Best answer by MikeV
jec's got the right idea here. Most school (and enterprise in general) networks are set up with...
- Wi-Fi that requires username and password authentication, either through the Wi-Fi itself or a "captive portal" login page - Sonos doesn't support either of these.
- Wi-Fi that isolates devices connected, so devices cannot communicate with each other. This will prevent the controller app on your phone/laptop from communicating with the speaker when both are wireless.
- Wi-Fi networks that are separate from wired networks. This would prevent a computer wired to the network from communicating with the Sonos speaker.
- Wired networks that may be set up to disconnect the port when a certain kind of packet (which Sonos happens to use) is detected, preventing you from using the speaker while wired to the network
There might even be more things than these that have the potential to affect Sonos use, but these are usually the most common. If your school will let you, you could get a travel router, have that connect to the school Wi-Fi, then connect your Sonos and your phone to the travel router instead... but since you'll be creating a new Wi-Fi network, you might want to check with your school first... there might even be things in place to prevent those from working. View original