I know the general way of thinking here is to only wire one speaker to Sonos, however I have a tonne of wifi devices at home and my house tends to be a difficult wifi environment even when using SonosNet.
I have 20 Sonos speakers scattered around, and the Symfonisk Lamps in particular seem to have really poor wireless connectivity and frequently drop out regardless of the SonosNet wifi channel.
My ethernet network consists of a main TP Link Deco Router linked to a 16 Port Unmanaged Switch in my office which then feeds into 3 different locations in the house each with their own unmanaged switch on each end and Deco Access Point. I have found that wiring in as many Sonos speakers as possible to ethernet solves a huge amount of the issues I have with SonosNet. I’ve managed to wire in 11 Sonos speakers and leave 9 to SonosNet and the experience is vastly better.
The issue is, if I have anymore than one of the ethernet wired speakers with Wifi enabled everything works really well until anytime I need to reboot all my Deco Units. Something then seems to happen causing certain speakers to keep appearing and disappearing. I can’t easily turn some of the Sonos speakers doing this off and back on either as my electrician hard wired 4 of the hard to reach mounted Sonos Ones directly into power for some reason meaning I end up having to turn the entire house electricity off and on to reboot the whole system when this happens.
I have found that by simply only having one of the ethernet wired Sonos Units set to wifi enabled the whole problem goes away. Something in the Deco’s is clearly interfering with Sonos STP implementation when they are restarted and Sonos is still running at the time.
In my situation is there anything really wrong with only having one ethernet connected speaker (A Sonos Beam Gen 2) broadcasting it’s wifi? It seems to reach all the wireless speakers it needs to and makes the whole system rock solid.
Appreciate any advice.
Best answer by billiejoe87View original