Buffalo Technology HS-DGL Series User Manual

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User Manual

LinkStation MultiMedia Home Server

HS-DGLSeries

 

 

 

www.buffalotech.com

v3.0

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase! Your LinkStation Home Server gives you a central location for storing all your media files in your local network. All your computers and media players will be able to access files on the LinkStation.

This user manual uses images representative of LinkStation user interfaces and software at time of publication. As time passes, future user interfaces and software may be available for download from: http://www.buffalotech.com (Support Section - Downloads).

Due to the evolving state of the product, the images and text in this manual may vary slightly from the images and text displayed by your LinkStation.

 

Table of Contents

LinkStation Diagram........................................................

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LinkStation Quick Setup..................................................

6

Link Navigator Setup.....................................................

11

Accessing LinkStation Data from a PC........................

20

Accessing LinkStation Data from a Mac.....................

23

LinkStation Expansion...................................................

26

Transfering Files from your Digital Camera.................

27

Basic Settings.................................................................

28

Network Settings............................................................

31

Security Settings............................................................

36

USB Settings....................................................................

44

USB Printer Installation .................................................

47

Maintenance Settings...................................................

52

LinkStation Backup .......................................................

56

PCast/DLNA Settings ....................................................

63

Troubleshooting.............................................................

66

Technical Specifications..............................................

69

Technical Support.........................................................

70

FCC and GPL ................................................................

70

LinkStation Diagram

1.Power Button – The Power Button is used to power the LinkStation on or off. The power on process will take approximately 30 seconds to a full minute to complete. During this time, do not unplug the LinkStation from the wall outlet. To turn the LinkStation off, press and hold the power button for several seconds until the Power LED light begins blinking. At that time, stop pressing the button and shutdown should complete within 30 seconds.

2.Power LED – The Power LED light will blink during startup or shutdown, but otherwise will remain lit up while LinkStation is powered on.

3.LINK/ACT LED – The LINK/ACT LED light will light up if an Ethernet Cable is plugged in and attached to another network device, such as a router, hub, or PC. Periodically, the LED will blink, signifying network activity.

LinkStation Diagram

4.Disk Full LED – When LinkStation’s internaldrive approaches 95% of its capacity, the Disk Full LED will light up in red. For options to increase storage capacity, see

LinkStation Expansion on page 26.

5.Diagnostic LED – The Diagnostic LED flashes if the LinkStation encounters anerror.

6.USB Port (Front & Rear) – LinkStation offers two USB Ports for adding external drives or USB printers. Please see the

LinkStation Expansion section on page 26to learn more about how to take advantage of the USB Ports on LinkStation.

Quick Setup

Plug the LinkStation’s power cord into a power outlet.

Also, plug the included Ethernet Cable into LinkStation’s RJ-45network port located on the backof LinkStation.

Quick Setup

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

NOTE: It is recommended that you connect LinkStation to a hub or switch on your network. Connecting it directly to the back of a PC should only be used if absolutely necessary. Many features, including automatic DHCP IP Addressing, require LinkStation to be connected to a switch or hub. If the LinkStation is connected directly to a PC, you will have to configure it manually.

Quick Setup

Turn the LinkStation on by pressing the power button until the green Power LED begins to flash.

Quick Setup

Check the LINK/ACT light on the front of the LinkStation. If it is lit, then your LinkStation is connected properly; please turn to page 11 to continue setup. If it is not lit, continue to the next page.

Quick Setup

If the LINK/ACT LED on the front of LinkStation is lit, your LinkStation is connected properly.

If the LINK/ACT LED is not lit, make sure that:

Both LinkStation and the switch or PC are powered on.

The Ethernet Cable is securely fastened to both devices.

The Ethernet Cable is not damaged; verify this by trying another Ethernet Cable.

If problems persist, contact our technical support. Please see page 80 for support contact information.

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