I have a lot of Sonos speakers including a 5.1 system with a Playbar. I also use an Orbi system for my wifi. I am using Sonosnet with the playbar using cat 6 cabling to my router.
I was having a lot of issues with the rear speakers in the 5.1 system dropping out whenever I am also using wifi internet while watching 5.1 content. I put it down to likely interference in the wireless backhaul of the Orbi.
Due to the placement of the rear speakers I could not wire them directly to the router but have instead placed the wireless orbi satellite near them and plugged them in via ethernet to the orbi satellite and switched off the wifi radios on both the rear speakers.
The system now appears to be working flawlessly with no more dropouts on the rear speakers and best of all I can stream on my computer while watching TV at the same time with no issues. Is there anything inherently wrong with how I've set this up now and any issues I might come across with this setup? Really as far as I can tell their is still only one wifi hop going on as the Playbar is wired in and therefore the only hop would be from the Orbi router to the Orbi Satellite via 5GHZ. Should this be able to maintain similar performance to Sonos 5GHZ?