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Using the Web-based Utility of the Wireless-B Media Link for Music

The Media Link is designed to function properly after you configure it using the Setup Wizard. However, if you would like to change these basic settings or designate favorite radio stations, use your web browser and the Wireless-B Media Link Web-based Utility.



Step 1:

Open your web browser, and enter the IP address of the Wireless-B Media Link.Press the Enter key. Enter 'admin' in the Password field.
 

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NOTE: If you do not know the Media Link's IP address, select Network Status on the LCD screen. Then scroll down the menu and select IP Address. The Media Link's IP address will be displayed on this screen.



Step 2:

The Utility's Setup screen has:

i.     Setup: Enables you to configure the IP address and wireless setting.
ii.    Favorites: Lets you add up to 20 Internet radio stations to the Media Link's Favorites menu.
iii.    Password: Allows you to change the password or reset all settings to factory defaults.
iv.    Status:  Displays the Media Link's current settings.
v.     Help: Provides explanations of various configuration settings and links to online technical support resources.


Setup

The Setup screen lets you configure the wired and wireless network settings for the Media Link.

i. Firmware - The version number of the Media Link's firmware is displayed here. Firmware should be upgraded ONLY if you experience problems with the Media Link. Firmware updates are posted at www.linksys.com.

ii. MAC Address - The MAC Address of the Media Link is displayed here.
 



LAN

i. Device Name - You may assign any name to the Media Link. Unique, memorable names are helpful, especially if you are using multiple Media Links on the same wireless network.

ii. Configuration Type - If the Media Link will obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server, such as a router, then select Automatic Configuration-DHCP.

iii. If you are assigning the Media Link a static IP address, select Static IP Address. Then enter a unique IP Address in the IP Address field. Enter the Subnet Mask, Gateway address, and DNS address of your network in the Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS fields. (You must enter at least one DNS address.)


Wireless

i. SSID - The SSID is the network name shared among all devices in a wireless network. The SSID must be identical for all devices in the wireless network. It is case-sensitive and must not exceed 32 alphanumeric characters, which may be any keyboard character (do not use any spaces). Make sure this setting is the same for all devices in your wireless network. The current default SSID is any, so the Media Link will accept any SSID. For added security, Linksys recommends that you change the default SSID to a name of your choice.

ii. Network Type - Choose a wireless operating mode for the Media Link. Keep the default settings, Infrastructure, if you want your wireless-equipped device to communicate with computers and other devices on your wired network using a wireless access point or router. Select Ad-Hoc button if you want multiple wireless-equipped devices to communicate directly with each other.


iii. Security - If your network uses WEP encryption, select Enable, and click the Apply button. Then click Edit Security Settings. To disable WEP encryption, select Disable.


If you clicked the Edit Security Settings button, then the Security Setting screen will appear. From the Wireless Encryption Level drop-down menu, select a level of encryption, 64Bit or 128Bit.

Enter a Passphrase and click the Generate key to automatically generate WEP keys. If you prefer to manually enter WEP key(s), then complete the WEP Key 1-4 fields. From the Active Key drop-down menu, make a selection that specifies which WEP key to use for encryption.

 

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i. Wireless Encryption Level - In order to use WEP encryption, select 64Bit or 128Bit.

ii. Passphrase - Instead of manually entering WEP keys, you can enter a Passphrase. This Passphrase is used to generate one or more WEP keys. It is case-sensitive and should have no more than 16 alphanumeric characters. (The Passphrase function is compatible with Linksys wireless products only. If you want to communicate with non-Linksys wireless products, you will need to enter your WEP key manually on the non-Linksys wireless products.) After you enter the Passphrase, click the Generate button to create WEP key(s).


iii. Active Key - Select which WEP key (1-4) will be used when the Media Link sends data. Make sure the other wireless-equipped devices are using the same key.

iv. WEP Keys 1-4 - If you are not using a Passphrase, then you can enter one or more WEP keys manually. In each key field, manually enter a set of values. (Do not leave a key field blank, and do not enter all zeroes. These are not valid key values.) If you are using 64-bit WEP encryption, then each key must consist of exactly 10 hexadecimal characters in length. If you are using 128-bit WEP encryption, then each key must consist of exactly 26 hexadecimal characters in length. Valid hexadecimal characters are "0"-"9" and "A"-"F".

To save your changes, click the Apply button. Click the Cancel button to cancel your changes. Click the Help button for additional on-screen information.

NOTE: After you click the Apply button, the Media Link will restart itself to save the new settings.


Favorites

The Favorites screen lets you add up to 20 Internet radio stations to the Media Link's Favorites menu. Once added, you can easily select one of your favorite stations using the Media Link's remote control and LCD menus.

 




For each favorite radio station, enter its name and URL (or IP address).

i. Station Name - You may assign any name to this radio station. A unique, memorable name is helpful, especially if you are specifying several favorites.

ii. Station URL - Enter the radio station's URL or IP address in this field.

NOTE: After you click the Apply button, the Media Link will restart itself to save the new settings.


Password

The Password screen lets you change the Media Link's Password or restore the factory default settings.

 







i. Administrative Password - It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default password of the Media Link from admin to a new password that you create. All users who try to access the Media Link's Webbased Utility will be prompted for the Media Link's Password. The new Password must not exceed 12 characters in length and must not include any spaces. Enter the new Password a second time to confirm it.

ii. Restore Factory Defaults - Click the Yes radio button to reset all configuration settings to their default values (all custom settings will be lost). If you do not want to restore the factory defaults, then keep the default setting, No.



Status

The Status screen displayed the Media Link's current status and settings. All information is read-only.
 





i. Device Name - The name you have assigned to the Media Link is displayed here.

ii.  Firmware Version - The version number of the Media Link's firmware is displayed here. Firmware updates are posted at www.linksys.com. Firmware should be upgraded ONLY if you experience problems with the MediaLink.

iv.  MAC Address - The MAC Address of the Media Link is displayed here.



LAN Settings

i.  IP Address - The Media Link's IP Address is displayed here.

ii.  Subnet Mask - The Media Link's Subnet Mask is displayed here.

iii.  Gateway - The Gateway address for the Media Link is displayed here.

iv.  DNS 1 - This is the first DNS address you entered for the Media Link.

v.  DNS 2 - This is the second DNS address you entered for the Media Link.

Wireless

i.  SSID - The Media Link's SSID or network name is displayed here.

ii. Network Type - The Media Link's mode is displayed here.

iii. Channel - The Media Link's channel setting is displayed here.

iv. WEP Encryption Status - The status of the Media Link's encryption setting is displayed here.

v. TX Rate - The Media Link's transmission rate is displayed here. If the TX Rate is shown as Auto, then the Media Link automatically seeks the highest transmission rate possible at any time.

vi. Link Quality - The quality of the Media Link's wireless connection is displayed here.


Click the Refresh button to obtain the most up-to-date information. Click the Help button for additional on-screen information.



Help

The Help screen offers links to all of the help information for the Web-based Utility's screens and the Media Link's online technical support resources (all information is read-only). 

  



i. Linksys Website - Click the Linksys Website link to visit Linksys's website, www.linksys.com.

ii. Online manual in PDF format - Click the Online manual in PDF format to view this User Guide on-screen. It is in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File (.pdf) format, so you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdf. If you do not have the Reader, click the Adobe Website link to download it.

iii. Adobe Website (software for viewing PDF documents) - If you need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the User Guide pdf, then click the Adobe Website link.  


 

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