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In short, I'm building a new home and I just want to make sure that everything is done accordingly. Originally I was going to store my Fios Quantum router on the first floor with the rest of my connect amps. I've since scratched that idea and I'm planning on running cat6 from Fios ONT box to the router on the first floor, and then running a separate cat6 back to my basement where my CONNECT:AMPS will be placed and plugging it directly into only one of the amps triggering SonosNet. There will also be a separate cat6 coming from router and plugging into a 16 port unmanaged switch which will liven up the rest of the cat6 connections in the house if that changes anything. So, is it all right if my CONNECT:AMPS are down in the far corner of my basement approximately 35 feet from my router on the first floor? I also plan on having a CONNECT next to my router on the first floor which will plug into my receiver. Should I plug the CONNECT into the router as well? I will also have one more
I'm going to try and keep this short. I'm building a house which will have 3 floors and stand at 7,000 square ft. I plan on using 3 CONNECT: AMPS, CONNECT and a PLAYBAR/SUB which will get me to 5 total zones through out the house. Two of the CONNECT: AMPS will be located with the CONNECT next to my Verizon Fios router on the first floor. My 3rd connect amp will be located on the second floor of the house with my PLAYBAR. This is how I picture the configuration, and please tell me if there is a better way to do this. FIOS ROUTER —> TP-LINK (SG-108) 8 PORT GIGABIT SWITCH (1ST FLOOR) —> 2 CONNECT: AMPS/CONNECT FIOS ROUTER —> TP-LINK (SG-105) 5 PORT GIGABIT SWITCH (2ND FLOOR) —> 1 CONNECT: AMP/PLAYBAR/SUB Will this work? Is there a better way to set this up? Both switches will provide a hardwired connection to other devices in my home as well (TV's, game systems, etc.) I'm also planning to have 2 additional wired access points throughout out the house to make up for any dea
I started working for a home theater / home automation installation company a few months ago and we install a lot of Sonos. Sonos is a pretty solid product but, we still run into some strange network issues every once in a while. I was originally told that Sonos creates it's own wireless mesh that it uses to communicate from device to device. Now my background is in networking and I am from the school of thought that anytime you can hard wire a device instead of using WiFi you do it, to reserve the limited airspace for your mobile devices, that are not practical to have hard wired. The standard practice when setting up these sonos systems has been to usually have all of the Sonos Connects and or Connect Amps all centrally located in a network rack and distribute speaker wire to each room, usually using a set of in-wall or in-ceiling speakers. Now having several Sonos all wired to the network as well as creating their own wireless network is concerning due to the potential for a swi
I have Sonos working fine with my existing network, and I use HomeSeer home automation to control it (things like announcing when someone unlocks the front door). The wifi is terrible in our house, so yesterday I installed Google WiFi to have the mesh network so we can seamlessly move between them. Now I cannot work out how to have both HomeSeer (running on PC on original network) accessing Sonos AND have it working from my phone (on the wireless). If I set Sonos up wirelessly it works fine, and is visible for control for my phone, but Sonos desktop and HomeSeer cannot see it. If I set Sonos up wired (original network) then Sonos desktop and HomeSeer can see it, but the Sonos app on my phone insists it doesn't exist. Google WiFi won't work in bridge mode and still have the mesh network. My phone (on the wifi) is able to connect back to my main PC (HomeSeer runs on 192.168.1.3@1000), so it looks like it is open in one direction, or has the right port-forwarding set up, but I can
Hello All - I would like to use my Android phone (Galaxy S5) to provide a hot spot and an Asus netbook as a controller for one of my Play Ones so that I can have music when away from home - in hotel rooms etc. I am pretty sure that I have seen this described on the web site (It certainly is for iphones) but can't find anything for Android phones. Is anybody able to describe what I need to do please? (And, if I do this, would the music on the phone be playable?) Thanks, Ian.
Hi Guys, I have the following setup: Living room with Playbar connected to router. Office between living room and bedroom containing 2 Play:5 speakers connected via Sonos wireless. Bedroom containing 2 Play:3 speakers connected via Sonos wireless. With this setup streaming Internet radio and Spotify through the system works but when streaming content from the TV via optical via the Play Bar, I get timeouts on the Play:3 speakers. I am wondering whether using one of the newer whole house wireless kits like the Devolo Giga Gate (I already must use a home plug wireless extender to get wireless extended through the walls of the house) would make any difference rather than using the Sonos wireless? The Giga Gate device has wired access on the other side of the bridge, which I would be using on one of the Sonos units. My thinking is that the wireless on the Giga Gate may be stronger than the wireless on the Sonos. Anyone tried to use a similar device? I also want to ge
My set-up that works: PC and Wii U plugged in to my Toshiba TV which has an optical out leading to my playbar which is set-up with satellite Play:1 speakers. I only receive 2 channel stereo using this set-up, and that is the configuration my PC video card is sending to my TV. After searching around I realized I needed an HDMI switch and audio de-encoder to get surround sound to work properly (5.1) so I go a Prosumer UltraHD HDMI 3x1 Swtich with MHL/ARC/Advanced Audio. This is a de-encoder/swtich combo. http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MSAU8XO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 Configuration that doesn't work: PC/Wii U -> HDMI Swtich -> HDMI out to TV/Optical Out to Playbar However, now that I have set it up, my PC still shows only 2.0 stereo output as my only option and NO sound is playing through my playbar. From research so far all I can surmise is that my video card is reading the EDID from the TV saying it can only output 2.0 sound since that is all the
Help! Pretty new to Sonos. I have a Play 1 and changed my wifi password. I have standard set up. As per video clip on Sonos site I plugged in Ethernet cable and then went onto Sonos app, settings and advanced settings is not there! So cannot go any further to reset my password. Any ideas????
