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Hi, We have a Sonos setup that is split across two buildings. One building houses audio and networking equipment and building 2 is where the sonos speakers are playing. We have issues where the Sonos Connect sometimes isn't found and doesn't show up on the network. We use the Sonos connect for line-in functionality. Based on the research I've done, it looks like I might need to disable the wireless on the Connect and/or replace my switch with one that supports STP. I've attached a diagram for reference, just wanted to get some input before I purchase hardware.[img]47ebfc81-6718-49ff-9651-64ebc224e15c.png[/img] Thanks!
To get rid of this commercial ban / mistreatment of clients I made some thoughts and developed a very simple and cheap solution. To play the same music synchronized in all of my rooms (setting with a S2 net and a S1 net) I started a spotify session. In this spotify session I plazed another user which is also under my control. After I done so I activated a user on each, S2 and S1.As soon as I‘m playing Music in one of these Spotify Users the music plays synchronized in both S2 as well as S1 net.
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Image provided by PaulRBoon in this thread: Beam as computer speakerAt Sonos, we don’t make speakers specifically designed for your computer. However, if you are considering integrating your computer sound into your Sonos system, we want to help you get the most out of your products. With this being said, not all computers are built equal, so your mileage may vary, therefore it’s unfortunately not something Sonos can help or support you with setting up outside the general advice here.In this article, we are going to be focusing on the best ways to get your computer audio coming through a Sonos Playbar, Playbase, Ray, Beam, Arc, Amp, Move or Roam. To get this to work, there are two things to look at: how to connect the products and the settings needed. A quick note on Play:5, Five, Connect:Amp, Port and ConnectWhile it is possible to use these players with a PC by connecting to their line-in ports, this isn’t a recommended solution if you’re planning on doing something that requires aud
Some time ago, I turned off WiFi on one of my CONECT:AMP players by doing: [code] http://192.168.7.248:1400/wifictrl?wifi=persist-off [/code] This worked, and had the side effect of this player having empty rows and columns in the [I]Network Matrix[/I] view. Today I wanted to turn on WiFi in that player again, so I did: [code] http://192.168.7.248:1400/wifictrl?wifi=on [/code] got the radio buttons, selected [I]On[/I] and pressed [I]Submit[/I]. I then refreshed the status page, and saw that this player's entries in the [I]Network Matrix[/I] view were still blank (but the player itself was listed as before). Looking at [I]ifconfig[/I], I saw that [I]ath0[/I] was not listed: [code] running /sbin/ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5C:AA:FD:E3:EF:06 inet addr:192.168.7.248 Bcast:192.168.7.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:1975 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX pa
I know these are well documented issues but I can’t get to the bottom of them.Speakers randomly cut out and cut back in whenever I’m listening to music When I change the track I always lose several speakers then they come back over time I experience substantial lag when casting music from Spotify to system vs using the Sonos appI have 13 Sonos Ones, 3 subs, and a Sonos Port connected to my system. For Wifi I have a Google Nest Mesh network with 3 access points scattered throughout my 3600 sq ft single story house. My internet speeds are amazing, I typically get 300+ MBPS down in any room of the entire home.I have unplugged my entire wifi network as well as all 13 devices, re-enabled the wifi network, and then plugged in all the devices but it didn’t fix anything.I have a diagnostics report here: 2004201836Also network analyzer (http://192.168.86.214:1400/support/review) seems totally useless, here’s what I’m getting:
I have a Sonos Port and five Sonos: 1 speakers, all connected to an eero pro-6 tri-band. The Port is connected to the gateway eero via Ethernet. None of the speakers are wired (none are connected via Ethernet) but show up in the eero app as if they are wired to the gateway, same as the Port, which must mean they are connected via wifi to the Port, right? (I'm seeing their serial numbers in the list of Ethernet connected devices in the eero app.)The app says it's unable to connect to Sonos and shows the let's fix it link. I've followed that process a gazillion times to no avail. I've tried the find missing devices instructions a gazillion times. Nothing works.It all worked fine before I added the eeros. How do I get the Sonos app to find the devices connected to the eero? Again, only the Port is wired. Only two of the speakers are in the same room, but all show as connected in the eero app.
