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Setting up Spotify without an internet conection

  • 29 March 2018
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I am caught up in a catch 22.

I need to set up my Spotify at my new home.

I have no internet until 09/04/2018 - this is when iiNet, by the grace of God, will connect me.

The Sonos app (Android) demands that I check for updates before I can proceed. Of course, I can't do that using my wifi connection. I thought maybe I could get around this by updating via my 4G data connection but Sonos demands I must be connected to Wifi to do anything. Is there any way that I can progress?
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Best answer by Keith N 29 March 2018, 21:05

Hi there, Jpepp1970. Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community. You are indeed caught in a tough spot. When it comes to Sonos, you will need the internet connection to get this up and running.

I have seen some wireless routers that allow you to build a local network off a mobile hotspot acting as a modem.

Personally, I haven't tested this and it's certainly not recommended by Sonos, but it may just be what you are looking for...
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Hi there, Jpepp1970. Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community. You are indeed caught in a tough spot. When it comes to Sonos, you will need the internet connection to get this up and running.

I have seen some wireless routers that allow you to build a local network off a mobile hotspot acting as a modem.

Personally, I haven't tested this and it's certainly not recommended by Sonos, but it may just be what you are looking for...
Or potentially setup your system at another location using a wired connection to the router, and then move it to your new place after its been “activated”? You would then again run the Ethernet to a speaker, and go through the process that Sonos describes for replacing a router.
Many thanks for the responses guys, they are both workable solutions.

Keith N, I actually had no idea my Asus AC68U could do that kind of USB tethering - it was able to use the data connection of my Android phone. This completely solved my problem - I was able to update and can now enjoy using Sonos again.