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I currently have 4 zones in my home want to add a 5th for speakers for pool area. All connect amps are connected to router with ethernet cable. Do I have to connect the new connect amp via ethernet or can i just use the wi fi to run speakers?
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Best answer by UKMedia 13 June 2018, 09:37

Hi

Your system is running in Boost mode (not to be confused with the Boost product from Sonos) and so all Sonos devices will attempt to connect using the Sonos mesh network called SonosNet and so yes this will work fine without being wired to the Router. The reality with regard to your question though, is that it will depend upon how close your non wired Sonos device is to your other wired Sonos Connect Amp's and what the construction of the walls are between these two devices.

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Hi

Your system is running in Boost mode (not to be confused with the Boost product from Sonos) and so all Sonos devices will attempt to connect using the Sonos mesh network called SonosNet and so yes this will work fine without being wired to the Router. The reality with regard to your question though, is that it will depend upon how close your non wired Sonos device is to your other wired Sonos Connect Amp's and what the construction of the walls are between these two devices.
All my equipment is on a rack in the basement and i would be putting new connect amp with existing equipment. I had the house wired professionally so not sure how to connect new amp with ethernet cable and would rather not mess with it.
Hi Mestepe00,

If the new Connect amp is also going in the rack with the other Sonos equipment, then there is no need to hard wire it to the network, it will wireless connect though the other Sonos equipment (though I would always recommend a wired connection if possible).
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If the other Amps are Ethernet connected you should be able to just use a short Ethernet cable to go from one port on one of the already connected units to the port on the new Amp.

If you have a multi-port switch nearby and it is easy to connect a cable there, just buy the right length cable and plug it in.

No setup needed since you already are in Boost mode.

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