Buffalo Technology TeraStation HD-HTGL-R5 User Manual

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User Manual

TeraStation

HD-HTGL/R5

www.buffalotech.com

Rev 5.4

 

Introduction

Congratulations on your new TeraStation! This user manual is intended to assist you in configuring it. If you run into difficulties or need additional help, feel free to contact our 24/7 Technical Support at (866) 752-6210 (USA & Canada only). Technical Support in Europe is available between the hours of 9am - 6pm (GMT) Monday through Thursday and9am-4:30pm (GMT) Friday for this product. Customers in Europe can obtain Technical Support using the following information: Email:helpdesk@buffalo-technology.ie | Web:www.buffalo-technology.com

This user manual uses images representative of TeraStation user interfaces and software. 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 TeraStation. 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 available for download at our web site: www.buffalotech.com.

Table of Contents

TeraStation Quick Setup....................................................

4

TeraNavigator Setup..........................................................

8

Accessing TeraStation Data from a PC.............................

14

Accessing TeraStation Data from a Mac...........................

17

TeraStation Diagram........................................................

21

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

24

Basic Settings..................................................................

25

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

26

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

28

Adding Extra Hard Drives................................................

34

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

38

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

42

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

43

Printers ..........................................................................

47

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

51

PCast .............................................................................

55

Maintenance....................................................................

56

UPS.................................................................................

57

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

67

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

69

Changing a Failed Hard Drive..........................................

70

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

78

Technical Support...........................................................

79

TeraStation Quick Setup

Begin setting up your TeraStation by plugging your power cable and

Ethernet cable into the back ofthe TeraStation as shown.

TeraStation Quick Setup

Connect your cables

Plug the power cord into a 120 volt wall socket.

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

TeraStation Quick Setup

Make sure that the power switch on the rear of the TeraStation is in the ON position, with the “I” symbol pressed down.

Press the power button on thefront panel. The LEDs will swirl as your TeraStation boots up.

After your TeraStation has completed booting up and the LEDs have ceased to swirl, check the LINK/ACT LED on the front of the TeraStation.

If it’s lit, then your TeraStation is connected properly, and you can go on to page 8. If it’s not lit, turn topage 7 for troubleshooting.

TeraStation Quick Setup

The TeraStation’s Ethernet port will automatically adjust to use either a Crossover or Patch cable, so you may connect the TeraStation to your network with either type of Ethernet cable. Buffalo

Technology doesn’t recommend connecting the TeraStation directly to a PC.

Verify that the LINK/ACT LED on the front of TeraStation is lit (seepage 6’s picture). If it’s lit, go to page 8 to continue setting up TeraStation. If the LINK/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 TeraStation 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, contact our 24/7 technical support at (866) 752-6210 (USA & Canada only). Technical Support in Europe is available between the hours of 9am - 6pm (GMT) Monday through Thursday and9am-4:30pm (GMT) Friday for this product. Customers in Europe can obtain Technical Support using the following information: Email:helpdesk@buffalo-technology.ie | Web:www.buffalo-technology.com

TeraNavigator Setup

Insert the TeraNavigator CD into your PC’s CD-ROMdrive. Setup should automatically launch. If it does not, manually launch setup.exe by pressing theStart menu and selecting the Run... option.When the Run dialog opens, typed:\setup.exe (where d is the drive letter of yourCD-ROMdrive).

Press OK to continue.

TeraNavigator Setup

TeraNavigator is now running. Please press the Install Client Utility icon, and thenStart. When installation is finished, pressLaunch.

TeraNavigator Setup

The TeraStation Client Utility allows you to easily configure TeraStation’s network settings. The tabs show the names of available TeraStations. If you have more than one TeraStation on the network, click the tab of the one you want to select it. While a TeraStation’s tab is selected, itsIP Address is visible and theView Shares button will take you directly to its network shares and folders. Seepage 66 for more information on TeraStation Client Utility. For now, make sure that the proper TeraStation’s tab is selected, clickSetup, and chooseBrowser Management.

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