Buffalo Technology LinkStation LS-LGL User Manual

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Quick Setup Guide


Package Contents:


Ethernet Cable

Power Cable

LinkNavigator Installation CD

Quick Setup Guide (this manual)

Warranty Card



Back Panel Layout

MAC Address

Power Switch

Serial Number


Reset Button (hold down for 3 seconds to reset)

Ethernet Cable (to


Power Cable

Mount for Cable



Initial Installation

Insert the LinkNavigator CD into your computer’s CDROM drive. If setup doesn’t launch automatically, you

can launch it manually by clicking Start, thenRun....

When the Run dialog opens, type d:\LSnavi.exe

(where “d” is the drive letter

of your CD-ROM).PressOK to continue. If you are

installing the software on a Mac, open the cd and click LinkNavigator to begin installation.

Click on Begin


If you’re installing on a Mac, skip to the next page.

If you’re installing on a PC, click on Easy Setup (the

pink, upper button).

Click Next to step through the installation.

Continue pressing Next and follow the steps shown.

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

Congratulations! Your LinkStation is ready to use. Turn to page 4 for more on using your LinkStation with a PC, or page 6 for more on using your LinkStation with a Mac.

Please see the LinkStation User Manual on your LinkNavigator

CD for more help and configuration options.

Using your LinkStation with a Windows PC

If you’re using a Windows PC, two

new icons will be on your desktop:

Shortcut for LinkStation and Buffalo NAS Navigator.

The LinkStation shortcut will take directly to the folder on your LinkStation.

Share is the main folder that you can putfiles and other folders into.

The Buffalo NAS Navigatoricon opens the LinkStation’s client utility. This lets you easily view system information for your LinkStation(s) and change your LinkStation’s settings. Until you change it, the GUI’s username is “admin” and the password is “password”. Consult your user manual for more information on the Buffalo NAS Navigator.

Using your LinkStation with a Mac

After installing the LinkNavigator software, your Mac will have two new icons on the desktop.

The LS-LGLSettings.txt file contains the IP address of your

LinkStation. NASNavigator is the LinkStation’s client utility.

Clicking NASNavigator opens the LinkStation’s client utility. This lets you easily view system information for your LinkStation and change its settings. Consult your user manual for more information on the Buffalo NAS Navigator.

From the Finder, click Go, and then chooseConnect to Server.

With the information in the LSLGLSettings.txt file, you can easily

connect to the LinkStation from any of your computers on your local network.

Using your LinkStation with a Mac

In the Server Address field, enter

your LinkStation’s IP address in the form smb://ipaddress

(where “ipaddress” is your LinkStation’s IP address), and click Connect.

You can get your LinkStation’s

IP address from the LSLGLSettings.txt file on your


Select Guest and click onConnect. Note: If you have

configured share permissions

on your LinkStation, select

Registered User and enter your login credentials.

Select share from the list of folders on the LinkStation.

The share will open. A link to it will appear on your desktop.

Technical Specifications


LAN Standards:

IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3




1000BASE-T:8B1Q4, PAM5;100BASE-TX:4B5B








MLT-3,MLT-3;10BASE-TManchester Coding



Media Interface:




Electric Current:




Power Consumption:





~3.5 lbs



Operating Temperature:




Client OS Support:

Windows Vista, XP, 2000, OS X 10.2.8 or later, Linux


Technical Support

Buffalo Technology offers free technical support. See the back page of this guide for contact information. Also visit our web site at www.buffalotech.com.

FCC Warning

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.


USA/Canada Technical Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll-Free:866-752-6210email: info@buffalotech.com

Europe Technical Support is available in English, German, French, Italian and

Spanish. For opening hours and relevant telephone numbers, please go to www.buffalo-technology.com/contact

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