June 6, 2015
Wifi MAC address of my Sonos Connect?
—Making my Sonos work because of MAC address changes in the Play:1 and Play:5 devices.
It looks like Sonos has two sets of rules for determining the wireless MAC address of their devices. I own a Play:1 and Play:5.
My Play:5 has a wired MAC address beginning with B8:E9. Wifi MAC address of my Sonos Connect?
" describes how to obtain the wireless MAC address for the Connect. It works for the Play:5 as well.
These instructions say the wireless MAC address = wired MAC address + 1. The wired MAC address is on the label affixed to the bottom of this device.
My Play:1 has a MAC address beginning with 5C:AA. The wireless MAC address is the same MAC address on the label on this device. (No +1 required.)
Sonos customer support indicated that 5C:AA is a new set of MAC addresses for their devices and the wireless MAC address for my Play:1 as reported through my diagnostic submission to them conforms to the description in "Wifi MAC address of my Sonos Connect?".
Sonos customer support was very helpful throughout this.
I was able to establish the correct wireless MAC address for my new device through some experimentation with my wireless network. I wanted to point out that "Wifi MAC address of my Sonos Connect? worked for my older device but not the new device.
Link to "Wifi MAC address of my Sonos Connect?" was updated to reflect its new location on the Sonos Community website.