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Overview: The Sonos Bridge is used to connect a Sonos
Digital Music System to your home network or to extend the wireless range of
your existing Sonos Digital Music System. The Sonos Bridge makes
setting up your wireless Sonos system fast and easy by simply connecting the Bridge to your router to instantly activate SonosNet (a secure wireless mesh
network). All your Sonos players (Connect,
Play:5, and Play:1) will work wirelessly and can be placed
anywhere in your home. Although the Bridge doesn't play music like a Sonos player, it's an effective way to extend the range of your Sonos system and
expand the Controller's wireless coverage. It's also a way to connect other
products to the Internet.
Note: This unit is not a stand-alone device and requires at least
one Sonos player (Connect, Connect:Amp, Play:3, Play:5, or Play:1 device)
Instant Wired/Wireless Setup: The Bridge 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 Bridge will start SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network that
enables other Sonos products to control and play music wirelessly.
System Flexibility: Once
you've set up your Bridge, you can easily add components anytime. If
your home has structured (built-in) wiring, you can make a wired connection to
additional Sonos players or Bridges. If you don't have structured wiring, you
can take advantage of Sonos' built-in wireless technology. The Bridge provides flexibility to place
your Sonos players in any room of the house and connect them all wirelessly.
Ethernet Ports: The Bridge has two Ethernet jacks on the back to
bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, PC, Game Console
or NAS drive.
Range Expansion: You can stream music wirelessly to a remote
location by placing a Bridge between your Sonos player in a remote location
and the rest of your Sonos system. You can also improve Controller access to
SonosNet by placing the Bridge in areas where wireless coverage needs a
boost. The Bridge is ideal for retrofits, where your Sonos players might
be in one location instead of being placed throughout your home.
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 may 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.
- 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.