Nuvo NV-USBW User Manual

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NV-USBWWireless USB Extender

Installation Guide

FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement Warning

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

-Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance.

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.

EN55022 Class-B


IC Statement

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.


Congratulations on your purchase of the NuVo NV-M3audio server and the newNV-USBWwireless USB extender from Silex. The M3 is unique in its ability to easily sync with Window’s Media Player with a single USB connection. The newNV-USBWis a wonderful tool for enabling multiple computers to sync with Media Player over a wireless home network. Enjoying the entire family’s music from a single M3, triple output audio server is now easier and more affordable than ever before.

Table of Contents


Page 3

What You Need for Setup and Use of Your NV-USBW/SX-2000WG

Page 3

Wireless Network Setup

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Wired Network Setup

Page 12

Virtual Link Operation with an NV-M3Music Server

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NV-USBWPackage Contents

Silex NV-USBW/SX-2000WGWireless USB DeviceServer-NV-M3Enabled

NV-USBW/SX-2000WGSetup disc for NuVo

10-wattpower supply

NuVo NV-USBWWireless USB Extender Installation Guide


Before proceeding with setup, please verify that your NV-USBW/SX-2000WGUSB Extender, or “Device Server” has an adhesive label on it that says “NuVoNV-M3Enabled”. Compatibility with theNV-M3requires a special firmware available only on theNV-USBW/SX-2000WGunits sold through NuVo, and not on themass-marketSilexNV-USBW/SX-2000WGunits.

If you have installed Sync Mate for NV-M3USB connectivity, you must uninstall it. TheNV-USBW/SX-2000WG virtual link replaces the Sync Mate functionality.

What you Need for Setup and Use of your NV-USBW/SX-2000WG

(1)The unpacked NV-USBW/SX-2000WGDevice Server unit, and its power supply, along with the AC cord that connects to the power supply. The Device Server unit should be set up at the top of the equipment rack containing theNV-M3unit (if it israck-mounted),or in a location within two meters of theNV-M3'sUSB jack. The Device Server's antenna should extend above the rest of the music system gear in this location.

(2)An operational wireless broadband router that is connected to the host PC containing the user's music library, either via a wireless connection, or a wired Ethernet connection from the PC to the router. Alternately, for wired operation, you may use an operational network wired access point, broadband router, or Ethernet hub.

(3)If the host PC with the music library is going to be permanently set up with a wired connection to the home network router, then for wireless operation with the NV-M3,you will need a wireless equipped notebook PC set up to operate on that home network.

(4)If the home network is set up with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security, you will need the WEP key permanently programmed into the router. If your user does not already have this key available, follow the router manufacturer's instructions to log into the set functions on a web browser. After logging in, navigate the setup pages to find the working key(s) following the router manufacturer's instructions to access this information. Figure 1 shows the wireless security screen and the screen's position in the menu headings for a popular Linksys router. Note that you select the “Wireless Security” page under the Wireless menu heading. If the user's router has been set up with WEP security (as it should to prevent outsider from using their Internet access service), then four alpha-numerickeys will show up in the Key1 to Key4 fields as shown. Record one of the keys for use later in this setup procedure. You will need this key for setting up theNV-USBW/SX-2000WGon the network as explained in the next section.

(5)Finally, you will need the NuVo NV-USBW/SX-2000WGsetup CD.

There are two options for network setup – wireless and wired. The setup instructions are covered in

separate sections.


Figure 1- Linksys router Wireless Security Setup Screen

Wireless Network Setup

(1)Make certain that the Wireless G router is powered up and operating correctly. You can test this by accessing the wireless connection with a wireless-equippedPC in the area. If the router is connected to an active Internet access modem (cable or DSL), then once the wireless icon in the lower right of the task bar shows a wireless connection, it is a good idea to simply open a browser and verify access to the Internet.

(2)Make certain that the NV-USBW/SX-2000WGis set up close to theNV-M3as described in paragraph (1) of the previous section. Connect the power supply to theNV-USBW/SX-2000WG. Connect the power cable to the power supply, and then plug it in to a live AC receptacle. Observe the rectangular LED's on the side of the unit opposite the antenna. All three LED's should flash on at first, then the bottom LED, labeled “Link” should flash for a few seconds. Finally the Link LED should go out, and the top “Wireless” LED should begin to flash.

(3)Insert the NuVo NV-USBW/SX-2000WGsetup disk into thewireless-connectedPC operating on the wireless network. Atop-level“Device Server Setup CD” menu screen will come up.Left-clickon the “Device Server Setup” button on the left.

(4)The Setup Screen shown in Figure 2 will come up. Left-clickon the large “Wireless” button on the right.


Figure 2: – Setup Screen

(5) Left-click“yes” on the decision window shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 – “Yes” to Exceptions List addition


(6)The screen shown in Figure 4 will come up. Make certain that “Setup device server from PC” is the default setting. Then, left-click“Next”.

Figure 4 – Selecting “Setup Device Server from PC by wireless LAN”

(7) Left-click“Yes” to accept the Silex Software License Agreement.

(8)A status window will come up which indicates, “Stopping the WZC service …”, and then the status window shown in Figure 5 will come up.

Please note that because the Device Server Setup application does not know the network parameters at this point, it must necessarily disconnect the PC you are using from the network, and establish a peer-to-peerconnection with the Device Server. You will see the wireless status indicator in your desktop taskbar show a “connecting” status (animated dot sequence under the wireless icon) while thepeer-to-peerlink setup completes.


Figure 5 – “Changing the Wireless LAN configuration” status

(9) The Device Server Search window shown in Figure 6 should come up within a few minutes.

Figure 6 – Device Server Search window


If the selection window shown in Figure 6 does not come up, but a “Confirm Configuration Parameters” window comes up instead at this point, the wireless PC you are using has failed to locate the Device Server.

(a)Double-checkto make sure that the Device Server is physically located as explained in Step (1) of the “What You Need for Setup” section.

(b)Double-checkto make sure the Device Server is powered up and displaying the LED status explained in Step (1) of this “Wireless Network Setup” section.

If either of these steps was missed, repeat steps (1) through (9) in this section. If you still don't see the selection window shown in Figure 6, contact NuVo Technical Support at (866) 796-4904for further assistance.

Select the Device Server line as shown in figure 6, if it is not already selected. Then, left-clickthe “Next” button.

(10)Make certain that the default “Get IP Address Automatically” option is set in the “Setting TCP/IP” window shown in Figure 7. In the unlikely event that the user's network is set up without Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) enabled, then you will have to click Assign IP Address, and enter the values for the three fields “grayed out” in the image below. Refer to the Silex manuals available on the NuVo NV-USBW/SX-2000WGsetup CD for details. Then,left-clickthe “Next” button.

Figure 7 – “Setting TCP/IP” Window