I recently flashed my new RT-N16 Asus with Tomato as the Asus router was dropping internet connection virtually every 15 minutes with the Asus firmware. Now it is rock solid with Tomato as so many others have reported. However, one feature I really wanted was the DLNA Media server capability of the router/firmware and after three frustrating days I am unable to make it fully functional. I am hoping someone might have some tips for me?
I have tried three or four various Tomato versions, currently using Shibby's excellent tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT5x-MIPSR2-083V-AIO all with the same results. I have, on my USB mounted hard drive, several folders of media, named for example \MOVIES or \TV. The problem is, the Tomato DLNA media server will only display on my DLNA devices only certain folders of media and even then dumps them all into one display, ignoring the folders I have created. I can't for the life of me figure out why it will display the media files from the \TV folder and not the \MOVIES folder?
My USB hard drive is mounted as "Partition 'NAS' fuseblk (2,794.51 GB / 1,611.60 GB free) is mounted on /tmp/mnt/NAS"
( Firstly, I am a complete Noob when it comes to router firmware so please excuse the basic questions. First, how do I name the paths in, for example, Database Location, Custom path and also the Media directory paths? On two separate forum pages I have found two different path naming conventions so I want to be sure I am doing that right. I have tried both ways suggested, one naming the drive (NAS) in the paths, the other not naming it. Currently I including it in the path as in "/mnt/NAS/database". Is this correct?)
I also know that Linux is case sensitive and noticed my mounted drive was named by Tomato as NAS rather than the "nas" I created it as, so I changed the partition name to caps and all folder names to caps.
I have flashed and reflashed the router many times, clearing the NVRAM each time.
I have selected and deselected every option relating to the DLNA media server function, including "Enable UPnP", "Strictly adhere to DLNA standards" , etc. and then rescanning the database each time.
No matter what I do I can only see one or two of my media folders off the USB mounted drive and all of the folder names are ignored with their files all being dumped into one long listing. Is this common to everyone or is there something wrong that I can fix? I had no issues with the DLNA server in the original Asus firmware, but as I said, it was crap as far as connectivity. Thanks for nay help anyone might give me! I really wanna stick with Tomato but DLNA is a deal breaker for me.