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Change speaker IP number to meaningful name on *computer*

  • 30 July 2017
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Using Windows Media Player. Want to 'cast' music to a Sonos speaker from my laptop. How do I change speaker IP number to a more useful name?
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Best answer by Smilja 30 July 2017, 14:41

A Double-click on the 'My Computer" icon on the desktop will open the File Explorer and you will see something like this:




Right-click the icon of a Sonos player to rename the unit.
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A Double-click on the 'My Computer" icon on the desktop will open the File Explorer and you will see something like this:




Right-click the icon of a Sonos player to rename the unit.
That seems to have worked. Thank you! 🙂
You're welcome. 😃
Ah, correction: It worked in File Explorer, but the names aren't updated in Windows Media Player.

Anyone know how to get the updated names to carry over?
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Maybe assign them static IP addresses and names using your DHCP server?
Ah, correction: It worked in File Explorer, but the names aren't updated in Windows Media Player.
Sorry to hear. I don't make use of WMP anymore, thus I didn't verify. Perhaps you'll get some assistance on the Microsoft Community.