LinkStation Setup Manual

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Contents
Chapter 1 Setup ................................................................3
LinkNavigator Setup ................................................................ 3 Diagrams and Layout .............................................................. 5

Chapter 2 Using your LinkStation................................... 7
Open Shared Folder................................................................ 7 Open shared folder from the second PC................................. 8 Adding the LinkStation ............................................................ 9 Power Switch .......................................................................... 10 Web Administration Tool .......................................................... 11 Add a shared folder ................................................................. 13 Adding Users........................................................................... 15 Adding Groups ........................................................................ 17 Access Restrictions ................................................................. 18 Admin Password ..................................................................... 24 Initialization ............................................................................. 25

Chapter 3 Useful Functions ............................................. 27
WebAccess ............................................................................. 27 BitTorrent Client....................................................................... 35 Direct Copy ............................................................................. 41 Time Machine .......................................................................... 43 Sleep Timer ............................................................................. 48

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Appendix

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Specifications .......................................................................... 50 Status LED .............................................................................. 51 Software .................................................................................. 54 Info folder ................................................................................ 55 Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 56 Data Backup............................................................................ 58

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Chapter 1 Setup
LinkNavigator Setup
In order to set up your LinkStation (initial setting), from your computer, you will need to install LinkNavigator, that is included on the Utility CD that comes with this unit. Navigator2 program, which will also be installed during set up, can be used to open shares on the unit. In a DHCP network environment, you will simply have to connect this device to the network and power it on to use. Make sure that the router and LinkStation are connected via a LAN cable before turning the unit on. It is suggested that the workgroup setting, network drive mapping, date, time and other settings be configured manually using the following procedures.

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Insert the Utility CD to your computer. LinkNavigator will launch. NOTE: - For Windows Vista, click [Run LSNavi.exe] when the auto-play screen is displayed. When the message "Windows needs your permission to continue", click "Continue". – For Mac OS, double click on the [LinkNavigator] icon on the utility CD. - Please disable your anti-virus software and/or firewall feature of your OS if it is enabled. You may not be able to set up this device if they are enabled. Refer to the software’s manual for information on how to disable and enable these features. After set up is complete, you can re-enable the features.

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Run the setup. Click [Begin Installation]. The example here shows the Windows' screen (on LSXHL). NOTE: If this screen is not displayed on Windows, Double click on the Utility CD. icon (LSNavi.exe) included in

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Follow the instructions on the screen to connect and set up (initialize) the LinkStation. Hub or Router

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Now you have completed the setup (initial settings) of your LinkStation. Click on the top right corner of the LinkStation to close the LinkNavigator. Then, open the shared folder of the LinkStation using NAS Navigator2 which was installed during setup. Launch NAS Navigator2. NOTE: On Windows, click [start] - [All Programs] - [BUFFALO] - [BUFFALO NAS Navigator] [BUFFALO NAS Navigator2]. - On Mac OS, double click on [NAS Navigator2] icon in the Dock.

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Double click on the LinkStation's icon. The example here shows the Windows' screen (on LSXHL).

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The shared folder in the LinkStation is displayed. NOTE: On Mac OS, LinkStation is either mounted as a drive icon on the desktop, or displayed in the sidebar on the Finder.

Now you have completed the setup. You can now use the LinkStation's shared folder to save files just like another hard drive.

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Flashing pattern varies depending on each message. Red light is flashing: Red light flashes when an error occurs. 2 2 LinkStation Setup Manual 5 . Flashing pattern varies depending on each message. please refer to "Status LED" on page 51. Front 1 1 Status LED Blue light is ON: Power ON Blue light is OFF: Power OFF Amber light is flashing: The amber light flashes if there is a message. For more information. and "Initialization" on page 25 for more information. Function switch This is used for the Direct Copy function (function to copy a media file which is stored in the storage device connected to a USB connector to LinkStation). for removing USB devices which is connected to the LinkStation or for initializing settings of the LinkStation. For more information. Refer to "Direct Copy" on page 41. please refer to "Status LED" on page 51.Chapter1 Setup Diagrams and Layout The following list shows the name of each component of the LinkStation. "To remove a USB device" on page 42.

or a compatible USB Printer. a UTP device. the LED light next to the power connector will turn green. OFF (The factory default): Turn the LinkStation OFF. Power Switch AUTO: Power the LinkStation automatically when the PC is on. may be connected to the LinkStation USB port on the back of the unit. and flashes green when there is network activity. USB devices such as USB hub. When the AC adapter is connected. ON: Turn the LinkStation ON. USB Connector (USB 2. The LED will turn green when the unit is Linked. a card reader (except one that recognizes more than 2 memory cards).1 Series A) A USB Mass Storage device. compatible UPS devices.. such as a digital camera. The LED next to the LAN port is the LINK/ACT LED. mouse or keyboard may not be used. 3 4 6 7 5 8 5 6 5 7 8 Hook Used as a strain relief for AC Adapter cable.Chapter1 Setup Back 3 4 Fan Do not block the fan when installing the unit. LAN Port Connect a LAN cable.0/1. 7 8 LinkStation Setup Manual 6 . Power Connector Connect the supplied AC.

double click on [NAS Navigator2] icon in the Dock.[BUFFALO] . or displayed in the sidebar on the Finder. You can now use the LinkStation's shared folder to save files just like another hard drive.On Mac OS.[(All) Programs] . NOTE: On Windows.[BUFFALO NAS Navigator] [BUFFALO NAS Navigator2]. 3 The shared folder of the LinkStation is displayed. The example here shows the Windows' screen (on LS-XHL). click [start] . 2 Double click on the LinkStation's icon. NOTE: On Mac OS. . LinkStation Setup Manual 7 . LinkStation is mounted as a drive icon on the desktop.Chapter 2 Using your LinkStation Open Shared Folder 1 Launch NAS Navigator2.

click [Install NAS Navigator]. click on the right top of the LinkNavigator to close it.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Open shared folder from the second PC You will not have to perform the setup (initial settings) again if you have already set up the LinkStation from one computer.exe] when the auto-play screen is displayed. You will have to install NAS Navigator2 on each additional computer. LinkNavigator will launch. 3 4 Follow the instruction on the screen to install NAS Navigator 2. After NAS Navigator2 is installed. click "Continue". NOTE: . – For Mac OS. 2 Click [Options] .[Additional Software Installation]. When the message "Windows needs your permission to continue". click [Lang.exe) included on the Utility CD. NOTE: If this screen does not launch automatically.For Windows Vista. open the shared folder of the LinkStation using NAS Navigator2 which was just installed. Then. LinkStation Setup Manual 8 . to open the LinkStation shared folders. 1 Insert the Utility CD to your computer. double click on the [LinkNavigator] icon in the utility CD. double click on icon (LSNavi. On Mac OS.

