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Can you plug a NAS or a HDD directly in to a BS Essence?

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Aussie Michael posted on Sat, Feb 11 2017 6:10 AM

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I use a power line LAN from a WD4100 NAS to an Essence connected to a power line LAN across the other side of a room. Not 100% on whether the router plays a part - I suspect it does and that it is the "data pump" for the system.

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Aussie Michael:

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Guy replied on Sat, Feb 11 2017 9:58 AM

Millemissen:

Aussie Michael:

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What if the NAS had a built in DHCP server?

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egges replied on Sat, Feb 11 2017 10:24 AM

i can't see any improvements/advantages in doing so?!?

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Guy:

Millemissen:

Aussie Michael:

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No!

MM

What if the NAS had a built in DHCP server?

In most cases a DHCP server already is running on the internet router - this could cause conflicts.

I am not sure, if that was part of the question, though.

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kallasr replied on Sat, Feb 11 2017 10:17 PM
Guy:

What if the NAS had a built in DHCP server?

You meant DNLA server....I suppose.

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Guy replied on Sun, Feb 12 2017 8:22 AM

kallasr:
You meant DNLA server....I suppose.

No I actually did mean DHCP!  I was assuming that there was no other internet modem/router, hence you would need a DHCP server to assign an IP address to the Essence, in effect setting up a mini network.  Hence none of the conflicts that MM mentions.

I can imaging this being used in a holiday home, for example, which has no internet connection and hence no other reason to have a network.  You would need some other method of setting up the NAS through a browser, perhaps by just plugging a laptop into this stand-alone network.

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CB replied on Sun, Feb 12 2017 9:38 AM

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Hi Michael,

Darn good question ! (that needs some explanations on what you exactly want...)

If by "directly" you mean without creating a network, I think the easiest (and only ?) way is to connect the device that will store, play and convert to an analog signal your music files (a smartphone, a tablet, a computer...) to the line-in plug of the Essence.

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CB:

Hi Michael,

Darn good question ! (that needs some explanations on what you exactly want...)

If by "directly" you mean without creating a network, I think the easiest (and only ?) way is to connect the device that will store, play and convert to an analog signal your music files (a smartphone, a tablet, a computer...) to the line-in plug of the Essence.

Hi

I was trying to connect my library so I can use it with my essence. That's all

I spoke I can connect it to my router but not sure how that works when I do.
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If the NAS/PC is on the same network as the Essence (2nd gen), there is a DNLA server running on the NAS/PC and this has access to/is pointed to your files, you can use the Beomusic app to play back these files on the Essence.

Not a 'direct connection', but a 'networked connection'.

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CB replied on Tue, Feb 14 2017 2:29 PM

Aussie Michael:
I was trying to connect my library so I can use it with my essence. That's all

I spoke I can connect it to my router but not sure how that works when I do

A good reading then Wink

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