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 router and speakers is fiNe most of the time so far. But the introduction of an extender of any kind seems to mess it up. (I’m guessing the extender AP is acting as it’s own router and the sonos speakers can’t see each other or the controller) hard wiring to Ethernet is also not really an option as it’s a new house and not wired for Ethernet. My assumption is that a mesh WiFi system would mean that all the devices are on the one network and can all see and talk to each other just like they are currently but with a stronger and more reliable signal?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.