Samsung WM-202 User's Manual

Sound for Generations
ROBERTS
WM-202
DAB/FM WiFi Internet Radio with MP3/WMA Media Streaming
with Enhanced User Interface
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Your radio ......................................................................................... 2-8
WM-202 Internet Radio and Media Player features ......................... 2
Before you can use this product ....................................................... 3
About this instruction manual ........................................................... 4
Controls and connections .............................................................. 5-6
Battery operation .............................................................................. 7
Navigation controls ........................................................................... 8
Network configuration .................................................................. 9-16
Connecting your radio to your computer network ........................ 9-13
Entering your network details manually ..................................... 14-16
Internet Radio mode .................................................................... 17-30
Internet Radio - the basics ............................................................. 17
Operating your radio - Internet Radio mode .............................. 18-26
Selecting a radio station by location ............................................... 18
Selecting a radio station by genre .................................................. 20
Searching for a radio station by name ............................................ 21
Selecting a new or popular station ................................................. 22
Selecting a podcast / BBC Listen Again ......................................... 23
Presetting stations - Internet Radio ................................................ 24
Last Listened .................................................................................. 25
Display modes - Internet Radio ................................................. 25-26
Customising your radio ................................................................... 27
Configuring My Favourite Stations ................................................. 28
Configuring My Added Stations ...................................................... 28
Selecting favourite stations ............................................................ 29
Selecting your added stations ........................................................ 30
Media Player mode ...................................................................... 31-40
Using Windows Shares .................................................................. 31
Locate the shared audio files using the radio ............................ 32-33
Setup a windows PC via UPnP server ........................................... 34
Connecting the radio using UPnP .................................................. 35
Locating and playing media files using UPnP ........................... 36-37
Media selection ......................................................................... 38-39
Controlling playback ....................................................................... 39
Display mode - Media Player ......................................................... 40
DAB mode .................................................................................... 41-48
Selecting a station - DAB ............................................................... 42
Secondary services - DAB ............................................................. 42
Display modes - DAB ............................................................... 43-44
Finding new stations - DAB ........................................................... 45
Manual Tuning - DAB .................................................................... 46
Dynamic Range Control settings - DAB ........................................ 47
Station order setup - DAB ............................................................. 48
FM mode ....................................................................................... 49-54
Manual tuning - FM ....................................................................... 50
Display modes - FM ....................................................................... 51
Scan setting - FM .......................................................................... 52
Stereo / Mono switching - FM ........................................................ 53
Presetting stations - DAB and FM ................................................. 54
Clock and Alarms ....................................................................... 55-63
Automatically updating the clock .................................................... 55
Setting the clock format ................................................................. 56
Manually setting the clock ......................................................... 57-58
Setting the alarm clock ............................................................. 59-61
Disabling alarms ............................................................................ 62
Snooze timer ................................................................................. 62
Sleep timer .................................................................................... 63
Display and Audio ....................................................................... 64-66
Brightness control ........................................................................... 64
Contrast / viewing angle control ..................................................... 65
Headphone socket ......................................................................... 66
Auxiliary input socket ...................................................................... 66
Information ................................................................................... 67-72
Factory reset .................................................................................. 67
Software update ............................................................................. 68
Network profiles .............................................................................. 69
Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 69-70
Software version display ................................................................ 71
Audio FAQ ...................................................................................... 71
Cautions / Specifications ................................................................ 72
Guarantee ...................................................................................... 74
Your radio
WM-202 Internet Radio and Media Player features
The Roberts WM-202 provides the following features in an attractive
compact unit:●
Listen to local, regional, national and international broadcasts using
FM, DAB and Internet radio
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Large clock display with time and date when in Stand-by.
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Listen to over 1000 radio stations from around the country, and over
10,000 from around the world via the internet without using your
PC.
Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either buzzer or
radio alarm.
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Adjustable sleep timer, can be set to turn the radio off between 15
and 120 minutes.
Listen to previously broadcast material from the BBC (using Listen
Again)
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Easy-to-read graphic display.
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Listen to podcasts from a wide range of broadcasters.
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Adjustable display backlight.
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15 radio station presets (5 Internet Radio, 5 DAB and 5 FM).
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Auxiliary input for playing audio from MP3 players or other audio
equipment.
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Use the Media Player to play your music collection from your
computer.
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A standard 3.5mm headphone socket for private listening.
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High quality full-range, stereo speakers (2 x 3W).
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Mains or battery power (requires 6 x D cells for use away from the
mains supply).
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The Media Player can connect to Windows Shares or UPnP servers
(e.g. Windows Media Player 11). Connection to Apple and Linux
based computers is also possible.
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MP3, WMA and Real Audio formats are supported.
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The WM-202 connects to your home computer network, either using
WiFi or via a wired Ethernet connection.
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All radio station presets, network configuration details and user
settings are retained in the event of a power failure.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Before you can use this product
Before you can use your Internet radio, you must have the following:
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A broadband Internet connection (not required for DAB, FM or Media
player functions).
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A wireless access point (WiFi) or a wired Ethernet connection connected
to your broadband Internet Service Provider, preferably via a router.
In many cases the broadband modem, router and wireless access
point will be a single combined unit supplied by your Internet Service
Provider or bought from a computer store.
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If your wireless network is configured to use Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) data encryption then
you need to know the WEP or WPA key used for encryption so you
can get the Internet radio to communicate with the network.
If connecting using WiFi, the Internet radio will typically work within a 10-20
metre radius from your wireless access point. The actual range achieved
will depend upon the building type, other nearby wireless networks, and
possible interference sources. DAB and FM radio functions can operate
wherever the radio is able to receive a suitable broadcast signal.
IMPORTANT: Before you continue, make sure that your wireless access
point or router is powered up and working with your broadband Internet
service (use your computer to verify this). To get this part of the system
working you must read the instructions supplied with the wireless access
point or router.
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Your radio
About this instruction manual
This instruction manual is split into sections for each of the different
operating modes of your Roberts WM-202 radio. There are four main
sections - Internet Radio, Media Player (streaming files from a stored
library), DAB radio and FM radio. Each section is clearly identified by the
shaded heading in the top right hand corner of each pair of pages.
Before using the Internet Radio and Media Player functions, you will need
to connect your radio to your computer network using either the WiFi or
Ethernet connection. This is covered in the section titled Configuration.
The Internet Radio section describes how to find radio stations to listen
to. These can be radio stations that you already know and listen to
conventionally, or new stations you may search for. You may set up stations
that you like as Favourites so that they are more readily accessible.
The section for the Media Player describes the two methods by which
the radio can access music files that you may have stored on a computer
connected to your network. The use of Shared Folders, or Shared Media
(using UPnP) is explained.
Configuration
(page 9)
Internet Radio
(page 17)
Media Player
(page 31)
DAB Radio
(page 41)
FM Radio
(page 49)
Clock and Alarms
(page 55)
Display and Audio
(page 64)
Information
(page 67)
The two sections for DAB Radio and FM Radio describe how to use the
radio to listen to conventional radio broadcasts.
The section titled Clock and Alarms describes the different ways by
which the clock in the radio may be set, as well as explaining the use of
the alarms, snooze and sleep timer features.
The Display and Audio section shows how to adjust the display and to
connect your radio to other equipment.
The Information section includes troubleshooting, specifications and
warranty information.
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Controls and connections
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4
5
6
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8 9 10
11
(Top)
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1
13
16
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15
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1. On / Off button
7. Preset 2 / Fast forward button
13. Volume Down button
2. LCD display
8. Menu button
14. Info button
3. Telescopic aerial
9. Back button
15. Preset 5 / Play button
4. Preset button 3
10. Forward button
5. Preset 1 / Rewind button
11. Tuning / Select / Snooze control
6. Mode button
12. Volume Up button
16. Preset 4 / Pause button
Your radio
Controls and connections
(Rear)
Aux In
22
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18 19 20
21
17. Battery compartment
20. Auxiliary input socket
18. Ethernet socket (RJ-45)
21. Headphone socket
19. USB socket
22. DC input socket
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Battery operation
1. Remove the battery cover on the rear of the unit by pushing the battery door in
slightly and then downwards in the direction of the arrows in the diagram.
2. Insert six LR20 (D size) alkaline batteries into the battery compartment. Take care
to ensure all batteries are inserted with the correct polarity as shown inside the
battery compartment. Replace the battery cover.
3. Short running time, reduced power, a dim display, and audio distortion are all signs
that the batteries may need replacing.
