How to set up Sonos: Standard setup

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In a Standard Setup, your Sonos products will connect directly to your home’s WiFi network. You can place your Sonos product in any room that has a good connection to your home’s WiFi signal. An alternative to the Standard Setup is a BOOST Setup, which creates a dedicated wireless network for Sonos. If you’d like to learn more about this type of setup, see our article: Choosing between a Standard and BOOST Setup.

If you replaced your router, please follow the steps in the following article to get back up and running: Replaced your router or changed WiFi settings?

Steps to set up Sonos on your home WiFi:

– Plug in your Sonos product to power.

– Download the Sonos app to your phone, tablet, or computer that is connected to your home WiFi network.

– Open the Sonos app and select “Setup New System”.

– When you’re presented with a choice between STANDARD and BOOST setup, select STANDARD and follow the on-screen prompts.

Troubleshooting help:

Remember that in order for your Sonos product and the app to communicate during the Standard Setup process, they both need to be within range of your home’s WiFi. If you’re having trouble during the setup process, check to ensure the phone, tablet, or computer that is running the Sonos app is connected to your WiFi network.

Certain network types do not support a Standard Setup. If you are attempting to set up Sonos on a network that fits one or more of the following criteria, you will need to select BOOST Setup.

– Enterprise access points configured to require certificates or some other form of enterprise authentication. If you are using multiple access points, make sure they are all set to the same 2.4GHz wireless channel.

– Routers that operate on only the 5GHz spectrum.

– Guest networks or networks that use a portal page to login.

– Networks with wireless range extenders.

– If you find yourself stuck during the in-app setup instructions, try some of the steps in our article: Wireless Connection Errors