Connecting WD My Cloud EX2 on different network to Sonos Music Library

  • 15 May 2023
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I have 2 networks at home.  One for the family and one for my business.  I have a MyCloud EX2 Ultra Nas in my office and have some music that I would like to play in my home on the family network.  I want to add the \music folder to my Sonos music library but I’m not sure on how to do it.   I know that in order to stream from the nas when connected to the family wifi network, I need to do some kind of port forwarding on the office router but not sure what settings to use.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I’d go a slightly different way, share your music using a network friendly protocol like NFS and then on your second network use an NFS to SMB gateway to provide the local SMB connection Sonos needs.

You really do not want to get into the things needed to share SMB across LANs.

Raspberry Pi SMB v1 Gateway a Pi Zero is plenty of power. Using the latest SMB, unless you need the old v1 is a good idea. This is an old how-to so it is what I showed there.