sonos and power over ethernet (?homeplugs)

Discussion in 'Music Streamers' started by dood, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. dood

    dood
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2000
    Messages:
    947
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Hobart
    Ratings:
    +38
    I am considering the sonos products. My understanding is that one device needs to be connected to my router to create the sonos wireless mesh for other devices. However, on another thread I have read about the use of homeplugs - I assume this is power over ethernet / powerlink?

    I use the D-link powerline devices as I cannot get a wireless signal across my 3 floors. On each level I have set up access points for wifi.

    My question is:
    Do I have to buy a ZB to connect to my router as well as a player, or can I connect a device eg play5 into a powerline device remote from my router. This would obviate the need to get a ZB too. My router is in an awkward place so I would not connect a player into it.
     
  2. amcluesent

    amcluesent
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    5,240
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Ratings:
    +1,167
    PoE isn't relevant. Plenty of Sonos users are OK using homeplugs and the like for a wired ethernet link, however this configuration isn't officially supported by Sonos.
     
  3. neilball

    neilball
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,837
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Ratings:
    +609
    You don't say which Sonos player you will be using, if it is a Play:3 then you can get this with a free Bridge if the offer is still running. A bridge is only £39 so even if you buy one it is not any different in price to a decent set of Homeplugs and will mean you get full support from Sonos if you have any issues.
     
  4. cerv

    cerv
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    I would really recommend getting the zone bridge. It's only an extra £39 and you can get bundle deals which can knock a tenner off it (or free if you're getting a 3). It removes the hassle of having to use 2 power sockets to get your Sonos player online. The beauty of the Play3 or Play5 units are that you can easily unplug and move to another room whenever it takes your fancy. Would be a pain if that other room only has one socket free.

    P.S. pedantic note but what you're describing is Ethernet over power. Power over Ethernet is different (the opposite, if that makes sense)
     
  5. workshy

    workshy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Messages:
    120
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Eastleigh
    Ratings:
    +7
    Hi

    I use devolo home plugs around the house and use one of these to connect my Sonos to the network without any trouble. I have an 8 zone configuration with my zp90 connected to my home network using a devolo 200av.

    Hope that helps
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice