By the way, I literally have just helped a customer using an iPad to use Airprint which also uses Bonjour/MDNS) and enabling multicast fixed it immediately.......I do this for a living!
There is no need to worry about static IPs for your computers (stick with DHCP) but for the NAS/Printer etc use a static IP so that there is no chance of it changing after the DHCP lease runs out...
Who told you that?
What I meant to say was that if I open the correct ports on my router that will correct the NAS not being recognised in iTunes
Yes, I understood that but who told you that?
Bingo, exactly the same router as I've got, just mine's older, so you can fix your IP addresses without turning off DHCP.
No signature worth mentioning...
sorry, been trying to do more than one thing at once...must stop trying to do that - see the last 3 or 4 posts on here - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/computer-based-music/synology-and-setting-up-media-content?page=1
Much obliged, I will tinker this evening whilst Mrs Chisy watches a cookery programme
I don't recall seeing multicast mentioned anywhere my 585s settings, I don't know if the later versions do though.
Can't see anything in the setup guide that mentions multi-cast, although it is mentioned in a number of those other guides.
Would be good if I can finally get my NAS usable from a Wireless client.
Ah, I see, not convinced about that myself personally, it seems to be a more fundamental issue with the Thomson devices regarding access between wireless and wired devices. I'm only using standard CIFS/SMB protocol to get to my NAS but it doesn't work if the PC is on wireless.
Router home page > Wireless > Configure.There are two tick boxes - one labeled Interface Enabled and the other Allow multicast from broadband network.
3689 TCP - Itunes Sharing,Airplay
5297-5298 TCP/UDP - Bonjour
5353 UDP - Bonjour multicast DNS
9997- 9999 UDP
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I was just trying to dig those port number out
So it seems I will have to resort to connecting by ethernet which will mean using homeplugs. Would they interfere with my other wireless devices and (dramatically) slow down internet on them?
Try Another Joe's suggestions on the router - he's 100% correct on the ports as well.
Could I clarify please that I need to do both steps which seem to be:
1) Tick "Allow multicast from broadband network"
2) Setup the static IP using the DNS 192.168.1.25 and then forward the ports
Or do I try 1) and if that doesn't work do 2)
I really can't express my appreciation for this help, especially as you're effectively giving me free professional advice. Very generous indeed.
If you watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd1b21JRNjA
you can see what I said earlier - that you might be able to get away without static IPs. Enter the network name - myNAS or whatever you've called it(of the NAS), when you do the port forwarding as seen 1min6secs into the video.
(The video is forwarding ports to a pc - but is essentially the same except you're forwarding ports to a NAS)
Hmm, that might work for Chisy and his iTunes (I have my doubts though) but it didn't work for me. All I'm trying to do is access my NAS through a standard windows share, no iTunes or anything like that, wired it works instantly but if the laptop is wireless you can see the shares that are available but you can't see any of the contents, it just times out after a couple of minutes saying the destination is unavailable (or words to that effect).
I already have the "Allow Multicast from Broadband Network" ticked and I don't see why any of the Bonjour/iTunes posts would make any difference as I'm not using iTunes.
what sort of NAS is it - are you trying to connect through pc/laptop - is it running windows or osx or is it someother mobile device ?
Netgear Stora (i know...) from windows 7 laptop. From what I can find it's a known "feature" of these routers.
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