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1. What is the WMA11B?

WMA11B is the Linksys Wireless-B Media Adapter which lets you bring the digital pictures and music stored on your computer to your Home Entertainment Center, without running cables through the house.

2. What is the IP Address, Username and Password to login to the WMA11B?

The default IP Address is 192.168.1.230. Username is admin and the password is "admin".
     
3. How can I reset the WMA11B to factory defaults?

Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five seconds.

4. Which standards does WMA11B support?

IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, and IEEE 802.11b.

5. What levels and types of wireless security does the WMA11B support?

The WMA11B supports WEP Encryption.

6. What LEDs does the WMA11B have and what color are the LEDs and what do the colors mean? 

  • Ready (Green)
    The Ready LED flashes when the Adapter is establishing a connection to the host computer. It stops flashing and stays lit when the Adapter is connected to the host computer. 
     
  • Wireless (Green)
    The Wireless LED lights up when there is a connection to a wireless network. It flashes when data is transmitted to or received from the wireless network.
     
  • Ethernet (Green)
    The Ethernet LED lights up when there is a connection to a wired network. It flashes when data is transmitted to or received from the wired network.
     
  • Power
    The Power button allows you to power on and off the Adapter.

7. What ports and button can be seen on the back panel of the WMA11B?

  • Power - The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter.
     
  • LAN - The LAN port is where you will connect the Ethernet network cable.
     
  • Uplink - The Uplink button is used only when the Adapter is connected to a wired network device. If the Adapter is connected to a PC, then the Uplink button should be pushed in. If the Adapter is connected to a switch, then the Uplink button should NOT be pushed in. If necessary, push the Uplink button and then power the Adapter off and back on again.
     
  • Left and Right - The Left and Right ports are where you will connect the left and right audio cables.
     
  • S-Video - The S-Video port is where you will connect the S-video cable.
     
  • Reset - The Reset button is what you will push if you need to reset the Adapter.

8. What types of picture files can I show with the Adapter?

The Adapter supports picture files with the following file extensions: BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, and TIF. All of these file types are converted to JPG format when they appear on your TV, so some data loss may occur. This may affect image quality, so the image quality you see on your TV might not be as good as the image quality you see on your PC.

9. What types of music files can I play with the Adapter?

The Adapter supports MP3 and most WMA files. WMA files with Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection are not supported.

10. What types of playlist files can I use with the Adapter?

The Adapter supports ASX and M3U files. You can create a playlist with one of these extensions using software such as Music Match, Winamp, or Windows Media Player.

11. I have multiple user accounts on my host computer. Can files from each user appear on the TV when I use the Adapter?

Yes. Add the media folders for each user to the shared folders list when you run the Utility Wizard or use the Utility on your host computer. Users may experience issues adding files with protected content.

12. Can I play or show files from all the computers on the network using the Adapter?

No. You must move the files to the host computer so that the Adapter's Utility can access them.

13. Can I use a firewall in my configuration?

You might find that the host computer and the Adapter cannot communicate through a firewall. If you are using a Windows XP computer that is running the Windows XP firewall, please disable the firewall before you install the Adapter. If you use a third-party firewall on your home network that is located between the host computer and the Adapter, then you must either disable it or configure it to accept the Adapter before installation. You might want to install a hardware firewall to protect your home network from Internet intruders before you install the Adapter.

14. What happens when I set up shared media folders with lots of data to share?

Sharing a large shared media folder may take some time, depending on the speed of the host computer. You can access whatever media that is already shared while you wait.

15. Why are the songs playing in a different order than what I see on the TV menu?

If you select the Shuffle option for a playlist, the Adapter shuffles the songs as it plays them. However, the playlist that appears on the TV menu does not reflect the shuffle. Instead, it continues to show the original playlist order.

16. What happens if the connection between the Adapter and the host computer is lost?

If the connection is completely lost, then the pictures stop appearing or the music stops after the 20-second buffer runs out.

The main menu will appear again when the connection is restored. If it does not, power the Adapter off and back on again.

17. What happens if my playlist is extremely long?

If you select more than 1,000 songs to play, it will take a few seconds for the first song to start playing.

18. Can I play music from a CD using the Adapter?

Yes, if the CD contains MP3 or WMA files. You cannot play standard audio CDs through the Adapter.

19. What is the best image file type to use for quick performance?

Using the JPG file type will give you the quickest playback.


 

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