I currently have 2 x PLAY1s and 1 x SONOS One. The Sonos One is in the kitchen (rear of the house), one of the Play 1s is in the master bedroom (directly above the kitchen) and the other Play 1 is in the study. The router is in the garage at the front of the house (directly beneath the study). All speakers are connected via wifi. My problem is the wifi signal to the Sonos One in the kitchen is intermittent as it's furthest away from the router. Unfortunately the Sonos One is not near an ethernet socket for me to plug into. Both Play 1s are fine on wifi. I plugged the Play1 in the master bedroom into an ethernet socket located in the master bedroom (connected to the router via a TP link switch) hoping it would create a mesh for the Sonos One to latch onto given that it's directly above the Sonos One. Unfortunately it hasn't improved the situation greatly and the connection to the Sonos One is still hit and miss. I then tried plugging the Play 1 into another ethernet socket in the dining room (next to the kitchen). The good news is the signal to the Sonos One in the kitchen has improved but now the controller doesn't list the Play 1 in the study for some reason! It's also worth saying the Sonos One is not next to a microwave which could be causing interference.
Having spoken to IT guy at work who used to have a Sonos system, he suggested I connect all my speakers to my UniFi UAP which is located in the centre of the house (underneath the stairs) and which delivers a relatively decent signal throughout the house. The UAP is directly connected to the router (ie not via the switch). The UAP has a separate SSID compared to the router. I've already read that connecting to an AP may not necessarily work but thought I'd give it a go to see if it works.
I've been trying to work out how to reset the speakers and to transfer the connection from the router to the UAP SSID. The instructions asks to temporarily connect one of the speakers to the "new router" via ethernet cable but the UAP doesn't have an ethernet port to connect to (other the one that's used to connect to the router). I've tried "adding another sonos system" but that hasn't worked either (probably because the speakers have already been set up before).
I could do a factory reset but I don't want to lose my music services. Another alternative is to use Devolo Powerline and connect the Sonos One to it. The kitchen electrical sockets are on a different circuit to the sockets in the garage but the Devolo website suggests this isn't a problem. Another option is buying a Boost but hoping I don't have to.
1. How can I change my network from the router SSID to the AP SSID without having to plug the speaker to the AP?
2. If I did a factory reset, will I lose my music services?
3. Is it likely the Devolo Powerline will help connect the Sonos One in the kitchen?
4. Is there a better way of connecting these speakers?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.