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User Manual

LS-WSGL

LinkStation Mini

www.buffalotech.com

Introduction

Congratulations on your new LinkStation Mini. This user manual is intended to assist you in confi guring it.

Because we’re constantly updating our products, 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 www.buffalotech.com.

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

Contact information for Buffalo Technology and our technical support is available on pages 67 and 68.

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Table of Contents

Back Panel Layout ............................................................

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Installation .......................................................................

5

Power Mode Switch ...........................................................

8

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

9

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

13

Add Additional Hard Drives ............................................

17

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

18

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

22

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

24

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

30

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

34

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

35

Passwords.......................................................................

36

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

37

DLNA Media Server .........................................................

41

Installing a Printer ..........................................................

42

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

47

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

49

Maintenance & Notifi cation.............................................

53

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

58

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

63

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

65

Technical Specifi cations..................................................

66

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

67

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

68

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

69

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Back Panel Layout

USB

Power Switch

Power Plug

Ethernet

(to Router)

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Installation

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:\LSnavi.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.

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LinkNavigator Setup

Press the Begin Installation button to begin.

If you’re installing on a PC, click on Easy Setup (the pink, upper button). Mac users can skip this step.

Click Next to step through the installation.

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LinkNavigator Setup

The wizard will step you through installation. Follow the directions on each screen and continue pressing Next to step through the installation.

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

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Power

Mode

Power Mode

The “Power Mode” switch on the back of the unit has three positions: “Auto”, “On”, and “Off”. The “Auto” position automatically powers the unit on or off based with your PC. If your PC is turned on the LinkStation will power up; if the PC is turned off the LinkStation will power down.

You must have installed the NAS Navigator software on your PC for this feature to work. Otherwise, if you move the switch to “auto”, your unit will power down by itself and you will have to manually turn it back on.

Also note that the unit needs to be powered on if you want to use the Web Access feature. When using Web Access, it is best to leave the Power Mode switch set to “On”.

Move the switch to the “Off” position to turn the LinkStation off. It will take about 35 seconds to shut down. Do not unplug or interrupt power to the unit until shutdown is complete and all LEDs are off.

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Using your LinkStation with a Windows PC

Two new icons will be on your desktop: Shortcut for LinkStation and

Buffalo NAS Navigator.

Clicking Shortcut for LinkStation takes you directly to the folders on your LinkStation.Share is the main folder that you can put fi les and folders in.Info contains a copy of your user manual.

The Buffalo NAS Navigator icon opens the LinkStation’s client utility. Turn to page 63 for more on using the NAS Navigator client utility.

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Accessing LinkStation Data from your PC

To Access LinkStation Data from a PC:

Your LinkStation uses “shares” (folders) to hold data. A share called “share” is already confi gured on your LinkStation, and you can create additional shares in Shared Folders. To start using your LinkStation, you can either click on theShortcut for LinkStation on your desktop, or you may just usedrive L in My Computer, which setup has mapped to the default share in your LinkStation.

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