I have 2 questions I would really appreciate your help on. I can't seem to find the answers in this thread or on any other website.
1st question: You stated in your review that the R7000 (AC1900) has the Netgear ReadyShare Cloud option. The cloud option is not listed anywhere in Netgear's Genie, neither Basic nor Advanced settings, (only the 3 ticks: Basic, ReadyShare Vault, and ReadyShare Print Server) and after speaking with a Netgear tech, he said the R7000 is not compatible with ReadyShare Cloud. The tech steered me to this link -- http://www.netgear.com/landing/en-us/readyshare.aspx
, and pointed me to the fact that the R7000 is not listed as a compatible router model and therefore does not support the ReadyShare Cloud. I'm running the latest router firmware and, like I said, there is no option in any of the router settings to set up ReadyShare Cloud.
2nd question: Regarding the iTunes server, I have been up and down the internet looking for what specific files have to be loaded onto the the router-connected external USB drive for the server to work. I've had no luck finding an explanation as to how to build the file structure up. Do I create an entirely separate iTunes library in a folder on the R7000 and use the "choose iTunes library" option when opening iTunes? Or do I just store only the media files (music only) there and let the R7000 scan and do the rest. Or do I change the location of my media files under iTunes/Preferences/Advanced Settings to a music folder on the R7000 connected drive? This last option makes me nervous because every time I have tried to alter my iTunes library, something always gets screwed up and I have over 6,000 songs in my current library.
I would really appreciate your help with these as 1) it appears there no cloud service for this router and 2) their instructions do not explain how to setup the file structure on the R7000 external drive for the iTunes server to work properly.
Sorry for the long message but these are two features I'd really like to use. I'd like to know the "how to's" before going in because every time I mess around with iTunes, it tends to lose my library and I get a bunch of exclamation marks next to each song (file not found). I do luckily have everything backed up and I'd like to be able to access my iTunes library from any device or computer while on my home network.
If you or anyone else reading this post can offer some advice, I'd appreciate it.