|NETGEAR XAVB101 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit|
In order to work properly, one of the Sonos in the network needs to be physically connected to a router. Not only do they get content from the web, but they use the network to create the ‘mesh’ they use to link the zone players.
This created a problem for me. The room where I wanted to place this had no phone jack. This meant I couldn’t put my router in the room without getting a phone line installed. The router was tucked away behind a couch across the house. Waiting for the phone company in Chicago is worse than waiting for cable. We mainly use our mobile phones these days, that wasn’t a big deal until now.
The fix? Run the internet through the house’s powerlines. Now that is pretty cool. All I had to do was plug these two Netgear boxes in. One at the router. One at the stereo.