The thing is that if I scan for something or try and control something then my sonos surrounds will drop out and the music will be out of sync, I dont know why as all the speakers are in the same room and wireless quality is very good if not excellent, I also have a boost so surely the sonos system should have its own special wifi space?
Everything was all great for almost a year until a few weeks ago, I am not aware of anything that has changed in my setup, because I would have made said chance, now and then music will be playing and the play 1 next to where I usually sit will drop out and come back...
Would really appreciate some advice.
Best answer by Stanley_4
I had my home WiFi fairly well saturated with six streaming HD cameras at high frame rates for a test, it hit 70% at times and my Sonos still played happily on the Boost network, the controllers on the home WiFi were very sluggish as far as responses and screen updates went. I was seeing huge numbers of dropped packets, re-transmissions and the like on the home WiFi so that was as expected.
With a lot of devices you may be seeing IP assignment issues too, I found my Sonos got a lot more stable once I assigned static/reserved IP addresses to it. Didn't dig out the underlying issue but it seemed to be related to the DHCP server handing out changing addresses and the Sonos mesh not picking up on it instantly.
If you need a new toy I can recommend the Ubiquity access points and CloudKey controller, the pair gives me a lot more tools to evaluate my local RF environment and just what is going on on the home WiFi.
Switching to a more robust and featured router can be a big help too, in my case the tools in pfSense (free) are great and their add-on packages add a lot of monitoring abilities that you don't get in home routers even expensive ones.