[BUFFALO] . Adding the LinkStation You will have to run the LinkNavigator for each LinkStations that you add to your network. Double click on the LinkStation's icon.[All Programs] . NOTE: On Windows.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation 5 Launch NAS Navigator2. .[BUFFALO NAS Navigator] [BUFFALO NAS Navigator2]. 6 Follow the instruction on the screen to install NAS Navigator 2. double click on [NAS Navigator2] icon in the Dock. 7 The shared folder in the LinkStation is displayed. or displayed in the sidebar on the Finder. (You cannot set up multiple LinkStations at the same time. LinkStation is mounted as a drive icon on the desktop. You can now use the LinkStation's shared folder to save files just like another hard drive.On Mac OS. Setup is completed.) LinkStation Setup Manual 9 . NOTE: On Mac OS. click [start] .

Set the Power switch to “ON” position when you set up the LinkStation. . (The LinkStation uses very low power consumption using this feature) ON: The LinkStation stays on. After the initial setup. OFF: Turns LinkStation off. Install NAS Navigator2 on a computer and set “Auto Power Management feature”. NOTE: Some environment may not recognize “AUTO” or this unit may not synchronize with the computer’s power behavior. the LinkStation may shutdown during the setup. switch it to “ON”. LinkStation Setup Manual 10 . Otherwise (or when it is set to “AUTO”). even when computers are off. enabling the power linking feature with PC. When this occurs.If the LinkStation is off while using the power linking feature with PC due to a power outage or AC adapter is removed. .Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Power Switch The LinkStation’s power can be automatically turned ON or OFF with your computer. Auto: In this mode.Keep in mind that immediately after the Power switch is switch to the “ON” or “AUTO” position. . The LinkStation will automatically power on when any of the computers on the network power on. . switch the Power switch to ON and boot LinkStation. the LinkStation will not shut down for about 5 minutes while it checks the status of your computer.It may take a while until the Power LED turns off after you turn off your computer. LinkStation will automatically turn off when computers with NAS Navigator2 installed turn off. switch it to “AUTO” to synchronize with the power of your computer. Put the Power Switch back to the “AUTO” position after LinkStation boot up. (Factory default) Note: Damage can occur to the LinkStation if the AC adapter is removed while in the ON position.

.[BUFFALO] . NOTE: To display the configuration screen. follow the procedure below. double click on [NAS Navigator2] icon in the Dock. Select the LinkStation you want to display.On Mac OS.When selecting the LinkStation icon. LinkStation Setup Manual 11 . User name: admin Password: password After you login. change the password for security purposes. 1 Launch NAS Navigator2. 3 Enter your user name and password. . 2 Right click on the LinkStation icon (on Mac OS click the icon while holding down the control key). select [Open Web Admin] in the displayed menu. use the following user name and password.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Web Administration Tool To display the LinkStation configuration screen.[All Programs] . you can verify individual information of LinkStation such as IP address. click [start] . NOTE: When the total of more than 2 LinkStations and TeraStations are connected on the same network. NOTE: On Windows.[BUFFALO NAS Navigator] [BUFFALO NAS Navigator2]. and click [Login]. multiple icons will be displayed.

For Windows. • Extension Configure for WebAccess. install Internet Explorer 6. disk check format. • Users/Groups Register and delete users/groups.3. backup.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation 4 The configuration screen is displayed. Firefox 1.5 or later. • Networks Register and delete a network or workgroup. NOTE: Compatible browsers for the configuration screen are Internet Explorer 6. The configuration screen may not be displayed properly in any other browser which is not listed above. install Firefox 1.5 or later. • Shared folders You can add/delete shared folders. NOTE: The current status of the LinkStation (a LinkStation name. For Mac OS X 10. IP address. and complete disk format. timer ON/OFF. or Firefox 1. install Safari 3 or later.0 Service Pack 2 or later or Firefox 1. Print Server.0 Service Pack 2 or later. initialization. Now displaying the LinkStation's configuration has been completed.5 or later. time. • Systems Perform Name. NOTE: The configuration screen contains the following items.5 or later. UPS synchronization settings. LinkStation Setup Manual 12 . and configure for a direct copy. and Safari 3 or later. set access restrictions.9. mail notification settings. and Time Machine.4. workgroup and hard disk information) is displayed. For Mac OS X 10.

NOTE: If you would like to copy the settings of an existing folder. 1 In the LinkStation configuration screen.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Add a shared folder To add a shared folder. attributes and other settings. NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. LinkStation Setup Manual 13 . use the following procedure. select a source folder at [Copy Settings From]. 2 1) Set a shared folder name. 2) Click [Save]. Now you have created a new shared folder. click [Create Folder] in [Shared Folders].

You can configure a recycle bin for each folder on the configuration screen above (Not available for AppleTalk and FTP connections). • A shared folder whose attribute is set to Read Only or a USB hard disk with NTFS/HFS+ format. the message "(Read Only)” is added to the descriptions of that share folder. It is just like a recycle bin on your OS. • A shared folder whose attribute is set to Read Only cannot be written by any users or groups who has a privilege to read and write. Deleted data in a shared folder will be temporarily moved to a [Recycle Bin] folder. To recover deleted data. LinkStation Setup Manual 14 . therefore this folder will be read only for all users. NOTE: This is set to [Read & Write] by factory default. open the [Recycle Bin] folder and move files. To set a shared folder to Read-only A shared folder will become Read-Only when you select the [Read Only] attribute of a shared folder in the Shared Folder Configuration screen and click [Save].Chapter2 Using your LinkStation To protect your data in a shared folder accidentally being deleted (Using Recycle Bin).

2) Click [Create User]. NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. Now you have completed adding a user. 2 1) Enter a name and descriptions of a user. 2) Click [Save]. use the following procedure.[Local Users] on the LinkStation configuration screen. LinkStation Setup Manual 15 . 1 1) Click [Users/Groups] .Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Adding Users To add a user.

