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Hi all,

I have a whs 2011 setup on a HP micro server  and following the suggestion of the whs book I setup the server with a static IP address from within whs2011 software in the network settings. I then setup a sonos and had no problems pointing sonos to my music stored on my 'music' shared folder. I then changed router from a dir655 to a ASUS AC56U and my sonos was no long able to access my shared server drive.

 

I remembered about the static IP adr, and so re-did that process within the whs2011, but still no luck.

I also saw on the AC56U setting page that there is an option to lock an IP address for a particular client, which I did for the server, I entered the same number i chose within whs2011, and locked it,  bit still no luck

 

I ran the command 'nslookup servername' and it can't find the server also.

 

is there some setup step I'm not doing correctly here.?

 

thnaks

derek

 

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Have you tried accessing server by IP address rather than server name? Maybe just the dns on the home network is messed up.

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so this is strange,

if I send this command "nslookup servernmae" (without the quotes), I get the following

 

server; router.asus.com

address; 192.168.1.1

 

name:  servername

 

if I send this command "nslookup" (without the quotes), I get the following

server; router.asus.com

address; 192.168.1.1

 

 

is there some conflict happening between the router and whs2011?

 

my router address is 192.168.1.1

and server adr is 192.168.1.xxx

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and should I have added the servers ip address and locked it, in the routers server client profile?

is this only  for accessing the server from outside my home network?

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so my understanding is that sonos mounts the shared drive as an smb share via its ip adr. I was able to mount a pc on my network as a sonos ,ibrary, so that tells me my sonos is fine. Therefore it must be something with the server ip adr / router sharing


the ping returns the servers Link-Local IPv6 Address, listed in its network connection details


yes sonos is looking to use \\servername\share terminoligy

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To make sure the Share can be accessed type:

 

\\192.168.1.xxx\D$ or C$  If you can get to these hidden shares then at least the server is accessible from a client

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Then try replacing server name with IP address

 

\\192.168.1.xxx\share

 

In the Sonos. Does that work?

no luck with this

\\192.168.1.xxx\share

To make sure the Share can be accessed type:

 

\\192.168.1.xxx\D$ or C$  If you can get to these hidden shares then at least the server is accessible from a client

no luck

still getting message that the server can't be accessed

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