Problems with certain Asus Routers!

  • 5 January 2014
  • 28 replies

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What is the problem with certain Asus routers (specifically I have the RT-AC68U) that have more than one wired Sonos units? I am quite certain it is an Asus problem but was hoping that someone could give me some specifics about what the problem is? I am very technically adept however it has taken me hours to pinpoint that it was actually Sonos causing problems with the network. Again I am sure it an Asus firmware problem because Sonos works great with other routers. However I REALLY like the RT-AC68U and would like to keep it, and would like to provide Asus with some feedback from a Sonos expert. Please just let me know if you have any input on this topic. Thanks.

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Solution: i bought the Netgear managed switch GS108Ev3 for under €50,- (US $55)
I connected Both Sonos Play 5 (gen1) wired directly to this 8 port switch (port 7+8). From this Netgear GS108Ev3 switch i connected to my RT-AC68u router (port 1).
I contacted the sonos support they confirmed with a diagnosenumber that network package drops moved without the netgear from (bad) 80% -> with netgear (perfect) 0%.

Used Asus RT-AC68u Firmware Version:
Used Netgear GS108Ev3 firmware Version 2.00.08
I only configured the local ip-adress to the netgear switch.

I added a simple mspaint illustration of my setup.