Maxtor Central Axis

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Maxtor Central Axis

Post by ncplumb » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:44 am

Thanks too someone on the fourms here, I now have twonky up and running on this NAS. It is too bad that Maxtor didnt live up to its words and have its drive ready as they say it was,,,

But, never the less,... it doing what I orginaly intended it to do..

So, If ANYONE is in need of seting up their Maxtor Axis and cant seem to find the proper method, files, or lack of easyness. PM me and Ill send you what was sent to me...


Thanks Again..

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AV Hardware: Maxtor Central Axis, PS3

Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by kholinar » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:10 pm

I've been very curious about this topic. Thanks for confirming that this is possible.

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Question regarding how to setup Twonky on my Central Axis

Post by ncplumb » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:16 am

Find and install a firmware ver that allows telnet or putty to your NAS.
try here or other fourms.. Maxtors newist ver might allow it also.. Here how to check if it right..

Open the Maxtor Setup HTML page.
click Advance Feautres
click Advance Config
click Services

Both check marks should be checked in the;
dropbear box's
utelnetd box's
bftpd box's

Make sure the box at the bottom is unchecked for; Auth for Telnet access.

Done in the nas.

Download putty.exe and install...
Try loging into your NAS via telne or putty... by NAS Address.. user name: root / password: root... if u get in thats all u need to check... close putty/telnet..

Now good luck here... If u cant find it let me know and ill email them to you., just send me your email..

FIND the NASSETUP file's for twonky... I suggest intalling the ver 4.*.* instead of ver 5. seems to be less buggy..
They may me impossiable to find..

After the NASSETUP installs twonky FOR YOU itself.. your done..
Goto the http:NASADDRESS:9000/setup.html page for adding share's and ect...

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AV Hardware: PS3, XBox 360, Maxtor Central Axis

Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by rynosims » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:58 am

Thanks for posting that you have it working. I was looking to purchase this drive to stream movies to my PS3, but was hesitant about purchasing it. What have you done with the drive? What are you sharing and where are you sharing it to? What issues should I be aware of with the drive?

Thanks for any info!

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by Yappa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:10 pm

Hi all,

i´m not able to install twonky server 5.0.55 on my maxtor shared storage running central axis firmware 3.5.74

the nassetup will start but shows an error:
sh: can't open /share/Public/twonky/nas-installer

it seems that the install.files are not copied to the NAS.

is there a manual way to install twonky instead of using nassetup? :|

thx in adance

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by frozt » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:28 pm

On my Maxtor Central Access web admin page, I am unable to locate 'Advanced Config' under 'Advanced Features'. What version of software / firmware is used in order to access this area to enable telnet? I've just ran into the same complaints about the CA lack of support on features they advertise. Trying to get my XBOX 360 to work with the NAS...

Any help you can provide is appreciated.

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by jlee007 » Thu May 07, 2009 7:50 am

Yappa I'm having the same issue. I've installed the openmss firmware for 3.5.74 and the exact thing happens when i try to run NASsetup.

Did you ever find a solution to this?

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by daviddab » Wed May 13, 2009 3:14 pm

Anyone yet managed to install the latest Twonky server onto any MSS II, especially running 3.5.74? I managed to get 4.11 onto it, but nothing later.

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by frozt » Sun May 17, 2009 11:23 pm

So, I've installed the correct firmware, have telnet / ssh access and have successfully installed TwonkyMediaServer version 4.4.11. I'm unable to access the configuration page though. I've ssh'd to the CentralAxis and have confirmed that it's installed, I've manually ran the startup script just in case, and I still get a 404 not found when attempting to connect to http://nas_ip:9000/configpage/index.html as well as http://nas_ip:9000/setup.html.

Has anyone ran into this issue, and if so is there any recommendations as to what I may be doing wrong?

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by olzab » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:00 am

Anyone getting the Maxtor Central Axis to cooperate yet? I'm still trying to figure out how to get any usable media server to install, or even be able to telnet to it. Version 3.5.74

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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by DerrickEvans » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:06 pm

Not sure whether this helps, as I am not sure I understand what is going on here.

I installed a customised version of 3.5.74 from the OpenMSS site ... 1150#p5612

And then installed twonkmediamss2 - 4.4.11 via SSH.

Even after restarting the MSS Twonkymedia was not running.

So I decided to enable the Maxtor media server under "Shared Folder Management" - "Manage Digital Content" just to see if I could some media server running.

Lo and Behold Twonky appeared as a UPnP server on my Windows network.

Double clicking on that opened my browser with a URL of

http://nas_ip:9000/webbrowse with the Twonky web page?


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Re: Maxtor Central Axis

Post by spudgfsh » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:24 pm

Ok, so here's my problem....

Installed a modified version of the latest version of the firmware on my central axis which all went ok...

installed ... onto the NAS all ok...

set up the install of twonky so that it looked at all the right places.

when I perform a rebuild on the database twonky finds all of the files correctly. This lasts for the time that it takes to to the rebuild. once the rebuild has finished i can see no files at all.

any help muchly appreciated...

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