Mounting an External Drive

Please note: The mounting process is always based on your individual application of it. The parameters may vary depending on your system. Make sure you have a valid access through your local network for the network share you want to add. With devices like NAS’ you can add a specific login and folders for the share you want to add to your device.

Step 1:

Start your web browser and type http://max2play/ (or the hostname you have given to the particular device, respectively) into the URL bar in order to get access to the Max2Play browser interface.
Open Max2Play browser interface

Step 2:

Go to the menu item “Filesystem/Mount”.

Step 3:

In the first field, you start with two forward slashes, followed by the IP or hostname of the source device and then your shared path, e.g. //192.168.1.100/share. You can see all available network devices by clicking the blue button “Show Network Devices”.

Step 4:

In the second field, you enter the destination path within the Max2Play’s filesystem, where you want the network share to be attached to, e.g. /mnt/share

Important: Only use folders under /mnt/ or /media/.

Step 5:

Depending on your host device, the third field requires you to enter the type of the filesystem protocol. Mostly cifs or nfs.

Step 6:

The last field requires your login information that you set up for the share. You can copy and paste the line from the help section user=name,password=pass,sec=ntlm,iocharset=utf8 and just replace “name” with the username and “pass” with the password.

Important: Always enter the parameter “sec=ntlm” in the last field. Click the “Show Help” button to see which parameters should be entered for your mount.

Step 7:

When you have entered all your necessary parameters, click “save” to add the new share.

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