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Superuniti "wired" option

Richard walker ·
Hi. Set up my new superuniti and it works fine over wireless - my music is on a synology NAS. All the forums suggest it is "better" to hard wire i.e. to directly connect, but I can't do this because the internet and and router are in another room. OK...
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jobseeker ·
Agreed (and be thankful)
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shuggy ·
Hi, I had same problem with my Uniti, recently had decorated house, so ran cat 5 cable externally. I used black cable , white not recommended owing to photo degradation of some plastics. System works perfectly, far superior to wireless as I live in an old Victorian house with thick walls and an awkward shape. Only problem with external cable was a bit of "finger trouble" when trimming ivy. ........ I stupidly snipped cable, , but now Ok again.
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David02 ·
I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by 'wireless'... To connect to your network, do you use the wireless antenna or the ethernet socket connected to a wifi netwerk through something like an airport express?
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Pev ·
Better means no drop outs - there should be no difference in sound quality. I used my SU with wireless for a couple of years and now have it wired but that was for reliability not quality of signal. If you have no dropouts save your money!
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hungryhalibut ·
I use my SU wired as internet radio and hidef streaming won't work properly wirelessly, even though the router is only 5m from the SU. The received wisdom is that wired sounds best, but I've not compared. It might be an idea to connect the NAS to the router wired. The simplest wired setup is a lead to a switch, and wires frm the switch to the SU and the NAS. One tip for you - turn off the digital output and disable all unused inputs. Not only will it sound a bit better, you'll only see the...
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Mr Fjeld ·
I was in a similar situation with the router in another room. Moving it to the living room wasn't an option. My Superuniti, Unitiserve and a repeater are all connected to a switch via cat5 cables. The repeater receives the signal from the router in order to download metadata. This works flawlessly
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ChrisH ·
I struggled with drop outs on hi-res files and some higher bit stream internet radio stations on my Uniti / SuperUniti. I hard wired it to the network to avoid the drop outs, but it didnt change the sound (AFAIK!). If you have no drop out issues, enjoy it as it is!
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HDX can see files but not play

Peter Tompkins ·
I have an HDX attached to a LAN network on which is a NAS drive. On my laptop and on my App I can see all the music on that NAS drive. It is currently set as a Network Share. When I try to Use as Store it produces the error Invalid Operation 'cannot authenicate share "\\192.168.1.243\Music"' When I try to play a disc I get the error message "Hard disk player is currently busy. Please try again." or "Play request failed" on the App The HDX has taken IP address 192.168.1.102 My computer has...
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blythe ·
Your NAS should be set as a "Share" and also "enabled". If you're not sure it's "enabled" follow the below: Using the N-Serve desk top client on your computer, click on your HDX at the top left (mine comes up as NSHDX49F5), then select "Maintenance", then below under "Music Repositories" click on "Network Shares". This shows a list of Music Shares and also if it's status and if it's enabled and active. I have some disabled on mine, such as my iTunes library which I do not want as it...
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Peter Tompkins ·
Blythe, thanks for this. I cannot see where to click on my HDX at the top left. I am in the Maintenance Mode and on the Tools tab but I don't know where you mean me to click. Any ideas?
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blythe ·
I'm struggling to post an image on here... I've uploaded to photo bucket and cannot make the copied link work :-(
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blythe ·
If this link actually works, it should show in the second picture. I have tried and tried but cannot make a single picture link work - I think it's since photbucket updated something as I used to be able to do it! http://s204.photobucket.com/us....html?sort=3&o=0 If you've got into "Maintenance" I guess you've already clicked on your HDX at the top left, otherwise you'd still be in your HDX "library"
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Peter Tompkins ·
Sorry, you are very kind but the link doesn't take me to a picture. I don't want to be a nuisance but I am puzzled why it's stopped playing files even though it reads them. Can you let me know what tab I should be on to do what you suggested earlier in the day?
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blythe ·
Not a nuisance at all. I just wish I could show the picture - a picture paints a thousand words, so they say. If you're in "Maintenance" you need to click on "Music Repositories" then click on "Network Shares". On my Mac version, these tabs are on the left side of the N-Serve window. The Network shares are then listed, with all of their details to the right of them. Each one shows its status and can be adjusted by further actions to the right of the window. These include "Host Scan"...
