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Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

  • 1.  Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 04:48 AM

    Dear Community - I am almost banging my head against the wall to reduce stress ....

    One of clients wants to operate 12 Sonos speakers, 15 B&O (M5, BS1, BS2, Edge etc..) and 8 Google Home speakers.

    The Sonos integration works fine after some tweaks, the integration of  B&O and Google Home hangs.

    Network environment:

    HPE Aruba 5400r2 with PoE and standard modules, 13 AP303H and FGT 80 as the gateway.

    Currently all items are on the same VLAN, all untagged. Spanning tree is enabled, multicast forwarding active, AP services currently set to "all".

    Broadcast filtering: off

    Multicast transmission optimization: off (with turned "on" the Sonos system would not integrate at all)

    Dynamic multicast optimization: off


    Is there anyone who might have had the same difficulties, it would be great information could be shared.




  • 2.  RE: Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 10:41 AM

    What firmware version are you running on the 303h?


    Since you don't mention a mobility controller, I'm assuming the 303hs are running as Instant APs with a virtual controller embedded?

  • 3.  RE: Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 17, 2020 12:48 PM

    Firmware is on, yes - it is controlled by a VC.



  • 4.  RE: Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 19, 2020 04:35 PM

    Can you share the config from your VC?

  • 5.  RE: Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 20, 2020 05:54 AM

    There we go..


    syslocation ""
    virtual-controller-country DE
    virtual-controller-key 48c823830102e6f983270c03d8f65a7f2fc667157d43ba0ada
    name abc-def-wc
    clock timezone Berlin 01 00
    clock summer-time CEST recurring last sunday march 02:00 last sunday october 03:00
    rf-band all
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:da:74
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:41:07:30
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:d7:44
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:e4:10
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:41:00:00
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:e9:34
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:f8:cc
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:d0:98
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:cc:fc
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:e5:b4
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:eb:dc
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:41:0c:5c
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:41:0c:28
    allowed-ap 20:4c:03:40:dc:20

    snmp-server community fee95b9bca60f64c13b0586ce4c798a3
    snmp-server host version 2c public inform
     wide-bands 5ghz
     min-tx-power 15
     max-tx-power 30
     band-steering-mode prefer-5ghz
     air-time-fairness-mode default-access

    syslog-level warn ap-debug
    syslog-level warn network
    syslog-level warn security
    syslog-level warn system
    syslog-level warn user
    syslog-level warn user-debug
    syslog-level warn wireless
    hash-mgmt-user admin password hash 03c2e14d0221b8b83127396ba486ab8cd5fc8912b95bff9fb3a636209b8bcaf8740cbf868d
    wlan access-rule default_wired_port_profile
     index 0
     rule any any match any any any permit
    wlan access-rule wired-SetMeUp
     index 1
     rule masterip match tcp 80 80 permit
     rule masterip match tcp 4343 4343 permit
     rule any any match udp 67 68 permit
     rule any any match udp 53 53 permit
    wlan access-rule support
     index 2
     rule any any match any any any permit
    wlan access-rule ABCDE
     index 4
     rule any any match any any any permit
    wlan ssid-profile support
     index 0
     type employee
     essid support
     wpa-passphrase 8c562253497e79a84fffe1ca20b4e0bb170d320bb7d53918
     opmode wpa2-psk-aes
     max-authentication-failures 0
     rf-band all
     captive-portal disable
     dtim-period 1
     broadcast-filter arp
     dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90
     local-probe-req-thresh 0
     max-clients-threshold 64
    wlan ssid-profile ABCDE
     index 1
     type employee
     essid ABCDE
     wpa-passphrase 5fdddf8518a51cddd7d3f2130d8c08b2fc034ce910ad1c594e4a8f1cf73944ae
     opmode wpa2-psk-aes
     max-authentication-failures 0
     rf-band all
     captive-portal disable
     dtim-period 1
     broadcast-filter none
     dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90
     local-probe-req-thresh 0
     max-clients-threshold 64
    auth-survivability cache-time-out 24
    wlan external-captive-portal
     server localhost
     port 80
     url "/"
     auth-text "Authenticated"

    blacklist-time 3600
    auth-failure-blacklist-time 3600
     wireless-containment none

    wired-port-profile wired-SetMeUp
     switchport-mode access
     allowed-vlan all
     native-vlan guest
     no shutdown
     access-rule-name wired-SetMeUp
     speed auto
     duplex auto
     no poe
     type guest
     captive-portal disable
     no dot1x
    wired-port-profile default_wired_port_profile
     switchport-mode trunk
     allowed-vlan all
     native-vlan 1
     no shutdown
     access-rule-name default_wired_port_profile
     speed auto
     duplex full
     type employee
     auth-server InternalServer
     captive-portal disable
     no dot1x

    enet0-port-profile default_wired_port_profile
    enet1-port-profile default_wired_port_profile
    enet2-port-profile default_wired_port_profile
    enet3-port-profile default_wired_port_profile
     enforce none
     failover-internet-pkt-lost-cnt 10
     failover-internet-pkt-send-freq 30
     failover-vpn-timeout 180
    airgroupservice airplay
     description AirPlay
    airgroupservice airprint
     description AirPrint
    airgroupservice allowall
    airgroupservice itunes
    airgroupservice remotemgmt
    airgroupservice sharing
    airgroupservice googlecast
    airgroupservice AmazonTV
    airgroupservice DIAL
    airgroupservice "DLNA Media"
    airgroupservice "DLNA Print"
    airgroupservice Sonos
     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
     id urn:smartspeaker-audio:service:SpeakerGroup:1
     id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:AudioIn:1
     id urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:EmbeddedNetDevice:1
     id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:EmbeddedNetDeviceControl:1
     id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:HTControl:1
     id urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:VirtualLineIn:1
    The settings or not finalized yet.

  • 6.  RE: Sonos, B&O and Google Home Sound in one Network

    Posted Mar 20, 2020 01:30 PM

    Okay, so it looks as though there are two SSIDs: support and ABCDE, both connecting users to VLAN 1 using PSK. 


    I see the Sonos AirGroup service created and enabled. You mentioned that works as expected, correct? What SSID do the Sonos speakers connect to, and is it the same as the B&O and Google Home devices?


    From the CLI on the AP, you can also use "show airgroup blocked-service-id" to see if there are specific services used by the B&O speakers that aren't being handled. That's typically needed in order to make Sonos devices operate effectively. There may be a custom service to be created.