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Hello, I recently purchased two play 1 speakers and so far they’re great. One is placed in the living area and one is in the bedroom. They’re set up as standard connecting to my WiFi router. The WiFi is kinda spotty in the bedroom. The Sonos speaker in there connects to the network 90% of the time. The problem comes when I try to use the Sonos app and my phone and other devices can’t stay connected to the network therefore I can’t control the speaker. I had tried a powerline wifi extender by TP Link and mirrored the SSID and password however the app would frequently lose connection to the speaker when on the extended network. I know this isn’t a supported setup so no wonder it didn’t work. I was looking at mesh WiFi systems. Would this work to extend the WiFi to the bedroom so I can access the sonos app? (presumably boosting the signal to the sonos as well for the odd time it drops off the network) I’d like to avoid getting a Sonos Boost as the connection between the ro
How can one run different Sonos devices on separate networks in the same house? I have Sonos speakers in most rooms. But, I want to add a Playbase to a TV in another room, but not have it connected to the rest of my network. If I connect it to my Wifi, will it try to join up automatically? Do I need a separate Sonos account? It needs to see the internet to do updates or I would cut it off completely.
I have a number of Sonos amps around the house, with two being connected to different switch ports. My network kept slowing down, dropping out, then coming back on again after a few moments. Basically, my whole network was virtually unusable, and this went on for months. Eventually I traced the issue to the Sonos system on my network. When I unplugged a whole floor in my house from the switch, I miraculously could still see the servers on that floor, be it with an incredibly slow response. WOW. I traced this to the Sonos systems being connected wirelessly and passing my normal network traffic between them. This created 2 separate paths to many devices on my network: 1 via the hard wired switch ports, and 2 via the wireless connection on the Sonos. Who would have thought that Sonos acts as a wireless bridge for my standard network traffic. It seems that this caused to intermittently drive my whole network traffic through a much slower Sonos wireless connection, which I measured at aroun
I have split my IoT Devices and Office Devices into two different VLANs. With now named Sonos S1 App, everything was running smooth and fine. Now, I had to make the update to Sonos S2 (the S1 app refused to connect to my Sonos devices!). After the App Update, I'm not able to control my sonos devices anymore. Does anyone know if SONOS is now needing even more High-Ports on UDP from the App to the speakers or which parameters changed? @Sonos : It's a mad thing what is going on here. Many users are requesting more support for setups with different VLAN which are becomming more and more important also in private LANs. No right answer came at any point besides the system is not intended of this usage… Than the topic with bricking old hardware. Now you will not go for this step, but still pushing the customers for updates which will break existing setups and not one word in the changelog. I'm somewhat disappointed on this behavioral.
We have wifi through a Verizon Jetpack, does anyone know how to successfully connect Sonos through the jetpack? It looks like I cannot set the Jetpack to a static IP address, instead it applies a different IP to each device connected. I did not know if there is a way to create the static IP through my laptop and connect Sonos through that? If anyone has successfully connected a Sonos System by using the Verizon Jetpack, I'd appreciate your thoughts/information! (I have a Sonos 1, if that information is relevant).
Hi. Im looking in to getting an amp for my bookshelf stereo speakers (B&W CM5) and the Connect:AMP looks really interesting to me. Does anyone know if there would be a delay playing the sound from the line in directly to the speakers? I know that if I want to have the sound distributed to other sonos speakers via network there will be a delay but can I choose to only play the sound on the connected speaker directly? If this works, I could use my CM5 speakers as computer speakers for gaming and so on with no delay, and if I want, also use them in my multi room setup together with my Sonos play 1 (with the usual delay). Correct? Appreciate any answers, I would really want this to work :)
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.
There are a couple of other threads in the forums about people having problems using their Sonos system after updating their WiFi to the new Google WiFi mesh network. I wanted to share my experience as well, especially if you also are on Google Fiber. I am on Google Fiber in Kansas City. My entire home network was working just fine... I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 wireless router configured as a an access point. I only switched to Google's WiFi ($300) because I am an early adopter. When I switched, setup of the Google WiFi three access points was easy. Things were working great and I was getting decent speeds. The problem is, I couldn't use my Sonos controller on my iPhone or iPad any more. So I went through a lot of trial and error and never got it figured out. I factory reset my Sonos bridge and turned off all of my Sonos speakers to try a fresh install. No matter what I tried, the iOS device connected to my Google WiFi could never see the Sonos bridge, even though it was h
I have the G1100 Verizon FiOS Gateway router as my main router and just add two Extenders that clone my wireless through coax one in my basement and one on the top floor (the main router is on the main). I'm having trouble with some devices not connecting at times saying there's no Sonos on my Network. I have one ssid for both the 2.4 and 5ghz channels and the router and extenders are all using discreet wireless channels for the 2.4. other devices like my laptop works fine but it seems like the phone apps on both iOS and Android are having issues. Anyone come across rhis?
