Reconnecting your Sonos after a wifi or network change

If you’ve had enough of long buffering times when streaming movies, slow download rates and frequent annoying interruptions to your WiFi network, you may have decided to upgrade your WiFi network by adding a new router. Great!

However, with this, you may notice your Sonos system is a little confused.

In this blog, we take you through the simple steps so you can continue playing your music as quickly as possible. You will need to follow the same steps if you have recently changed your WiFi password.

Firstly there are two different ways to get your Sonos system reconnected after a WiFi or router change. The method you choose depends on how your Sonos system is currently set up.

Please see below and follow the option that matches your current Sonos setup. Alternatively view the video above.


This is when you do NOT have any Sonos products wired to your router with an Ethernet cable.

Step 1
Ensure your Sonos controller (e.g. iPhone, iPad, smartphone, PC) is set up on your new network.

Step 2
Connect your Sonos player to your WiFi router via ethernet cable. Open the Sonos app and select Settings > Advanced Settings > Wireless Setup. This will guide you through the necessary steps.

Step 3
After entering your new password, you should then see a message saying your Sonos player is now set up on the new WiFi network. You can now unplug the ethernet cable and use your Sonos exactly how you used it before.


This is when you have a Sonos BOOST or Sonos player hardwired to your router with an Ethernet cable.

Step 1
Connect the Boost to your new WiFi router via an ethernet cable

Step 2
Make sure the player is unplugged from the power and then reconnect the power cord. Do this for every Sonos player you have in your home. Once you have a solid white light on each Sonos speaker, they will start to reappear in your Sonos app and you’re ready to continue using the system as normal.

Is there another way?

Sonos provide an ethernet cable with every Sonos product however, if you no longer have this or don't want to move the speaker close to the router temporarily (maybe because the speaker is wall mounted), the only other way to get your Sonos speakers set up on your new network is to factory reset your system.

This does mean that your Sonos app and speaker will both be restored to original settings. That means you will lose your favourites and any Sonos playlists you have created.

Instructions on resetting your Sonos speakers can be found here: Factory Resetting a Sonos Component


If you are still having problems and have purchased from Smart Home Sounds, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or alternatively you can call Sonos support helpline on  0808 234 6596 who can also assist with matters such as these.

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