Buffalo Technology LinkStation LS-LGL User Manual
Quick Setup Guide
•LinkNavigator Installation CD
•Quick Setup Guide (this manual)
Back Panel Layout
Reset Button (hold down for 3 seconds to reset)
Ethernet Cable (to
Mount for Cable
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
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.
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.
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3
Client OS Support:
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, OS X 10.2.8 or later, Linux
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.
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.
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