So I've been a happy Sonos owner as of about 3 months ago when I purchased a Connect:Amp and Bridge. Everything has worked fine without any connectivity issues. Then at the beginning of August I purchased a Play:5 for the garage (brewery, furniture refinishing, car parking). With the one speaker everything seemed to be working just fine. Then I added a second Play:5 and that's where things got interesting.
I created a stereo pair and things seemed to be working fine. But then the right speaker kept dropping out. I went through the reset-to-fix path, checked the wireless channels on my router vs the Sonos, etc. Nothing seemed to fix the problem, and the Bridge was just on the other side of the wall inside the house.
So I made an assumption that the new Play:5 was defective, returned it to Amazon, and they sent me another one. At that point I had the pair sitting on my keezer (kegerator/freezer) and everything was working just fine. But yesterday I finally got to mountig the speakers up on the wall in the garage, and after just a few minutes the right speaker started dropping out again.
No matter what I tried I couldn't get the wireless setup to work. So as a last ditch effort I grabbed a network cable and connected it between just the pair of speakers and to my surprise that seems to have fixed the issue!
So does this even make sense? It seems the left speaker never has wireless problems, and I'm assuming that now it's switch is acting as a source to the right speaker, with the right speaker giving preference to the wired connection over its sketchy wireless connection?
Juist wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before? I'm a little bummed about having a network cable hanging across the wall in our newly remodeled garage, but at least it seems to be working fine this way.