4. If the radio is not to be used on battery power for an extended period of time it is
recommended that the batteries are removed from the radio.
We recommend for economy that the WM-202 is used with the AC adaptor whenever
possible with battery operation for occasional or stand-by use only. Inserting the adaptor
plug into the DC IN socket will disconnect the batteries.
If using batteries, only alkaline types should normally be used. Battery life will vary
according to the use of the radio, but between 35 and 50 hours should be possible.
WiFi use takes more power than DAB listening, for example.
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells can be used in the radio but must be
charged outside the radio using an external charger. Note that commercially available D
size NiMH cells have a capacity which is only a small fraction of that of D size Alkaline
cells and so they will power the radio for only a few hours before needing recharging.
Never mix batteries of different types, capacities or brands in the radio.
IMPORTANT: The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like. After use, disposable batteries should if possible be taken to a suitable
recycling centre. On no account should batteries be disposed of by incineration.
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Your radio
Navigation controls
This page describes the basic means of controlling your WM-202 radio. Instructions
for each of the operational modes are given in the later sections of this book.
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1. Pressing the On/Off button brings your radio out of Stand-by mode if running from
the mains or switches it on if using batteries.
Pressing On/Off while the radio is in use will put it into Stand-by mode when
running from the mains, or will switch it off after a short delay when running on
batteries (alarms cannot be used when running on batteries).
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2. Pressing the Mode button gives you access to each of the operating modes in
sequence - Internet Radio, Music Player, DAB radio and FM radio.
3. Pressing the Menu button will access the menu system.
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4. Many operations require the user to make a selection from the menu. This is done
using the Tuning/Select control. Turn the control clockwise or anti-clockwise to
highlight the desired menu item then press the control to select that item.
If there are more than five items in a menu, then the display will automatically scroll
up or down so that the additional items become visible. A sliding bar on the right
will give an indication showing the current portion of the menu that is displayed.
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If there are many items in a menu, then the radio allows the menu to 'wrap around'
in either direction. This can make it easier to reach items at the end of a long
menu, such as a list of countries or Internet radio stations.
5. The Forward button may also be used to make selections from the displayed
menu or to select the next character in text entry screens.
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6. If an error is made when navigating the menus, it is generally possible to go back
to a higher level menu by pressing the Back button.
Note: In this instruction booklet, press always means press and release.
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Connecting your radio to your computer network
1. Place your radio on a flat surface and plug the cable from the mains
adaptor into the DC input socket located on the rear of your radio
(marked 'DC in') ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the
socket.
Aux In
2. If you wish to use a wired network connection, plug the Ethernet cable
into the RJ-45 socket at the back of the radio.
3. Plug the mains adaptor into a wall socket and switch on the socket.
IMPORTANT: The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting
the radio to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the radio
must remain accessible during normal use. In order to disconnect the
radio from the mains completely, the mains adaptor should be removed
from the mains socket outlet completely.
4. When you apply power, the display on the radio will light up and say:
'ROBERTS' and 'STARTING' with a progress indicator. The first time that
you use your radio (or after a Factory Reset) after a few seconds the
display will show a default date and time of 00/00/0000 and 00:00.
5. Press the On/Off button to take your radio out of stand-by. You should
see the main mode menu. Use the rotary Tuning/Select control to
point to "Internet Radio" and then select this function by pressing the
control.
If no network connection is yet configured, the radio will enter the
Network Settings Wizard and will display 'Scanning...'. After a short
while the display will show a list of the available WiFi networks. If you
are intending to use the WiFi connection, go to step 6.
To use the Ethernet connection to your router with automatic
configuration, rotate the Tuning/Select control to point to the '[Wired]'
menu item. Press the control and the radio will attempt to connect.
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Configuration
If your network allows automatic configuration the radio will acquire
a network address, and will then enter the main Internet Radio menu
(paragraph 13 overleaf).
There are two indicator lights incorporated into the RJ-45 connector.
If you have problems with your wired connection, they may help you
to identify the possible cause of the problem.
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Green ON = Link established; OFF = no connection
Yellow Flashing = Data transfer
If your network does not support automatic configuration or if you wish
to set it up manually then you should select '[Manual config]' instead
of selecting '[Wired]' in the Network Wizard (see page 14 for more
information).
6. If you wish to use a WiFi connection, you will first need to identify your
network in the list of network names presented by the Network Wizard.
If the radio cannot find any networks then you will have to get your
wireless router working (please see the instructions supplied with it)
or you may be too far from the router.
When the radio finds your wireless network, it displays the Network
Name (SSID) for the wireless access point on the screen. This is a name
that is allocated to the access point in your router by the person who
set up the network - for example: 'Jones family' or 'Paul's network'.
It is possible, and in some locations highly likely, that your radio will
find more than one wireless network, in which case you should choose
which one you need to connect to.
7. Rotate the Select control to see the SSID for each wireless network
that the radio has found. If your network is shown proceed to step 9
on the next page. If it is not shown then proceed to step 8.
If you make a mistake at any point, use the Back option to go back to
the previous screen.
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Connecting to your computer network - cont.
8. If your network is not found, it is possible that it is configured such that
the SSID is not broadcast (sometimes referred to as hidden). If this
is the case then the name will not be visible in the list (there may be
a blank entry). You will then need to use the Tuning/Select control
to point to the '[Manual config]' option, and then you should press the
control to enter manual configuration. This procedure is described in
the 'Network Configuration Menu', see page 14, 'Entering the network
name manually'.
If you know that your network name is not hidden, and it was not found,
then try re-scanning (press the Back button), and if necessary try
moving your radio to a location closer to your access point / router.
9. When the SSID for the wireless network you wish to connect to is
highlighted on the screen, press the Tuning/Select control.
10. If your network is configured without an encryption code, the screen
should say 'Connecting...', and then show the main Internet Radio
menu.
If this is the case then you have successfully connected your radio to
your network, so please proceed to paragraph 13 on the next page.
11. If the screen displays 'Key:' , it is because the network is using one
of the encryption systems: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or WiFi
Protected Access (WPA). You therefore need to enter the correct WEP
or WPA key into the radio to allow it to communicate with your wireless
network.
If you do not have the WEP or WPA key, then you should obtain it
from the person who set up your network. Some wireless routers may
come with an encryption key already set up by the supplier, in which
case you should refer to the user documentation provided with it.
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8-9
Configuration
WEP keys are 10 or 26 characters long (using 0 - 9, and A - F). Some
wireless routers can also use pass-phrases for WEP but these do not
conform to a defined standard and are not supported. WPA keys are
usually set up using a pass-phrase of between 8 and 63 characters.
Your Internet radio can accept pass-phrases for WPA keys.
12. To enter the WEP or WPA key, characters are selected and entered
using the Tuning/Select control. As you rotate the control, the radio
scrolls through the available characters as well as the three controls
on the right. The character currently highlighted will be entered when
you press the Tuning/Select control.
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Do this as needed until the complete key has been entered. Remember,
WEP keys only use the numbers 0-9 and letters A-F. WPA keys are
sensitive to upper and lower case characters. You must enter the key
exactly or the radio will not connect to the network.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special
functions. You can quickly access these by pressing the Info button
and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character or key previously entered
' when the key is complete
' to cancel and re-run the Network Wizard
If a WEP or WPA key has previously been entered for the selected
SSID then the display will show 'Key: [Set]'. If you have previously
entered a different key, you must clear this by selecting the
symbol. This will remove the '[Set]' indication.
After the final character of the WEP or WPA key has been entered,
highlight the '
' symbol and press the Tuning/Select control. The
radio should now be able to connect to the network.
13. Once you have connected your radio to the network (and therefore
also to the Internet) it will display the main Internet Radio menu. Press
the On/Off button to put the radio in Stand-by mode. It should then
display the time. This time is obtained from the Internet by the radio. If
the time display is not correct for any reason, it can easily be adjusted
later, see page 57, 'Manually setting the clock'.
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Connecting to your computer network - cont.
If you have followed the steps on the preceding pages successfully, your radio will have connected to your
router, and then made a connection to the Internet and set its clock. If this is the case, then you can try
listening to radio stations via the Internet as described on page 17 onwards.
Changing the network connection
In the sections above, you chose how your radio would be connected to your network, either using a WiFi
connection or using a wired Ethernet cable. From time to time, you may find that you need to connect to
different computer networks. The Internet setup menu allows you to change your radio’s network settings,
scan for an alternative wireless network, or to manually configure the network parameters.
