What is the difference in how my SONOS devices connect (or how they can connect when I add devices)?
I have a Playbar in my main room, a Play:One in my office, Beam in the Master, and a Connect:Amp in the basement for my kitchen ceiling speakers... All are connected via Ethernet to my network because I was always concerned about wifi traffic.
I happened to see the Boost device, which seems to make its own wireless network for only Sonos devices, which sounded good... Then, I read somewhere that the devices themselves can go into BOOST mode, which means they would create their own separate wifi network (?) if at least one was wired... So you don't need to buy the extra device. Then I read somewhere that ethernet-connected and BOOST-connected devices can't group/talk to each other.
The reason I ask for clarification is that there does not seem to be anything posted that really explains all of these methods of connectivity in detail all together. I am trying to piece it together and have no idea what is true. I may want to expand my network of devices at my house, but I may not have ethernet readily-available in a few places I would want to put a device. I would not want to add a bunch of devices to my already burgeoning wifi network, although my Netgear Orbi devices seem to be doing just fine.
If I wanted to put devices in the guest rooms and kids rooms in my house, can they all be connected via "BOOST" off my other devices which are already connected via ethernet and have those serve as "boost access points"? Would I want to get an actual boost device? If I did that, will it be able to connect and group all my speakers?
I have been blown away by the quality of sound, software, etc of the Sonos system... So much more seamless than the old conventional theater and receiver-controlled setups I was used to. Any help understanding this all would be appreciated. If I missed an FAQ on this site somewhere that spells this all out, please let me know, but I did look...