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I am trying to understand what will be the limiting factor in streaming audio wirelessly in my house. I am planning to connect a Western Digital NAS to my Linksys router via Ethernet. I will probably go with Bose or Sonos speakers. I plan to use flac files.

 

For example:

 

Will the router choke on the additional bandwidth usage?

Will a new router make a difference?

Should I use a USB connection rather than Ethernet to the router?

 

We have acceptable wifi at this point. With 2 people using wifi simultaneously, for routine internet surfing, things are fine.

 

Have I provided enough information to answer this question?

 

JT

 

 

 

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I've used Sonos for many years streaming files from a NAS. Since Sonos is limited to 16/44, any modern network won't even flinch - piece of cake.

sources:  intel nuc8i7 (audiolinux, roon core) (server) | simaudio moon mind 2 (renderer)
headphone rig:  chord qutest > bryston bha-1 > audeze lcd-3
main rig:  chord dave > parasound jc5 > kef reference 1
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It's not always that easy. I had dropouts listening to internet radio (192 kbps) in bedroom, due to weak wi-fi signal. I solved that by powerline adapters with wi-fi AP. Mine is Devolo, but similar products are offered by many vendors (TP-Link etc.).

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13 hours ago, TesarPa said:

It's not always that easy. I had dropouts listening to internet radio (192 kbps) in bedroom, due to weak wi-fi signal. I solved that by powerline adapters with wi-fi AP. Mine is Devolo, but similar products are offered by many vendors (TP-Link etc.).

that wasn't a sonos issue or a networking device issue, right?  sounds like that was a limitation of the configuration of your home and/or the materials it was built with (brick walls, metal framing, etc.)

sources:  intel nuc8i7 (audiolinux, roon core) (server) | simaudio moon mind 2 (renderer)
headphone rig:  chord qutest > bryston bha-1 > audeze lcd-3
main rig:  chord dave > parasound jc5 > kef reference 1
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