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Disabling WiFi on Sonos players

Sonos moderators decided to silently delete/reject/whatever my post to their forums on how to disable the WiFi on their players, so here’s a post to help all of those seeking to disable WiFi on their players.

To disable, just issue the following HTTP GET in a web browser by pasting it into the location bar:


You may have to reboot, I don’t remember. It’s been a while since I did this to mine. Of course, replace “sonos-bedroom” with the IP or hostname of the Sonos player you want to control.

If you want to disable it and have it persist through reboots, issue:


Here is the other form to turn on WiFi:


This helped me a lot in my condo where I have something like 30+ WiFi networks crowding up the spectrum. I hard-wired and disabled WiFi on most of my units to form the best network matrix (OFDM weak signal levels, inbound/outbound/noise floor dBm levels, etc). In combination with controlling the STP priorities carefully and everything seems pretty stable now, unlike before.

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