From the menu popped up by right clicking. you can verify [Owner].) LinkStation Setup Manual 16 . open a new window using [Security] tab . and [Date Modified] and other information regarding My Computer or Explorer are displayed. and verify in the [Owner] tab.[Advanced Settings] button. (The procedure to check an owner is different for each OS. • Right click on the bar on which [Name].Chapter2 Using your LinkStation • Use the same user name and password for LinkStation as Window's network login. If these values are different. use the following procedure. a shared folder which you have set access restrictions cannot be accessed. you can select information to be displayed. The example above shows for Windows XP. To confirm an owner. [Type]. Also. [Size]. you cannot access a shared folder even though the screen to enter a user name and password is displayed if the network login name is different on Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/Server 2008. You must login to Windows using the user name and password set here. • In properties screen of each file or folder.

NOTE: If a group ID is left blank. NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. click [Add].Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Adding Groups To add a group. use the following procedure. 3) Click [Save].[Local Groups] on the LinkStation configuration screen. 1 1) Click [Users/Groups] . 2) Click [Create Group]. a group ID will be automatically assigned. LinkStation Setup Manual 17 . 2) Select users who join a group. 2 1) Enter a group name and description for that group.

but you cannot set restrictions to folders in a shared folder. LinkStation Setup Manual 18 . NOTE: You can set access restrictions per shared folder. • User/Group permissions can not be set from the security tab on the properties screen of a folder when using a Windows SMB server. Access restrictions by using Delegate Authority server feature Follow the procedures described on page 21.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Access Restrictions Use the following methods to restrict users on the LinkStation. Access restrictions for locally registered users Follow the procedures described on page 19.

3) Click the checkbox for [Access Restrictions]. Follow the procedures described in "Adding Groups" on page 17. Follow the procedures described in "Adding Users" on page 15. LinkStation Setup Manual 19 . 1 If you are using Windows. click [Shared Folders] . 2 Register a user and group for the LinkStation. write down an account and password which has been already registered on Windows. 2) Register a group name that will use the LinkStation. 1) Register a user name that will use the LinkStation.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Access restrictions for locally registered users You can set the access restrictions for shared folders by user name and group name for locally registered users. 3 Set the access restrictions for shared folders. 2) Click a shared folder you want to set access restrictions for. NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. If you do not want to create a new account. create a new Windows user account and set a password. You can create a user account and password for Windows in the [User Accounts] within Control Panel.[Folder Setup]. 1) In the LinkStation configuration screen.

If you log on from a Microsoft Network Domain. Now you have completed the settings for access restrictions.If the read-only and writable privileges are both given to a specific user. 7) Click [Save].Chapter2 Using your LinkStation 4) Click [Add]. 2) Click [Add]. click [Local Groups]-[Add]. you can set the access restrictions with the user names/group names which are registered on the domain. NOTE: The procedure described here shows an example of how to set the access restrictions for local users. To set the access restrictions for local group. LinkStation Setup Manual 20 . 1) Click a user you want to permit to access. 5) 6) Select privilege of the user or group you added. . and insert a checkmark. click the group you want to permit to access. NOTE: If you have selected [Local Groups] in Step 4. that user will have readonly access.

For Windows Vista. • If you are not accessing the LinkStation while logging into Windows using the account information registered to the authentication server. You must read restrictions below. Consult your network administrator for details. • You cannot set access restrictions if you do not access the LinkStation while logged in to windows using the account information.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Access restrictions by using the Delegate Authority server feature Follow the below procedure to permit access by administration all user accounts and passwords that access LinkStation using a delegate server.[File Sharing Security Level Change Tool] . If you click [Yes]. you need to change the security settings on Windows Vista. • Setting access permission per user/group from the properties screen security tab is not supported when using a SMB server. "Start changing file sharing security level.[File Sharing Security Level Change Tool]. Select [Start] .During the initial setup. Windows Server 2003/Server 2008.[Programs] . follow the instructions on the screen and restart your PC . There are restrictions when administrating through delegate authority server. the message. • You cannot connect as anonymous via FTP id you use the Delegate Authority option. The network administrators or a person who has proper knowledge regarding Microsoft should complete this procedure. . and then select [Change security level] to change the security settings (Select "Recover default security level" change it back to the previous setting). Will you continue?" will be displayed. NOTE: "File Sharing Security Level Change Tool" can be installed only on Windows Vista using the CD included. Windows Server 2003/Server 2008 Users When using Delegate Authority to External SMB server feature to restrict access.[BUFFALO] . LinkStation Setup Manual 21 . • You cannot connect as a guest user via AFP if you use the delegate Authority option.

NOTE: When connecting using AFP and FTP. 2) Select [Delegate Authority to External SMB Server]. always use an IP address. 2 1) Enter the workgroup name. you need to match the workgroup of this unit to the Windows Domain Controller name. LinkStation Setup Manual 22 . 4) Click [Save]. It may not be authenticated if a server name is used.[Workgroup] on the LinkStation configuration screen. NOTE: If you specify the Windows Domain Controller as an external SMB authentication server. 2) Click [Modify Settings].Chapter2 Using your LinkStation 1 1) Click [Network] . and enter the shared folder name for the authentication test. 2) Click [Use Windows Domain Controller as Authentication Server] and [Automatic User Registration] to insert check marks. 3 1) Enter the name or IP address of an authentication server. 3) Click [Enable Authentication Shared Folder] to insert the check mark.

Now you have completed the settings for the Authentication Server. always use an IP address. select a user and click [Delete].When connecting using AFP and FTP. It may not be authenticated if a server name is used.Names of users who are registered are listed in the [Users/Groups] .AFP connection and FTP connection does not allow to obtain user information by delegating authority to external SMB server.You can restrict the access to the shared folder by the user name obtained.A user who is automatically registered will belong to the "hdusers" group. They can be set to belong to any group from the Group settings.[External Users].Enter the IP address when specifying a server in other segment (such as the network over the router). . .Chapter2 Using your LinkStation 4 You can restrict the access to the shared folder by the user name selected. . . . . LinkStation Setup Manual 23 . A user that has been registered to the specified authentication server will be automatically registered as a LinkStation's user when he/she opens the shared folder for authentication (you can also register users directly). To delete a user.

