Basically, here's my "final" question. (I hope!)
I need to reduce "interference" with my Connect. I see a few ways to improve my home network:
- Buy a new, stronger router. (Mine is - gasp - three years old)
- Plug the Connect directly into the modem/router (instead of relying on Wi-Fi)
- Build a mesh network
- Some combination of above
Thanks, I'll take your answers off the air.
Best answer by Stanley_4
If you plug the Connect into your Ethernet then it won't need to use the Sonos mesh and should have a more solid connection. If you have other Sonos devices you can plug them in too, the more the merrier as far as I can tell.
If you build a non-Sonos mesh network the mesh and Boost mode work fine together as long as you can restrict the mesh from the channel you are using for the Boost mode SonosNet. Sonos in Boost mode won't use the Mesh for anything but connecting your controllers to the router.
I'd say connecting to Ethernet is the best bet. Also assign Sonos devices static/reserved IP addresses from the router's DHCP page. Make sure your Sonos is set to your quietest channel and the WiFi credentials are cleared. Set the router to your second best channel.