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What is SonosNet 2.0, how does it work?

  • 14 November 2016
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I've got 4 PlayOne's and the Playbar, I'm also a network engineer and am curious to understand the technical specs behind SonosNet 2.0.

I've read that it borrows certain features from Wireless N, specifically I'd like to know:

1) What max speed is SonosNet 2.0 capable of? 150mbps, 300mbps, 450mbps etc...

Are there any other cool differences compared to wireless N that make SonosNet lower latency / better than the wireless N standard?
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Best answer by ratty 14 November 2016, 10:33

At a physical level SonosNet 2.0 is based on N hardware, including MIMO. The bandwidth is 20MHz. At the link layer virtual wireless ports interconnect the nodes of the mesh, with STP ensuring that loops don't occur.

Sonos' own protocols impose an overhead, and SonosNet's speed is pretty modest. It was designed for the robust delivery of audio.

Go to http://player_IP:1400/support/review if you want to delve below the surface.
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At a physical level SonosNet 2.0 is based on N hardware, including MIMO. The bandwidth is 20MHz. At the link layer virtual wireless ports interconnect the nodes of the mesh, with STP ensuring that loops don't occur.

Sonos' own protocols impose an overhead, and SonosNet's speed is pretty modest. It was designed for the robust delivery of audio.

Go to http://player_IP:1400/support/review if you want to delve below the surface.
I am trying to find out if a Z-Wave intranet will interfere with the Sonos intranet. anyone know anything about this?
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I have a lot of zwave products associated with my Smartthings system and have had no issues with Sonos interfering.
Thanks Chris!
Z-Wave doesn't operate in the 2.4GHz band.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-Wave#Radio