Netgear MP101 & OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RobbieL, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. RobbieL macrumors member

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    Since moving over to OS X a few months ago, I've never bothered setting up my Netgear MP101. Went to do it the other day, only to discover the software it comes with, crappy as it is, doesn't support OS X.

    Anyone got one of these, or something similar, and know any software for OS X to get it working? Or even better, to somehow integrate it with iTunes?
     
  2. ggunter macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X and Netgear MP101

    A pretty good solution- OK the only solution is allegro media server. I have an MP101 with this software on it- it's a bit of a pain in the ass- last I checked you had to create an xml file of your library- they have updated the software now and it may read your itunes library without a sidecar file like the the old version. You load allegro onto the netgear as a custom firmware and then you install the music server software on your mac. As far as I know it's just a lite service that broadcasts your itunes library data to the device, the device has the capability to play any (compatible) music file through your stereo. It's not as nice as the airport express as far as integration goes, but if you happen to have one- I suppose it's better than using it as a doorstop- but you should decide the mp101's final resting place.

    http://www.allegrosoft.com/amsfaq.html
     
  3. hotoru macrumors newbie

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    How much to spend on a dead horse.

    I was considering this but I just could not bring myself to spend $39 for the Allegro software for this old box. I guess you could argue cheaper than $99 for Airport Express. I have heard, but not tested, that Twonky Works.
    http://www.twonkymedia.com/
    $29 is slighly easier to swallow.
     

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