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Connecting the Wireless-B Media Adapter to Your Network for Setup

The Linksys WMA11B (Wireless-B Media Adapter) lets you bring the digital music and pictures 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.

To connect the Adapter to a network or computer, please refer to the following steps:

There are 2 ways to connect the adapter to a network or computer:

1.     Connection to a Wired Network for Setup
2.     Connection to a Wireless Network for Setup (using Windows XP only)

NOTE:  It is strongly recommended that you connect the Adapter to a wired network for setup.

Connection to a Wired Network for Setup

Step 1:
Attach the antenna to the Adapter

Step 2:
Connect the included Ethernet network cable to an Ethernet (LAN) port on your PC, router, or switch.

Step 3:
Connect the other end of the cable to the LAN port on the Adapter.

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Step 4:
Connect the included power adapter to the Power port on the Adapter.

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Step 5:
Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet.

Step 6:
Press the Adapter's power button, which is located on the Adapter's front panel.

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Step 7:
The Ethernet LED will light up.  If it does not, then push the Uplink button on the Adapter's back panel.  Power the Adapter off and back on again.  Make sure the cable connections are secure.

Step 8:
To continue setting up your Wireless-B Media Adapter, click here.

Connection to a Wireless Network for Setup (using Windows XP only)

NOTE:  If your Windows XP computer is NOT using Windows XP's built-in wireless network configuration feature (also known as Wireless Zero Configuration), you must connect the Adapter via an Ethernet network cable using the instructions, Connection to a Wired Network for Setup.  Once the Adapter is configured, you can disconnect the Adapter from the wired network and use it via your wireless network.

Step 1:
Attach the antenna to the Adapter.

Step2:
Connect the included power adapter to the Power port of the Antenna.

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Step 3:
Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet.

Step 4:
Press the Adapter's power button, which is located on the Adapter's front panel.

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Step 5:
The Wireless LED will light up.

Step 6:
To continue setting up your Wireless-B Media Adapter, click here.

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