I think I have a situation that warrants using mixed mode, but I want to get some thoughts from others.
Ignore the products in my profile, this is a setup that I hooked up for someone else.
The Sonos products in use are (4) Play:3, (2) Play:1, and an Amp. All of the Play speakers are wireless and the Amp is wired to an Ethernet switch in a rack in the basement.
Initially, I used Boost mode and things worked fine. Most of the speakers were connecting through the speaker nearest the Amp, instead of directly to the Amp, due to the Amp’s poor signal quality inside of a metal rack. This shouldn’t matter though, that’s just the mesh doing its job.
There is excellent WiFi coverage with access points throughout the house, so I decided to try mixed mode. I set all of the access points to the same channel, as recommended by Sonos. I then added the wireless network and then disabled the WiFi on the Amp to force mixed mode. This also seems to work fine.
So, which option makes the most sense? Mixed mode seems to make more sense to me, but most seem to steer others away from it. Are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of using mixed mode?