The steps outlined below describe how you can do this - see also the section 'Network profiles' on page 69.
If you have no need to do this, however, please skip to page 17.
Configuring the radio to use an alternative WiFi connection
1. From the radio’s Network settings menu, select 'Network wizard'. This will present you with details of
any WiFi networks that are found. Scroll down the list using the Tuning/Select control to the desired
network name. Press the control to select this network.
The radio will then use its WiFi system to communicate with the network. Depending on the settings
for that particular network you may need to enter an encryption key (see page 11). By default the radio
will then acquire an IP address and other network settings from your router using DHCP.
Configuring the radio to use the wired Ethernet connection
2. Connect your radio to your router using an Ethernet cable plugged into the RJ-45 socket at the back
of the radio. From the radio’s Network settings menu, select 'Network wizard'. This will present you
with details of any WiFi networks that are found. Scroll down the list using the Tuning/Select control
to the '[Wired]' option. Press the control to select this.
The radio will then use its Ethernet connection to communicate with the network. By default the radio
will then acquire an IP address and other network settings from your router using DHCP.
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Entering the network details manually
Configuration
If you do not wish to use DHCP for automatic configuration, or if your network is configured with a hidden
SSID, then you will need to enter some network settings manually. (Note - a hidden SSID may prevent casual
observers from detecting your network, but it is not recommended as a means of network security.)
1. From the radio’s Network settings menu, select 'Manual settings'. You must then choose whether to
connect using 'Wired' or 'Wireless' connections. If you choose 'Wireless' there are as many as nine
settings screens, shown by the '1 of 9' progress marker in the top right corner of the display. If you
choose 'Wired' there are five screens and the progress marker will reflect this, although the steps to
set up the network parameters are basically the same.
2. The next menu asks whether you wish to use DHCP to configure your network parameters (IP address,
subnet mask, gateway address, etc.). Unless you are familiar with networking and related terminology,
we recommend that you allow the use of DHCP. Choose 'DHCP enable' unless you need to specify
network details manually.
If you have chosen 'Wired' and then 'DHCP enable', your radio should now establish a connection to
the router using the Ethernet cable. Please skip to step 11 on page 16.
If you chose 'Wireless' and 'DHCP enable', please skip to step 6 on page 15 in order to set up the
wireless connection details.
If you chose 'DHCP disable' for either connection method, the next step is to set up the IP address.
3. The IP address used should be chosen to be compatible with the settings in your router and must
be a unique address on your network. If you are using DHCP for some devices and static (manually
configured) IP addresses for others, the IP address used should fall outside the range that the router
may allocate using DHCP. Typically, the first three groups of digits will be the same for all devices on
your network. To enter the IP address, rotate the Tuning/Select control to set the value for each group
of digits and then press the control to enter the value and to move on to the next group. When the IP
address has been entered, the subnet mask should be entered. The subnet mask defines which parts
of the IP address are common across your network. For most small networks the subnet mask will be
255.255.255.0 and this is entered in the same way.
4. The Gateway address is normally the IP address of the router through which the radio connects to the
internet and is entered in the same way as the previous addresses.
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Entering the network details manually - cont.
5. In most installations the DNS settings (DNS = Domain Name Server) will be set to the same IP address
as your router. In this case the secondary DNS may be left at zero.
To enter the DNS address, rotate the Tuning/Select control to set the value for each group of digits
and then press the control to enter the value and to move on to the next group. Repeat this until all
eight groups of digits have been entered.
If you previously specified 'Wired' and then 'DHCP disable', your radio should now connect to the router
using the Ethernet cable (in which case skip to step 11).
6. If you specified 'Wireless', the next step is to set up the WiFi connection, starting with the name of the
wireless network (SSID) followed by the encryption options and password.
To enter the SSID, characters are selected and entered using the Tuning/Select control. As you rotate
the control, the radio scrolls through the available characters as well as the three controls on the right.
The character currently highlighted will be entered when you press the Tuning/Select control.
Do this as needed until the complete network name has been entered. The SSID setting is sensitive
to upper and lower case characters and symbols. You must enter it exactly as set up in your router.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character or key previously entered (press Info again to continue)
' when the SSID is complete
' to cancel and go back to the DNS settings screen
7. Having entered the SSID, you must enter details of the encryption system used on your wireless network.
This should be the same as specified in your router settings. If your network does not use encryption,
then select the 'Open' option. Your radio should then connect to the network - skip to step 11. If your
network uses WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) select the 'Pre-Shared Key' option then go to step 8.
The remaining options are for WPA or WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access) - see step 9.
8. If you chose 'Pre-Shared Key' in step 7, you should then choose the WEP option. The key should be
entered using only the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. The key will be 10 characters long for 64-bit
encryption and 26 characters long for 128-bit encryption. The radio will accept lower-case letters a-f
as equivalent to upper-case A-F. Spaces or special symbols are not permitted in WEP keys.
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Entering the network details manually - cont.
Configuration
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character or key previously entered (press Info again to continue)
' when the encryption key is complete
' to cancel and go back to the SSID settings screen
Once the key is entered the radio should connect to your network. Please skip to step 11.
9. WPA and WPA2 are similar, although WPA2 offers a higher level of security. Whichever you selected
in step 7, you then have to specify the variant used. They are TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). As previously, the setting should match that used by your
router. Some routers allow both to be specified, and the router will use whichever variant is supported
by the connected device. AES is regarded as the more secure option if it is available.
10. The radio will then require you to enter the encryption key. This must be a string of between 8 and
63 characters and must be identical to the key which has been entered into your router. Note - the
encryption key is sensitive to the use of upper and lower case letters and symbols. Take care to enter
the key exactly, or the radio will not be able to connect to your router.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character or key previously entered (press Info again to continue)
' when the encryption key is complete
' to cancel and go back to the TKIP / AES options screen
Once the key is entered the radio should connect.
11. While the radio is trying to connect to your network, it will display 'Processing...' while checking the
encryption key (if using the WiFi connection) and then 'Connecting...'. If the connection is made
successfully, the radio will return to the Network settings menu. If the radio cannot connect, then it will
display a 'Failed to connect' message and will return to the SSID entry screen (step 6).
Once connected, the network settings are stored in the radio. The settings are retained when the radio
is disconnected from the mains and when batteries are removed.
You may now use the Back or Mode buttons to access the functions of your radio.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Internet Radio mode
Internet Radio - the basics
Before you can use your radio to listen to broadcasts via the internet, it is necessary to have
already connected your radio to your computer network using either the wireless (WiFi)
connection or the wired Ethernet connection (RJ-45 socket) on the back of the radio. Please
see page 9 for details.
There are literally many thousands of broadcasts available via the internet. Your radio provides
several ways of searching for broadcasts in order to make finding and choosing broadcasts
easier. Once you have found radio stations which you like, you may either store them as
presets within the radio, or add them to a list of your favourite stations which your radio can
access. The number of presets is limited (there are five preset buttons on the radio), but you
can store as many favourites as you like.
You may search for an internet radio station by Location. If you know the name of the station
and the country from which a station is broadcast this may be the easiest method to find a
station. It is also a great way to experience radio from other parts of the world.
You may also search for an internet radio station by Genre. If you prefer a particular type of
music, Blues for example, you may search for a radio station that broadcasts that type of
music, and you can see a list of Blues radio stations regardless of location, or taking location
into account.
If you know part of the name of an internet radio station, you can enter it into the radio and
it will search for stations that match that name. This can be helpful if you are unsure of the
location or genre of a particular station.
The WM-202 radio connects to a radio station database which serves many users in many
countries. This means that there is a very wide range of programme content available. You
can also search for stations which have been recently added to those available (new stations)
or you can search for the most popular.
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Internet Radio
Operating your radio - Internet Radio
Selecting a radio station by location
1. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press the Mode
button to select Internet Radio mode.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until "Station list" is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Location' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the list of continents.
When the desired continent is highlighted press the Tuning/Select
control.
6. The display will show the list of countries within the chosen continent.
If there are many countries shown you can scroll through the list
continually in either direction. For example, if the chosen continent was
Europe, then to find the United Kingdom scroll up from the top of the
list to the bottom by turning the Tuning/Select control anti-clockwise.
Press the Tuning/Select control to choose the desired country.
7. You will typically find that you then have the option to select either 'All
Stations' or one of a number of categories. The lists are always sorted
alphabetically, and long lists will wrap around from top to bottom or
bottom to top.
