Can I use my play5 2nd gens Ethernet ports to get a LAN connection for my PC?
I have a Connect Amp connected to my router downstairs.
I’m sure that previously I connected my upstairs PC to the ethernet port on my play 5 and was able to access the internet for my PC via the play5.
When I do this now the PC just say its a unidentified network with no internet access.
Is this possible?
I’m sure I did this a few years ago and the PC when online straight away…
Thanks in advance
Best answer by AirgetlamView original
It should be ‘possible’, if your speakers are not on Wi-Fi or SonosNet, but not advisable, for the reason that you really don’t want to share bandwidth between your computer and your music, and the Ethernet ports on a Sonos device are 10/100 only, which means it will slow down your PC.
Sonos is really not made to be part of an Ethernet daisy chain with other devices, or Wi-Fi extenders.
I’ve had excellent luck using an external WiFi device connected over USB when I can’t wire a PC that doesn’t have internal WiFi.
This one will be a lot faster than anything you could get using your Sonos too.
$20 - https://www.amazon.com/wireless-USB-WiFi-Adapter-PC/dp/B07P5PRK7J/ref=sr_1_4