SONOS without Wifi

by Volker Weber

SONOS players create their own Wifi network. They also have Ethernet ports. If you wire up all your players with Ethernet, and you are not using any SONOS hardware controllers, you can switch off the Wifi network. For that you need to visit each player and call one of these URLs:

How do you find [sonosip]? Go to "About Sonos" on your PC/Mac controller. You will find entries like these:

PLAYBAR: TV
Serial Number: 00-0E-58-1F-F3-1C:1
Version: 4.1 (build 22065180a)
Hardware Version: 1.9.1.10-1
IP Address: 192.168.1.129

The IP Adress is what you are looking for. In this case the URL would be:

http://192.168.1.129:1400/wifictrl?wifi=off

I suggest you first try this without the persist option. If anything goes wrong, you just restart the players. This obviously renders any ZoneBridge useless. And you can no longer use any SONOS players without an Ethernet wire. However, in those places where Wifi would interfere with other equipment, you now have an option to use SONOS. You also do not have to switch off Wifi in all players. This is an individual setting. And please, understand what you are doing, before you walk into this mess. There is a reason why Sonos does not make this available in the app. SonosNet is a mesh. It works better and with less 'radiation' the more nodes it has.

If you believe in bad vibes from Wifi, that's your religion. I do know a few people who use PowerLine because they suffer from Wifi. I am not telling them how PowerLine works over unshielded cable. Otherwise they run out of options.;-)

Comments

Klasse, vielen Dank für den Tipp. Ist schon eine ganze Weile her, da hatte ich mal direkt beim Sonos-Support nachgefragt, ob ich WiFi deaktivieren kann. Die sagten "Nein" und hatten mir diesen Trick leider nicht verraten ;-)

Dieter Schmidt, 2013-07-26 21:47

Und sie hatten recht: Du konntest nicht. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2013-07-26 21:50

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