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2.4802GHz.11b Wireless-B

User Guide

Media Adapter

WIRELESS

 

Model No. WMA11B

 

Wireless-BMedia Adapter

Copyright and Trademarks

Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2003 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

How to Use this Guide

This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Adapter easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this Guide:

This checkmark means there is a Note of interest and is something you should pay special attention to while using the Adapter.

This exclamation point means there is a Caution or Warning and is something that could damage your property or the Adapter.

This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Adapter.

In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this:

word: definition.

Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this:

Figure 0-1:Sample Figure Description

Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the “List of Figures” section in the “Table of Contents”.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

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Welcome

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What’s in this Guide?

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Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Wireless-BMedia Adapter and Its

 

Remote Controller

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Front Panel

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Back Panel

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Remote Controller

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Chapter 3: Connecting the Wireless-BMedia Adapter to Your Network for Setup7

Overview

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Connection to a Wired Network for Setup

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Connection to a Wireless Network for Setup Using Windows XP Only

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Chapter 4: Setting up the Wireless-BMedia Adapter

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Overview

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Running the Setup Wizard

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Using the Adapter Utility

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Chapter 5: Connecting the Wireless-BMedia Adapter to Your TV and Stereo

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Overview

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Instructions

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Placement Options

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Using the TV Setup

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Chapter 6: Using the Media Navigator

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Overview

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Music Menus

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Pictures Menu

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Help

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting

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Common Problems and Solutions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix B: Wireless Security

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A Brief Overview

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What Are The Risks?

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Appendix C: Planning Your Use of the Wireless-BMedia Adapter

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Overview

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Using the Adapter as Part of Your Wireless Network

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Using the Adapter as Part of Your Wired Network

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Appendix D: Creating a Playlist

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Appendix E: Setting a Static IP Address on Your PC

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Appendix F: Windows Help

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Appendix G: Glossary

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Appendix H: Specifications

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Appendix I: Warranty Information

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Appendix J: Regulatory Information

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Appendix K: Contact Information

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List of Figures

Figure 2-1:Front Panel

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Figure 2-2:Back Panel

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Figure 2-3:Remote Controller

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Figure 3-1:Example of a Connection to a Wired Computer for Setup

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Figure 3-2:Example of a Connection to aWireless-equippedComputer

 

for Setup

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Figure 3-3:Connect the Ethernet Network Cable

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Figure 3-4:Connect the Power

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Figure 4-1:Welcome Screen

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Figure 4-2:Installing the Adapter Screen

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Figure 4-3:Windows Installer Screen

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Figure 4-4:Microsoft .NET Framework Screen

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Figure 4-5:Microsoft .NET Framework Package Screen

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Figure 4-6:License Agreement Screen

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Figure 4-7:Select Music and Pictures Folders Screen

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Figure 4-8:Connection for Setup Screen

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Figure 4-9:Adapter Selection Screen

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Figure 4-10:Connection after Setup Screen

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Figure 4-11:Basic Settings Screen

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Figure 4-12:Basic Wireless Settings Screen

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Figure 4-13:Wireless Security Settings Screen

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Figure 4-14:Confirmation Screen

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Figure 4-15:Congratulations Screen

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Figure 4-16:Utility Icon

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Figure 4-17:Select Media Folder Manager

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Figure 4-18:Media Folder Manager

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Figure 4-19:Browse for Folder

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Figure 4-20:Start Menu

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Figure 5-1:Unplug the Power

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Figure 5-2:Connection to Your TV and Stereo

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Figure 5-3:Connection to Your TV Only

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Figure 5-4:Connect the Power

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Figure 5-5:Vertical Position

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Figure 5-6:Welcome Screen

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Figure 5-7:Windows Installer Screen

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Figure 5-8:Installing the Adapter Utility Screen

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Figure 5-9:Microsoft .NET Framework Screen

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Figure 5-10:Microsoft .NET Framework Package Screen

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Figure 5-11:License Agreement Screen

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Figure 5-12:Select Music and Pictures Folders Screen

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Figure 5-13:Utility Congratulations

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Figure 5-14:Media Adapter Setup

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Figure 6-1:Main Menu Screen

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Figure 6-2:Music Screen

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Figure 6-3:Choose Music Screen

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Figure 6-4:All Songs Screen

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Figure 6-5:Choose Artists Screen

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Figure 6-6:Now Playing Screen

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Figure 6-7:Music Options Screen

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Figure 6-8:Pictures Screen

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Figure 6-9:Choose Pictures Screen

