I suspect that this is showing you the contents of the core as a uPNP device, rather than mounting the drive in the Core as a network drive on your PC.
If you’ve mounted the Core’s drive, you’ll see a number of folders (including download, store, scratch and recycle bin).
If you know the IP address of your Core, you’ll be able to mount it in Windows by typing \ip.add.ress.here\ and pressing return (using the IP address - e.g. \192.168.1.51\ ) - this will bring up a list of drives that the Core has available to share, and you’ll be able to browse from there.
Last night I disabled, and then this morning enabled SMB 1 client, in Windows 10.
After SMB client was enabled, in Windows Explorer, I entered:
(this is the IP in the Naim>About)
Windows could not find the Uniti Core.
Then, I attempted to “map network drive” via Windows, and that failed.
Windows says “cannot access”
Thank you for any more ideas for troubleshooting.
You don’t need SMB1 for the UnitiCore (only for the old servers). SMB2 or SMB3 will be fine. So I would turn SMB1 off again if it were me.
It’s hard to know what to suggest, but I would start by shutting down/turning off the router, the Core and your PC. Then turn your router back on, wait until it fully starts up, then turn on the Core again and your PC.
Check your Core’s IP address again and then try to connect in Windows Explorer with \\ip-address\ again. You should see the Music and Downloads folders…
I followed the steps with care… but the results are the same.
Windows 10 gives an “unspecified error” code. (attached)
I also tried \\192.168.1.253\
but it also gave same error.
I am in the US, and have an AT&T router. I shut it down via the UI, and then did a power reset.
After the router was back up, I re-plugged in the Uniti Core. Then, brought back up my PC.
Lastly, the router ‘lost’ its wifi password (and I reset it). My iPad reconnected right away.
Sort of mysterious, to me.
When I bought the Uniti Core, I was expecting it to behave “like a computer”, and be sonically superior in every way to a computer. I got my second wish, for sure; but, not so much the first.
Hmm. Is that really the IP address? The 253 seems rather high, unless you have fixed it.
The UnitiCore does behave like a PC to me. In fact I checked mine earlier to make sure I had got the slashes the right way round (!) before posting my advice and it was there waving it’s download and music folders at me.
Has this ever worked for you? Is it a recently acquired Core?
I have not setup static IPs for any of my gear.
That is the IP that the Naim App shows… same before and after the restart.
I purchased the Core new in 2019. The “download” folder function has never worked for me.
I am glad that it is working well for you.
I will keep looking for a solution. Maybe there is someone at Naim that I can ask directly?
Hi @Panamint . Do you know what IP address your PC has? You’ll be able to find it using the IPCONFIG tool as a cmd prompt. To find this:
type CMD at the start menu and press return. You’ll see a black DOS window (just like computers used to be back in the late 80s)
type IPCONFIG |MORE and press the return key (that’s a vertical bar before MORE - you’ll find the vertical bar/pipe whilst holding down the shift key and typing \ )
You’ll see your IP address displayed in the first screen. The MORE command will pause the information being displayed, and you’ll be able to press space repeatedly to get to the end of the output
Your PC IP address should be in the same subnet as your Core - the first three octets (the numbers separated by periods should be the same - 192.168.1.xxx
Assuming that it’s the same network, see if your PC can reach the Core
This will send 5 ICMP ping frames. You should get a 100% success from the command. If you don’t, this might explain why you’re not able to connect with the windows explorer
That is what you would expect to see on a Mac, so at least you have access to the Downloads folder if you need to add to it or make edits. Don’t worry about the ‘Guest’ login, there is no need to provide a user name and password.