Buffalo Technology HD-HGLAN Series User Manual

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Quick Setup Guide



Unpacking and Setup

This section provides unpacking and setup information for LinkStation.

Open the shipping carton of LinkStation and carefully unpack its contents. The carton should contain the following items:

Main unit (LinkStation)


LinkStation Base Plate


Base Rubber Feet


Ethernet Cable


Power Cord


LinkNavigator Installation CD


Quick Setup Guide (this user’s guide)


Warranty card


If any items are missing or damaged, please contact the reseller or retailer from which the product was purchased.

The front face of the LinkStation has a protective plastic film covering for protection from scratching during assembly and shipping. The film can be removed by peeling it away from any corner of the front face.

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LinkStation Setup

Plug LinkStation’s power cord into the back of LinkStation. Plug the other end of the power code into a power outlet. Then, connect the included Ethernet Cable into the Ethernet port on the back of LinkStation.

Press the power button on the front of LinkStation to turn LinkStation on.

Connect the other end of the included Ethernet Cable into a hub, switch, or router on the network, or connect it directly to a nearby running PC.

NOTE: It is recommended to connect LinkStation to a hub or switch on the network. Connecting it directly to the back of a PC should only be used if absolutely necessary. Many features including DHCP IP Addressing require LinkStation to be connected to a switch or hub.


LinkStation Setup

Check the LINK/ACT light on the front of the LinkStation. If it is lit, then LinkStation is connected properly; please turn toPage 4 to continue setup. If it is not lit, continue to the next step.

Verify that the LINK/ACT light on the front of LinkStation is lit (seeStep 4’s picture). If it is lit, turn toPage 4 to contintue setting up LinkStation. If the LINK/ACT light is still not lit, please verify the following:

Both LinkStation and the hub, switch, or PC are powered on.The Ethernet Cable is securely fastened to both devices.


Link Navigator Setup

The setup of Link Navigator is performed using the following steps:

Insert the LinkNavigator CD into the PC’sCD-ROMdrive. Depending on the PC’s configuration, the EasySetup program may launch. If

it does not automatically launch, manually launch it by pressing the Startmenu and selecting theRun...

option. When the ‘Run’ dialog opens, type x:\easysetup.exe (where X is the drive letter of the CD-ROMdrive). PressOKto continue.

Link Navigator is now running.

Please press the Install IP Setup Utilitybutton, then press the


The LinkStation IP Address Configuration Utility will launch and begin scanning for all available LinkStation devices on the network.

The IP Setup Utility allows you to easily configure LinkStation’s network settings. TheSearchbutton willre-scanthe network for all available LinkStations. The drop down menu lists all available LinkStations. If there are multiple LinkStations on the network, then select the proper LinkStation from the drop down menu. Once the

proper LinkStation has been selected from the drop down menu, press the Change IP Addressbutton.


Link Navigator Setup

This part of the program changes LinkStation’s IP Address. Check the box that statesAcquire IP Address Automatically. This will give LinkStation an IP Address from the network’s router/DHCP server. A static IP Address and gateway can also be set if preferred. TheAdministrator Passwordfield sets an administrator

password for the web-basedconfiguration. If a password is desired, then type a password in the field. When finished, press theOKbutton. LinkStation will confirm and set the IP Address settings.

These are LinkStation’s main configuration menus. Pleasebookmark this page so it can be accessed for future configuration changes.

Refer to the User Manual for detailed explanations of each menu and their settings. The User Manual is located on the LinkNavigaor CD-ROM.

The login prompt will appear. The user name is root.

There is NO password by default. If a password was specified on the previous step, then type that password in the ‘Password’ field. Press the OKbutton when finished.

Please not that Pcast media server option can only be used in conjunction with a Buffalo LinkTheater.

To continue setup, click on the Basicsettings button. This will allow you to setup some important settings.

Then click on the LinkStation Name Setuplink.


LinkStation Configuration

The LinkStation name will be required to access

LinkStation. A friendly, easy name is recommended. Enter a suitable name in the

LinkStation Namefield. Feel free to use your first or last name, a description of the data to be installed on

LinkStation, or simply name it LinkStation. Enter a short description of LinkStation in the LinkStation Descriptionfield. Once completed, press theApplybutton.

By default there are two shares on LinkStation. If you would like to create additional shares for specific users or specific types of data, then click on theSecuritytab. Then click on theShared Folder Setuplink. From this configuration page you can add new shares or edit existing shares.Press theAdd

a New Folderbutton to begin creating a new shared folder.

To begin setting up a new share, enter an appropriate share/folder name in the

Shared Folder Name

field. Enter a description of the share in the Shared Folder Descriptionfield. It

is recommended to leave the remaining settings in their default state. Please refer to the User Manual on the

LinkNavigator CD-ROMbefore changing any of these settings. Press theApplybutton when finished. Please repeat this step to create additional shares.


Accessing LinkStation Data from a PC

Accessing LinkStation data is performed using the following steps:

Press theStartmenu, select theRun...option. When the ‘Run’ dialog appears, please type \\LinkStation_Name (where LinkStation_Name is the ‘LinkStation Name’ set onPage 6). PressOKto continue.

LinkStation’s ‘Root Directory’ will appear. You will see all of the configured shares. All users can read and write to all folders. To setup security and password protection, please

refer to the User Manual on the LinkNavigator CD-ROM.Also, please refer to the User Manual to setup the print server. A drive letter can also be mapped

for LinkStation, see the next step for more information. LinkStation can be accessed by multiple computers simultaneously.

From the previous step’s ‘Root Directory’ screen, use the pull down menu and clickToolsand then selectMap Network Drive. The ‘Map Network Drive’ program will run. Select the drive letter you would like LinkStation to assume from the ‘Drive:’ pull down menu. Enter the \\LinkStation_Name\share_ name in the ‘Folder:’ field (where

LinkStation_Name is the ‘LinkStation Name’ and share_name is the‘Shared Folder Name’ both set onPage 6). Once complete, check the‘Reconnect at logon’ box and press theFinishbutton.

Congratulations, LinkStation is setup. Please see the User Manual on the LinkNavigator CD-ROMfor more help and configuration options.


Technical Specifications

LAN Standards:

IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX;IEEE 802.3



Transmission Types:







(10BASE-T)Manchester Coding

Access Media:


Media Interface:


USB Standard:

USB 2.0







USB Connector:

USB A Connector (2)

Data Transmission Speed:

Max: 480 Mbps (HS Mode)


Max: 12 Mbps (FS Mode)

Electric Current:

5.0V 1.5A, 12V 1.5A

Power Consumption:

17W Maximum


2.4 x 6.94 x 7.4 in. (60 x 173.5 x 185 mm.)


3.8 LB. (1.3 kg.)

Operating Temperature:



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CE Mark Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

Technical Support

Buffalo Technology offers Technical Support between the hours of9am-6pm(GMT) Monday to Thursday and9am-4:30pm(GMT) Friday for this product. Customers in Europe can obtain Technical Support using the following information:

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