"admin" cannot be changed. Use the user name "admin" as a user name to login the LinkStation configuration screen. NOTE: The administrator's user name. 2 Select [admin] and click [Edit User]. LinkStation Setup Manual 24 .Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Admin Password Configure the administrator's password of the LinkStation. NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen.[Local Users] on the LinkStation configuration screen. Now you have completed the settings for the administrator's password. . 2) Click [Save]. "admin". 1 Click [Users/Groups] .You cannot set the access restriction and WebAccess feature by specifying the administrator's user name. 3 1) Enter a password twice for confirmation.

you must select [Restore admin password to factory defaults] first and then click [Restore LinkStation]. Write your password down and never forget it. 1 2 Place the power switch to ON position while holding down the function switch. The status LED will start flashing (blue). and the administrator (admin) password is set to factory defaults. follow the procedures below. At this time. only the IP address and the Ethernet frame size setting is reset.If you do not want to initialize the administrator (admin) 's password even though you initialize the LinkStation. select [Keep current admin password] in the [System]-[Restore/Format] . You can initialize other items on the LinkStation configuration screen. The blue function switch will flash (for 1 minute). NOTE: It will take 2-3 minutes until the initialization begins. the IP address. you need to initialize the LinkStation from the configuration screen again.Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Initialization To restore the configuration of the LinkStation. NOTE: When the LinkStation is initialized. . and click [Apply].To set up the LinkStation again. LinkStation Setup Manual 25 . the Ethernet frame size settings. . While the function switch is flashing blue press the function switch again. The status LED is flashing in amber when starting the initialization process. the initialization process has been completed. 3 When the status LED which flashes turns to the illuminated blue.[Restore Factory Defaults] screen. Now initialization of the LinkStation's configuration has been completed. If you choose not to initialize the administrator's password on the configuration screen. you can no longer configure the LinkStation if you forget the password.If you have configured not to initialize the administrator's (admin) password during initializing process. .

Chapter2 Using your LinkStation Initialization on the configuration screen On the LinkStation configuration screen. and Time Machine. you can initialize following settings in addition to the initialized items described above. Workgroup settings. Now the initialization on the configuration screen has been completed. Administrator's password. mail notification feature settings. Enter the exact same number as shown in the [Confirmation Number] field within 60 seconds. NTP settings. The [Confirm Operation] screen will be displayed. Shared service settings. Description. HDD spin down. Print server function. User settings. Timer ON/OFF. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen. Media server. NOTE: The following settings will be initialized. LinkStation Setup Manual 26 . Language settings. the access restrictions of the shared folder. WebAccess feature. and click [Apply]. 1 Click [System]-[Restore/Format] on the LinkStation configuration screen. LinkStation name. 2 3 4 Click [Restore LinkStation]. User group. BitTorrent. Backup Settings. UPS synchronization settings.

You can set the access restrictions on the LinkStation per shared folder that you want visible from other computers. LinkStation Setup Manual 27 . 2) Click [WebAccess]. 2 Click the shared folder to be published.Chapter 3 Useful Functions WebAccess About WebAccess Feature This feature allows you to access files in a shared folder on the LinkStation via the Internet (you can access the LinkStation from any where to play your music. 1 1) Click [Extensions]. LinkStation is also equipped with auto settings feature for routers via UPnP and redirect feature by using the buffalonas. WebAccess configuration procedure NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen.com server (similar to Dynamic DNS). display pictures. or download/upload data).

files in a shared folder will be visible on the Internet without access restrictions. 4 Click [Save]. • Allow All Group / Users: Only LinkStation registered groups/users can access (view). this option is not displayed. LinkStation Setup Manual 28 . 2) Click [Save]. If access restrictions are not set in the shared folder management screen. • Allow Anonymous: Anyone can access (view) shared folders.Chapter 3 Useful Functions 3 1) Select share you want to set access restriction from [WebAccess Settings]. depending on settings. • Use Inherited Folder Permissions: Use shared folders access restrictions set from shares management screen. NOTE: Please note that. • Disable: Shared folders will not be published.

NOTE: This is the name to enter when accessing BuffaloNAS. proceed with operation. 4) Enter the password to save and use the name in [BuffaloNAS. NOTE: If you want to transmit data more secure by using SSL encryption. NOTE: This does not work unless the router's UPnP is enabled. enter the host name in [DNS Hostname].com Name]. 3) Enter the LinkStation name to be published in [BuffaloNAS. • To use the generic DNS service instead of using BuffaloNAS. 6) Click [Save].com Key]. its name registration will be deleted on the BuffaloNAS. • If the LinkStation is left unconnected from the Internet a certain period of time. insert a checkmark [HTTPS/ SSL Encryption]. Now you have completed the settings for the WebAccess feature. The security alert message will be displayed at this time. Port 9000 of the LinkStation is default and is used to allow access from the router side the LinkStation (The port on the LinkStation side is set to 9000). It does not have to be the same name as the actual LinkStation.com server. 5) Click [Auto-Configure Firewall (UPnP)] to insert a checkmark.com. 2) Click [Use BuffaloNAS.com. enter the external port of a router side. LinkStation Setup Manual 29 .com] to insert a checkmark.Chapter 3 Useful Functions 5 1) Select [Enable]. • If configuring manually without using UPnP.

• It does not support uploading files.. • You cannot play video files or music files for which DRM is set by using this feature. and connect to the Internet. • To create a video file which is playable on the iPhone. and select "Go". • The screen shots for step 2 and later screen shots are examples from a PC. and click [Connect]. 2 Enter BuffaloNAS. (BuffaloNAS. 3 Enter "http://buffalonas. use off-the-shelf software to convert to playable formats for the iPhone or iPod touch.com) http://buffalonas. and the picture files are displayed in the browser). • You cannot play video files or music files that are saved in the WebAccess folders where access restrictions are set.com/" in the address bar.com/ To access BuffaloNAS. and other countries.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Procedure to access (view) published folder set by the WebAccess feature 1 Open the following URL in an Internet browser.S. • iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc. changing file names.com name which is set in the WebAccess Service configuration on the LinkStation. or deleting files. The screens will look different from the actual iPhone/iPod screens.com from iPhone/iPod touch: 1 Tap Safari from "Home" screen. 2 Tap the address bar on top of the "Safari" screen. registered in the U. LinkStation Setup Manual 30 . • You cannot download files saved to iPhone/iPod touch by using this feature (the video file and music file will be streaming. • The compatibility of playing the video files and music files depends on the specifications of Safari and QuickTime installed on the iPhone/iPod.

http://global IP address of the LinkStation:9000/ (For SSL. use https://global IP address of the LinkStation:9000/) NOTE: To verify the IP address of your LinkStation.com. Now you can access (view) a shared folder of the LinkStation which is published. open the following URL on the Internet browser.Chapter 3 Useful Functions 3 On the Internet browser. Refer to your router's manual for the procedure of how to verify the IP address. see the configuration screen of your router. you can view folder or files on the LinkStation that are published. To view without using BuffaloNAS. LinkStation Setup Manual 31 .

