Hi guys and gals, new listener to the pod cast and first time posting here. Anyway I finally took delivery of my Luma 3 pack. So far it’s been a bit bumpy road like the rest of you. I can vouch for it’s speed when it’s actually working! I have mine setup behind a Sophos UTM, I allow TCP 4242, TCP 4505 and TCP 4506 out so that they can connect back to the cloud. The odd thing is that they seem to be working in bridge mode! This is something I want them to do but it’s something I don’t think they should be doing with this current firmware. Is anyone else getting behavior like this? Any ideas as to why? I also get about 3 days of use before they decide to lock up. Not sure if this is a bug in the internet pause feature or they just wonk out. It doesn’t kill my wired network traffic just the wifi. The only way to restore connectivity is to unplug them one at a time. Just for the record I have not used the pause feature so it is not user error on my part!
Side note, I see a lot of dropped packets in the logs of Sophos and backup pfSense box. I will snoop around in the log files and check wireshark this weekend and see what I can see. Anyone have any ideas/solutions or similar experiences?
New Luma owner here. Have to say that I am not that impressed with the Luma system as a whole. I like the WiFi signal, but frankly that is only a part of a home network. I am really disappointed in the lack of visibility to the system. I get that it might gear more toward "Plug and Forget" type people, but you still have to have some visibility to troubleshoot problems.
So... here is mine...
Setup the new Luma 3-Pack last night throughout my house. The main Luma is connected to the cable modem on the in port and the out port is connected to an 8 port 10/100/1000 switch (#1). It seems like the other wired devices on the switch are working fine. I have another hub/switch (#2) connected to #1. I have a Tivo box that I plugged into #2 and it does not seem to pick up a DHCP address.
For troubleshooting purposes I moved the Tivo connection to #1 and still no DHCP. I reset the master Luma (pulled the power) and it eventually came back online and did offer a DHCP address to the Tivo. I thought that was the trick and so I reconnected Tivo back to #2 and no DHCP. So... I connected back to #1 and still no DHCP. I ran out of time to try the whole reset Luma thing again, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen issues with DHCP and wired devices? It seems like once it sends them out, it does not try again.
It is also very disappointing that there is no visibility to any of the configuration aspects of the Luma settings. Like how long the lease time is, etc.
I guess I might have to spend the weekend using wireshark to see if I can see what is going on, just wondering if anyone else has worked through any DHCP issues with them.
On a side note... very nice site, lots of great information! Thanks!
As LUMA's wireless mesh devices start to roll out, I imagine this topic will come up more than once so permit me to relate my experiences getting LUMA to play nicely in the sandbox with Sonos. Because there is so little literature on the topic at this point, my experience (and ultimate success) was mostly the product of trial and error. My setup is the ubiquitous antiquated MI424WR Verizon Actiontec cable modem/router. I have the following paired Sonos components: 2 sets of paired Play 1s, 1 set of paired Play 5s (1st edition), and 2 Sonos Connects. With the new wireless network, I had previously removed the Ethernet cable from my Play 5 located closest to the router. Once I installed all 3 LUMAs from my newly arrived 3-pack, and without any adjustments to my Verizon router settings, my Sonos app could no longer find the Sonos network. I tinkered with a variety of solutions, getting one pair of Play 1's to be recognized when my phone was in close proximity to them. However, as soon as I walked about 30 feet away, the phone app. could once again no longer find the Sonos network.
Well to make a long story short, with several solutions proving to be dead ends, I decided to plug an ethernet cable from the back of one of my Play 5 stereo pairs (the one that had formerly been plugged into the Actiontec router before Sonos went completely wireless) into the OUT port on the back of the LUMA, The In port of that device was plugged into my Actiontec router. All my Sonos components magically appeared. Moreover, I was able to travel throughout the house and even into my backyard without losing the connection to the Sonos components. I note that I did this first without disabling the wireless on the Actiontec router. That's the curious thing about LUMA - although you can run it as your only wireless, it appears you don't have to. Effectively, this means you can have some components on your 192.168.1.XX Actiontec DNS range, and others on the LUMA 192.168.55.XX range.
But my next test was to see if it would still work when I turned off the wireless on the Actiontec router. (I note that keeping the Actiontec wireless enabled effectively circumvented LUMA's ability to cut off internet service; devices would just reroute to the Actiontec router.) So I wanted to see if I could maintain my Sonos connection after disabling the wireless on the router. With the Play 5 now plugged into the LUMA and the LUMA, in turn, plugged into an open LAN port in the back of my router, I was pleased to see that the Sonos app continued to work even after the Actiontec wireless was set to off.
In sum, the simple, if not intuitive, solution turned out to be the best. No resetting the controllers or fooling around with the DNS server ended up being necessary. Just a spare ethernet cord was all it took.
Incidentally, while I am not blown away by the speed of the LUMA (which never seems to change according to the app and seems to be about double what my Speedtest app says it is), I am impressed by its range. I have a 4000 square foot house with very poor wifi range using the Actiontec router. With the 3 LUMAs strategically placed on the left, center and right sides of the houses, I was able to get excellent coverage throughout the house and a good 50 feet into the backyard. That alone has made the purchase worthwhile.
Hope this helps.