Author Topic: How to download from Linkstation mini ?  (Read 5027 times)

jno

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How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« on: June 14, 2009, 06:29:25 am »
   

How do other people download from my linkstation mini ?

 

Only Upload is a menu possibilty in the webinterface.


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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 04:22:21 pm »
   If you are wanting to allow people outside of your network to access your linkstation. You will need to set up the web access function.

Glenn

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 04:28:47 am »
   

I have the exact same question. My web service is setup correctly, and I can access my LinkStation from the outer side of my router.

 

What I wanted to do was to give my family access to my files - AND download them. Unfortunately it is not possible to download the files, which makes the LinkStation more or less useless.

 

Other user can open, rename, or delete a file, as well as create a folder and upload a file. HOW DO THEY DOWNLOAD ???

 

If have some mp3 files on my LinkStation, and the only way to download them is to click "Open". If no media player is installed on the users PC (actually, no installed programs have a mp3 file association), Windows offers the option to Save the file to disk.

 

If f.ex. Windows Media player is installed, it just buffers the file and starts playing.

 

Once again: How do my family and other people download from my LinkStation ???

 

/Glenn


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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 08:10:54 am »

Well, you should be able to click on the file to download it. Try right clicking it and select "save file" or "save target".

What Firmware version do you have? Try updating it!


jno

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 10:07:52 am »
   

Hi Kevin !

 

Thankīs for your answer.

 

My firmware version is 1.06 and webaccess 2.2.

 

Right clicking on files donīt give me any download options.

 

Should it be an option in the webaccess interface or is it through FTP ?

 

Regards Jørgen 

 


jno

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 02:32:12 pm »
   

Hi Glenn !

 

You are absolutly right. The linkstation is useless if download isnīt possible.

 

Thatīs the hole idear with a Linkstation.

 

So can somebody give us an answer ?

 

Regards jno

 


Glenn

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 03:16:51 pm »
   

Hello again

 

My firmware version is 1.07, which should be the newest available.

 

Right-clicking actually does the job for me - select "Save target as...". Do not right-click on the file title - right-click on the "Open", "Rename", or "Delete" link.

 

This is not the functionality I'd expected, but it's better than nothing, and it solves the problem with downloading a single file.

 

I'd expected functionalities like downloading multiple files, or even folders. I believe these possibilities will be available using the FTP service. Haven't had time yet time explore this...

 

/Glenn


jno

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 03:13:29 am »
   Well Glenn letīs hope they will develop this primitive Webinterface. Who should we ask -:) ? If i take a look on latest version firmware on the download page only ver. 1.06 is available. How did you get ver. 1.07 ? Regards Jno

Glenn

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 04:32:43 am »
   

My LinkStation is a LinkStation Live - that's why my firmware version is 1.07.

It is correct, that the latest firmware version available for LinkStation Mini is 1.06.

 

I don't know if that makes any difference regarding the download issue.

 

/Glenn


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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 07:27:38 pm »

I just did testing with the same firmware on both the mini and live-chl and didn't have any problems.  You just need to click on open next to the particular file and it starts downloading.  You should have three options next to the file name; open, rename and delete.

 

Just make sure you're looking in the larger window on the right not the list of files on the left.


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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 07:30:15 pm »
Glenn when stating an issue please always specify the firmware and model number of the unit you're talking about.  It always makes a BIG difference when trouble shooting!!

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 07:38:33 pm »

Glenn wrote: 

I'd expected functionalities like downloading multiple files, or even folders. I believe these possibilities will be available using the FTP service. Haven't had time yet time explore this...

 

/Glenn


You are correct about FTP. Depending on the FTP client you use (I really like Filezilla), you'll have the ability to download whole directory structures. 

 

Webaccess was intended as a simple HTTP file server with easy access through BuffaloNAS.com, not as a replacement for FTP. I'll forward these requests to our corporate office.


jno

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 04:29:49 am »
   

When i press open my Mediaplayer open the file. I donīt see any download option.

 

Thank you

 JNO.


Glenn

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 05:03:43 am »
   

That was my point in the first message. If MediaPlayer, or some other player, is installed on the local PC, it starts playing.

 

What you have to do is right-click the Open, and then select "Save target as...".

 

Not very intuitive, but it works.

 

/Glenn


jno

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Re: How to download from Linkstation mini ?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 06:03:21 am »
   Thankīs Glenn. That works for me now. -:)