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Re: sonos on an orbi guest network

len_c
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sonos on an orbi guest network

I have been letting my neighbor ride on my wifi for years using an Airport extreme. I have been on the primary network, and him on the guest network. We have both had Sonos3 speakers on our individual networks. A few months ago, I switched over to an Orbi RBR50, with the main in my house and the satilite in his, me on the primary network, he on the guest. Since then he has been unable to get his Sonos speaker to work. It shows up in the attached devices list on the guest network, but it could not be found by the sonos app. Any ideas on how to get this working again? Thanks

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ekhalil
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Re: sonos on an orbi guest network


@len_c wrote:

Thanks agian, but doesn't the "and access my local network" part of that setting kind of defeat the purpose of a guest network (at least for my purposes)? Wouldn't that give "guests" access to my printer, NAS etc?


True. Usually guest clients would not need to communicate with each other and access the LAN newtwork. That's why it's an optional parameter.

For your use case, you need to allow the device on the guest network which has the Sonos app to be able to see the speaker on the guest network to be able for this function to work. Drawback would be that all devices on the guest network will then be able to see devices in your LAN.

I know that Orbi Pro has better functionality related to Guest networks that allow better control over which services that guest clients can access. 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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ekhalil
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Re: sonos on an orbi guest network

In the Guest network there is a setting to allow devices on the Guest network to communicate with each other, is this enabled?

I assume that both the phone that has the Sonos app and the speaker are on the Guest network, right?

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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len_c
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Thanks for the reply. Can you point me to the location of that setting? I haven't been able to find it.

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ekhalil
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Please see above, you find it under >> Advanced >> Setup >> Guest Network

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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len_c
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Re: sonos on an orbi guest network

Thanks agian, but doesn't the "and access my local network" part of that setting kind of defeat the purpose of a guest network (at least for my purposes)? Wouldn't that give "guests" access to my printer, NAS etc?

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ekhalil
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Re: sonos on an orbi guest network


@len_c wrote:

Thanks agian, but doesn't the "and access my local network" part of that setting kind of defeat the purpose of a guest network (at least for my purposes)? Wouldn't that give "guests" access to my printer, NAS etc?


True. Usually guest clients would not need to communicate with each other and access the LAN newtwork. That's why it's an optional parameter.

For your use case, you need to allow the device on the guest network which has the Sonos app to be able to see the speaker on the guest network to be able for this function to work. Drawback would be that all devices on the guest network will then be able to see devices in your LAN.

I know that Orbi Pro has better functionality related to Guest networks that allow better control over which services that guest clients can access. 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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len_c
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Okay. Thanks again for your help.

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