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8. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight your chosen radio
station and then press the control to confirm. The display will show
'Connecting...' while the radio connects to the new station. The radio
should then start playing. Adjust the volume as needed.
9. If the station has on-demand content, that is, it gives the option of
listening to programmes which have already been broadcast or to
Podcasts, there will be an additional screen showing the radio station
name as well as a 'Podcasts' option.
These are selected using additional menus, determined by the radio
station and the content. There may simply be a list of programmes,
or there may also be options to chose from broadcasts on particular
dates or days of the week. The examples shown here are typical.
Podcasts and Listen Again content can also be accessed separately
from the main Internet Radio menu, see page 23.
If your radio cannot connect to a radio station
Note: If your radio is unable to connect to an internet radio station it will
generally either display 'Network Error' or 'Stopped'. This can be for many
reasons, but typically will be due to one of the following:
The radio station may not be broadcasting at the present time.
The radio station may not be able to accommodate any more connections
from internet listeners.
There may be network congestion (either locally or at a distance)
which is affecting the reliability of the connection.
If your radio can connect, but the audio is not continuous and the radio
keeps having to reconnect, this may be due to the radio station only having
limited connection capacity.
Please also refer to the section Troubleshooting on page 69.
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Internet Radio
Selecting a radio station by genre
1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until "Station list" is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Genre' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the list of content
types. This menu is normally cyclic - you can scroll the list continually
in either direction. When the chosen genre is highlighted, press the
Tuning/Select control.
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5. You then have the choice of 'All Stations' of the chosen genre, or a list
of countries. Note if a country is not shown then the station may still
appear in the 'All Stations' list. Rotate and then press the Tuning/Select
control to choose as needed
6. A list of radio stations is then shown. Rotate the Tuning/Select control
until the desired station name is highlighted on the display.
7. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the station. The display
will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station. If the radio is
unable to connect this may be for one of the reasons explained on
page 19.
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Searching for a radio station by name
There may be occasions when you know the name of a radio station but
you do not know the location or genre. This facility allows you to search
for the station using a part (or parts) of the radio station name.
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1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display
and then press the control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Search stations' is highlighted
on the display and then press the control to select.
4. To enter the search word(s) rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight
each character for the search in turn, and press the Tuning/Select
control to enter. If you make an error rotate the control or use the Info
button to access the delete character '
' on the screen and then
press the Tuning/Select control. Rotate the control or press Info
again to go back to the character selection. After the final character
of the search has been entered, use the Info button and then the
Tuning/Select control to highlight the '
' symbol on the screen and
then press the control to finish.
5. The radio will search for radio stations that match your search data.
If you include a space between two search items the radio will look
for station names which include both items. Thus a search for 'ROCK
100' could find a station called '100 Classic Rock Hits' as well as a
station called '100.FM Rocks'
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the station that you wish
to listen to and press the control to confirm your choice. The display
will show 'Connecting...' while it finds a new station.
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Internet Radio
Selecting a new or popular station
As described in the section Introducing Internet Radio on page 17, your
radio connects to an internet database of radio stations. This may highlight
stations which are newly added to the list of those available or stations which
are particularly popular with listeners around the world. Your radio allows
you to easily choose stations from these two categories, using menus very
similar to those used when finding stations by location and genre.
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1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until "Station list" is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Popular stations' or New stations'
is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the station that you wish
to listen to and press the Tuning/Select control to confirm your choice.
The display will show connecting while it finds a new station.
If the radio is unable to connect to a particular radio station this may be
for one of the reasons explained on page 19.
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Selecting a podcast / BBC Listen Again
Some radio stations allow you to listen to programmes that have already
been broadcast. The BBC's Listen Again service is an example of this. In
addition, radio broadcasters and individuals may make programmes which
are intended normally to be downloaded into a computer or copied onto a
portable media player. These are commonly known as Podcasts.
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On your radio, both Listen Again programmes and Podcasts are grouped
together as Podcasts, and the same menu is used to access and listen to
either type of programming. Listen Again programmes are also accessible
via the 'Stations' menu (see pages 18-19).
1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display.
Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Podcasts' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
3. You may then search by location, genre, or using part of the name of
the podcast. The searches operate in exactly the same way as when
searching for a conventional radio station.
Searching by location is done first by continent, then by country. You
may then list 'All shows' or search within a country by genre.
Searching by genre is more direct, since once the genre is chosen
the next menu display shows a list of available podcasts.
Searching by name operates in the same way as when searching
for a named radio station. You may enter one or more pieces of text
which will be used for the search.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control and then press the control to confirm
your chosen podcast. The display will show 'Connecting...' while it
finds the new programme.
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Internet Radio
Presetting stations - Internet Radio
With so many Internet radio stations available, it is desirable to have a
means of rapidly selecting the stations that you listen to most frequently.
Your radio has five memory presets which can easily be set to store the
details of any Internet radio station. The radio station presets are retained
in memory even when the radio is switched off.
Please see also 'Last Listened' on page 25 and 'Configuring My Favourite
Stations' on page 28.
Storing a preset
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Tune to the required
station using one of the methods described on the preceding pages.
2. To store the currently playing radio station as a preset, press and
hold the required Preset button (1 - 5) until the display shows 'Preset
stored'. The station will be stored using the chosen preset button.
Repeat this procedure as needed for the remaining presets.
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3. Stations which are already stored in the presets may be over-written
by following the above procedure.
Recalling a preset - Internet radio
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Select the Internet
radio mode using the Mode button.
2. Momentarily press the required Preset button. Your radio will then
connect to the station stored in preset memory. The preset used will
be shown at the bottom of the display screen.
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Last Listened
It is often helpful to be able to go back to a station that you have recently
listened to. Your radio has a 'Last Listened' feature which provides you with
quick access to the ten most recently listened to radio stations or podcasts.
As each new radio station is listened to the oldest item is deleted from the
list. The Last Listened list is stored when the radio is without power.
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1. With the radio switched on and in Internet Radio mode, press the
Menu button. The first item on the menu is 'Last listened'. With this
item highlighted press the Tuning/Select control.
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2. The display will then show a list of the last ten Internet radio stations
or podcasts. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight whichever
you wish to listen to and then press the control to cause your radio to
reconnect to that radio station or podcast.
Display modes - Internet Radio
Your radio has a range of display options when in Internet Radio mode. Note
that not all information may be available for all Internet radio stations
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
a. Description
Displays information about the radio
station or scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone number etc.
b. Genre and Location
Displays programme type information
e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc. and the
location of the current radio station
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Internet Radio
c. Reliability
Displays the reliability of the data
stream from the station currently being
received.
d. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
station being received.
e. Playback buffer
Displays status when connecting to and
playing a radio station. This indicates
the reliability of the data stream to your
radio. If there are no bars shown to the
right of the dividing line then the data
stream reliability is poor and you may
find that there are many breaks in
the audio.
f.
Displays the current date.
Date
Additional or alternative information may be displayed when listening to
Podcasts. Categories displayable can include...
Episode name
Show description
Show genre
Show language
Episode URL
Bit rate
Codec
Sampling rate
Whenever the radio is displaying an information screen (as opposed to a
menu screen), the time is displayed in the top-right corner of the display,
and a WiFi strength or Ethernet connection indicator is shown in the
bottom-right corner.
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Customising your radio
In addition to storing your favourite radio stations in the radio presets,
your radio allows you to create customised lists of stations which can
appear in two special menus on the radio called 'My Favourites' and 'My
Added Stations'.
Your radio uses a database which is accessed via the Internet in order
to find out which radio stations are available and how it should connect
to them. You are able to add your personal selections to this database.
These will only be accessible by you using your PC or your radio. You can
choose the stations which will appear in the 'My Favourites' menu from
the large selection already listed. Additionally, if you find a radio station
that is not listed then you may also add the Internet address (URL) of the
station's audio stream to your selection. It will then appear on your radio
via the 'My Added Stations' menu item.
Registering an account
1. Open the web site, http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com, using the
Internet browser on your computer. Click on the ‘Register here’ link
and follow the on-screen instructions to register an account. Please
note, during the registration process, the web site asks for an access
code. This allows it to uniquely identify your radio from the many others
that it also provides data for. To obtain the access code, please follow
these steps.
2. With your radio switched on and in Internet radio mode, press the Menu
button, then select 'Station list' using the Tuning/Select control.
3. Scroll down the Station list menu to the item called 'Help'. Press the
Tuning/Select control to enter the Help menu.
