Building a house and I'm currently running ethernet cord throughout the house. I am hardwiring all of my Sonos throughout the house into my network to increase reliability...but I am not quite sure exactly how to wire my Sonos in the living room. I want to have 5.1 surround sound (Playbar, Subwoofer, Connect:Amp, rear ceiling speakers). The Playbar has two ethernet ports. I will have one ethernet port from a switch to the Playbar. And the other will go from Playbar to the Connect:Amp. (My understanding is I need to hardwire the Playbar and Connect:Amp, correct me please if that information is not true anymore). FYI, my network does allow for spanning tree protocol to be enabled (Google Wifi routers, unmanaged switches)
Do I hardwire the subwoofer to the switch or do I need to have the subwoofer connect wirelessly via Sonosnet?
Also, my wife has given me the following choices for location of the subwoofer 1) inside cabinetry underneath TV, 2) underneath couch facing TV, or 3) underneath couch on side of TV). Which do you think is best?
thanks in advance and please point out any errors you see. I'm getting more confident with my setup the more I nread on this forum, but doesn't mean I'm right
Best answer by John B
A wired connection is always preferable to a wirrless one, although my Sonos wirelless setup is rock solid. But I would try without a wired connection to the Sub, assuming it could be added later without difficulty.
With Playbar wired to network and to CA, i think wiring CA directly to network is effectively redundant. I think STP should prevent it causing problems but i am not totally sure on that