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Sonos: Access to NAS denied

Hi all,

I finally decided to get me a Synology 213+ NAS. Firstly to have regular back-ups. I haven't suffered a crashing HDD so far, but that will inevitably happen eventually. So I want to be prepared.

Secondly, I would like to have my Sonos playing music off the NAS, so as not to have the PC on for that.

Now, I did manage to transfer the music to the NAS, but when I point Sonos to the new music library, access is denied, though I do provide the correct login and password.

Any thoughts on what I do wrong? :wall:

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Is the music library set up as a shared folder, and do you have DLNA server software running on the NAS and pointed at the shared folder?

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spiny norman wrote:

Is the music library set up as a shared folder, and do you have DLNA server software running on the NAS and pointed at the shared folder?

You don't need any DLNA servers running on the NAS for Sonos to use it, it just needs a standard CIFS/SMB share. It's probably easier to just set the share to read-only for everyone rather than muck around with usernames and passwords, Sonos only requires read-only access, it doesn't write back to the library.

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Thanks for clarification, Mr Collider

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spiny norman wrote:

Thanks for clarification, Mr Collider

That's the main reason I went for Sonos, I didn't want to have to worry about any of that rubbish, Sonos makes it very simple.

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The_Lhc wrote:

spiny norman wrote:

Thanks for clarification, Mr Collider

That's the main reason I went for Sonos, I didn't want to have to worry about any of that rubbish, Sonos makes it very simple.

Well, apparently nog simple enough for me though!

I thought the clue was in the "shared folder", but creating a shared folder and moving the music to it doesn't solve the problem. 

Changing all access to "read only" doesn't help either.

Any more tips?

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How are you specifying the share name within Sonos?

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The_Lhc wrote:

How are you specifying the share name within Sonos?

You mean: how I type the path to the network share?

That is: \\DISKSTATION\Muziek Sonos with "Muziek Sonos" being the name of the shared folder.

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DocG wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

How are you specifying the share name within Sonos?

You mean: how I type the path to the network share?

That is: \\DISKSTATION\Muziek Sonos with "Muziek Sonos" being the name of the shared folder.

I do not know if it is the problem, but I would not put a space in the folder name. That still causes issues with lots of programs - c:\Progra~1 will be familiar to many.

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hammill wrote:

DocG wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

How are you specifying the share name within Sonos?

You mean: how I type the path to the network share?

That is: \\DISKSTATION\Muziek Sonos with "Muziek Sonos" being the name of the shared folder.

I do not know if it is the problem, but I would not put a space in the folder name. That still causes issues with lots of programs - c:\Progra~1 will be familiar to many.

Changed the folder name to Muziek_Sonos. Doesn't help.

Now in the Sonos setup, when I choose the path to the network share, the next field always asks for a login and password. Is that normal?

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Another thought, is the Sonos not resolving DISKSTATION to an ip address? Could you try the ip address instead?

E.G something like  \\192.168.1.100\Muziek_Sonos

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When I set it up with mine, I installed the Audio Station package and then this automatically created a shared folder called Music. I then copied my iTunes Library to this shared folder and set my iTunes session to use that shared folder as its library so anything new ripped into iTunes automaticallty was populated there (you may not use iTunes, but you get the general idea on whatever music manager you do use).

I then set Sonos to look at this "music" shared folder - pretty sure it didn't ask for a username and password.

 

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hammill wrote:

Another thought, is the Sonos not resolving DISKSTATION to an ip address? Could you try the ip address instead?

E.G something like  \\192.168.1.100\Muziek_Sonos

If it's asking for a username and password, it sounds like the resolution is working okay.

 

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professorhat wrote:

hammill wrote:

Another thought, is the Sonos not resolving DISKSTATION to an ip address? Could you try the ip address instead?

E.G something like  \\192.168.1.100\Muziek_Sonos

If it's asking for a username and password, it sounds like the resolution is working okay.

 

You would think that, but I have used software installers that automatically ask you for username/password without checking first if the destination exists. I don't know Sonos, so I am just thinking of things I have seen in the past that caused problems.

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professorhat wrote:

When I set it up with mine, I installed the Audio Station package and then this automatically created a shared folder called Music. I then copied my iTunes Library to this shared folder and set my iTunes session to use that shared folder as its library so anything new ripped into iTunes automaticallty was populated there (you may not use iTunes, but you get the general idea on whatever music manager you do use).

I then set Sonos to look at this "music" shared folder - pretty sure it didn't ask for a username and password.

Sounds like the way to go. Now let's see if I can bring that to a good end!

(is there an IT equivalent for "two left feet"? if so, that's what I have! Wink )

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hammill wrote:

Another thought, is the Sonos not resolving DISKSTATION to an ip address? Could you try the ip address instead?

E.G something like  \\192.168.1.100\Muziek_Sonos

OK, hammill. I'll first try the prof's suggestion. If that doesn't work - or I can't bring it to a good end - I'll give the IP-route a try. Thanks!

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