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Figure 6-10:Now Showing Screen

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Figure 6-11:Picture Options Screen

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Figure 6-12:Help Screen

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Figure 6-13:Music Help Screen

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Figure B-1:Warchalking

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Figure C-1:Example of a Wireless Network

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Figure C-2:Example of a Wired Network

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Figure E-1:XP Default Interface

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Figure E-2:XP Classic Interface

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Figure E-3:Network Connection

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Figure E-4:Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

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Figure E-5:IP Address

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Welcome

Thank you for choosing the Wireless-BMedia Adapter. This Media Adapter lets you bring the digital pictures and music stored on your computer to your Home Entertainment Center, without running cables through the house. Using a wireless connection, the Media Adapter displays your digital photographs on the TV for the whole family to enjoy. And your digital music collection is finally freed from those little computer speakers and can play in full glory through your stereo system.

How does the Media Adapter do all of this? The Wireless-BMedia Adapter sits by your home stereo and television and connects to them using standard consumer electronics cables. Then it connects to your home network byWireless-B(802.11b) wireless networking, or if you prefer, it can be connected via standard 10/100 Ethernet cabling. Using the included remote control and theuser-friendlymenus on your TV, you can browse through the digital pictures on your computer by folder, filename, or thumbnail. You can view pictures one at a time, or watch an automatically created slideshow of all the pictures in a given folder. The Media Adapter supports four popular picture formats: JPG, GIF, TIF and BMP. Use the remote control’s Zoom button to get aclose-upof the details in your pictures.

You can also use the remote to browse your MP3 or WMA formatted music collection by title, artist, genre, folder, or playlist. Choose the music you want, and let the Wireless-BMedia Adapter play it through your stereo system. You can even let music play in the background while you browse your pictures.

Use the instructions in this Guide to help you integrate the Media Adapter into your network. These instructions should be all you need to get the most out of the Wireless-BMedia Adapter.

802.11b: an IEEE wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.4GHz.

Ethernet: an IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common transmission medium.

Chapter 1: Introduction

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Welcome

Wireless-BMedia Adapter

What’s in this Guide?

This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-BMedia Adapter.

Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter describes the Adapter’s applications and this User Guide.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Wireless-BMedia Adapter and Its Remote Controller This chapter describes the physical features of the Adapter and its Remote Controller.

Chapter 3: Connecting the Wireless-BMedia Adapter to Your Network for Setup

This chapter instructs you on how to connect the Adapter to your network before you run the Setup Wizard.

Chapter 4: Setting up the Wireless-BMedia Adapter

This chapter instructs you on how to use the Setup Wizard for setup and configuration of the Adapter. It also explains how to use the Wireless-BMedia Adapter Utility on your PC, so you can send pictures and music files to the Adapter.

Chapter 5: Connecting the Wireless-BMedia Adapter to Your TV and Stereo

This chapter explains how to connect the Adapter to your TV and stereo system. If you prefer to set up the Adapter from your TV, without using a computer, then refer to this chapter.

Chapter 6: Using the Media Navigator

This chapter describes the menus of the Media Navigator, which lets you easily select pictures to show and music to play.

Appendix A: Troubleshooting

This appendix describes some problems and solutions, as well as frequently asked questions, regarding installation and use of the Adapter.

Appendix B: Wireless Security

This appendix discusses security issues regarding wireless networking and measures you can take to help protect your wireless network.

Appendix C: Planning Your Use of the Wireless-BMedia Adapter

This appendix explains how you can integrate the Wireless-BMedia Adapter into your network.

Appendix D: Creating a Playlist

This appendix instructs you on how to create a playlist for your music selections, if you want to listen to the songs in a specific sequence.

Chapter 1: Introduction

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What’s in this Guide?

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Appendix E: Setting a Static IP Address on Your PC

This appendix explains how to set a static IP address on your PC, if you have set a static IP address on the Adapter and you also need a static IP address set on your PC.

Appendix F: Windows Help

This appendix describes how you can use Windows Help for instructions about networking, such as installing the TCP/IP protocol.

Appendix G: Glossary

This appendix gives a brief glossary of terms frequently used in networking.

Appendix H: Specifications

This appendix provides the technical specifications for the Adapter.

Appendix I: Warranty Information

This appendix supplies the warranty information for the Adapter.

Appendix J: Regulatory Information

This appendix supplies the regulatory information regarding the Adapter.

Appendix K: Contact Information

This appendix provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources, including Technical Support.

Chapter 1: Introduction

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What’s in this Guide?