Sonos Boost: The Sonos Boost can be used to connect a Sonos
Digital Music System to your home network, extend the wireless range of
your existing Sonos Digital Music System, or create a Sonos home theater system.
The Boost allows all your
Sonos devices (sold separately) to work wirelessly and flawlessly throughout
your entire home. Even though Sonos can work over WiFi there are benefits to
adding the Sonos Boost to your Sonos wireless system.
- Your WiFi network may already be in high demand with streaming video,
gaming, and web surfing. By connecting the Sonos Boost to your router you'll
establish a separate wireless network (SonosNet) exclusively for your all
your Sonos devices, so you get a more reliable and secure wireless
- If you are already using the dedicated SonosNet mesh wireless network
and you have a very large area to cover or there are a lot of obstructions
like walls and ceilings, you can further strengthen the system's wireless
performance by incorporating additional Boosts throughout your home between
your Sonos components.
- The Boost also lets you create an immersive wireless surround sound
experience that is easy to set up and control. Simply connect the Boost to
your network router and you'll be able to wirelessly connect the Sonos
and a pair of
PLAY:3 rear speakers to the Sonos
(all sold separately) for a
wireless home theater setup.
Note: This unit is not a stand-alone device and requires at least one
Sonos Play, Connect, or Amp device (all sold separately).
SonosNet Secure Wireless Mesh Network: The Sonos Boost makes setting up your wireless Sonos system fast and easy by
simply connecting the Boost to your router to instantly activate the SonosNet
secure wireless mesh network. Not only does the BOOST create a reliable dedicated wireless network for your Sonos system, but it also offers additional benefits such as greater wireless
range, more uniform wireless coverage, and advanced interference rejection.
Simple Setup: The Boost has two Ethernet jacks on the back
panel, so its easy to connect your network router directly to the Boost. The Boost connects to your router using a
standard Ethernet cable connection (2-port switch, 10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX).
Then, a simple press of the button located on top of the Boost will start
SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network that
enables other Sonos products to control and play music wirelessly. The second
Ethernet port let you run an Ethernet cable from Boost to your computer or NAS
drive, so you can listen to your computer's or NAS music library through your
entire Sonos wireless system.
System Flexibility: Once you've set up your Boost, you can
easily add more Sonos components anytime. If your home has structured (built-in)
wiring, you can make a wired connection to additional Sonos devices. If you
don't have structured wiring, you can take advantage of Sonos' built-in wireless
technology. The Boost provides flexibility to place your Sonos components in any
room of the house and connect them all wirelessly.
Range Expansion: You can extend the range of the SonosNet
Secure wireless network and stream music wirelessly to a remote
location by placing an additional Boost between your Sonos component in that remote location
and the rest of your Sonos system. The Boost has three wireless antennae broadcasting 360-degree signals through
walls and ceilings for flawless coverage even to the most remote room in your
Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music
services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following
- High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection
for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet
service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience
playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
- If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take
advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an
Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home
network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install
one before setting up your system.
- If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android
smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a
wireless router in your home network.
- Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using
an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly.
Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire
- For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that
contains your personal music library collection to your home network router
using an Ethernet cable.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some
network devices are incompatible.
Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks
support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP,
and SMB/CIFS. Click
here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos; be
aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking equipment,
but may still exist as part of a home network.
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