Wireless discovery on dual band networks

  • 2 April 2017
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I have a Sonos playbar configured for surround with dual play:1s and sub plus a standalone play:1 in an alternate room. These are all setup on a wireless network. The wireless network using a Linksys LAPAC1750 access point with a Cisco DPC3827 Docsis Gateway on the frontend. The wireless network is configured with dual band radios on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. These share the same SSID and same WPA2 passphrase. The networks are configured with band steering. Devices with connect to the 5ghz radio are unable to discover the Sonos systems (connected to the 2.4ghz radio). Devices on the 2.4ghz radio and on the wired network are able to discover the Sonos system without issue. How can I allow devices connected to the 5ghz radio to discover the Sonos system?

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Set your system into 'BOOST Setup' (SonosNet mode), by wiring one component to the network. If it's awkward to wire a player, get an actual BOOST.

Many routers/APs don't forward discovery broadcasts between their wireless segments, so controllers on the 5GHz can't see Sonos units on the 2.4GHz. Wiring one Sonos component puts the system onto the wired segment. There shouldn't be any restrictions on broadcasts between wireless and wired.