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blythe ·
OMG I finally tried again after rebooting my computer and it's worked! You may see how most listed items are not active. You can also see if the HDX believes the NAS to be "online" or "offline".
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Mr Underhill ·
Peter, I got my NS01 back from a repair/service a few weeks ago and when I tried to set it up had issues. The shares on my NAS were available and I could connect to them using my laptop using both Windoze and Linux, however the NS01 wouldn't - with those error messages. Digging around found a post by David Dever, I think, who had similar issues. As a result I set both my laptop and NAS to be a part of the Workgroup 'NAIM', and things then worked. Thanks David by the way. Hope this assists. M
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blythe ·
Good thought regarding NAIM as the workgroup. At least the diagnostics on N-Serve should show if the NAS is online and happy :-)
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uniti loses network and does not reconnect

gert ·
Hello, did anybody have this problem with his uniti (or other naim streamer) and knows what could cause this issue? My uniti 1 (with streaming hardware v3) loses the network connection frequently since 2 or 3 weeks. Streamed music stops playing. If I switch to internet radio or back to upnp the uniti says that it wants to initialize the network again, but nothing happens anymore. I have to turn the device off and on again. Then it works fine again until the next time (maybe 3 or 6 or more...
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Richard Morris ·
My current unitiserve (the one it replaced was the same) loses a network connection about once a day, often overnight. A reboot of the US is the only solution. I become aware of this because the iPhone/iPad/n-serve app won't connect to the US and I can't, for example, edit metadata or rip cds. However I can still access the US downloads folder from my MacBook and add files. I can also play from the US into a Mu-so using the Mu-so app which does recognise the US. Very odd. Set-up is router...
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Adam Zielinski ·
Gert This has been covered many times on the forum. From your description the symptoms are classic network related ones. More specifically they point to a router, which you have received from your internet service provider and the way it handles streaming traffic from UPnP servers. This is a classic streaming network set up (picture courtesy of Mike-B). Also please ensure that your router has DHCP running (in other words - do not use fixed IP addresses). A switch will also help your network...
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NickSeattle ·
It sounds to me like the DHCP feature of your router is getting flakey. It should work better, but if it won't, you could use static IP addresses to bridge the gap until you get a more reliable router. If you do go static, be sure to use only addresses outside the DHCP range as configured on your router; and keep a list, so you don't create a conflict by using an address more than once. If that sounds too complex, go for the new router sooner. Good luck. Nick
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gert ·
Thank you for your suggestions. Usually the router (an AVM fritzbox) is a very solid and good working router. I have got this one year ago from my provider and it always did work very reliable. Only the last few weeks I have got these problems. I did not know that something has changed regarding the router. The latest firmware already was released in july, so the issue does not seem related to an update of the router. I am sure that placing a switch in front of the router will not help.
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Adam Zielinski ·
Well - I still reckon it is your router. If you search the forum and find the number of recent threads, at the endnof the day in most cases a router was a root cause of the problem. Many forum members end up purchasing an Apple Airport Extreme which defines their network. Stable results have been reported. So an ISP provides router ends up being a modem only, with a lan cable between the old router and the apple one.
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Adam Zielinski ·
The above assumes you have checked all the lan cables and they are all ok.
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gert ·
An Apple Airport Extreme only will help with wifi issues. In my case the uniti is hard wired to the router, so I think another wifi access point will not help here. I already did change the LAN port of the wall socket that leads into another LAN port into the router. But it is an idea to swap the LAN cable between uniti and the wall socket. But if it was an cable issue the problem should appear also with streaming from the local UPnP-server, shouldn't it?
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Bananahead ·
Hi Gert You have a good router. I use one myself. The others just assume that it is junk because it was supplied by your provider. (doesn't mean that it hasn't failed though) I suspect that it is the modem function that is playing up. Does your general internet use work perfectly? What do you do to fix it? NAS restart, Uniti restart, Fritzbox restart, ......
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Adam Zielinski ·
Gert - up to you. I only suggested a solution which works for other users. And no - Apple Airprot is not only about wi-fi but about network management too. Adam
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gert ·
I am thankful for every hint that I can try. But certainly I have to filter a bit what I think will help and what not. As the fritzbox generally does work fine I think it is not such a good idea to switch to another router.
