Please help, does anyone have the correct settings required for using wired sonos components on a Netgear GS724T V3 smart managed switch.
I have recently extended my Sonos system which now includes 4no. Connect Amps, 1no. Connect, 1no. Play3, 1no. Play1, Playbar & Sub.
I have the ability to "hard wire" all the Sonos equipment to the switch via my home network which works ok for 1/2 an hour or so and then it crashes the network.
Having read up on the forum i have found various article referring to "spanning tree protocol" but nothing that relates exactly to my Netgear Switch.
I can revert to the wireless setup with one sonos component connected to the switch acting as the bridge but would prefer to utilise the wiring available in my home network.
Spanning Tree & Netgear Switch Settings
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Having tried a few different settings unsuccessfully on the switch decided to factory default and i have now switched the wireless side of the connect amps off and left the playbar & sub wired/wireless. I will leave the family to use today and see how it goes.
Has anyone setup their wired Son os ports into a VLAN to segregate the Sonos traffic from everything else on the switch?
It needs to be STP, and with "Classic STP" path cost values. Personally, I've done the same thing, disabling STP and enabling BPDU flooding. My last set of switches couldn't disable STP, and I ended up having issues with wireless Sonos devices as a result. Eliminate a source of frustration and just disable it if Sonos is the only thing on your network that requires its use. If you have other things that use it, then having it enabled so your switch becomes the root bridge wouldn't be a bad idea. But only if absolutely necessary.
In my network, I just installed the GS724 last night (replacing the GS116 that was causing lots of STP storms). STP on my GS724 is enabled and so far my network is quiet.
Best to deal with the problems in a manner that keeps Sonos support happy.