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

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  1. 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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    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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    Update
    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
     
  4. johrod

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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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    OK - lets us know how you get on (y)
     
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