“Create Folder”. 4 Link to this file Link to a file or folder. 2 rename Change a file/folder name. “Link to this file”.  Clicking [open] will open the specified file/folder. and click [Change]. “mail link to this file”. 3 delete Delete files/folders. Enter a file name or folder name in [File Name] you want to change. LinkStation Setup Manual 32 . "open”. • You can use up to 80 characters for a folder name and file name. Clicking [rename] will display the following screen. regardless of full or half bytes characters (including the extension). “rename”. Clicking [delete] will display the following screen. Click [Yes] to delete the selected file.  You can save a file on the local drive by right clicking the mouse on the file. “delete”.Chapter 3 Useful Functions What you can do on the WebAccess screen You can perform following operations on the WebAccess screen. “Upload" 1 open Open a file and folder.

Click [Mail link to this file] in the highlighted area. Clicking [Upload] will start uploading data you have selected. Click [Create Folder]. It will copy the address link and can be accessed directly from the outside. and select a file to be uploaded. and select [Copy Shortcut]. • You can use up to 80 characters for a folder name and file name. 6 Create FolderCreate a folder. Right click on [Link to this file]. select [Add to Favorites] to bookmark address link. Use this feature when you want to distribute this address link by e-mail. 7 Upload Upload files. Clicking [Upload] will display the following screen.Chapter 3 Useful Functions The file or folder name will be highlighted when you click on it. and then the following screen will be displayed. Click [Browse] in the upload files area. Use this feature when you want to give out this address link. Enter a folder name to create in [Folder Name]. The file or folder name will be highlighted when you click on it. Clicking [Upload Files] will display the following screen. and click [Create]. From the right-click menu. regardless of full or half bytes characters (including the extension). The new folder will be created. and your mail software will launch with the link address included in the mail body to this file which is accessible from the outside. LinkStation Setup Manual 33 . 5 Mail link to this file Send the address link by e-mail.

Clicking data for a preview.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Select files you want to upload in [Append files]. NOTE: About the Preview feature If a graphic data type file is selected. the word [Preview] is displayed next to the file name. Click at the bottom of the image to finish displaying the preview. LinkStation Setup Manual 34 . and click [Start upload]. The following conditions that Buffalo has verified to work will apply to upload. Clicking [Preview] will display the preview of the selected file on the browser. and will be displayed (this will not be displayed if there is no previous graphic file). and not be displayed if there is no additional graphic files). will be displayed (this will will display the next graphic Move the mouse cursor on the right top of the preview image. Move the mouse cursor on the left top of the preview image. Clicking will display the previous graphic data for a preview. Delete the file with the identical name in the destination before uploading the new file. • Up to 2GB in file size • Up to 100 files per upload You cannot upload a file if the same file name already exists on the destination.

com/ Flow chart of downloading with BitTorrent 1 Download Torrent information from a search engine on the Internet. 2 3 4 Torrent Information is sent to a server called “tracker” and receive information about a hosts which has a file. Download pieces of data from multiple hosts and make one complete file. Start downloading based on the information received from the "tracker" server. • It does not keep anonymity. Follow the terms of use and copyright rules for Torrent Information described on each website. Use the following steps to download shared files to the LinkStation which are published with BitTorrent Protocol. <BitTorrent's Website> http://www. NOTE: It is prohibited to use any copyrighted movies and audio files without permission from the owner. NOTE: Torrent Information is called “tracker” (the file with extension of “. LinkStation Setup Manual 35 .’s website or personal websites. and it is easily known who publishes what files. and uses P2P (peer-to-peer) networking.Chapter 3 Useful Functions BitTorrent Client About BitTorrent BitTorrent is the file sharing protocol and a file sharing software (P2P software) protocol.torrent”).bittorrent. This file includes information about “the server that knows where the hosts having the files you want to download are”. • Torrent Information can be downloaded from BitTorrent Inc. The differences from other traditional file sharing software and this software are: • You can download files faster since files are distributed on the network and network traffic to file location will not be concentrated even with a large file.

Downloading by adding Torrent information from a URL or from a file.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Enabling BitTorrent feature and selecting folders NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. Select a shared folder where the files downloaded with BitTorrent. 2) Click [Modify Settings]. 2) From the folders for downloads. 3 4 The Download Manager screen will be displayed. LinkStation Setup Manual 36 . 3) Click [Save]. 2 1) Click [Enable]. There are two methods downloading. Click [Open Download Manager].[BitTorrent] on the configuration screen of the LinkStation. 1 1) Click [Extensions] .

3 When the message [Torrent URL has been sent.'s website or personal websites. NOTE: Torrent Information can be download from BitTorrent Inc. Follow the terms of use and copyright rules for Torrent Information described in each website. click [Okay].Chapter 3 Useful Functions How to download Torrent Information by URL 1 2 Click [Add Torrent From URL]. Downloading to the destination folder will begin.] is displayed. 2 Click [Add]. LinkStation Setup Manual 37 . 1 Enter the URL which has Torrent Information in the frame at the left of [Add]. 4 When progress reaches 100%. Now you have downloaded Torrent Information by adding it from URL. the download is completed.

1) Click [Browse. When progress reaches 100%..] and select Torrent file saved on the LinkStation or your computer. Now you have downloaded Torrent Information by adding from a file. the download is completed.Chapter 3 Useful Functions How to download Torrent Information by adding it from a file 1 2 Click [Add Torrent From File]. 3 4 Downloading to the destination folder will begin. 2) Click [Add]. Follow the terms of use and copyright rules for Torrent Information described for each website.'s website or personal websites. LinkStation Setup Manual 38 .. NOTE: Torrent Information can be download from BitTorrent Inc.

Chapter 3 Useful Functions What you can do in the download screen 1 Click a queue name and click [Stop].bittorrent. The displayed order can be switched by clicking following items. 3 Click a queue name and click [Remove]. The search result will be displayed in a separate window. this stops downloading. LinkStation Setup Manual 39 . it resumes downloading. 4 Torrent information will be searched in http://www. the file will be deleted.Enter a word to search in the top right of the download screen and click [Search]. [Name ][Size] [Progress] [Download] [Upload] [ETA] 6 Click [Settings] to display the configuration screen of BitTorrent. 5 The order of the download queue can be changed by each item. 2 Click [Start].com/.

