For about a year I’ve had two Sonos systems set up in the house on two Wi-FI networks. I’ve did this by setting up a separate guest network on the router with separate SSID and password.
The reason being that I have two kids who have their own Spotify accounts and I could not get it to work with voice control without two networks.
Up until last week, whenever I’ve switched wireless networks on my phone I can simply connect to the relevant speaker which I do from time to time to set sleep timers or find a song they can’t get via voice control.
However, for about a week I’ve not been able to and I could not get one device to appear at all. Voice control still worked fine.
I’ve just gone through a whole reset on the problem network device, unlinked everything, changed the SSID and password on the guest network and set up from scratch. However, when I changed networks I get the error message that there is no system found.
I’m so confused as it has been working well for such a long time and I imagine many of you will have different networks (perhaps Sonos at work and one at home or perhaps logging on to a friends) so I can’t see why this would be any different.
Can anyone send any pointers?
Best answer by John B
I am struggling to understand why you have gone down the two network route. Hardly anyone does this as it is rarely optimal or necessary. It is possible to set up multiple Spotify accounts on a single Sonos system. And do you need more than one Alexa?
If you were to put the second router into ‘access point’ mode, and made the SSID and password the same as the main router, put all speakers into one system, and added all the Spotify accounts, then the whole thing could function as one. Maybe that isn’t what you want?
If you just want to get your controller capable of connecting to the two different systems on different networks then try the following:
- Power off the second router or all the Sonos speakers that connect to ii.
- Connect your phone to router 1. In the Sonos app go to App Preferences and Reset the app.
- Choose ‘connect to existing system’
- Power on the second network and power off all speakers on network 1.
- Connect your phone to the second network
- Hopefully it will offer you the chance to connect to existing system, which this time will be the other system. If so, please do so.
- Power back on the other speakers
If that works you should flip system as you flip networks.
As I say, i am struggling to understand why you are in this place at all, but if it works for you, fine.