We used the Sonos network also as WiFi for our smartphones, laptop and tablet, never any issue at all.
And than one day the tablet, main controller for Sonos, not compatible any more.
Okay, no problem, the phones can control Sonos, so problem solved.
Sometime later, no Sonos WiFi network available on the phones or Laptop. And 1 of the 3 Play 1's started to stutter or was hard to connect to.
SONOS UPDATE: No connection to your Sonos network other than Sonos equipment from now on. This to improve and guarantee the best network and audio as possible.
Okay, I except that, either don't have another choice.
But why is that one speaker stuttering?
Changed speakers from position, closer by, further, changed Network channel number, ... etc...
I can only say this. Something has changed the Sonos network in my house.
Nothing has changed from my side as end user. No additional Wireless components, cellphones or whatever.
The Sonos network is 'narrowed down' quite a bit.
It seems that all of a sudden the Sonos network has shrunk.
I used to have stutter free music, placing a Sonos 1 40meters away (somewhere in my garden) from the last speaker in my living room.
I guessed that each speaker 'enlarged' the Sonos network around itself but not anymore or a lot less.
The Sonos Boost was bought together with the speakers and I hoped that the Boost boosted the network also.
What I'm trying to say is that whole this Sonos Network thing is making me crazy and the other peoples in the house frustrated.
Please, release some kind of update to resolve what makes this so terrible or hand me over a solution.
I'm out of options, even releasing all other devices from my personal WiFi.
Hoping for a fix soon.
Best answer by Stanley_4
You could try some basic stuff like:
Move your Sonos Net to a different and hopefully quieter channel.
Looking at your Network Matrix to see if it is showing issues.
Using the Sonos network for anything but Android devices isn't supported and the last update removed the Android access too so I can't understand that portion of your post.