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Bitman

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DIR-657 media server question
« on: August 24, 2013, 02:59:35 AM »

Hi,

From my Sony-Bravia TV, I can access the DIR-657 media server, and watch the photo's on the SD-card in the router. But there is a problem with accessing the media on my external HDD (Samsung - 1 TB), which is connected to the router's USB port. The media server is visible on the TV, but the folders are empty.
The external HDD is accessible from my PC with Shareport Plus.
The SD-card format is FAT32 and the external HDD format is NTFS.
Is only FAT32 supported by the DIR-657 media server ?
Is there a limit on the amount of bytes stored (SD-card = 270Mb; HDD = 370Gb) ?
Any settings that I missed besides enabling the media server ?

Thx

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Re: DIR-657 media server question
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 10:21:34 AM »

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Seen some proprietary formatting not working while using NTFS.

Can you try formatting in FAT32 and test?
Official support drive sizes are 500Gb however some higher do work with out any problems.

Router and Wired Configurations
Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at 192.168.0.1. Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router.
  • Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options, Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
  • Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual or under Setup/PARENTAL CONTROL/Set to>None: Static IP or Obtain Automatically From ISP.
  • Enable Use Unicasting (compatibility for some ISP DHCP Servers) under Setup/Internet/Manual.
  • Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking. Link>Finding Faster DNS Addresses using Name Bench
  • Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking. This ensures each devices gets its own IP address when turned on and connected, eliminates IP address conflicts and helps in troubleshooting.
  • Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
  • If IPv6 is an option on the router, select Local Connection Only or Disable IPv6 options under Setup/IPv6.
  • Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall.
  • Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking. Enable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming for routers that have a Media Server option. Disable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming if IPv6 or Media Server is not being used.
  • Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
  • WAN Port Speed set to Auto or specific speed? Some newer ISP modems support 1000Mb so manually setting to Gb speeds can be supported by the router. Advanced/Advanced Networking/WAN Port Speed
  • Set current Time Zone, Date and Time. Use an NTP Server feature. Tools/Time.
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Re: DIR-657 media server question
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 08:39:45 AM »

Any status on this?  ???
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Re: DIR-657 media server question
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 12:24:21 AM »

Hi,

From my Sony-Bravia TV, I can access the DIR-657 media server, and watch the photo's on the SD-card in the router. But there is a problem with accessing the media on my external HDD (Samsung - 1 TB), which is connected to the router's USB port. The media server is visible on the TV, but the folders are empty.
The external HDD is accessible from my PC with Shareport Plus.
The SD-card format is FAT32 and the external HDD format is NTFS.
Is only FAT32 supported by the DIR-657 media server ?
Is there a limit on the amount of bytes stored (SD-card = 270Mb; HDD = 370Gb) ?
Any settings that I missed besides enabling the media server ?

Thx




Hi,

How did you make the media server visible from your TV? I have a Samsung 32UE6100 Smart TV and I can not see the router or media server. I can access the external HDD only from my PC, not from the TV. can anyone help me with the settings?
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Re: DIR-657 media server question
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 07:24:45 AM »

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=56870.0


Hi,

How did you make the media server visible from your TV? I have a Samsung 32UE6100 Smart TV and I can not see the router or media server. I can access the external HDD only from my PC, not from the TV. can anyone help me with the settings?
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