I want to run 3 pairs of speakers from my Connect Amp (2 pairs are 8 ohm, 1 is 16 ohm), and therefore believe I need to use a speaker selector switch to do this. Does anyone know if this one is suitable? https://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PSPVC4/4-Channel-High-Power-Stereo-Speaker-Selector-Wvolume-Control Thanks!
I have set-up a Sonos Connect: Amp to play music through four wired ceiling speakers in a room of my house. The four ceiling speakers are wired to the terminals on the back of the Connect: Amp. A 2018 Samsung TV is hung on awall of the room. Two communication cables terminate behind the TV: a coaxial cable used for cable TV feed and an unfinished Cat 6E Ethernet cable (not in use). The other end of the Ethernet cable (also unfinished) terminates in an A/V closet within reach of the Sonos Connect: Amp. It does not appear practical to replace the Ethernet cable with, for example, an HDMI cable due to the roughly 70-80 ft cable run (where the entire run is behind the walls). I would like the TV audio (but not surround sound) to play on the ceiling speakers through the Connect: Amp. Can I use the Ethernet cable to play TV audio through the ceiling speakers? If so, how? Thanks for any knowledge you can share.
Right now moderators enforce, that [quote=ratty] Promotion of commercial products is not permitted here. [/quote] [quote] Forum policy is not to allow the explicit exploitation of these forums for any commercial purposes outside of Sonos. This includes sales and support activity. To permit such operations could lead to conflicts of interest and a potential free-for-all. [/quote] ([url]http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?p=176642[/url]) Personally I think this is a policy which actually hinders Sonos to grow for specific target groups. Any third party contribution (regardless of being paid or not) will fill some perceived gaps/limitation of the current Sonos offering thus increasing the overall market appeal of the system. This forum is probably the only place where users looking for answers travel by to make an informed decision whether to invest into the Sonos ecosystem or not. For instance it took me a long time until I realized that there were Windows Phone Apps (and it's a p
I have 7 sonos clients in our house with an Eero WiFi system. I have good WiFi coverage everywhere. 5 of the clients are hard-wired via Ethernet, with 2 remaining ones needing to connect wirelessly. My understanding is that because I have at least one sonos client plugged into Ethernet, I have a BOOST setup, with the hardwired clients created a SonosNET network in parallel to my existing main WiFi network. I feel like SonosNet is unnecessary and to just eliminate wireless interference, I’m thinking of disabling it. However, I have some questions. If I switch my setup to regular WiFi instead of SonosNet, will my existing 5 hardwired clients still use the hard wire, and only the 2 remaining units connecting to WiFi? Anything I’m missing?
I recently added a NAS to my network running openmediavault. I copied my music library to it and created an SMB/CIFS share for it. The local URL for the share is \\OPENMEDIAVAULT\Music. I tried to open up all possible permissions on it, from the file system to the share itself, but every time I try to add the share in Manage Music Library on the Windows Sonos controller, I get the following message: [b]Sonos was unable to add the music folder[/b] Please check that the path to the folder, and the username and password is needed, are correct. Reason: Access to the shared folder "\\OPENMEDIAVAULT\Music" is denied. [img]8cb5254e-2779-4abe-89a1-880f404f1062.jpg[/img] I'm running OMV version 4.1.19-1 (Arrakis) The kernel is Linux 4.19.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 Has anyone gotten Sonos to work with an openmediavault share in this way? Thanks in advance!
