Amber X and Sonos
Can someone please post a tutorial on how to use the Amber X as a NAS drive for SONOS?
My brother has an older system without Airplay 2, I got him an Amber X with the intention that he use it as a music server for Sonos.
We have valiantly tried, please help the liberal arts majors out on this one.
He has a Mac. I got his Mac to save his music to the Amber. We seem to be stuck at the adding the file pathway to Sonos as well as giving the Sonos permission to access the Amber.
Sonos uses Samba v1 which we currently do not support due to security reasons.
As of software version 13.4.1, released 12/07/2021, Sonos supports Samba v2 and v3 (aka SMB v1 and v2).
(https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3521) . I have checked it and it seems to work.
Right now I am trying to play from a music library on Amber X. So far Amber seems to accept a Music library installed on Sonos,
but Amber denies access when I try to play the music.
Hi Søren Schmidt,
It may be an issue with the username/password credentials. Are you able to access Amber X as a network drive from Windows/Mac computer? Also, you can try to use admin as the username if you haven't already.
How do I map Amber X as a network drive in Windows 10 (File Service)?
How do I map a network drive from Amber in Windows 10 (Samba SMB)?
How do I map Amber X as a network drive with Mac?0
I already have Amber as a network drive and is able to access it from Windows. My problem is not about credentials and use of admin doesn't help.
But even though I only have problems with connecting Amber and Sonos, I am begining to suspect that the problem lies somewhere in my settings of Windows 11.
I continue working in that direction.
Please wait for our Amber X OS 1.16.x release as there has been some issues that are fixed.0
OK, when can we expect this release? And does it solve the problem?0
Just wanted to give a quick update regarding Sonos and Amber X.
Basically, Sonos S2 still uses NTLMv1, which is known to be an insecure and high-risk protocol that we do not support. This is an article from Microsoft as to why you shouldn't use NTLMv1: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/miriamxyra/stop-using-lan-manager-and-ntlmv1?WT.mc_id=DOP-MVP-37580#why-you-should-not-use-ntlmv1-anymore
Other companies such as Synology appear to be reluctant to use NTLMv1 (they disabled it in DSM 7.0 and added back the option in DSM 7.0.1) and recommend reporting this issue to the manufacturer to support NTLMv2.
EDIT: Our engineers have figured out the issue with Sonos and will implement the fix in Amber X OS (1.18.3), which should be the next release in April. Please keep an eye out for updates and report any issues you may encounter afterward. Thank you!0