2.4Ghz or 5Ghz
Does it matter whether you connect speakers to the 2.4 or 5 GHz network? Besides if someone has a iphone 4 or something not capable of connecting to the 5 Ghz network...
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I didn't say it was not recommended. If you have a wired component like a Bridge, then you can use the 5GHz network all you want. It is only the brand new "completely wireless" setup that is incompatible with 5GHz. Note that Sonos recommends that if you are currently using a wired Bridge (or any other component), you should not change to completely wireless, because the wired Bridge setup is more reliable.
This of course assumes that an iPhone on 5GHz shares the same IP subnet as the 2.4GHz network that hosts the Sonos units. This would generally be the case.
I have a dual band router with a 2.4 GHz radio and 5 GHz radio. If I have my sonos play 5 connected to the 2.4 GHz band (which I must) and my controller (my phone) connected to the 5 GHz band, will I be able to control the sonos player with no problems?
I think you did answer this above, but I wasn't too sure what you mean by 'the same IP subnet' since I don't know much about networks. Thanks 🙂
If you encounter problems the options are:
- to put your phone on the 2.4GHz segment, or
- to wire a BRIDGE or BOOST to the router and run the PLAY:5 in SonosNet ('BOOST Setup') mode.
Cheap brand new BRIDGEs can be found on eBay.
What I might do is set it up how I described, and if I'm getting problems then I'll wire a BRIDGE or BOOST to the router, like you suggested.
Again, posting in case there are others visiting the boards who have experienced similiar problems.
7.3 addresses the below. Wonder if that fixes the problem you encountered if you wanted to leave the networks named the same.
"There were also some other minor tweaks to help improve how things run in the background, including better handling of the iOS Wi-Fi Assist feature."