Hi Sonos, Why is it that Plex always fails for me? I was listening to my music for 2 days without problem and today with no changes made, it stopped working. My library is reachable from the internet and all my other devices. I can see my Plex librarys and artwork in Sonos. When I hit play, it attempts and then fails with unable to play 'SONG' - Unable to connect to Plex. My workaround is to play my music via plex on my TV and use line in on Sonos. Kind of defeats the purpose of Sonos. I have uploaded my logs under: 702102281. Please assist. It shouldn't be this hard!
I currently have a play bar and connect amp powering 2 third party in-ceiling speakers in my living room, and a play 1 connected to my router in the basement.I now have a tv in the basement that I would like to set up another play bar and connect amp powering Sonos sonance in-ceiling speakers and a subwoofer.Will anything be effected?From my understanding/experience, I need that play 1 connected to the router in order for my living room surrounds to work.
Hi, turning to community to hope that someone can advise as I’m at end of tether with my Sonos setup. It’s one of those cases where speakers will occasionally disappear from the app, and playback will occasionally stop (prompting error message on app such as ‘Unable to play song - the file cannot be found’ or ‘The file was not encoded correctly’ via Spotify playback). There appears to be no common factor when the errors appear or speaker dropouts happen - can happen two or three times a day, or sometimes it might only happen once in a week. Is getting really frustrating as I use the Symfonisk to play white noise throughout the night for my 6-month-old son, so when the playback stops randomly in the night he can wake up. I have a really good fibre broadband connection, and an Asus XT mesh Wi-Fi system with one extra node at the back of the house, which appears to work perfectly well with all my other devices. I have a Beam plugged in to the main router in the front room, and up until no
There are several Sonos products supporting digital cable input (via Tos or HDMI). The following article lists Sonos speakers capable for playback of 48/24. Playbase is not listed :( https://blog.sonos.com/en-us/hi-res-audio-guideAnyway, sorry for my question: I want to feed digital stereo 48/24 to Sonos, e.g. via HQPlayer, and group those with 48/24 capable Sonos speakers. Will this work out? Or is the digital input not capable of 48/24 AND sharing it to the other speakers? I assume the Tos Input from Playbase is not capable of doing so? Did someone try it already? Thank you
By using a converter, I have analog audio output from my Samsung TV. This works when tested to plug into a small speaker, but I want is audio output to drive my Sonos 5, via its audio input jack. But when I plug into the Sonos 5, nothing. I know this is not a “supported” function by Sonos, but even Sonos support people say this should work, although no guarantees about quality. Nevertheless, it doesn’t work at all for me; (the speaker works fine with Sonos controller for other music sources). I’d be most grateful for ideas here to allow the Sonos 5 to be driven by audio input to its audio in jack. Thank you.Peter
So this is extremely annoying and I am extremely frustrated with the producr to date. I have had these device almost 2 years now for the most part, and have been having this issue the last year. So the issue is with the application or the speaker itself. About 4 months ago, I upgraded our home Wireless internet with a new router/modem repeaters, etc. i thought this was the issue with the connectivity. Apperently thats not the issue, because it is happening to date. Here is the system: Play 3 - Garage PlayBar - Fam Room (Closest to router) Sub - Fam Room (Closest to router) Play 5 Gen 1 - Main Area (Furthest From Router) Play 3 - Master Bedroom Play 1 - Master Bath Description: So this occurs intermittently, there is no cause, pattern, or reason quite frankly. Most commonly it occurs in the fam room, and the main area. I live in a split level home. The speakers are all connected wirelessly and connect to a Bridge which is hardwired to the router. All of my speakers conne
Hey All, I am operating 5 or so Play 3's across a 10k sqft warehouse. We have one Play3 plugged directly into our Eero network and have gotten better performance doing that, but are still having some speakers drop off. My question is: Do we need a boost? Two boosts? How many boosts would you suggest?
Hi, I'm a member of parent committee in my kids' school. The direction plans to invest in a audio diffusion system. They received offers from companies but, according to me, too limited. It's a simple multi-diffusion system, wired with one amp. The intended use is : - background music - personal announcement - classes communication As the whole school is covered by a wifi network. I wonder if it'd possible to: - Use Sonos system with sound source in the director laptop (App) - Add, in all classes (20) a play:1 device - Add, in the Gym one (or two) Play:5 devices for scholar shows - Use a mic on the laptop for communication diffusion through sonos system According to me, main advantage of Sonos system, besides the high quality products, is the multi-room features and the possibility for teachers to add audio source to pass their own audio source for educative purpose (music, sound, audio books, ...) That would be great as they are many class rooms, and more are unde
i have a bunch of sonos. now also 2 play5 in other building beside my house which most of sonos is on one access point in this building 2 i have another wifi access point and on the same Lan network , and controlled by the same dhcp router but in building 2 i can only connect the 2 play5 using wired connection i would really prefer not to use cables in building2 anybody got an instruction of how to make this work ? , i have heard something of using same ssid on the 2 accespoints and something more .
