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Connecting a Polycom 550 to the network via the NIC on a remote PC

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Connecting a Polycom 550 to the network via the NIC on a remote PC

Hello all,


We have an office in a remote area of the building where CAT5 was never run.  There is a PC in that office that is connecting to the LAN wirelessly.  Would it be at all possible to pass the network connection that is coming into the PC via wirless, out to the Wired NIC port on the PC?  We'd like to be able to connect the Polycom 550 to the network via the PC's wired port.  Can this be done?


Thanks in advance,



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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Connecting a Polycom 550 to the network via the NIC on a remote PC

Hello Howard,

welcome to the Polycom Community.


Depending on the PC's operating system there is something called Internet Connection sharing built into a windows operating system.


The quality / speed of the wireless connection may not be satisfactory to be used for calls and I doubt it is a supported installation from a Polycom point of view.


The decision lies with you as whilst a dropped packet whilst browsing the internet may not be of consequences for the user on the PC it will affect the phone call quality.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.


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