing speakwr/amp combos as it is all nice equipment with good sound. I however would like to be able to control all 4 of the rooms with a system like Sonos, so that I could have the same music playing in any or all 4 of the rooms at the same time. I am getting lost in that every system I seem to look at wants me to use their speakers/amps. Almost all the music I play is through Spotify on my phone. Thank you, Will
When I play music directly to my Sonos speakers (using the Sonos app), I experience no drops. When I play using airplay 2 (to my sonos soundbar, which is then grouped in the Sonos app with my Play 1's), I experience no drops on music output from the playbar but intermittent (1-5 second long drops every minute) drops on some of my play 1's. Is music played using AirPlay 2 more sensitive to wireless interference?
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
Dear Sonos Hive Mind. My extensive music library is on an external Lacie hard drive which is attached to my Apple Time Capsule. This used to mean that I could access this library from any of my devices on my home network. However, I cannot work out how to get Sonos system to access this library. Please can someone help me work out what the file location address is that I need to put into Sonos? The info for my music library folder shows: afp://JKT's AirPort Time Capsule._afpovertcp._tcp.local/LaCie/iTunes but this address isn't acceptable to Sonos.
Would it be possible to allow configuring a Sonos Sub by itself as a “room”?. This would solve for a couple of use cases:Those with Sonos Moves could group the Moves and standalone Sub when in close proximity. Example Office Move Pair + Office Sub. Those with the desire to have more than one Sub in room could group with an existing room that already has a Sub. Example: Living Room (+Sub) + Living Room Sub
After having read this RSTP Post from a year ago, I need a clarification.My Sonos (9 spkrs) system is working fairly well and reliably in a VLAN (IoT) and can be controlled from the main LAN via Android, IoS, and Windows. After quite a bit of work setting up my EdgeRouter-4 with firewall groups and rules, IGMP, mDNS, multi-cast (not blocked), and now RSTP/STP, I have a question from the post aboveFirst my setup: Off of my EdgeRouter-4 is a 24-port Unifi Switch. Off of that switch are three other Unifi US-8 switches. On one port of the 24port Switch is a Sonos Boost and on one of the US-8 switches is a PlayBase wired connection. It won't connect wirelessly anymore. Wifi adapter went bad I guess. All other Sonos speakers are wireless. Before today I had all switches set to STP, but as many have noted this slows down all other non-Sonos DHCP requests to 45-55 seconds. Who knows what other network problems this causes. I saw your article about setting each of the switches to RSTP and in
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