- Setting up Adapter from Your TV
To set up the Adapter using the TV, first you have to install the Adapter Utility on your PC.
To install the Adapter Utility on your PC, click here.
When the message, "Please Wait" or "Waiting for Host," is displayed on your TV, press the Setup button on the remote. Then the Media Adapter Setup screen will appear.
You have several settings to configure. To use the on-screen keyboard, press the Select button on the remote to move from the settings down to the keyboard. Then use the remote's arrow buttons to move around the keyboard.
To enter a character, select the character, and press the Select button on the remote. When you want to return to the settings, select the on-screen Enter key, and press the Select button on the remote.
o IP Settings - If the Adapter needs a static IP address, then select Fixed IP and press the Select button. If the Adapter will be assigned an IP address automatically by a router or other DHCP server, then select DHCP Client, and press the Select button.
- IP Address and Subnet Mask - If you have selected Fixed IP, then enter a unique IP Address that is in the range of IP addresses appropriate for your network. In the Subnet Mask field, enter the Subnet Mask of your network; all devices on your network must use the same Subnet Mask.
o Wireless Settings - The Wireless Settings must be configured ONLY if you will use the Adapter as part of your wireless network after setup. If you will use the Adapter as part of your wired network after setup, then proceed to Step 3.
If your network uses ad-hoc mode, then select Ad-Hoc, and press the Select button. If your network uses infrastructure mode, then select Infrastructure, and press the Select button.
SSID - Enter the SSID or network name of your wireless network.
Channel - Enter the channel setting of your wireless network ONLY if your network uses ad-hoc mode.
WEP Encryption - If your network uses 64-bit encryption, then select 64 bits, and press the Select button. If your network uses 128-bit encryption, then select 128 bits, and press the Select button. If your network's WEP encryption is disabled, then select Disabled, and press the Select button.
Passphrase - If your network uses WEP encryption, you can enter a Passphrase instead of manually entering a WEP key. Then click the on-screen Enter key, and a WEP key will then be automatically generated. The Passphrase is case-sensitive and should have 16 alphanumeric characters or fewer. It must match the passphrase of your wireless network and is compatible with Linksys wireless products only.
WEP Key - If you want to manually enter a WEP key, enter it in this field, and then click the on-screen Enter key. For 64-bit WEP, the key includes exactly 10 hexadecimal characters. For 128-bit WEP, the key includes exactly 26 hexadecimal characters. Valid hexadecimal characters are "0"-"9" and "A"-"F".
Authentication Type - This setting allows the Adapter to authenticate communication with the wireless devices in your network. If you select the Open System setting, any device can join a network without performing any security check. If you select the Shared Key setting, all wireless devices must have the same WEP keys so that the Adapter and host computer can authenticate each other and start transmitting data. After making your selection, press the Select button. If you are unsure about which setting to use, keep the default setting, Open System.
When finished, press the Setup button on the remote. The Adapter will save the settings and restart itself.
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