Buffalo Technology HD-HGLAN Series User Manual
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
LinkNavigator Installation CD
Quick Setup Guide (this user’s guide)
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.
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.
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’s
it does not automatically launch, manually launch it by pressing the ‘Start’ menu and selecting the‘Run...’
option. When the ‘Run’ dialog opens, type x:\easysetup.exe (where X is the drive letter of the
Link Navigator is now running.
Please press the ‘Install IP Setup Utility’ button, 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. The‘Search’ button will
proper LinkStation has been selected from the drop down menu, press the ‘Change IP Address’ button.
Link Navigator Setup
This part of the program changes LinkStation’s IP Address. Check the box that states‘Acquire 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. The‘Administrator Password’ ﬁeld sets an administrator
password for the
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
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 ‘OK’ button 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 ‘Basic’ settings button. This will allow you to setup some important settings.
Then click on the ‘LinkStation Name Setup’ link.
The LinkStation name will be required to access
LinkStation. A friendly, easy name is recommended. Enter a suitable name in the
‘LinkStation Name’ ﬁeld. 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 Description’ ﬁeld. Once completed, press the‘Apply’ button.
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 the‘Security’ tab. Then click on the‘Shared Folder Setup’ link. From this conﬁguration page you can add new shares or edit existing shares.Press the‘Add
a New Folder’ button 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 Description’ ﬁeld. It
is recommended to leave the remaining settings in their default state. Please refer to the User Manual on the
Accessing LinkStation Data from a PC
Accessing LinkStation data is performed using the following steps:
Press the‘Start’ menu, select the‘Run...’ option. When the ‘Run’ dialog appears, please type \\LinkStation_Name (where LinkStation_Name is the ‘LinkStation Name’ set onPage 6). Press‘OK’ to 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
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 click‘Tools’ and then select‘Map 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 the‘Finish’ button.
Congratulations, LinkStation is setup. Please see the User Manual on the LinkNavigator
USB A Connector (2)
Data Transmission Speed:
Max: 480 Mbps (HS Mode)
Max: 12 Mbps (FS Mode)
5.0V 1.5A, 12V 1.5A
2.4 x 6.94 x 7.4 in. (60 x 173.5 x 185 mm.)
3.8 LB. (1.3 kg.)
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.
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