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install sonos in orbi network

  • 17 September 2018
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hello,
my situation:
2 sonos devices wired direct to my modem.
1 sonos device wired into ORBI. This ORBI is wired to my modem.

Problem:
I can only find the one which is wired into ORBI. It's like the others are not existing on the network

How can i find the 2 other devices wired directly in my modem?

thank!
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Best answer by melvimbe 17 September 2018, 16:39

John B is correct though. These are your available options. If you're going to go with an all wired solution, you need to find a way to wire all the speakers to Orbi. You can use a switch if you need extra ports (with the switch wired to the Orbi). I'm speaking from experience here as I actually have the modem-> oribi -> switch -> Sonos setup myself.

The link below talks of the two ways you can use Sonos wirelessly.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3235?language=en_US

If you're experience drops when using wireless, there are a few things you can do to improve.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3286?language=en_US

You may also want to submit a diagnostic and place the number here for a Sonos staff member to look into.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/141?language=en_US
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Don't wire them to your modem. Wire them to Orbi or let them connect wirelessly over SonosNet.
Don't wire them to your modem. Wire them to Orbi or let them connect wirelessly over SonosNet.
this is not possible. The place is not wired to the orbi. Wireless give drops.
John B is correct though. These are your available options. If you're going to go with an all wired solution, you need to find a way to wire all the speakers to Orbi. You can use a switch if you need extra ports (with the switch wired to the Orbi). I'm speaking from experience here as I actually have the modem-> oribi -> switch -> Sonos setup myself.

The link below talks of the two ways you can use Sonos wirelessly.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3235?language=en_US

If you're experience drops when using wireless, there are a few things you can do to improve.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3286?language=en_US

You may also want to submit a diagnostic and place the number here for a Sonos staff member to look into.

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/141?language=en_US
Put the Orbi into AP/bridge mode. (Presumably the 'modem' is in fact a router, otherwise the 2 Sonos units wired thereto are on the public internet.)