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4. In the Help menu, select the menu item 'Get access code'. Provided
that the radio is connected to the Internet, a code will be displayed of
typically seven characters (upper case letters and numbers). Make a
note of this code for the next step.
5. You should then use the code displayed by the radio to fill in the Access
Code field on the web page when you set up your account.
Once you have your account set up, if you have other radios which
use the same system, you may also add them to your account. You
will need to get an access code from each radio in order to add it to
the account. They may then share your favourite and added radio
station details.
Internet Radio
Customising your radio - cont.
Configuring My Favourite Stations
Configuring My Added Stations
1. Using the web site at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com, it is
possible to search among the many radio stations that are available
by location, genre, or language. You may also choose from new or
popular stations.
1. If you wish to listen to a radio station which is not currently held in the
database at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com, it is possible to add
the details yourself. You will need to obtain the internet address (URL)
for the audio stream for the station that you wish to add. This may be
information provided by the radio station itself, or perhaps passed to
you from another listener.
2. When the radio stations that you have found are shown on your
computer screen, they are shown with a 'Play' icon and an 'Add to
favourites' icon (the plus symbol and heart). Clicking on the 'Play' icon
will allow you to hear the radio station via your computer. Clicking on
the 'Add to favourites' icon will cause the radio station to be added to
the list accessible via your radio.
3. To help you organise your favourites, since you may have a great
many after a while, the web site will allow you to specify the name for
a category or group under which the radio station will be listed on your
radio. Suitable names might be 'Rock', 'Smooth', 'Mum's stations', and
so on. When ever you add another radio station to your favourites you
can either add it to an existing category or create a new one.
4. Once you have Internet radio stations available in your My Favourite
Stations list, you may play these stations from your Internet Radio.
These stations will be available on your radio from the Internet radio
menu item 'My Favourites'.
5. To look at, modify or delete your favourite stations lists on the web
site, use the link 'My favourites' in the 'My account' area. To delete
a favourite radio station, click on the icon with a heart and minus
symbol.
Note: The address for the audio stream will not normally be the same
as the web page from which you access the stream on your PC.
2. Use the 'My added stations' link in the 'My account' area on the web
site. This allows you to add details of new stations or to modify those
already added. You can provide a name for the radio station which
will be shown on your radio. You must also provide the web address,
location and format details.
3. Once you have Internet radio stations available in your My Added
Stations list, you may play these stations from your Internet Radio.
These stations will be available on your radio from the Internet radio
menu item 'My Added Stations'.
4. It is possible to add the web addresses for audio streams which may
not be playable by your radio. If you attempt to play such a stream, your
radio will normally display an error message of some kind. The Roberts
WM-202 can only play MP3, WMA and Real Audio streams.
5. To look at, modify or delete your added stations list on the web site, use
the link 'My added stations' in the 'My account' area. To delete an added
radio station, click on the icon with a heart and minus symbol.
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Selecting favourite stations - Internet Radio
1. Press the Menu button to enter the main menu.
2. Rotate the Select/Tuning control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display. Press and release the Select/Tuning control to enter the
menu.
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3. Rotate the Select/Tuning control until 'My Favourites' is highlighted
on the display. Press and release the Select/Tuning control and your
favourite stations list will appear on the display (set up as described
on page 28).
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4. Rotate the Select/Tuning control to highlight the required station and
then press the control to confirm your selection.
The display will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station.
If the station has on-demand content (that is, it gives the option of listening
to programmes which have already been broadcast), see page 23, 'Selecting
a podcast / BBC Listen again'.
Should you be unable to connect to a particular station, please note that
some radio stations do not broadcast 24 hours per day, and some stations
are not always on-line.
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Internet Radio
Selecting your added stations - Internet Radio
1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display.
Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My Added Stations' is highlighted
on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required station and
then press the control to confirm your selection.
The display will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station.
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Should you be unable to connect to a particular station, please note that
some radio stations do not broadcast 24 hours per day, and some stations
are not always on-line.
In addition, as mentioned on page 26, it is possible to specify audio streams
for 'My added stations' which are not compatible with your radio. In this
event the station will not be playable. The Roberts WM-202 can only play
MP3, WMA and Real Audio streams.
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Media Player
Using Windows Shares
The Media Player allows you to play audio files which are stored on a
computer on your network. Supported file formats are MP3 and WMA.
Note that the playback of DRM protected content and WMA Lossless files
is not supported.
This section describes setting up your Windows PC to allow the radio to
access your audio files via Windows Shares. If you wish to use UPnP,
please turn to page 34.
Your radio supports two file access methods. It can connect to folders
shared on the network, commonly known as Windows Shares. It can also
connect with file server applications using the Universal Plug and Play
(UPnP) protocol. It is generally preferable to access your media files via a
UPnP server application. This method offers normally simpler set up and
superior file searching compared to the Shared Folders method.
1. Please ensure that your PC is accessible on the same network as
your Internet radio. Then, using Windows Explorer, locate the folder
where your audio files are stored.
2. Right click on the folder.
3. Select ‘Properties’.
When using Windows Shares, music selection is primarily by the folders in
which the files are stored. You may then choose to play from a particular
track within a folder. When using a UPnP server, the search and selection
criteria are determined by the server, but typically include Artist, Album and
Genre. Many server applications also allow you to access files according
to the folders within which they are stored as well as other criteria.
If you are a Windows user, then it is very likely that your computer already
has a UPnP server application available. Windows Media Player version 11
has this capability, and it is able to make your MP3 and WMA files available
to your radio. It also allows you to search by Album, Artist, and so on as
mentioned above. Many users will find this a more convenient method of
playing their files compared to using shared folders. Both methods are
described in this instruction manual.
Users of non-Windows computers (including Apple and Linux based
devices) can also use Shared Folders or a UPnP server to make media
available to the radio. However, it is beyond the scope of this instruction
manual to cover all hardware and software environments. We explain the
use of Microsoft's Windows Media Player since that will be the first choice
for the majority of users.
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4. Click on ‘Sharing’.
5. Select ‘Share this folder on the network’ and ‘Allow network users to
change my files’.
Please note, it is recommended that you do not try to make your ‘My
Documents’ or any of its sub-folders (e.g. ‘My Music’) accessible as
shares. This is because of the way that these special folders are managed
within Windows.
In some cases, especially if you have a Windows PC using third-party
security software (not supplied by Microsoft) it may be necessary to
configure your computer's firewall software and / or network settings to
permit file sharing. If this is necessary please refer to your computers
software documentation for further information.
Media Player
Locate the shared audio files using the radio
1. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press the Mode
button to select Music Player mode.
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2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared folders' is selected on
the display. Press the control to select.
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4. The radio will then display a list of Workgroups or Domains that it has
identified on your computer network. In most cases there will only be
one item shown which will be the workgroup name for your home
network. Rotate the Tuning/Select control if needed to point to the
required workgroup or domain and then press the control to select.
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5. The radio will then display a list showing the different computers on
the network which are sharing files. Rotate the Tuning/Select control
to point to the desired computer and then press to select. If your
computer is not shown, check its file sharing and firewall settings.
6. Press the Tuning/Select control. The radio will then search the selected
computer for shared folders. The radio is initially configured to be
able to connect to a folder which has been shared on a PC running
Windows with default security settings. If the radio connects, you will
then see a list of folders in which your files are stored.
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If the computer has specific user name and password security settings
for access to shared folders, then you will need to set up a user name
and password within your radio. See paragraph 8 on the next page
for details on how to do this.
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Locate the shared audio files - cont.
7. If your computer has connected successfully to the shared folder,
please skip to 'Media Selection' on page 38.
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8. To specify a user name and password for access to shared folders,
press the Menu button. Using the Tuning/Select control scroll down
to 'PC settings'. Use the Tuning/Select control to select 'PC settings.
You then have the ability to separately specify the user name and
password.
9. To change the user name, use the Tuning/Select control to choose
'User name' from the menu. The default user name in the radio is
'guest'. To change this, use the '
' symbol or the Back button to
delete it. Select and enter the characters for the required user name.
Remember to use upper and lower case characters as needed. When
the complete name is entered, use the '
' symbol.
10. To change the password, use the Tuning/Select control to choose
'Password' from the menu. The default password in the radio is blank.
Select and enter characters for the required password. Remember to
use upper and lower case characters as needed. When the complete
name is entered, use the '
' symbol.
11. Once you have entered the user name and password for the folder
from which you wish to play audio files, go back to paragraph 2 on
the preceding page and re-enter the Music Player. You should now
be able to access the folders successfully.
