09-22-2010 04:40 PM
ok spoke to soon!
If I power off my drive, when I restart it, the media server doesn't run and I need to go into the admin section and tell it to refresh the library now then it shows up!
This happens for both 1.24 firmware and 1.33.
(I just with Buffalo would actually fix the 1.34 firmware!!!!!)
09-23-2010 03:31 PM
I would like to substitute that "slow" with impetuous. It's alright we've all been there :D
09-24-2010 02:57 AM
Ok, this is now royally doing my head in!
Sometimes when my drive starts up, the DLNA server appears after about 5 mins, other times it just doesnt show ever!!!!!
I can't be the only one having this problem (but maybe the only one moaning about it!!)
Without any fancy hacking of the nas drive, is there any way I can telnet onto it to find out if there is an error of some sort which is causing the DLNA server to fail?
10-02-2010 10:56 PM
You guys sound like you're having problems similar to mine. I've got a LS-XHL, not a LS-WXL, but I'm going to assume the nuts and bolts are similar.
I've set up my media server, and it (eventually) successfully sees all 67,000+ music files, they play well in iTunes (I'm using a Mac), and everything's right with the world. Then I turn off the NAS (I cycle it off at night to conserve its life), back on the next day, and poof - no NAS media server share shown in iTunes. I try getting the OS to load the music share separately (through Finder), I try restarting the media server, then opening the modify dialogue to make sure everything is still set correctly, then making it refresh - all no go. The NAS share never comes back up in iTunes.
This isn't a NAS media server share comes up, but comes up empty problem - I fixed that by updating to iTunes 10.0.1. This is a no share appears at all problem.
The only way I've found around this is to reset the NAS back to factory defaults, then reprogram the media server. Of course, this means reprogramming all my user folders, permissions, etc, etc, and is a serious pain. Oh - and I can't ever turn the NAS off again, lest I do all this over again.
Does this have to do with the current firmware (1.34), or am I doing something wrong?
10-03-2010 10:23 AM
i have a similar problem. Except with my LS-WXL, Windows MP and iTunes could see it but would not connect. I reset the machine by switching it off, holding down function and switching it on, after 6 secs release function and press again for another 6 secs. After this the Linkstation shows up in my Media Player as PVconnect (ls-wxl980) and everything is fine! I can even log into twonky on <ip>:9050
If I do anything like log into the web admin page or plug in a usb drive it all goes belly up and reverts back to Twonky which doesnt seem to connect in my media players.
And it still wont see any USB drives, not even a buffalo HDD. I think i'm going to cut my losses and buy a Qnap.
10-03-2010 10:54 AM
Well - it looks like I've learned my lesson then.
Downgraded to firmware 1.33. No help. Same problem. Disappearing NAS media server after NAS restart.
And by the way, I did consider that this was due to the fact that I have 60,000 songs. So, I set up a test folder on the NAS, put ONE mp3 into it, and have experienced all the same problems after NAS restart.
I'm sick of this - it's been a complete waste of my time.
Can anyone recommend other brands of NAS that they've tried, tested, and found to be true to their advertising. Because this one isn't.
10-03-2010 01:06 PM
This is the one I am buying on monday morning. It doesnt come with any HDD's but you can cut your losses and put the HDD's from the Linkstation into it. Hey presto a good NAS system!
They sell for around £170 on Amazon.
10-03-2010 01:31 PM
There is a solution for Media Server disappearing after restart. You may want to check this: http://forums.buffalotech.com/t5/Storage/Linkstati
The easiest way is to start with a forced firmware update while disabling the internet connection. After that you neet to get root access in order dot modify /etc/init.d/twonky.sh. That's it!