Reconnecting with Velop?

  • 17 October 2020
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I am reconnecting my Sonos V1, instead of pulling the unit out and plugging into my- router can I use an Ethernet and plug into one of my Velop Mesh nodes?

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Hi @Buddy1988.

Welcome to the Sonos community and thanks for reaching out to us. I understand that you wanted to connect your Sonos to the router via ethernet cable. Let me help you out with that.

Yes, you can connect your Sonos to the router via ethernet cable making sure to connect the ethernet cable first to the router before connecting Sonos to the power outlet ti make sure that the Sonos would prioritize ethernet connection over the wireless connection.

Since you have mentioned about a mesh system. let me suggest a quick guide to consider when working with a mesh system.

 I would suggest reaching out to the manufacturer of the mesh system so that the mesh system can be configured in bridge mode or access point mode or which option best fits your preference. Here are some guides to better understand and know what and how to fix this issue.

  • Have each access point have their own unique Wifi name as so you and your mobile controller do not get confused about what and where to connect to access your Sonos system.
  • Disable Wifi Capabilities of the Main router that provides connection directly to your ISP or internet provider.
  • Disable the DHCP or IP-address generation of the Access point and only allow the main router to generate the IP-addresses to avoid IP-address mismatch or IP-address duplicates.
  • Wire a Sonos device to one of the routers/access points to get them to stay on a single network (having each access point have their own unique WiFi names).

 Let me share with you a topic on this community that discusses multiple routers or mesh system. You can share and ask questions or comments on that topic if something is not clear. 

I hope this helps.

Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns. We are always here to help.


Paul I just wanted a a quick alternative since mesh node was next to the Sonos.     Ir would be solely to get the news info on to Sonos and then unplug.