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Sonos, Unifi, VLANs, and RSTP clarification
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
ZP80 Power Supply
A friend gave me an old ZP80 he had that didn't power on. I opened it up and there's a chip on the power supply that's blown up. The top of the IC is gone so I can't look up the part number. Curious if anyone has high res pictures or knowledge of the ZP80 power supply so I can replace the damaged parts? Thanks.
Sonos and Meraki
We have been long time users of Sonos equipment and it has worked flawlessly behind all of our previous routers at our locations. We have recently implemented Meraki MX90 and MX80 firewalls/routers at our main location and branch locations. After doing so we are no longer able to use the Sonos equipment. I can see the device on the network but can not connect to it and it doesn't connect out to the internet. I have enabled all the required ports, have whitelisted the device in the Meraki, and we still get nothing. Surely in all the Sonos world someone has come across a Meraki frontend...Any help would be appreciated.
REST API for interacting with sonos (node.js based)
Hi I have written a node.js program that exposes a REST API for interacting with sonos. It was inspired by the program written by jishi, but it is implemented in a very different way and is not compatible with his code. It implements most features available from the controller, as well as a few that are not (such as iplayer radio on demand searching and playback). However it is not designed to be used as a replacement for the controller, but as a way to integrate sonos easily with other systems and home automation setups The code and more information on it is at https://github.com/antxxxx/sonos-swagger-api
Setup Sonos with Corp WIFI
Hello, I am the beginner of Sonos, our company bought Sonos Play:5 and Sonos Connect. Our Sonos equipment are not able to setup and connect with our below WIFI networks (total 9 APs within office). 1. Guest WIFI with landing page 2. Staff WIFI with security type 802.1x Would you please advise what should I do? Thanks, Davidson
Windows 10 Context menu: Cast to Device
I have my Sonos Play:5 setup and I've been playing around successfully with my music services (Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, Amazon, Google Play etc..I've also set up a music library, adding folders from my networked computers, and even found a hack for using Dropbox (windows 10 share named Sonos in my dropbox folder. What I'd also like to do is play 'anything' off of the hardware I'm using at the moment, whether it is iOS, Mac or Windows. One approach is to use the Audio Line in. First, I plugged a Google Chromecast into the audio line in of my Play:5 and I can cast from chrome. That worked great and i could now play youtube in Chrome. But what if I want to CAST from the output of any software, such as a DJ software, or my DAW (music production software)? For this on my Mac I purchased Rogue Amoeba Airfoil and can cast [b]all system audio[/b] to my chromecast and onto audio line in in Sonos. All pretty cool... But what about iOS and Windows? QUESTION: On one of my windows 1
Help needed tuning spanning tree - Ethernet port become blocked in switch
I've run into a situation where a Connect AMP prefer a weak SonosNet connection over using wired Ethernet. I have 4 permanently and 1 occasionally powered Sonos units: a) Connect (wired Ethernet) b) Play 5 c) Play 1 d) Connect AMP (wired Ethernet) e) Connect (wired Ethernet, WiFi OFF, unit is occasionally powered) Sonos Network Matrix (units a to e, left to right on the X-axis): [img]7157bb2c-7048-4272-9a6d-2bd8219165f0.png[/img] The SonosNet is "green" between unit a) and b). Unit c) has "yellow" connection with b). Initially when adding unit e) I had problems with network loops and found out that my root switch ate all RSTP BPDUs. Later I enabled RSTP in the root switch and the RSTP protocol started to work and prevent loops, but anyhow I chose to [i]deactivate[/i] WiFi in unit e) since it has a wired connection and is located in the basement and surrounded by thick concrete walls. Today I added unit d), but to my surprise it caused the switch port where it is conne
using my TV as an output for my sonos connect
I have a Sonos Connect which I'm trying to connect to my Samsung tv UN55ES8000 to use the TV's speakers to play music from the Sonos Connect. I've found a lot of documentation on how to connect the TV to use Sonos speakers to play sound from the TV but nothing on how to use the built in TV speakers to play music from the Sonos Connect. [b]What I've tried [/b] 1. using the RCA to RCA on the TV 2. using an RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Male connected to the DVI audio IN port [b]Expecting[/b] I was expecting to be able to choose Component or the DVI as an input source and hear the audio I'm playing on the Sonos connect.
Sonos Amp Connection to HDMI Switch Setup Help
I have an LG tv with an HDMI arc. This tv sits in the kitchen. The Sonos Amp and cable box sit in a cabinet in the next room. I have access to the tv's hdmi cable that is plugged into the TV's hdmi arc port. The Sonos Amp is connected to two ceiling speakers in the kitchen. I want to be able to connect my cable box to the TV in the kitchen and have sound come through the two ceiling speakers. I purchased a 3 x1 HDMI switch. I hooked the tv hdmi cable that is connected to the HDMI arc port on the tv to the HDMI output on the switch. I have the cable box connected to an HDMI input channel. I have the Sonos amp connected to a different HDMI channel. Obviously this set up isn't correct, as the cable tv sound is not coming thru the ceiling speakers. What do I need to do to get my cable tv sound to play through the ceiling speakers? Do I need an HDMI switch with arc? I don't have any Sonos soundbar connected to the TV.
