Installing SqueezeCenter 7.2 on QNAP TS-109 / TS-209 with QNAP / SSOTS QPGK.



NOTE: This information is now out of date - Installation is now performed using a single QPKG package from within the QNAP Administration web interface




This page describes how to install SqueezeCenter 7.2 and later on QNAP TS-109 or TS-209 based using the QPKG SSOTS build.

The instructions work for us - they may not work for you. Use at your own risk.

Please note that the commands are case sensitive and must be entered exactly as shown.

We recommend using the FireFox browser for all downloads to prevent file name changes (as can occur with Internet Explorer).

1) Use the QNAP Finder application to identify the IP address of the QNAP (e.g. 172.30.1.159 in our example - substitute your QNAP IP address in all subsequent cases). The firmware version is displayed.

QNAP Finder shows IP address and firmware version

2) Check the latest firmware available for your particular QNAP device from downloads section at
http://www.qnap.com. If you have the latest version go to step 8.

3) Download the latest firmware zip file and save to your local (PC/Mac) hard drive.
Save the firmware to local disc

4) Extract the firmware img file from the zip using WinZip, Winrar etc
Save the firmware to local disc

5) Use a web browser (FireFox) to connect to the QNAP admin interface. Click on the Administration link. Username admin default password admin.

QNAP Admin web interface

6) Select the option System Update within the System Tools section.

QNAP System Update

Use the Browse button to select the firmware img file extracted in step 4.

7) Click the Update button. The system firmware will be updated and will require a reboot of the QNAP when completed - click the Yes button to confirm the reboot.

8) Connect to the QNAP Administrative web interface using the username admin (default password admin). Click on the QPKG link within System Tools.

9) Click on the Get QPKG link.

10) A list of available QPKG packages available will be displayed including SSOTS SqueezeCenter (SlimServer).

11) Download the appropriate SqueezeCenter SSOTS package for your hardware and save to disk.

Extract the qpkg file from the downloaded zip file using WinZip, WinRAR etc.

12) Next get the latest SqueezeCenter Perl Source Code (tar.gz) from http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html. Save the file to your local hard drive. We recommend using FireFox for (at least) this step as Internet Explorer is known to corrupt the downloaded filename.

13) Navigate to the QNAP Administrative web interface again and select System Update from the System Tools section.

QNAP Admin web interface

14) Use the Browse button to select the qpkg file extracted from the download in step 11. Click the Update button.

15) Once the QPKG SSOTS package has been installed navigate to the QPKG section within the System Tools section. Click on the SSOTS link.

16) Enable the SSOTS package.

17) Copy the SqueezeCenter Perl tar downloaded in step 12 to the Public folder on the QNAP.

Quick Tip: To access the shares quickly on the QNAP use the Windows Run option off the Start menu (or the Windows key + R). In the Open text box enter \\[qnap ip address]\Public - substitue your QNAP IP adderess e.g. in our example we would use \\172.30.1.159\Public

18) Navigate to the SSOTS control web interface on port 9099. e.g. if the ip address of your QNAP (as seen in the QNAP Finder is 192.168.1.10 then the SSOTS interface will be at http://192.168.1.10:9099).

19) Click on the Install link.

20) The SqueezeCenter version available to be installed will be listed (if not then check the copy process of step 17). Click on the names SqueezeCenter to start the installation.

21) SqueezeCenter will now be installed. When completed click on the Settings button and enable the AutoStart toggle to ensure SqueezeCenter starts when the QNAP boots.

22) Click on the Start button to get SqueezeCenter going. Check the progress using the Status button.

23) We recommend that you now reboot the QNAP.

24) Give the QNAP a few minutes to get fully started. You should now be able to access (and configure) SqueezeCenter on port 9001. E.g. if the QNAP Finder reports that the QNAP is at address 192.168.1.10 then you should be able to access the SqueezeCenter web interface at http://192.168.1.10:9001 - substitute your actual IP address here.



We hope that you find these instructions useful. Please consider purchasing equipment from us.

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