I do see the Cocktail Audio X45 in the Roon Zone, so I do believe I was successful in making that happen.
I still, unfortunately, cannot get my music files from the X45 over to the Roon Core. I’ve tried to “add network share” in the Storage menu under Settings but must be doing something wrong. How do I get Roon to connect to my X45? The Roon Core is on my MS Surface tablet running Win10 connected via wireless wifi to my router. The X45 is connected to the same router wired with an ethernet cable. The X45 does have internet connectivity as it is successfully downloading album art, etc.
Have you made sure to enable your Samba share on the X45 prior to trying to add it as a storage device? I would suggest looking over the Cocktail Audio X45 Manual, specifically on page 49 for instructions on how to enable and access the Samba share.
After enabling the share, then on the Roon side you would need to add the share location, typically this is smb://HOSTNAME/SHARENAME or \\HOSTNAME\SHARENAME. Please take a look at the examples from the bottom of the page. I would try connecting as a “guest” if connecting without a username/password is not working.
ok, using the IP seems to have done something (smb://xxx.xxx.x.xx/HDD1) and I retrieved the Work Group name from the samba server setting, but now it says “unauthorized”. I tried using the ftp user name and password i set up for FTP transfer (which I can connect with) and it still says unauthorized, same using blanks and same using guest guest for both.
I am unable to find a default password for SMB credentials in the manual, if guest for both username and password does not work, I would reach out directly to Cocktail audio to see if they can provide the appropriate login for your X45 Samba Server.