the port of the router will be automatically set by using UPnP. and seeds. Transmission bandwidth of BitTorrent will be automatically set. 2 Bandwidth Management If this is set to [Automatic]. The default setting is [Automatic]. upload. [Stop seeding when ratio reaches] will stop seeding when the upload percentage (a percentage of the number of byte downloaded against the number of byte uploaded) is achieved to the predefined value (%). NOTE: Seeds are defined as a part of the downloading file that is published on other computers. enter the port number (the default setting is "Default (6881) on any port number on the LinkStation side. 3 Seeding setting Set the seed period for a file which is finished downloading. The LinkStation is connected to a router. [Stop seeding after] stop seeding automatically after the pre-defined time (in minute) has been reached. The default setting is [Seed until removed]. you can specify a maximum bandwidth for download. If this is set to [Manual]. [Seed until removed] will continue to seed until Torrent information is deleted.Chapter 3 Useful Functions What you can do in the configuration screen 1 Port Settings Changes a port to use for BitTorrent communication. LinkStation Setup Manual 40 . To set the port manually without using UPnP.

you can connect a USB device to the LinkStation port to copy movie. Select a different shared from [Shared Folders] .[Direct Copy] . a card reader (except for a card reader that can recognize more than 2 memory cards). NOTE: While copying. mouse. 2 Data is copied from a USB device to the Direct Copy folder after you connect a USB device and push the function switch on the LinkStation while the function switch is flashing blue (for about 60 seconds). The destination shared folder is set to a [share] folder as default. a UTP device such as digital camera. UPS device which clearly express compatible devices. LinkStation Setup Manual 41 . The following restrictions apply if a USB device does not fall into the USB Mass Storage class. music. •After a USB device is recognized. and a USB printer to the USB connector of the LinkStation. and image data directly to the LinkStation without using computers. Pushing the function switch one more time at this time will abort the Direct Copy. You cannot connect any other USB devices (such as a USB hub.[Modify Settings] on the configuration screen of a LinkStation and click [save]. You can connect a USB mass storage class.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Direct Copy When you use the Direct Copy feature. keyboards and so on). the function switch turns blue (for about 60 seconds). •You will be able to access the USB device after Blue function switch goes out. the functions switch will flash blue. 1 Connect a USB device (USB flash/digital camera/hard disk/card reader) to the LinkStation. Then you can change the shared folder's destination folder.

xvid. vob. mov. mp3. mpeg2. m3u. gif. <Direct Copy folder>/pictures/yyyymmdd/n   yyyy: year copied   mm: month copied   dd: date copied   n: 1st time n=0. After the function switch which is illuminated in blue stops illuminating. bmp. pcm. tif. 3gp.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Also. aif. m2t. press and hold the function switch on the front panel of the LinkStation for more than 3 seconds (the function switch will be lit in blue). jpeg. aac. mp2. <Direct Copy folder>/pictures/yyyymmdd   yyyy: year copied   mm: month copied   dd: date copied A folder under the date folder will be created after if a second or third copy is done. files with following extensions will be copied. m4v. avi. 3 After you finished copying. Removing a USB device If the power of the LinkStation is ON. m2ts. If the LinkStation is powering OFF. m4b. aiff. mpe. mp4. the following copy destination folder will be automatically created in the destination shared folder. png. lpcm. apl. dvr-ms. mpeg. divx. mpa. spts. tp. ac3. mpg. wmv. you can remove the USB device without doing anything. LinkStation Setup Manual 42 . wma. ts. yuv. ogg. jpg. m4a. mts. 3rd time=2 and so on. make sure that the access LED of USB device is not ON and remove the USB device. flac. tiff. 2nd time n=1. you can remove a USB device. vdr. NOTE: In USB Mass Storage class USB devices. mp1 NOTE: All files on digital cameras that do not fall under USB Mass Storage Class will be transferred. asf. m1v. wav.

Chapter 3 Useful Functions Time Machine If you use Time Machine feature which is the back up method from Apple and is supported on Mac OS X 1.[Network Service].[Settings] . 1 Click [AFP] on [Network] . NOTE: Refer to page 11 for the procedures to display the configuration screen. LinkStation Setup Manual 43 . 2 Select [Enable] and click [Save]. 3 1) Click [Shared Folders]. use the following procedure. 2) Click a shared folder you want to set as a backup destination on Time Machine feature.5 or later.

6 1 Select [Enable]. 2 Select a shared folder of the LinkStation you have set on step 3-4 from applicable shared folders. 2 Click [Save]. 3 Click [Save]. 5 1 Click [Extensions] . 2 Click [Modify Settings]. 7 1 Enter a host name of Macintosh which uses the Time Machine feature.[Time Machine]. LinkStation Setup Manual 44 . 2 Enter the MAC address of Macintosh which uses the Time Machine feature. 3 Click [Create].Chapter 3 Useful Functions 4 1 Select [Apple].

select one whose BSD Device Name is [en0] from [Active Services].g.g. Be aware that changing this folder name or deleting this folder may prevent from using it as a backup destination of Time Machine or recovering properly.sparsebundle will created in a shared folder of the LinkStation which is set as a backup destination by Time Machine feature. and click [More Info]. You can easily enter the MAC address by dragging and copying the MAC address displayed and pasting it to [Target MAC address].e. 2 System Profiler is open. Alphanumeric characters displayed on [MAC Address] are the MAC address.local".fff-ff. enter "cccccccccc" as a host name .jp".local". The folder called <Macintosh host name>_<Macintosh MAC address>. e. • To verify the MAC address of Macintosh: 1 Open [About This Mac] from Apple menu.Chapter 3 Useful Functions • To verify Macintosh host name:  See under [Computer Name] on [System Preferences] - [Sharing] screen. enter "bbbbbbbbbb" as a host name.g. 3 To display MAC address. e. click [Network] on the menu at the left of the screen.) If it is displayed as "cccccccccc.) If it is displayed as "dddddddddd.) If it is displayed as "bbbbbbbbbb. enter "cccccccccc" as a host name. LinkStation Setup Manual 45 .eee-ee.

5. and click [Use for Backup]. Click [Time Machine]. LinkStation Setup Manual 46 .Chapter 3 Useful Functions 8 9 Select [System Preferences] from Apple Menu of Mac OS X 10. 11 Select LinkStation. 10 Click [Choose Backup Disk].

enter a user name and password that has the read and write access right. click [Connect]. LinkStation Setup Manual 47 . so you can operate and shutdown Mac OS as usual. and a backup job will starts when it hits zero. A backup job will be done in background. If you use the access restrictions feature. Now you have completed to backup using Time Machine. refer to Mac OS Help. enter "admin" in the user name box and your password for "admin" in the password. If you do not use access restrictions for the shared folder of the LinkStation you set as a backup destination. The number of seconds displayed in [Next Backup] will be counted down.Chapter 3 Useful Functions 12 Enter a user name and password to access the shared folder of the LinkStation. 13 Make sure that the switch of Time Machine is "ON". If you want to recover data or set items you want to exclude from a backup job.