I have a sonos speaker and a sonos device that is a white box that I got to hook up my bluetooth record player to. (I don't know the specific names/models because they don't say on the devices themselves! Seriously guys? Why would you not put that on the thing itself? I'm a MORON!!! ASSUME YOU ARE SELLING TO MORONS!!!) Anyway, the bluetooth thing has never worked very well, and has recently stopped working at all, and I want to just have wires making it happen. The speaker I have does not have a line-in hole (technical term, right?). But I assume I can make it work through the white box thingy, right? PLEASE HELP THIS MORON LISTEN TO HIS RECORDS THANKS!!
I have reviewed numerous posts on this subject, but have yet to find a definite answer. I've spoken to Niles and Sonos and neither can say if it will. I currently have several Sonos Components. I have Definitive Technology AW6500s on my patio and Definitive Technology DI8Rs in the kitchen. Both pairs are powered by separate Connect Amps, and sound great. I have a pair of Niles RS6SI rock speakers on another Connect Amp. The Niles rocks sound great, but seem power starved at louder levels. I have these by my pool connected with 100-125' of 12Awg. I have been offered a pair of Niles RS8SI rock speakers, and I know these will require more power. So, to do this I just ordered a Sonos Connect and a Niles SI-2150 amplifier. With the Sonos Connect connected to the Niles amp with RCA, will the Sonos Connect activate the Niles amp's audio sensing? I've read a few posts saying it will, and some saying it won't. My components are in a closet and I don't want to have to power the amp on/off ma
1) I'm currently building a new house and play on having two TVs each with its own Playbar and two Play 1 or Play 3 speakers, then a Connect Amp wired to outdoor speakers. I have the ability (now) to wire any or all of these devices via Ethernet back to their own Ethernet switches and ultimately the router. Based on what I've read, the BOOST configuration is generally superior to regular WiFi, in which case I will plan on wiring at least one device via Ethernet to create a BOOST network. Is there a benefit in connecting more than one, or ALL of the Sonos devices via hard-wired Ethernet vs a single device?
I use a verizon mobile hotspot to provide wireless internet in my office, for my ipad, macbook, etc. There is no router, so will I be able to hook up the speakers. I'd like to know before committing to a purchase. I have 2 small rooms I need speakers for.
I have two Ubiquiti APs and want to add a third, problem is that sonosnet is using one of the 2.4 channels and i want to use it for the third AP. Tried moving my SONOS speakers to the APs from their original boost mode. That went ok but curiously it seems that the speakers gravitate to the same AP rather than than the closest. I wonder if the speakers are checking the BSSID in addition to the SSID? - perhaps to avoid multiple hops if repeaters are used?
So many of us want to use our Sonos system alongside all our media, not just streaming music. I have understood with research that there is a lag/delay with the sound when pictures too. This could be fixed with a plug-in for a browser or OS, which has calibrated the audio lag, so that we can watch Netflix or any other non streaming audio media. I am tempted to return the 2 Play:3's I bought because of this, and I'm sure I am not alone in this frustration. Having spoken to a Sonos Expert on the chat menu, she told me that this "might" be addressed in the future, and that the best thing to do is to leave a message on here. If this were to be solved, I as well as others would likely buy additional Sonos products. I honestly love the Play 3 as a product, makes great sound and great/simple interface, having had an Airport Extreme which had at least a headphone jack for streaming over 10 years ago, I'm surprised that it hasn't been part of the Sonos design.
I have an old RCA Victor Record Console with a record player, AM/FM Stereo and integrated speakers. Several years ago I added an input to allow it to play music from my iPod. Now I want to know if I can somehow connect it to my Sonos Connect:Amp and allow me to listen to records on the integrated speakers and the speakers connected to my Connect:Amp. Has anyone successfully done this?
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