12. If the user name and password are correct for your shared folders
and the radio still cannot connect to your PC or its shared folders it
is most likely that your PC's firewall software is blocking access (see
'Troubleshooting' on page 69).
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Accessing your audio files via a UPnP server
Media Player
The recommended way to access your media files is via a UPnP server
application. This method offers normally simpler set up and superior file
searching compared to the Shared Folders method.
If your computer is running Windows (XP or Vista), then Windows Media
Player version 11 includes a UPnP server which will make your files
available to your radio. There are other UPnP server solutions available
for Windows users who may wish to use an alternative.
If you use an Apple computer running a version of OS X then you may
use a third party UPnP server application. Examples include EyeConnect
and Twonky Media Server.
If you use a version of the Linux operating system, there are a range of
UPnP server applications available.
It is beyond the scope of this instruction book to cover all possible options
for UPnP. We explain the use of Microsoft's Windows Media Player since
that will be the first choice for the majority of users.
Selecting Media Sharing in Windows Media Player 11
Set up UPnP access on a Windows PC
1. If your PC is running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista then
you can use Microsoft's Windows Media Player version 11 to act as
your UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server. If not already
installed on your PC, Windows Media Player 11 may be downloaded
from Microsoft’s web site and installed by following the instructions
detailed in its installation wizard, or by using Microsoft's Windows
Update facility.
2. Once installed, Windows Media Player 11 can create a library from all
the media files available to it on your PC. To add new media files to
the library, select 'File > Add to Library… > Advanced Options', click
'Add' and choose the files you wish to add and click ‘OK’.
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Set up UPnP access on a Windows PC - cont.
You will now need to connect your Internet radio to Windows Media Player 11
and configure it to allow access to your media library.
3. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press the Mode
button as needed until the 'Music Player' mode display is shown..
Press the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared media' is highlighted
and press the control to select. The radio will scan for all available
UPnP servers. It may take a few seconds for the radio to complete its
scan. The radio will display '<Empty>' if no UPnP servers are found.
5. After scanning, select your UPnP server using the Tuning/Select
control. If you are using WMP 11 as the server, your radio will then
normally display 'Unauthorised - Select to retry' at this stage.
6. Your PC may prompt you that there has been a connection to your
UPnP server. Whether prompted or not, to allow the radio to access
the media files, you will need to click the 'Library' tab in WMP 11 and
select the 'Media Sharing…' item to open the 'Media Sharing' window.
Make sure the box 'Share my media to:' is ticked.
7. In the 'Media Sharing' window, the radio will be listed as an unknown
device. Click on the unknown device shown to select it, then click the
'Allow' button and then click 'OK'.
Note: If you are using Microsoft Windows' firewall software, this should
be correctly configured by WMP 11. If you are using third party firewall
software you may need to manually configure it to allow your radio
and WMP 11 to communicate (see 'Troubleshooting' on page 69).
8. On the radio, select the named server again using the Tuning/Select
control. If WMP 11 is now able to communicate with your radio you
will be presented with some media selection options on the display.
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Allowing a device to connect to Windows Media Player 11
Media Player
Locating and playing media files using UPnP
Once the UPnP server has been configured to share media files with your
Internet radio, you may select the files that you wish to play as follows:1
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio. Press the Mode button
as needed until the 'Music Player' mode display is shown.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared media' is highlighted
on the display.
4. Press the Tuning/Select control and the radio will scan for all available
UPnP servers. Note that it may take a few seconds for the radio to
complete its scan. The radio will display 'Empty' if no UPnP servers
are found.
1
2
5. After a successful scan, rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight
your UPnP server and then press the Tuning/Select control. If the
display shows multiple media types, select 'Music'. (Some UPnP
servers can serve pictures and video content to suitable devices.)
6. The radio will now list the media categories which are made available
by the UPnP server - for example, 'Album', 'Artist' and 'Genre'. Rotate
the Select control to highlight which category you wish to browse, then
press the Select control to confirm your choice.
3-6
If you wish to use the search function rotate the Tuning/Select control
until 'Search' is selected on the display. You may select characters to
build a keyword for searching for content to play.
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Note:
Do not worry if not all of your media appear in the menus immediately.
Windows Media Player needs to look inside each file to identify the artist,
album and track information from 'tags' embedded in each file. Additionally,
Windows Media Player may take time to access the Internet to obtain
additional information such as 'album art' which it can display when you
examine your music library on your PC.
In UPnP mode the search criteria offered and the file types made available
to the radio are a function of the UPnP server software installed on your
PC. Such software can vary quite widely in its capabilities. Windows Media
Player 11 has limited flexibility compared to some UPnP servers, but is
generally easy to set up and reliable
Some third party server applications allow customisation of the search
criteria and indexing methods, which can be useful if you have a very
large collection of stored music files.
Many UPnP server applications are also capable of sharing pictures and
video files to other network connected devices. If this is the case (as it
is with Windows Media Player 11) you may see the option of choosing
between 'Music', 'Video' and 'Pictures' on your radios menu. Clearly you
should only select the 'Music' option. Content offered via the alternative
options will not be playable on your radio.
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Media Player
Media selection
Whether you access your files using Shared folders or using UPnP, the
file selection mechanisms are very similar.
When searching via UPnP you will have a selection of search criteria as
determined by the UPnP server software on your computer. This allows
you to search by a given information type (Album, Artist, etc.) and then to
narrow the search to an album or to a particular track within an album.
When searching using Shared folders, the selection of files is determined
by the folder structure in which you have the files stored on your computer.
If you have a large library, this requires greater discipline in the allocation
of folder names to represent artists and albums.
The searches described here are just examples of the possibilities.
Listening to a complete album
1. Use the Tuning/Select control to choose content by Artist, Album,
folder, etc. according to your needs. Shared folder access will only allow
you to search by folder name. Press the Tuning/Select control.
2. When you reach the album or folder the menu will then switch to
showing the tracks in that album or folder. If searching by UPnP they
will normally be listed in track number order. If searching by shared
folders they will be listed in filename order.
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3. With the first track in the album indicated, press the Tuning/Select
control. The album will then begin playing.
While the radio is playing from your media library, you may use the menus
as described above to choose a different selection. When you select the
track from which to play, the radio will then immediately begin playing the
new selection.
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Listening to a particular track
1. If you wish to play only a particular track from an album or folder, first
choose the album or folder as described on the preceding pages.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the required track is
highlighted.
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3. Press and release the Tuning/Select control. The track will begin
playing. The radio will then play subsequent tracks from the same
album or folder.
Controlling playback
1. Press the Pause button to pause playback of the current track.
2. If you press the Play button, playback will resume from the point where
it was paused.
1
2
3. Press the Rewind button to start playback of the previous track in the
list.
4. Press the Fast-forward button to start playback of the next track in
the list.
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3
4
Media Player
Display modes - Media Player
Your radio has a range of display options when in Media Player mode.
Note that the availability of information depends on the specific media files
and also upon the UPnP server capability (if used).
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
a. Artist
Displays the artist information for the
current track.
b. Album
Displays the album information for the
current track.
c. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
track currently being played.
d. Buffer
Displays the radios internal buffer status
during media playback.
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Whenever the media player is displaying an information screen (as opposed
to a menu screen), the time is displayed in the top-right corner of the
display, and a WiFi strength or Ethernet connection indicator is shown in
the bottom-right corner.
In addition, in the lower part of the display an indicator shows the method
by which the radio is obtaining the media - either via UPnP, or via Shared
Folders. In the latter case the symbol shows CIFS (Common Internet
File System), a term sometimes used to describe how folders are shared
across a network.
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Operating your radio - DAB
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial.
2
2. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio. If the radio has been
used before the last used mode will be selected.
3. Press the Mode button as needed so that DAB mode is selected on
the display.
4. If this is the first time that DAB mode is used a quick scan of the
UK Band III DAB channels will be carried out. The display will show
"Scanning".
If the radio has been used before the last used station will be
selected.
5. During the scanning process, as new stations are detected the station
counter will increase and stations will be added to the list of stations
which is stored in the radio. The bar graph indicates the progress of
the scan.
6. When scanning is completed the radio will tune to the first station (in
numeric-alpha order 0....9...A...Z) unless it has previously been tuned
to a DAB station.
7. If the station list is still empty after the scan your radio will display
"Service not available".
8. If no stations are found it may be necessary to relocate your radio to
a position giving better reception.
