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  • 2 December 2018
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I have 5 sonos devices woring in wifi. Yesterday i connected 1 device to the ethernet but sonosnet is not created yet. All devices appear to be in WM1 status
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Best answer by ratty 2 December 2018, 13:32

If even the supposedly wired device is showing WM:1 then the wired connection is not working.
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If even the supposedly wired device is showing WM:1 then the wired connection is not working.
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Same problem with my sonos setup. 5 devices and just linked the Sub via Ethernet to the router. Router turned off/on and powered off/on all devices.

Still showing WM.

On mobile app I’ve even tried disabling WiFi to the Sub but still no change.

What am I missing?
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Yes. You're missing a digit after the WM. Is should be either 0, 1 or 2

WM:0 means the devices are running on Sonosnet, with at least one wired component.
WM:1 means the device is running in wireless mode direct to your router's wireless network.
WM:2 means the device is connected to the Playbar using 5ghz wireless, ie it's configured as a surround

Also you don't explain what your "problem" actually IS.
WM:0 means the devices are running on Sonosnet, with at least one wired component.
My system shows WM:0 on both devices and it's wired using ethernet with wi-fi/Sonosnet disabled.
Same problem with my sonos setup. 5 devices and just linked the Sub via Ethernet to the router. Router turned off/on and powered off/on all devices.

Still showing WM.

On mobile app I’ve even tried disabling WiFi to the Sub but still no change.

What am I missing?
Two points
1. It is a bad idea to have the Sub as your only wired component, at least if it is part of A HT setup.
2. Turning off wireless on your one wired device is ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG THING TO DO. It actually makes it impossible for other Sonos players to connect wirelessly to SonosNet.
WM:0 means the devices are running on Sonosnet, with at least one wired component.
My system shows WM:0 on both devices and it's wired using ethernet with wi-fi/Sonosnet disabled.
WM:0 actually indicates connection to SonosNet or by Ethernet. So what you have is normally, irrespective of whether wireless is turned off.
WM:2 means the device is connected to the Playbar using 5ghz wireless, ie it's configured as a surround
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This is only true when the whole system is in Wifi mode. In SonosNet Mode, surrounds have WM:0.
WM:0 means the devices are running on Sonosnet, with at least one wired component.
My system shows WM:0 on both devices and it's wired using ethernet with wi-fi/Sonosnet disabled.
WM:0 actually indicates connection to SonosNet or by Ethernet. So what you have is normally, irrespective of whether wireless is turned off.

Quite... I wasn't implying that I had a problem, simply highlighting the error in the statement.
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That will teach me to cop/past following a Google search without parsing critically!