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Valued Contributor I

Sonos and airgroups

Trying to get a Sonos speaker visible on our airgroup enable network. (ArubaOS Apple TV/Chromecast works just fine. Found a set of airgroup sonos  requried services which I've added to the mobility controller.


Sonos speaker connects to a PSK network with device checked using DHCP signature in order to allow it on. We've got 2 vlans that airgroups work over 


My phone is in 1 vlan , Sonos device in the other. 


show airgroup server gives 


78:28:ca:6e:0f:d4   mDNS,DLNA  sonos7828CA6E0FD4                     Sonos       3887  wireless        airgroup_devices         78-28-CA-6E-0F-D4       airgroup-ap-xb-1


show airgroup users | begin as1558



c8:3c:85:60:b8:8d    mDNS,DLNA                             3886  airgroup_devices                 as1558-1AD9  airgroup-ap-xb-1


However the sonos app on my phone can't find the speaker. I get a mesage saying "You're on the euroam wireless network but Sonos isn't. Goto settings ->WifI and change to the network Sonos is on. 


Sonos Airgroup service 

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:device:MediaServer: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"


TCP ports enabled





So is anyone running Sonos devices on an airgroup enabled setup ?






New Contributor

Re: Sonos and airgroups



You will need to have th Sonos device and your phone on the same VLAN for you to be able to access it using their app. 

Unfortunately from my experience the sonos app does not support routing between subnets / vlans to get between the phone and speaker.






Valued Contributor I

Re: Sonos and airgroups


Guess that explains why it worked at home  with iphone on eduroam and speaker via wired port ... same vlan :-(


Given that we're planning on rolling out airgroups over multiple VLANS not sure I can ensuire that single user has all their devices on the same vlan :-(




Valued Contributor I

Re: Sonos and airgroups


o.k. Sonos  on vlan 3887


78:28:ca:6e:0f:d4 mDNS,DLNA sonos7828CA6E0FD4 Sonos 3887 wireless airgroup_devices 78-28-CA-6E-0F-D4 airgroup-ap-xb-1
DLNA Media


Tweaked my iphone to also be on vlan 3887

(arubadev2) #show airgroup users | include as1558
c8:3c:85:60:b8:8d mDNS,DLNA 3887 as1558-airgroup-devices as1558-1AD9 airgroup-ap-xb-1


only difference between  Roles airgroup_devices and as1558-airgroup-devices is placement of my iPhone into the same VLAN as the Sonos device.


Still can't see it


Valued Contributor I

Re: Sonos and airgroups

And it works, although I did change two things at the same time


1). Set ACL list to allow all for sonos and my iPhone

2). Changed Sonos from personal device to shared device


So with both devices on same vlan it works

Then reverted back to iphone on 1 VLAN Sonos on another and it still works. 

Need to play with ACLs to see what was getting blocked, but definitely a step in the right direction



Valued Contributor I

Re: Sonos and airgroups

O.k. after a bit of tweaking managed to remove the allow all ACL .. and it still works over multiple vlans 

*think* acl list is 








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