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Selecting a station - DAB
1. The display normally shows the name of the currently tuned radio
station.
2. Rotate the Tuning /Select control to access the radio station list and
to scroll through the available stations.
2,3
3. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the highlighted station. The
display may show 'Connecting...' while the radio re-tunes.
4. Use the Volume buttons to set the sound level as needed.
4
Note: If the display shows "Station Not Available" it may be necessary to
relocate your radio to a position giving better reception.
A question-mark in front of the station name merely indicates that the station
has not recently been detected by the radio. It may still be available.
The use of the radio station presets is described on page 54.
Secondary services - DAB
Some radio stations can have one or more secondary stations associated
with them. Typically these are not broadcast continually. If a station has
a secondary station available then the secondary will appear in the list of
station names beneath the main (or primary) station. Examples are the
programmes 'Daily Service' and 'Parliament' on BBC Radio 4.
1
1. To listen to a secondary service, use the Tuning/Select control to scroll
to the chosen station, and press the control to tune to the station.
If the secondary service is not available (off-air) then the primary
service will be selected.
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Display modes - DAB
Your radio has a range of display options when in DAB mode:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
1
a. Text
Displays text messages such as the
artist or track name, phone in number,
traffic alerts, etc.
b. Program Type
Displays the type of station being listened
to such as Pop, Classic, News etc.
c. Multiplex Name /
Frequency
Displays the name of the DAB multiplex
and frequency to which the current
station belongs.
d. Signal error / strength
Displays the signal error and strength
for the station being listened to. A lower
error number indicates a better quality
of radio signal. The signal strength
graph can be used when positioning
the radio or its antenna.
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e. Bit rate and audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
type for the station being listened to
f.
Displays the current date.
Date
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Finding new stations - DAB
Should you wish to use your radio for DAB reception in a new location,
or if no stations were detected during the initial scan, you can follow this
procedure to allow your radio to find out which DAB radio stations are
available.
1
1. Ensure that the telescopic antenna is extended, and then press the
Mode button as needed to select DAB mode.
2. Once in DAB mode press the Menu button.
2
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Local scan' is highlighted on
the display.
4. Press the Tuning/Select control to initiate the scan. The display will
show 'Scanning' and your radio will perform a scan of the UK DAB
frequencies. As new stations are found the station counter will increase
and stations will be added to the list. The bar graph indicates the
progress of the scan.
5. To carry out a full scan of the entire DAB band III frequencies rotate the
Tuning/Select control until 'Full scan' is highlighted on the display.
6. Press the Tuning/Select control to initiate the scan. The display will
show 'Scanning'. As new stations are found the station counter on the
right hand side of the display will increase and stations will be added
to the list. The bar graph indicates the progress of the scan.
Due to the larger number of DAB channels scanned, the full scan will
take longer than the local scan.
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DAB Radio
Manual Tuning - DAB
Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various DAB Band III
channels. At the time of writing, all UK DAB stations are located in the
range 11B to 12D.
1
1. When in DAB mode press Menu button so that the display shows the
DAB menu list.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Manual tune' is highlighted.
3. Press the Tuning/Select button to enter manual tune mode.
2-5
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the required DAB
channel.
5. Press the Tuning/Select button to cause the radio to tune to the
chosen channel.
When the radio has tuned, the display shows the channel number and
frequency, and the name of the DAB multiplex found (if any).
A bar graph shows the signal strength and is useful if you need to
reposition the radio or its aerial. The minimum signal marker 'I' which
separates the left and right parts of the signal graph shows the minimum
signal level required for satisfactory reception.
6,7
Any new radio stations found on the tuned DAB multiplex will be added
to the list stored in the radio.
6. Press the Menu or Back button to choose a different frequency.
7. Press the Menu or Back button a second time to access the main
DAB menu then select 'Station list' to return to normal tuning.
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Dynamic Range Control settings - DAB
Dynamic Range Control (also known as DRC) can make quieter sounds
easier to hear when your radio is used in a noisy environment by reducing
the dynamic range of the audio signal.
1
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select DAB mode.
2
3. Press the Menu button to enter the DAB menu list.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'DRC' is highlighted on the
display.
3
5. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the DRC adjustment mode.
The current DRC setting will be indicated with an asterisk.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required DRC setting
(the default is Off).
DRC Off - DRC is switched off, Broadcast DRC will be ignored.
DRC high - DRC is set as sent by broadcaster.
DRC low - DRC level is set to 1/2 that sent by broadcaster.
7. Press and release the Tuning/Select button to confirm the setting.
Note: Not all DAB broadcasts use the DRC function. If the broadcast
does not provide DRC information, then the DRC setting in the radio will
have no effect.
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DAB Radio
Station order setup - DAB
Your radio has 3 station order settings from which you can choose. The
station order settings are, alphanumeric, ensemble and valid.
1
Note: The default station order on your radio is alphanumeric.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select DAB mode.
3. Press the Menu button to enter the DAB menu list.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station order' is highlighted.
Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the station order adjustment
mode.
3
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose between Alphanumeric,
Ensemble and Valid.
- Alphanumeric sorts the station list alpha-numerically 0...9 A...Z.
- Ensemble mode organises the station list by DAB multiplex.
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- Valid shows only those stations for which a signal can be found.
The current setting is indicated by an asterisk.
6. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the required station order.
7. Press the Menu button as needed to return to the DAB menu or to
the stations list.
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Operating your radio - FM
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial and press the On/Off button to
switch on your radio.
1
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select the FM mode display.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control in a clockwise direction. The displayed
frequency will increase. Press the Tuning/Select control to carry out
an auto-tune. Your radio will scan up the FM band from the currently
displayed frequency and will stop scanning when it finds a station of
sufficient strength.
2
4. The display will show the frequency of the signal which has been
found. If RDS information is available, after a few seconds the display
will show the radio station name.
If you only hear hiss or interference, simply press the Tuning/Select
control to scan further. Your radio may have found a spurious interference
signal.
5. To find more FM stations press the Tuning/Select control to repeat the
scan operation. To scan down in frequency, rotate the Tuning/Select
control in a anti-clockwise direction first and then press the control.
Your radio will scan down the FM band from the currently displayed
frequency and will stop scanning when it finds a signal of sufficient
strength.
6. When the end of the waveband is reached your radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end of the waveband.
7. Use the Volume buttons to adjust the sound level as needed.
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7
FM Radio
Manual tuning - FM
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial and press the On/Off button to
switch on your radio.
1
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select the FM mode display.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select to control the frequency that the radio will
tune to. The frequency will change in steps of 50kHz.
2
When the end of the waveband is reached the radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end of the waveband.
4. Use the Volume buttons to adjust the sound level as needed.
5. To switch off your radio press the On/Off button.
3
4
5
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Display modes - FM
Your radio has a range of display options when in FM mode:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
a. Text
Displays text messages such as the
artist or track name, phone in number,
traffic alerts, etc.
b. Program Type
Displays the type of station being listened
to such as Pop, Classic, News etc.
c. Frequency
Displays the frequency of the FM signal.
d. Date
Displays the current date.
Note: If no RDS information is available, then the radio will only be able to
display the frequency. There will be no text or programme type information
available under these conditions.
The radio only provides displays when there is information available. So
if there is no text, for example, that display is not available.
The RDS indicator at the top of the display shows that there is some RDS
data present in the broadcast being received.
The stereo speaker display shows that the radio is receiving a stereo
broadcast (see also page 53 - 'Stereo/Mono switching')
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FM Radio
Scan setting - FM
When using the FM mode your radio can be set to either scan local stations
or to scan all stations including distant radio stations.
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select the FM mode display.
1
2. Press the Menu button to enter the FM menu list.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Scan setting' is highlighted. Press
the Tuning/Select control to enter the scan adjustment mode.
2
The current setting is indicated with an asterisk.
4. To set your radio so that only the stations with the strongest signals are
found during scanning (normally local stations) rotate the Tuning/Select
control until 'Yes' is highlighted. Press the Tuning/Select control to
confirm the setting.
3-4
Alternatively, to set your radio so that all available stations are found
during scanning (local and distant) rotate the Tuning/Select control
until 'No' is highlighted. Press the Tuning/Select control to confirm
the setting.
5. Press the Menu button to return to the normal FM mode display.
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Stereo / Mono switching - FM
If the FM radio station being listened to has a weak signal, some hiss may
be audible. It is possible to reduce this hiss by forcing the radio to play the
station in mono rather than stereo.
