Amazing how we get an announcement of no longer going to support older generations of products and they systematically start not working prior to cutover date. Im sorry Sonos but paying top price for your products including $500 for a play 5 only for it to be compatible to your greed for a few years is unacceptable. You cant put a price tag of that amount on a product without some scalability beyond a few years. I have to look at moving to a better solution.
Best answer by Flexibleshoe
So far I may have a solution. Outlook the past few days has been good. worked through pulling off and hard wiring the Connect 5 from one of my Eero units that is better centered in the home so may have been a distance issue to the Connect creating the mesh. Thx all for your help. Restoring my faith and love for Sonos products.