* You can not set the ending time before or the same time as a beginning time. 1 1 Click [System]-[Power Management]-[Sleep Timer] on the configuration screen of the LinkStation. 2 Click [Save] at the bottom of the screen.) If 24:00 is equivalent to 0:00 of the next day. disk format. and 27:00 is equivalent to 3:00 of the next day. you can specify the time to set the LinkStation to Standby mode (hard disk and LED lights are turned off ). You can use Timer ON/OFF feature only when the LinkStation's power switch is ON. * You can set beginning time from 0:00 to 23:45. LinkStation Setup Manual 48 . • During processing disk check. 2 Click [Modify Settings] for Timer ON/OFF. the longest interval time is used to operate.Chapter 3 Useful Functions Sleep Timer To save energy. the beginning time can be set from 4:00 to 23:45. • If time of the timers are duplicated. beginning time and ending time. (If the ending time is 24:00 or later. 2 1 Specify a timer interval. You can set ending time from 0:00 to 27:45. and backup jobs or when a backup job is scheduled before and after 5 minutes of the current time. You can set beginning time from 0:00 to 23:45. * You can set up to 3 timers. the LinkStation will not be proceeded to Standby mode even though the end time has reached. This feature cannot be used when it is set to "AUTO" or "OFF".

1) Currently the timer set on Wednesday 10:00 is working: Timer 1 Everyday 12:00 . it starts to work on 9:00 and moves to Standby mode on 18:00.18:00 Timer 2 Day specified Wednesday 10:00 .18:00 Timer 2 Day specified Wednesday 07:30:00 . it moves to Standby mode on 18:00.24:00 Timer 2 not used Timer 3 not used • Nothing happens on 12:00 and it moves to Standby mode on 24:00 (e.g. • Other than on Wednesdays.g. it moves to Standby mode on 1:00 of a next day.g.22:00:00 Timer 3 not used • Other than on Wednesdays. it starts to work on 9:00 and moves to Standby mode on 18:00. (e. • It starts working on 7:30 of Wednesday. Now you have completed the Timer settings.20:00 Timer 3 not used • Other than on Wednesdays. it moves to Standby mode on 20:00. (e.Chapter 3 Useful Functions • The examples of multiple timers are set are as following.3) Currently the timer set on Wednesday 10:00 is working: Timer 1 Everyday 9:00 .4) Currently the timer set on Wednesday 10:00 is working: Timer 1 Everyday 9:00 . and it moves to Standby mode on 22:00 of a next day.25:00 Timer 3 not used • Other than on Wednesdays. pressing the LinkStation's function button or move the power switch to AUTO will cause the status change to the Standby mode to power ON.g. On Wednesdays.18:00 Timer 2 Day specified Wednesday 10:00 . During a Standby mode. LinkStation Setup Manual 49 . (e.2) Currently the timer set on Wednesday 10:00 is working: Timer 1 Everyday 9:00 .

3u (100BASE-TX) Complied with IEEE802. Windows Server2003/Server2008. Please ensure the supported USB UPS on Buffalo's website (www.80 % (no condensation) C IBM/PC Compatible (OADG spec).buffalotech.0 Data transfer speed: Maximum 480 mbps (Theoretical value) Connector: USB connector (Series A) X 1 Supporting USB devices: USB hard disk manufactured by Buffalo. HTTP/HTTPS Jumbo Frame frame length: 1. NEC PC98-NX Series.518/4. Mac OS X 10.102/7. 10Mbps Full duplex/Half duplex (auto-negotiation). Windows Vista/XP/2000.3 (10BASE-T) Transfer Speed:1000Mbps Full duplex (AutoNegotiation) 100Mbps Full duplex/Half duplex (auto-negotiation).3ab (1000BASE-T) Complied with IEEE802.35 ° / Humidity 20 . Interface (LAN port) Interface: Complied with IEEE802. • The LinkStation cannot be connected with computers via USB. Power/ Consumption power External size / Weight Operating Environment Compatible Models Compatible computer AC100V 50/60Hz / Approximately 24 W (Maximum) Approximately 17 W (Average) W45 X H175 X D156 mm (excluding protruding parts) / about 1. Apple Mac Series NOTE: Equipped with LAN interface. USB UPS.com) for information about the latest products or compatible models. It is only connected via LAN. USB printer and etc.1 kg Temperature 5 . Number of ports:    1 port (support AUTO-MDX) Connector type: RJ-45 8-pin Access method:  CSMA/CD Protocol: TCP/IP Network File Systems: SMB/CIFS.9 or later Interface (USB Connector) Compatible OS LinkStation Setup Manual 50 .694 Bytes (Including 14 bytes of the header and 4 bytes of FCS) Interface: USB Standard Revision 2.buffalotech. AFP.com).3.Appendix Specifications Check Buffalo's catalogs or web site (www.422/9. FTP.

The way it flashes indicates the type of error. NOTE: If there is an error message.0 seconds in every 0.5 seconds in every 0.3 sec.Appendix Status LED Glowing blue When the power of LinkStation is ON. 51 One's place of an error code LinkStation Setup Manual .Displaying E22 onds. the LED is also OFF. The number of flashes is the one's place of an error code. When it is OFF. the blue Status LED is ON. Red flashing (Error code) An error has occurred when the red status LED at the front on the LinkStation is flashing. Place of an error code Ten's place of an error code The status of the light Example of the display The LED illuminates for 1. The LED illuminates for 0. you can check the meanings of an error with the message displayed when you search for the LinkStation with NAS Navigator2.3 seconds. The number of flashes is the ten's place of an error code.

Move the unit where there is no objects blocking the fan. Operating using UPS battery due to the power outage. The firmware is corrupted. and in a cool place. After the LinkStation shuts down. replace a fan (OP-FAN/LS) which is sold separately.Appendix Error code E01 E02 E03 E04 E06 E07 E10 Error Details Problems in DRAM DATA LINE. or has stopped. E11 E15 E16 E17 E20 E21 E22 E23 LinkStation Setup Manual 52 . Hard disks are not found. The LED is still lit. The hard disk is not connected or malfunctions. System will be safely shut down based on the configuration conditions. briefly press the function switch on the LinkStation (pressing and holding down the switch will not work). providing a good airflow. A UPS error. LinkStation's internal controller error. LinkStation's internal controller error. Problems in RTC CHIP. Unplug the power code of the LinkStation and reboot it. ensure that power is supplied to the UPS. Problems in DRAM ADDRESS LINE. Fail to extract Kernel. The fan is spinning too slow. The hard disk is damaged. The circuit board is damaged. If there is no problem. Mounting error. Fan Error. Hard disk IO error.

