Stream music from External Hard Drive via router and Sonos Music System

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johrod

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The Sonos Music System can stream music from the internet to ever room in your house wirelessly. To do this one of its components is connected to a router using ethernet cable. However I want to stream music from my external Hard drive via my Thomson TG782T Router to the Sonos Music System.
My Question is: Do I just connect the external Hard drive to the USB port of the Thomson TG782T Router or is it more complicated.
In the absence of detailed instruction (Thomson TG782T Router Manual) i need advise on how to go about it (i.e. test steaming music from this Ext Hard Drive via the router to a PC), prior to purchasing the Sonos Music System.

Thanks is advance.
 

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My Question is: Do I just connect the external Hard drive to the USB port of the Thomson TG782T Router or is it more complicated.
more complicated if the router does not have built in mediaserver - some do - my linksys does and thats exactlty what I do
so i will look up the router and see if it has a mediaserver firmware included
 

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It does have a MediaServer - so yes it should be as simple as connecting the drive and then maybe some setting -
I can select the folder to use as a media sever - so the 1TB drive i have has an Audio folder - for the media service and the the other folders are just used to share files around
This is all i could find as a user manual - english version here http://www.technicolorbroadbandpartner.com/getfile.php?id=6978
http://www.technicolorbroadbandpart...ways/products/product-detail.php?id=181&seg=7
and its not the "T" version at the end - not sure what that maybe
I will read some more and EDIT this post - so keep an eye here

some external harddrives are not designed to be on all day and night and can get HOT - the one I use has a fan on it to keep the drive cool

seems simple enough - see page 51 of the usermanual
appears the driver is scanned for audio and video and presented for sharing - make sure mediaserver is enabled - see page 53 for status info
 

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Thanks etaf. The user guide will give me something to work with for the moment. Will keep you posted
 
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