Buffalo Technology LINKSTATION HS-DGL User Manual
Quick Setup Guide
LinkStation MultiMedia Home Server
Main unit (LinkStation)
LinkStation Base Plate
Base Rubber Feet
LinkNavigator Installation CD
Quick Setup Guide (this user’s guide)
LinkStation’s face is protected during shipping by a plastic ﬁ lm covering. The ﬁ lm may be removed by peeling it away from any corner of the front face.
Step 1: Connect your Cables
Plug LinkStation’s power cord into a power outlet. Then, plug the included Ethernet Cable into the Ethernet port on the back of LinkStation.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet Cable into a hub, switch, or router on the network, or connect it directly to a PC. Connecting directly to a PC is not recommended. Many features, including DHCP, will not work when LinkStation is connected directly to a PC.
Press the power button on the front of LinkStation to turn it on.
Step 2: Check your Connection
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.
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.
If problems persist, contact our technical support. See Page 9 for support contact information.
Step 3: Link Navigator Software
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 Conﬁ guration Utility will launch and begin scanning for all available LinkStation devices on the network.
The IP Setup Utility allows you to easily conﬁ gure LinkStation’s network settings. The‘Search’ button will
proper LinkStation has been selected from the drop down menu, press the ‘Change IP Address’ button.
Step 4: Using the Conﬁ guration Utility
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’ ﬁ eld sets an administrator
password for the
These are LinkStation’s main conﬁ guration menus. Please bookmark this page so it can be accessed for future conﬁ guration 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 speciﬁ ed on the previous step, then type that password in the ‘Password’ ﬁ eld. Press the ‘OK’ button when ﬁ nished.
Please note 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’ ﬁ eld. Feel free to use your ﬁ rst 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’ ﬁ eld. Once completed, press the‘Apply’ button.
By default there are two shares on LinkStation. If you would like to create additional shares for speciﬁ c users or speciﬁ c types of data, then click on the‘Security’ tab. Then click on the‘Shared Folder Setup’ link. From this conﬁ guration 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’
ﬁ eld. Enter a description of the share in the ‘Shared Folder Description’ ﬁ eld. It
is recommended to leave the remaining settings in their default state. Please refer to the User Manual on the
Step 5: 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 conﬁ gured 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:’ ﬁ eld (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 set up! Please see the User Manual on the LinkNavigator
Technical Speciﬁ cations
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.)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Buffalo Technology customers can obtain technical support using the following information:
•Online Help: Available from www.buffalotech.com.
•User Manual: Available on the Software CD enclosed with your purchase.
North America Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Europe Support is available between