Playstation 5 5.1 Sonos Surround Sound Not Working
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
Pair Sonos Play 1 w/ Sonos One (Gen 2) and Bluetooth
I have a Sonos Play 1 that I bought back in 2013 (along with a Sonoso wireless bridge). I'd like to pair it with a Sonos One (Gen 2) AND I'd like to be able to bluetooth to it. Will this technically work? Where I pair the Gen 2 via bluetooth to my phone and I get stereo sound sound played through both the Sonos Play 1 and the Sonos One (Gen 2)?
ASUS AiMesh Setup with Sonos
Hi There’s a lot of talk about Mesh Network setups and how well they play with Sonos. This is not a post on what Mesh network works best. Just want to provide some info on the [b]ASUS AiMesh [/b]setup. My onus to setup the ASUS AiMesh was not because of Sonos as I run it in Wired (Boost) mode using a dedicated Boost module(s). I just needed better overall signal strength/coverage. If you are using an ASUS router that is AiMesh compatible below is a link on proper setup. I personally use two [u]ASUS AC5300 Tri Band [/u]routers in a three split-level home. I ran Ethernet cable to establish the AiMesh versus using Wi-Fi to obtain the best link (or Backbone) with a 1-Gb throughput. Sonos works perfectly and my thoughts are that it would also perform well in a Wireless (Wi-Fi) mode had a chosen that as the link for the AiMesh. I hope this helps someone. [i][b]Cheers! [/b] [/i]https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1035087/
SMB1 Security Issue - LACK OF RESPONSE FROM SONOS
How many people are considering moving away from SONOS due to the lack of an official response from SONOS on the SMB 1 security issue? I have been a long time supporter of SONOS and am dismayed at their lack of response at the many threads on the SMB1 security issues. I use a NAS to my music with SONOS and this was one of the primary reasons for my first purchase when they first introduced the product to the market. I had already stared upgrading my SONOS equipment to support S2 but have halted all purchases until I get an official response to the SMB1 issue. I have sent a E-Mail to the SONOS CEO requesting an official response and will update this thread when I get a response to my E-Mail.
Connecting all speakers via Ethernet cable cat5e
I am planning to plug all speakers Play1 6pieces with cable. Recently finished new building and did arrangements for putting in all the speakers on a cable. All cables directed to my garage where all the internet and tv is connected in a media consumer unit. From my garage the plan was to have all connections into a switch and out from the switch to the living room on one cat5 string to the Router position.The playbase is on same spot as Router. Is here anyone that can give me good directions on what is best to do. Reason for not using wireless is to not loosing any signals due to thick walls etc. Also if available some kind of mapping of how the best way is to connect things
Sonos and Unifi gear / VLANs - RSTP update
For the folks running Unifi Gear and Sonos: -- Unifi released an update (currently in RC, should be production soon) that lets you switch the switches back to RSTP [list=1] [*]apply the new switch (v 4.0.55 or higher) and controller versions to your Unifi Gear, [*]move the switches back to using RSTP and [img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/sonos-en/attachment/18c6c79d-bffe-4b40-90b1-c425c8d6d835.png[/img] [*]Modify the port settings on the LAN ports that connect to Sonos Gear, - turn off STP.. (Turn off Enable Spanning Tree Protocol)[img]https://uploads-eu-west-1.insided.com/sonos-en/attachment/89ac4449-7f50-4b04-bdc8-60e2b095314a.png[/img] [/list] I've been running this setup in our home for a few weeks now and finally all my LAN gear can get DHCP in under 5 seconds (earlier it was o ver 45 seconds with STP) hope it helps
"Endorsed" Control4 Drivers
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
Sonos in Car
I have 700 songs on my Sonos playlist. It’s a shame I can’t use my own playlist in my car! Why does Sonos have no product like this one? https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV7000/Sony-XAV-AX7000.html?mfr=XAV-AX7000&fromlanding=1 Either Sonos finds a way to allow people to use their playlist everywhere they go, or people will just switch to something else. It’s a great system and I truly love Sonos, but a lot of my time is spent in the car and I’m not going to maintain two different playlists.
Two Boost or not Two Boost, that is the question...
Apologies for the question. I do have a real question though, and it’s two boost related. I live in an old house with thick walls. I have a garden office 20m from the house. Everything is wired up with CAT6, including the garden office. Initial setup was a Connect in the conservatory wired to the router, two play 1’s in the kitchen (stereo pair), a play 3 in the living room and another Connect upstairs. This sort of worked but the kitchen 1’s and the upstairs connect would regularly lose connection. To fix this, I bought a Boost, and this is now connected to the Router instead of the Connect. This has fixed the connection problem in the house, but I cannot get a reliable connection to the Connect in the garden office. Any thoughts on how I could improve things? I did wonder if I could move the Boost from the house to the Garden, and connect it to the wired network from their but I fear I will then be back to the same problem in the house. Does anyone know if I can have two Bo
Using a Bluetooth Transmitter and a Connect to play through BT speakers?
I've searched a bit through the forums on this topic but need something clarified. I have existing wired outdoor speakers connected to a Connect to give me Sonos control over them. Part of my yard isn't feasible for wiring so I'd like to add two (battery powered) Bluetooth speakers to this set up. Questions:  I assume a Bluetooth transmitter gets connected to the Audio OUT RCA jacks on the Connect?  The existing Sonos Connect connects to the wired speaker amp via the RCA Out jacks; Can I piggyback the BT transmitter to this same connect buy using y-splitters for the L and R RCA out jacks or do I need an additional Connect module?  Or can I just use the single Coax Out for the BT transmitter? Thanks!
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