Originally Posted by FriscoSteve
Thanks for the reply. Since I have the Structured Wiring panel, where my home internet comes in could I connect a Bridge or a Connect in between the Router and multiswitch so that any receiver in the house or speaker plugged into the Ethernet port could be on the Sonos network? Wouldn't it also make any computer plugged into a rooms Ethernet port also on the Sonos system? Where would the best place be for the Apple Time Capsule to function as my NAS storing all of my music.
The Sonos system has its own wireless network. So only one Sonos component needs to be plugged into the wired network. AIUI, it only uses your network to access the NAS and for wired apps to control the units. The only things on SonosNet are the Sonos devices. A computer on ethernet with a Sonos Bridge on it would not be part of SonosNet.
So, you could either put a Bridge into your wiring closet or connect any one Sonos device to your ethernet. I don't think putting a Connect in the closet makes sense unless it has coax/toslink/RCA wires running from it to one of your receivers.
If I were in your sitch, I'd put the Apple Time Capsule in the closet, either on the switch or the router. In my case I run the Sonos app off a computer that doesn't have wireless where I keep my music.
To walk through it step by step.
Take the Time Capsule and plug it into your switch.
Make sure your iTunes can see it and add music etc.
Then, if it were me, I'd take a Connect and add it to the Master Bedroom stereo via RCA/toslink/coax. Plug that into an ethernet jack there. Configure it to see the NAS/TimeCapsule and play a song.
Once I could play a song there, I'd add the Play5 to one of the offices. It doesn't need to be connected to anything other than the power socket. When it powers up, you use the Sonos app to add the new Sonos device to your network. It's kind of like pairing a bluetooth phone. Play a song there. Play a different song in the Master, play the same song in both. All controlled through the Sonos app on your smartphone.
Once you've done that, you'll be able to see what your choices are for the Family and patio.