Hi All, Looking for a little help as my audo guy bailed before finishing my setup. Here is what I got set up and what I am looking to do; sorry it is long. I have a Denon AVR 4520ci. Currently, I have a connect hooked up for my living room 5.1 surround as well as 3 sonos AMPS which control my dining room, game room and backyard speakers (Sonaray SR1 System). The connect is currently hooked up to my Audio in #5 for CD which will play my Apple TV, TV and stream my sonos to living room. The sonos amp with 55W was not enough to power my backyard speakers, so, I ordered a connect to hook up to my zone 2 in hopes that my receivers wattage is enough to power the backyard without an additional AMP as it states it is 190w x 9 channels. My question is, assuming my wattage is enough for the backyard speakers is; how do i connect Zone 2 to the backyard so that the backyard can be grouped to play living room, dining room, game room music as well as music on its own zone? Also, does anyone
Dear Community; I have read countless posts about IOT VLANs for Sonos speakers while having the controllers in iPhones/Android phones, ipads, etc on a separate VLAN. I believe it is a must ( minimum security practice) to protect my home NAS/servers. However, reading the latest posts, it seems the new Sonos App ver 10.6 broke existing solution. Given this, what should I do? Any guides or best practices I should follow? Here is what I have and what I have tried: PFSense firewall with the following VLANS: VLAN1: 192.168.10.x/24 with Windows 10 PCs VLAN20 IOT: 192.168.20.x/24 with Sonos players VLAN30 WIFI: 192.168.30.0/24 with iphone, ipads, laptops I have tried AVAHI, IGMP Proxy, and PIMD …. none of them worked. It seems the broadcasts are registered but still the controller apps cannot find the speakers. Yet, the iphone controller is the only that seems to be able to find the speakers ( previously configured and added to the app), so I can go from VLAN30 to VLAN20. Is
Hi! There is a huge barrier, which we cannot avoid when we trying to set up ours new Sonos system with network environment Cisco. For the first time set up you need to receive Broadcast Handshake from Sonos speaker on your mobile device with Sonos app. But the WLC blocks broadcast from the wired side to the wireless device, and "Broadcast Forwarding: Enabled" in "Controller->General" doesn't help. When we are making first-time configuration of Sonos trough the different Wi-Fi (not Cisco WLC) and create new Sonos system it works properly independently which of the wifi networks uses. There are next components in our system: [list=1] [*]Sonos C100 (Connect:AMP) 192.168.0.38 (34:7e:5c:22:25:b0); [*]Cisco WLC AIR-CT2504-K9 (Software release: 184.108.40.206); [*]Cisco AP AIR-AP1815I-R-K9 (220.127.116.11); [*]Cisco Switch WS-C3750-48P (SW Version 12.2(46)SE); [*]Cisco Router 1841 (C1841-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(15)T9; [*]iPhone SE as a Sonos controller (Software Version 12.4) 192.168.0.
Hello. I’ve got an issue with Move - If I commence playback when all players are grouped together, it will not playback on my Move, but will play on all non Move speakers in the group If I commence playback on the Move, and then add all other players to that group, then all will play the source music as normal The non Move players (three of them) are all on a Sonosnet Boost wired connection. The Move is on 2G wi-fi (not using an extender) Anyone else having this issue, and an/or any suggestions for a remedy? Matt
One of the consistent issues I (and many network implementors) have with Sonos equipment is dealing with the older/pre-standard STP path costs Sonos equipment presently uses (10 for Fast Ethernet vs the commonly used 19). This is especially problematic with when multiple tiered switches are installed on a network and path cost modification isn’t practical. Unifi (Ubiquiti) based switching networks can be especially problematic in this regard. Unifi switching can be set to STP or RSTP, but path costing can’t be edited persistently. With Sonos S2 coming, are there any plans to modernize / update the spanning tree implementation to support the current STP path cost standards, or better yet, support RSTP?
Hi, I’ve become a happy owner of my first Sonos One SL speaker, really enjoying the beautiful sound that it capable to give. And it would be great to use it as a speaker for my android tv box (MIBOX 3).I also have google nest mini, which one i could connect thought bluetooth and it works amazing, but the idea was to stream sound to Sonos speaker. I was trying to set Sonos as default speaker (through google home app) but it was reproducing on Nest mini. Does anybody has an idea how to stream sound (i used to watch movies on MX player on MIBOX) to Sonos One?
I spent part of the day with the installer then a couple more hours on the phone with Sonos support. Still can't get ny new Playable + Amp x2 provisioned properly. Here's my simplified network topography: Internet ==> Arris BGW-210-700 ==> Cisco RV130 (gateway) ==> Cisco 3560cg (core switch) ==> Netgear GS108 ==> Playbase / Amp 1 / Amp 2 (wired connection) All of the Sonos gear lives in VLAN101, 192.168.20.0/23. The Netgear is wired into port 2 on the 3560cg. Also, off the Cisco RV130 is this path... ==> Linksys LGS 116P ==> Cisco WLC 3504 The WLC3504 broadcasts an SSID on the same VLAN101, Apple iOS clients will join that SSID to setup & then control the Sonos gear. After countless attempts to get the gear setup, both with each wired to the Netgear GS108 and each joined the SSID on VLAN101, I had no success. Sonos device based diagnostics informed us that multicast traffic is not being transmitted at all or at least properly. The Sonos device do obtain
Is it possible to launch the Sonos Controller app on Android through a URL? A similar function exists for Spotify and Pandora: - pandora://channel_name - spotify://app/browse Found an old topic which referred to SonoPad app which supported URL links but this is for iOS and obviously not the official Sonos Controller app.
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