I needed to restart my router. The playbar that is connected to it was on at the time. A while later i switched off the playbar and the connect amp in the other room stop playback. I thought that maybe i needed to reset the wireless setup. I did this but to no avail. The system will drop all the other players if i switch off the playbar. They still work independently but 'tis a bit annoying to have them interrupted when switching off the playbar. This was not an issue previously. Anybody any thoughts? Ta in advance 13
Hi, I have 14 Play:1 hanging in a large room. Right now they all are in their own "Room" and then I have put all rooms in one group. But I would really like to have another setup: One room with 3 speakers One room with 5 speakers Three rooms with 2 speakers And then group all 5 rooms. The three rooms with 2 speakers would normally not be a problem, but when I put 2 speakers in one room they are getting stereo paired and I don't want them to be paired because they are not hanging so it makes sense to make them stereo paired. I haven't tried to put a third speaker in a room because of the stereo pairing, so I don't know what happens when I do that. Can I make the five rooms with out stereo pairing the speakers? Thanks in advance Jost
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 have 14 Play:1s (yes, I know it's an unusual* set up :-) that don't start at the same time when I put a new song/playlist on. There's general no delay when the song shifts to next song in the same playlist, even though I've heard some of the speakers stop playing and then start playing again a few seconds later. Is it my network causing this or is it because I have 14 speakers? I read somewhere that changing the audio compression could make a difference, but should it compressed or uncompressed? (my logic says compressed, since the files are smaller then?) I have also a Sonos Boost (not connected at the moment though). Could a Boost help? Any other things I could try? In general it's not the biggest problem, but it sounds a bit weird when some of the speakers don't play a sound. But since the speakers are in cafe* we put on a song when, with a little announcement in the start, when we are going last round in the bar. And this announcement is cut off for some of the speak
Hi, I have a shared Wi-Fi (where you log in with through an log in splash screen on the browser, not typing in a password) and wired only LAN. I can't use the the Wi-FI, because it's shared and I don't want anyone to be able to control the Sonos and I can't make the Sonos log on the Wi-Fi because of the browser login function). So I have to use the wired LAN, but I need WiFi to control the Sonos from my phone. In threads where people are asking for password protection for their Sonos, they are suggested to use a travel router, so they have their own wi-fi. Can I use the travel router solution for this and plug it to the wired LAN? Or can travel routers only attach them selves to a Wifi? If so would a "normal" router that can make its own wifi work? (it's first time I hear the term travel router, so I actually don't if a travel router just is a "normal" router but smaller". Bonus info: In my situation I have to use a Sonos Boost (I have 16 SONOS:1s) and that have to be wired to
I LOVE my entire Sonos system and only have one issue. I'm watching a stream on youtube for music that definitely doesn't have surround sound.. Which is completely fine. However, I have a PLAYBAR up front, a sub and two PLAY1's as the surrounds. Its extremely annoying that because theres no surround sound, the PLAY1's do NOTHING. Why can't they just replicate what the PLAYBAR plays?? I don't care if its not surround sound but I desperately want all 3 speakers and the sub to go at once. Its so quiet without the PLAY1's. They're extremely impressive I definitely notice the minute they aren't working. My current way around this is to remove the two play ones as surround's, group them as a room of their own, then group them to the sub and PLAYBAR. This is incredibly annoying! Then as soon as the stream is done I need to go back and set up the entire surround system again to work with my xbox. Is there a different way around this is am not aware of? And yes I have put the rears as FULL s
I'll shortly be having two separate WAN uplinks at my house - one 4G with an associated cost per GB, and the other, uncapped ADSL. I'm load balancing with a Draytek 2925 and routing policies to decide on which uplink to use based on the source and destination IPs. My question with regards to Sonos, what is the source IP? My setup is... 1x Boost 3x Wired Connects 7x Wireless speakers (SonosNet, no Wifi), one of which is a stereo pair. I want to send Spotify streaming up the ADSL uplink, but Tidal up the 4G uplink for the sonos players. I don't want to create a policy based only on the destination, as from my phone I want to sent Tidal over the ADSL uplink (since my phone is syncing, rather than streaming, and I don't care how long it takes) Which source IPs should I use to assign the rules to assign the rules to? Am I right in thinking if I use an IP range including the boost and the wired players only, that would catch everything?
Hello! I have quite a number of Sonos devices, but I have been having trouble with my surround setup. Currently I have a Playbar, two Play3s, and a Sub in my theater room. I have a PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Comcast Cable box. From these I have optical cables going to a J-Tech 4x4 optical switcher. Then one optical cable to my playbar. I have my sonos devices connected to my very robust wifi network. After anywhere from around 15-30 minutes my Xbox One S audio starts becoming garbled and eventually cuts out completely. Pulling the power cord on the playbar seems to fix it for awhile. I do not have this problem on any of my other Playbars, though this is the only room with surround sound. All devices are configured for optical bitstream dolby 5.1 (not DTS) out. A couple of points to note: Previously all devices output sound over HDMI through my Sony XBR75X940D which then went to the playbar. In this configuration, it was my PS4 Pro that had this identical garbled audio issu
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