0 seconds every 0. The way it flashes indicates the type of error. LinkStation Setup Manual 53 . Initializing the Web settings.5 seconds every 0.3 seconds. you can check the meanings of the information with the message displayed when you search for the LinkStation with NAS Navigator2. Updating the firmware. Example of the display Display of I23 Information codes I19 I23 I25 I26 I27 I28 Meanings of the message Erasing disk (filled with zero). NOTE: If there is an information message. The number of flashes is the ten's place of the information code. The LED illuminates for 0.Appendix Amber flashing LED (Information code) There is an information message when amber status LED at the front of the LinkStation is flashing. Initializing the system settings. Formatting a USB hard disk. The number of flashes is the one's place of the information code.3 seconds. Checking a USB hard disk. Place of numbers of the information code Ten's place of the information code One's place of the information code The status of the light The LED illuminates for 1.

Appendix Software You can install following software applications and the manual by using utilities CD which comes with the LinkStation. It is always installed when you setup by clicking [Begin Installation] on LinkNavigator. you need to install NAS Navigator2 on all computers connected within the same network as LinkStation. If you click [Yes]. NOTE: This utility can be installed only on Windows Vista and Windows Server2003/Server2008. the message. NAS Navigator2 You need NAS Navigator2 in order to display the configuration screen of the LinkStation or search for the LinkStation from the network. "Start changing file sharing security level. NOTE: During the initial setup. Select and install software from the selection screen which is displayed during Setup (Or click [Option] and follow the instruction on the screen to install software). you need to change security on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003/ Server 2008. Will you continue?" will be displayed. and then select [Change security level] to change the security settings (Select “Recover default security level” change it back to the previous setting). LinkStation Setup Manual 54 . Click [Option]-[Uninstall Software] on LinkNavigator to delete software you have installed. NOTE: When using Power Management with PC feature. follow the instructions on the screen and restart your PC . Select [Start]-[Programs]-[BUFFALO][File Sharing Security Level Change Tool]-[File Sharing Security Level Change Tool]. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen. File Sharing Security Level Change Tool When you configure the [access restrictions by using Delegate Authority server] on the configuration screen of the LinkStation.

Displays User Manual (a PDF file). Install programs such as the manual. .Appendix Info folder In the folder called "info" on the internal hard disk of the LinkStation.exe. [info]-[English] Folder . . .[manual] Folder.[NASNavi2] Folder. are included. . LinkStation Setup Manual 55 . NAS Navigator2. Installs NAS Navigator2 by double-clicking Inst. .

Change the LAN board. Disable any adapters other than the LAN adapter to connect to the LinkStation. and turn on the LinkStation again. Cause 8. Occurrence: The message "Cannot find LinkStation". l Reconnect the AC adapter and the LAN cable. The firewall is enabled. or adapter is malfunctioning. Cause 2. There is a network bridge. Disable the firewall or uninstall software which enables the firewall. Your LAN board. LinkStation Setup Manual 56 . Some LAN boards and hubs may not be connected to the network properly if the transfer mode is set to [Auto Negotiation]. Cause 4. or software running in the background is installed. Connect the LinkStation to the same segment as the computer you use for search. Cause 5. Both wireless and Ethernet adapter are enabled. or adapter. Cause 7. card. Cause 1. or "Setup cannot be completed" is displayed. Replace a LAN board. You cannot search for the LinkStation over network segments. If any network bridge which is not used. The defective LAN cable or the connection is not stable. Cause 9. The LAN board you are using or the transfer mode of the hub is not set. Cause 3. card. Cause 6. TCP/IP does not work properly. or change the transfer mode to [10M half-duplex] or [100M half-duplex]. A LAN cable is not connected. and try to search for the LinkStation again. delete them. "No available LinkStation was found". You are searching from a different network.Appendix Troubleshooting Cannot Setup The following section lists typical occurrences and causes when you cannot setup the LinkStation by using LinkNavigator or cannot use LinkStation even after finishing setup. Change a port on the hub to connect or replace the LAN cable.

you need to install NAS Navigator2 on all computers connected within the same network as the LinkStation. the LinkStation name displayed on NAS Navigator2 or the configuration screen on the LinkStation is displayed as LS-CHL-EMabc(abc stands for last 3 digits of the MAC address of the LinkStation) or LS-XHL-EMabc.Appendix Install the LAN adapter 's driver again. NOTE: When using Power Management with PC feature. you may not be able to access to the LinkStation when the IP address or the workgroup has changed. If a shared folder does not open even though NAS Navigator 2 recognizes the LinkStation If power outage occurred or the AC adapter is unplugged while the LinkStation is ON. the LinkStation's firmware may be corrupted and shared folders may not open (You can search for folders on NAS Navigator2 but they do not open).buffalotech. LinkStation Setup Manual 57 . In such a case. Cause 10. and run Disk Check. NOTE: On Mac OS. After initializing the LinkStation. • If the problem still persists after you tried the procedures described above on Mac OS. A shared folder does not open suddenly If you use a shared folder on the LinkStation as a network drive. If a shared folder does not open on NAS Navigator2 The LinkStation may not be physically connected or may not be recognized properly. LinkStation is mounted as a drive icon on the desktop. NOTE: In such a case. or displayed in the sidebar on Finder. Reconnect the LAN cable and restart your computer and the LinkStation. In such a case. select [System]-[Storage]-[Disks]-[Check Disk]-[Delete any hidden.com) and update it. non-essential MacOS dedicated files] on the configuration screen of the LinkStation. follow the instructions in "Open shared folder" on page 7 and open the shared folder on the LinkStation by using NAS Navigator2. You are running Setup second time or more (it has been already run before). follow steps described in "LinkNavigator Setup" on page 3 to run Setup. download the latest firmware from BUFFALO's website (www.

Appendix Data Backup While using the LinkStation. or accidental misoperation. Use Mass Storage class hard disk manufactured by BUFFALO (such as TeraStation/LinkStation and a USB external hard disk) as a backup destination. LinkStation Setup Manual 58 .buffalo. GPL Information The source code for Buffalo products that use GPL code is available at http://opensource. hard disk failure.jp/ . It is important to backup your data to recover data or minimize losses in such a case. you may loose your important data due to sudden accidents.

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