How to set up Convexa-S for your home media center with Sonos One?

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[Hong Kong, May 31, 2019] Earlier last week, GL.iNet released the Convexa-S (GL-S1300) OpenWrt home gateway. Compared to Convexa-B (GL-B1300), it has several improvements and upgrades. Convexa-S uses IPQ4029 SoC which has more IoT interfaces to deploy, such as two UART and SPI. Also, it upgrades the RAM to 512MB and comes with a 8GByte eMMC memory pre-installed. Most importantly, you can DIY your own smart home gateway connecting multiple wireless devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Although the Bluetooth function is still a beta version, and the Zigbee function is still under development, it’s still an amazing open-sourced home gateway for customize your home automation preference.

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Convexa-S (GL-S1300)home gateway is on the right


To demonstrate how to build a sample home automation with Convexa-S, we decided to use a brand new Sonos One speaker to set up a media center. In this case, we have a Convexa-S(GL-S1300) as the main home router attached with a USB HDD. Actually, the media contents have been copied to the internal 8GB eMMC of Convexa-S gateway, and USB HDD is not detached during the demo.

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Screen-cap of Network sharing locations in MacOS


Then, we need to check the *Network sharing locations* in the laptop where you can find gl-s1300. In this location, you will find some file folders: the one called data is saving things for the internal eMMC, others such as Personalsda1 and Work are from the USB HDD.

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Sonos One speaker on the left


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Then, here is the brand new Sonos One speaker connected to Convexa-S wirelessly already. We already went through the setup process of Sonos One speaker. Therefore, we can start modifying the settings in the App. Go to More > Settings > Manage Music Library. Currently, there is no shared music files added.

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Edit the music file path


Next step is to add your network share, by clicking the “…” at the upper right corner. The music file path is //gl-s1300/data/Music. By default there is no username and password.

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Finally, you can navigate back to the tab called Browse and find Music Library in Sonos App. You will find that your music files are already added to a list and indexed by Artist names.

OK, all set! Now it is time to play and enjoy the music :)

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GL.iNet is a leading developer in designing, manufacturing, and marketing of advanced wireless routers and Wi-Fi solutions for domestic and commercial use. We offer a great selection of Wi-Fi routers that feature cyber security, smart home automation, smart city, Internet of Things, Internet control, big data, mesh network and more. Powered by cutting-edge technology to offer our customers an unparalleled level of network security and optimized network control.