Controller Based WLANs

How could we have the Sonos wireless speakers work with Aruba System?

by on ‎04-06-2015 03:38 AM

Answer- Generally we may notice that the Sonos wireless devices are not able to pass  discovers / requests / replies through Aruba controller . One of the main reason could be the DLNA limitation on the controller when Airgroup is enabled. In such situations, if we disable Airgroup we can notice these devices start working fine. But if we want to use Sonos wireless speakers with AirGroup enabled on their Aruba wireless networks, we may have to enable some DLNA Airgroup services.
 
If we check through the blocked AirGroup services multiple times (show airgroup blocked-service-id dlna). We can find the following service IDs to the DLNA Media airgroup service in order to make this system work as desired:
 
airgroupservice "DLNA Media"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupRenderingControl:1"
  id "urn:schemas-sonos-com:service:Queue:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1"
  id "urn:schemas-tencent-com:service:QPlay:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupManagement:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ZoneGroupTopology:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:DeviceProperties:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:MusicServices:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AlarmClock:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:ZonePlayer:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:SystemProperties:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1"
  id "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1"
 
We can add these under an airgroup service as "Sonos Services" or any other name in order to differentiate this traffic from other DLNA traffic.

 

Comments
leandro.guzman

vikrams-Is this method supported for IAP-103 running 6.4.0.3-4.1.0.2_45704? I create the Service however when I try to add the service ID to my Sonos defined service, it is asking for the service ID in the format of: _<alpha numeric string>._tcp or ._udp?

 

Thanks!

Leandro

Guru Elite Guru Elite
Sonos uses standards-based SSDP advertisements. 6.4.2 is required to support
SSDP/DLNA.
Christiaan

I have the same question as leandro.guzman has, I can not add the ID's like are quoted in th efirst post.

 

Any help?

slickdigits

I had to add it manually using the GUI in the Instant..  it does show in the CLI as the following but i was not able to paste it via the CLI:

 

airgroupservice SONOS
enable
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupRenderingControl:1
id urn:schemas-sonos-com:service:Queue:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AVTransport:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1
id urn:schemas-tencent-com:service:QPlay:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:GroupManagement:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ZoneGroupTopology:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:DeviceProperties:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:MusicServices:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AlarmClock:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:ZonePlayer:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:SystemProperties:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory:1
id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ConnectionManager:1

ruptes

I am running the firmware 6.4.4.8 on my VC. I have added a the ID above under Sonos in my Airgroup. I have enabled "Enable Airgroup Across Mobility Domains" and "Enable DLNA". However, once I get one Sonos connected I cannot add another Sonos to the system. And even the one Sonos that is connected then never reconnects when unplugged.

 

Can anyone let me know if there is something that I am missing?

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