A close friend of mine likes to take a sonos speaker (Play: 3) on his back porch for having music outside. He does not have Sonosnet set up as far as I know. His speaker seems to connect to wifi fine and be seen on the single AP network, but his wifi signal does not extend well outside so his phone cannot connect and thus there is no way to control the music.
How could he fix this? Would a wifi range extender work in this situation? I think he would like to avoid having his sonos speaker connect to a different network provided by a range extender. Would naming the SSID the same as the main AP work?
I will ask him if he can move his AP closer to the back porch, but barring this - what would be a good solution to extend the wifi coverage?