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gert ·
All other devices (PCs, hard wired or via an asus wifi access point that itself is also hard wired to the router, Smartphones and tablets via wifi, ... all do work flawlessly). The internet connection is very stable and fast (50MBit DSL). The problem also occurs if no other PCs are turned on. I first thought that it might have to do with heavy downloads that happen in that moment. But in this case only the internet stream would drop. The network connection to the LAN should still work fine...
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Adam Zielinski ·
What you describe are classic symptoms of a router which has problems working well with music streaming.
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Bananahead ·
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Bananahead ·
Anyway. Does Qobuz and other internet streaming work ok on your other devices_
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gert ·
But why does it happen the last few weeks only? I am using qobuz-Streaming since may already. And internet radio since 5 years without any issue. (4 years with the predecessor model of the fritz box and 1 year with the current version.) I do not think that the router has a problem generally. Maybe something did break though.
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gert ·
I did stream to my smartphone (internet radio and qobuz) several times without any problem, but not recently. I could test this again. Thank you.
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Adam Zielinski ·
I once had similar symptoms to the ones you describe, when one of the cables terminating at a patch panel was damaged (one of the strands at the socket got dislodged). That's why I asked earlier if you've checked all the connection cables.
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gert ·
I have tested the uniti at a friend's home now, so in another network. There it had lost the network, too, after a while. So I think it is sure that the uniti has a problem somehow and I have to bring it in for letting it fixed.
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Adam Zielinski ·
Well - that doesn't prove anything I'm afraid. But if you believe Uniti is faulty, there isn't much we can help you with.
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gert ·
Just to close this topic and give you some feedback in case somebody is interested: I have got back my uniti two weeks ago now. The naim support could not really reproduce the faulty behaviour, but I have the feeling that they had noticed some other issues maybe. Anyway, they have decided to exchange the new v3 streaming board with another one. With this new board the uniti does play without any issues again in my home network. Great! I am so happy! (I know, this still does not prove...
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Adam Zielinski ·
Glad the music is flowing again. Enjoy!
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gert ·
Thank you!
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Core copy music files question

Braincase ·
Would like to import music that is on my laptop in to the Core, but the Core does not see my laptop as a valid network drive or music store. Meanwhile, the Core appears as an NAS drive on my LAN with 2 top level folders: Downloads & Music. Seems that it would be easiest to drag/drop music files from the laptop to the core. This seems to work for the Downloads folder but not the Music folder. Does it matter? Is there a better way?
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ChrisSU ·
Do nor add to, delete, or in any way alter the Music folder using a computer. It’s for storing Core CD rips only, and you access and edit them with the Naim app. Use the Downloads folder for everything else, and access that via your computer.
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Braincase ·
Got it. What if the files initially came from a Music folder that was previously backed up to an external drive? Format should be unaltered. The Core Music folder appears to be write protected and inaccessible for a copy.
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ChrisSU ·
I can’t imagine why the you wouldn’t be able to copy the Music folder - I routinely do this on my Unitiserve to use CD rips on other devices. Write protection, on the other hand, might be a good idea, if it stops you adding files to it which should be going into the Downloads folder.
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David Hendon ·
You can import files that are in a Music folder in a PC or NAS into a Core using the app and that will (if you keep your fingers crossed) put Naim-ripped files into the music folder rather than the downloads folder. best David
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Braincase ·
Thanks, David. How does one share a folder on a Mac such that the Core will recognize it as a share? I adjusted permissions (all users -read & write) and also tried designating the folder as an AFP share in system prefs but no. luck. Thanks.
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David Hendon ·
I'm sorry that I don't not know anything about Macs, but someone else will be able to answer. However I suspect that this isn't a matter of you doing something wrong with your Mac, but rather a mixture of the Core and your network. Naim say that the latest firmware update for the Core has improved share discovery, so if you aren't on the latest Core firmware, you might try updating it. Also it would be worth trying the usual network things like rebooting your router, your Mac and your Core.
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Bart ·
You should not be using your laptop as a share. Simply copy music files from it to the Downloads folder. That's it!
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David Hendon ·
Bart the OP was posing the question of how to add files that were previously in a Music folder, ie ripped with a US or similar. To get them into the Core's music folder (e.g. So he can edit metadata with the app) he has to import them and at the moment the issue is that his Core doesn't recognise his Mac as a share from which it can import. Putting them into the downloads folder is not the answer. best David
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