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Netgear ReadyNas Pro - issue with streaming to Cambridge 6

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RE: Netgear ReadyNas Pro - issue with streaming to Cambridge 6

I have been having some problems trying to post this topic. Hopefully this will now work.

Does anyone have a Netgear ReadyNas Pro as their NAS? Do you use it with Cambridge Magic Stream 6?

I have a Cambridge Stream 6 and it works fine with my Netgear ReadyNas Pro over ethernet up to 96k. It will attempt to play 192k over ethernet but keeps dropping out, and I suspect a buffering issue.

Cambridge support say to play 192k you need to use USB. The trouble is, when I have tried connecting the Cambrdige to my NAS the Netgear does not recognise it. I have tried other external USB HDD's and the Cambridge can see these.

Does anyone know if there is a workaround to get my ReadyNas Pro to work over USB with my Cambridge Stream 6?

 

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RE: Netgear ReadyNas Pro - issue with streaming to Cambridge 6

I have received some feedback from the ReadyNas Pro Forum that the NAS will not identify the Cambridge Stream 6 via USB, as the ReayNas Pro will only view any USB connected device directly connected to it as a backup storage HDD.

Therefore I am stuck. Whilst the Cambridge Magic Stream 6 works fine up to 96k over ethernet, it seems that the only way I can get 24/192k streaming using my Magic 6 is via the Cambrdige USB-B connection into, say a laptop connected directly into a USB port within 3 metres of my Stream 6. Then the laptop would need the Cambridge USB Windows driver to allow it to recognise the Stream 6. I guess I would then need to store my 24/192k files either on the laptop HDD or with any luck it might work via the laptop Ethernet connection to my ReadyNAS Pro.

A messy solution, but it seems that until Cambridge Audio release a software upgrade to solve the buffering problem, then I think this is the only solution available.

It's a shame as the Stream 6 is an excellent device in many other ways. If only it offered 24/192k streaming over Ethernet. It would be a fantastic buy and would sell like hot cakes!!!