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using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

HughLMorris
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using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

hi, so I'm confused, i have read a few posts that suggest  the way forward but whilst i might be getting close i have not solved the issue.

So a recent sonos update removed the ability to play music on it via the sd card in my tablet.  

I assumed I needed to have a nas but decided to try a usb in the back of the router first  as the music will easily fit on it..

 

So having read past posts  I input the values in the image attached.  I assume in the right places?  the blank sonos input screen shows \\ not //???

so i left the password blank  an it goes away checks something but comes back.  it doesn't say its failed or succeeded but the app doesn't show a shared folder created.  

i don't know whether its usb, usb 1 or 2 et,  i already had a tado device using the hubs usb so i had added a 4 way usb 2.0 splitter

 

your thoughts please

 

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Baldrick1
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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

@HughLMorris 

I don’t know if it’s relevant but be aware that the Plusnet hubs’ USB port use the obsolete SMB1 protocol. Some devices block this by default due to security concerns.

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HughLMorris
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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

thanks , i noticed that comment but cant see smb1  on the hub dashboard or in the sonos app either?  

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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

It looks possible from:

https://support.sonos.com/en-gb/article/use-a-nas-drive-with-sonos

This seems to suggest smb1 works but then recommends smb2.

I’ve never tried Sonos so can be limited help.

What I can recommend is a Synology NAS for music storage requirements.
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HughLMorris
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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

ive tried various,  im thinking a cheap WD 3tb home nas to just get past SONOS access controls.

HughLMorris
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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

so, in case it helps others ==== on the sonos app  using the music library set up screen and add shared music  option

i used  

 password         tried blank. wifi or wifi admin - nothing creates a new share.

 

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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

@HughLMorris 

If you log in to the Hub 2/Advanced Settings/ My Network page and select the USB tab does it show your USB device as being connected?

 

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HughLMorris
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Re: using hub 2 port for sonos music storage

yes its there