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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 the Sonos
Controller 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, or Play:5)
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.
Desktop Controller Software: Designed with a user interface to
accommodate large screen displays, the supplied Sonos Desktop Controller
software for PC and Mac will guide you through both set up and music sharing. It
offers all the same functionality as the Sonos Controller, but instead of being
in the palm of your hand, it's all on your desktop. The software offers the
- Easy-to-use wizard for set up and music sharing. Set up music folders on
your hard drive so they can be shared across all Sonos players.
- Control of your Sonos Digital Music System from your desktop.
- Add and edit your choice of Internet radio stations.
System Requirements: You computer will need to meet the following
system requirements to connect the Bridge and use the supplied Sonos Controller
- PC: Windows XP SP3 or higher, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Mac: OS X v10.6 or higher
- Internet Connection: DSL, Cable Modem or
LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended