Sonos Across VLANs


#1

Good Afternoon
We have used the Bonjour Forwarding Settings for AirPlay and it works great.
Is it possible to do the same for Sonos?
Have been reading a bit about it and there doesn’t seam and easy way to do it within the Balance 750.
Any ideas greatly appreciated!
Thanks


#2

How do you connect to the Sonos? Inter-Vlan or via SpeedFusion?

I noticed there is a group of ports needed for Sonos. Below is the link.
https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/692/~/configuring-your-firewall-to-work-with-sonos


#3

Hi GNO-2014,

I could be mistaken but I believe that SONOS communicates via Multicast traffic, so would not be forwarded/routed between VLANs. There would need to be some sort of option for forwarding or routing multicast traffic between selected networks.

Thanks,
Taylor


#4

Good Morning

We are connecting inter-VLAN. Via SpeedFusion is not required.

The Sonos equipment us currently sitting on the “Owner” VLAN but we would like it to also be available to the “Guest” network as well.

Does anyone know if Sonos works in a similar way to AirPlay?

How would we forward multicast traffic between the VLANs?

Thank You


#5

Sonos should work in the same broadcast environment. I will move this thread to feature request since Sonos across Vlan is needed.


#6

Hi TK
We have a 750 MediaFast running with 5 VLANs and the Sonos is currently sitting on a VLAN.
You are welcome to test on this network as the network is only in use over the weekends.
I can move the Sonos kit to the native VLAN if needed.
Thank You


#7

Thanks for the offer. Can you share how many customer is looking for this? Mind to PM me the details?

Anyone is interested in this feature, you are welcome to post your comment.

Thank you.


#8

Hi TK

Currently we have one customer that really want this and many others that could do with it in a similar way to Bonjour forwarding.

I was playing with things today and though I had found a solution but it only worked for 15 seconds.

I moved one device to a different VLAN - the kitchen Sonos unit which the staff need access to.

After moving this device to that VLAN I was controlling that device on the same subnet (Staff) but when I changed wifi back to “Owner” (where the rest of the Sonos kit sits) and was connected to the “Owner” wifi, I was still streaming from my device to the kitchen and was able to play/pause and volume up/down but this only lasted for 15-30 seconds after which I was only able to see all the other devices and the audio stream stopped.

I thought the solution might be to have at least one Sonos piece of kit on each VLAN and then they would communicate, sadly not the case but I I’ve proved that the equipment could communicate between the VLANs for a period of time units it probably realised it was in different VLANs.

Please let me know if you would like to test this further!

Thank You


#9

I have a similar issue with connecting Sonos to a separate VLAN - has anyone figured out a solution? clearly media devices should not be able to access trusted devices or traffic but should be able to go out to internet and communicate with each other. thanks…


#10

No solution yet without having a separate piece of hardware (linux server) connected to all the VLANs that you want the broadcast traffic transversing.
Even then it wasn’t reliable and was slow picking up devices (unlike the bonjour forwarding which works great!)
Any news on looking into this Peplink?
Thank You


#11

Thanks for the feature request. This feature was KIV at the moment since we are rushing for other important features.

Anyway, door still opened. We shall reconsider this in future.


#12

Hi, are there any updates on this? I would like to keep Sonos on my IOT vlan and control it from my primary secure vlan. Alternatively are there any workarounds?

I am new to Peplink (just got my Surf Soho yesterday and have not had a chance to config yet) and pretty much a newb in terms of advanced routing. I found my way here after getting hacked. I was searching for ways to better secure my home network and peplink was suggested more than once. Looking forward to getting my network back on track, I’m sure the forums will be a great resource.


#13

I would love this too! Sonos control across VLANs from iOT to other VLANs

+1 feature request


#14

Hi Guys
Any further info on this?
I have been asked for a it many more times.
People don’t understand that AirPlay can work across the VLANs but SONOS can’t
Thanks