Buffalo Technology LinkStation Live Shared Network Storage User Manual

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LinkStation Live

Shared Network Storage

www.buffalotech.com

v1.10

 

Introduction

Congratulations on your new LinkStation Live. This user manual is intended to assist you in configuring it.

Because we’re constantly updating our product, the images and text in this manual may vary slightly from the images and text displayed by your LinkStation. These changes are minor and should not affect the ease of setup adversely. As time passes, future user interfaces, updated software, and later versions of this manual may be freely available for download at our web site: http://www.buffalotech.com.

If you run into difficulties or need additional help, feel free to contact our technical support.

Contact information for Buffalo Technology and our technical support is available on pages 73 and 74.

 

Table of Contents

Initial Setup......................................................................

4

Install Software.................................................................

8

Using your LinkStation with a PC ...................................

11

Using your LinkStation with a Mac..................................

15

LinkStation Layout..........................................................

21

Advanced Settings ..........................................................

22

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

26

Disk Management............................................................

28

Shared Folders................................................................

32

Groups............................................................................

36

Users...............................................................................

37

WebAccess.......................................................................

39

Troubleshooting Multiple Shares.....................................

43

Backups .........................................................................

45

PCast and DLNA .............................................................

49

Using your LinkStation with iTunes.................................

58

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

55

System Status ................................................................

60

Client Utility....................................................................

64

Printer Installation .........................................................

66

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

71

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

72

Contact Information (USA)...............................................

73

Contact Information (Europe) ..........................................

74

GPL Information .............................................................

75

Connecting your LinkStation

Begin by plugging your power cable andEthernet cable into the back of the LinkStation as shown.

Connect your Cables

Plug the power cord into a wall socket or surge protecter. Plug type and socket will differ according to country of use.

Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a hub, router, or switch in your network.

Powering up

Press the power button on the front panel. LEDs will blink as your LinkStation boots up.

After your LinkStation has completed booting up, check the LINK/ ACT LED on the front of the LinkStation. If it’s lit, then your LinkStation is connected properly, and you can go on to page 8. If it’s not lit, turn to page 7 for troubleshooting.

Setup Notes

The LinkStation’s Ethernet port will automatically adjust to use either a crossover or catch cable, so you may connect the LinkStation to your network with either type of Ethernet cable.

Verify that the LINK/ACT LED on the front of LinkStation is lit (see page 6’s picture). If it’s lit, go to page 8 to continue setting up LinkStation. If theLINK/ACT LED is still not lit, try the suggestions below to verify that you’re not suffering from common setup problems.

Having problems? Make sure that:

the LinkStation and the router, hub or switch are both powered on,

the Ethernet cable is securely plugged in at both ends, and

the Ethernet cable is not damaged. Verify this by trying a different Ethernet cable.

If problems persist, you may contact Buffalo Technology’s technical support. See pages 73 and 74 for technical support contact information.

Installing Software

Insert the LinkNavigator CD into your computer’s CD-ROMdrive.

On a PC, setup should automatically launch. If it does not, manually launch setup.exe by pressing Start and selecting theRun... option. When theRun dialog opens, typed:\setup.exe (where d is the drive letter of yourCD-ROMdrive). PressOK to continue.

If you are installing the software on a Mac, open the CD and click LinkNavigator to begin installation.

LinkNavigator Setup

Press the Begin Installation button to begin.

If you’re installing on a PC, click on Connect this PC to LinkStation (the green, lower button). Mac users can skip this step.

Click Next to step through the installation.

LinkNavigator Setup

Continue pressing Next to step through the installation.

When installation is complete, you may close the installation window.

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