I'm looking for help regarding my new Sonos One setup and the inconsistent and unreliable connection that I'm experiencing.
As I understand, the Sonos One can only connect wirelessly to my router and home wifi network via 802.11b/g protocol on the 2.4Ghz band. Through troubleshooting my wireless network over the last several days, I get inconsistent down and up speeds via this 2.4Ghz band, presumably through oversaturation in my neighborhood. I have reset my router, flashed the firmware, analyzed and changed the broadcast channels, all to no avail, and experience no speed issues with my devices on the 5Ghz band.
Long story short, it's frustrating to 1) have my Sonos One not be able connect consistently to the internet and my iPhone controller and 2) also have incredibly inconsistent and slow speeds via wifi on my iPhone. I understand that my frustrations are not related to my Sonos One.
- Has anyone else experienced saturated 2.4Ghz bands / wifi networks and its impact on your controller and Sonos players? What have you done to permanently resolve this, if you have?
- Would I be able to resolve my challenges using a Sonos Bridge? I can find them relatively cheaply via eBay. I'd rather not shell out $$$ for the Boost with only a single Sonos player.
- Any other general commentary or potential solutions here would be welcome. I would rather not hardwire my Sonos One via ethernet into my router.
If there aren't any realistic or feasible solutions, I feel like I would have to strongly consider returning my Sonos One. It's not due to Sonos, but it's incredibly frustrating when my iPhone has such slow speeds on the 2.4Ghz band, only to support the Sonos connection, when I have no issues with speeds on the 5Ghz band my router also broadcasts.
Thanks in advance for any information you can share!