1
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select the FM mode display and
tune to the required FM station as previously described.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the FM menu list.
2
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Audio setting' is highlighted on
the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the audio setting
mode.
The current setting is indicated with an asterisk.
4. To switch to mono in order to reduce the hiss from a weak FM signal
rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Yes' is highlighted. Press the
Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
3-4
Alternatively, to return to the normal automatic 'stereo or mono' mode
rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'No' is highlighted. Press the
Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
5
5. Press the Menu button to return to the normal FM mode display.
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Presetting stations - DAB and FM radio
There are 5 memory presets each for DAB, FM and Internet radio. They
are used in the same way for each operating mode.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
1
2. Tune to the required radio station as previously described.
3. To store the station as a preset, press and hold the required Preset
button (1 - 5) until the display shows 'Preset stored'. The station will
be stored under the chosen preset button. Repeat this procedure as
needed for the remaining presets.
3
4. Stations which are already stored in the presets may be over written
by following the above procedure.
Note: All the radio station presets are preserved in memory when the radio
is switched off, even if there are no batteries installed.
Recalling a preset - DAB and FM radio
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
1
2. Select the required operating mode using the Mode button.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button. Your radio will then tune
to the station stored in preset memory. The chosen preset number is
shown in the lower area of the radio display, e.g. 'P2'.
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Automatically updating the clock
Your radio will normally update the clock automatically when connected to
the internet. If you enter a time setting manually, the radio will calculate a
local time offset so that whenever it synchronises using the internet, the
correct local time is stored in the radio. In the event of a power failure,
your radio will connect to the internet and then set the clock automatically
based on this information.
1
You may wish to use the radio away from the internet, in which case you
may specify that the radio sets its clock from DAB or FM radio broadcasts.
After a power failure the radio will then set its clock the next time that you
turn on the radio in DAB or FM mode.
Alternatively you may specify that the time is not automatically updated.
In this case the clock must always be set manually after a power
interruption.
1. With your radio switched on, press the Menu button to access the
menu for the current mode.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the time setup.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Auto update' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the auto-update menu.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose an update option from
'Update from DAB', 'Update from FM', 'Update from Network' or
'No update' as required. Press the control to confirm your choice. The
radio will then exit to the previous menu display.
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2-5
Clock and Alarms
Setting the clock format
The clock display used in stand-by mode and on the playing mode screens
can be set to 12 or 24 hour format. The selected format is then also used
when setting the alarms.
1
1. With your radio switched on, press the Menu button to access the
menu for the current mode.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the time setup.
2-6
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set format' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the clock format menu.
The current clock display format is marked with an asterisk.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select either 12 or 24 hour format.
Press the control to confirm your choice of clock format. The display
will then revert to the previous menu.
If the 12 hour clock format is chosen, the radio will then use the 12 hour
clock for the setting of alarms, and will display a 12 hour clock with an AM
or PM indicator when in stand-by mode.
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Manually setting the clock
The WM-202 Internet radio will normally set its clock automatically to UK
time after a connection to the Internet has been established. Should you
need to set the time manually, change the time zone, or manually switch
from winter to summer time (GMT to BST - also known outside the UK as
daylight savings time), then please follow this procedure.
1
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Access the main menu by pressing the Menu button until the 'Main menu'
option is shown, then select this with the Tuning/Select control.
2
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
4. To change the time zone setting go to step 11.
To change from winter to summer time go to step 13.
To change the current time or date setting rotate the Tuning/Select
control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on the display, then press the
control to enter the time and date setting screen.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set Time/Date' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the clock setup. The day
digits will flash.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the correct day is shown on
the display. Press the control to enter the selection. The month digits
will then flash.
7. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct month. Press
the control to enter the selection. The year digits will then flash.
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8. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct year. Press the
control to enter the selection. The hour digits will then flash.
9. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct hour. Press the
control to enter the selection. The minute digits will then flash.
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10. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct minutes. Press
the control to enter the selection. The display will then return to the
previous menu.
Press the Menu button to exit or go to step 11 to set the time zone.
11. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set timezone' is highlighted
on the display then press the control.
12. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the time zone which
is applicable to your location, then press the control to confirm the
setting.
Press the Menu button to exit or go to step 13 to set the summer /
winter time option.
13. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Daylight savings' is highlighted
on the display then press the control. The asterisk shows the current
setting.
In the UK, ON is equivalent to British Summer Time, OFF is equivalent
to Greenwich Mean Time.
14. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'ON' or 'OFF' as required
then press the control to confirm the setting.
15. Press the Menu button to exit.
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Setting the alarm clock
Your radio has two separate alarms which can be set to wake you to either
the radio or a buzzer alarm. In the event of a power interruption your radio
has built in memory that will retain your alarm settings.
1
Ensure that the time is set correctly before setting the alarms.
IMPORTANT: Your radio must be powered from the mains supply in
order for the clock to run so that the alarms will operate. You cannot
use the alarms if the radio is only running from batteries.
1. With your radio switched on, press the Menu button to access the
menu for the current mode. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until
'Main menu' is highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter
the main menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Alarms' is selected on the
display. Press the control to see the current alarm settings. If no change
is required, press the Menu or Back buttons to exit.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired alarm (1 or 2) is
highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter alarm setup.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to adjust the alarm time.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the alarm hour. Press the
control to confirm the setting.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the alarm minute. Press
the control to confirm the setting. The display will then return to the
alarm setting menu.
If the radio has been set to use a 12 hour clock format, there will also
be an option here for setting AM or PM for the alarm time.
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7. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the Frequency option for
the alarm then press the control if you wish to change it. The alarms
options are as follows:
Daily - the alarm will sound everyday
Once - the alarm will sound once
Weekdays - the alarm will sound on weekdays only
7-10
Weekends - the alarm will sound only at weekends
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the required alarm
frequency option. Press the control to confirm the selection.
8. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Enable:'. Press the
control to alternately switch between On and Off. Press the control
until 'Enable: On' shows on the display. Choosing Off will disable the
alarm.
9. The alarm can be set to buzzer, Internet radio, DAB radio or FM radio.
For whichever radio mode is selected, the radio alarm may be set to
any of the stations which have been stored as presets or to the station
most recently listened to.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the current Mode option
for the alarm, then press the control if you wish to change it.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight either buzzer or the
required radio mode. Press the control to confirm the selection.
10. If setting the alarm to a radio option, rotate the Tuning/Select control
to highlight the 'Preset:' option then press the control if you wish to
change it.
Choose from either the radio station 'Last listened' to, or from the
presets 1 - 5. Scroll to the chosen option and press the control to
confirm the selection. Note that you can only set the alarm to use a
preset which has already been stored.
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11. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Volume:' option is highlighted
on the display and press the control if you wish to change it. The radio
uses the saved volume setting for each alarm when it sounds.
Rotate the control to set the required volume and then press the control
to confirm the setting.
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12. In order to store the alarm settings rotate the Tuning/Select control
until 'Save' is highlighted. Press the control to store the alarm settings.
Your radio will show 'Alarm saved' and will then go back to the list of
alarms with the new alarm setting shown in the display.
If you decide not to save the settings, press the Back button. The
display will show 'Save changes' with a YES or NO option. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control to choose 'NO' and then press the control.
'Alarm not saved' will show on the display.
Active alarms are shown using small alarm indicators at the bottom
of the playing displays and on the clock display when in stand-by.
Note: If you make a mistake at any point while setting the alarms, use the
Back button to go back to the previous screen.
When the alarm sounds
The buzzer or radio alarm will sound at the selected times for up to 60
minutes unless cancelled. The volume used for the alarm will be as specified
during the alarm setting procedure. If the radio cannot connect to the
specified radio station, the buzzer alarm will be used instead.
To cancel an alarm, press the On/Off button to return to stand-by mode.
The alarm icon will flash at the bottom of the playing mode displays, and
the radio will automatically switch back to stand-by mode when the 60
minutes have elapsed.
Note: If the radio is switched on because of an alarm you can still control
basic functions such as volume and selecting presets. You cannot perform
operations which involve the Select control since this also acts as the
Snooze button (see page 62).
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Clock and Alarms
Disabling alarms
1. To disable a single alarm enter the alarm setup menu (see page 59) and
rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired alarm is highlighted
on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Enable:' option is highlighted
on the display.
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3. Press and release the Tuning/Select control to change the status so
that the display shows 'Enable: Off'.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Save' option is highlighted
on the display then press the control to save the new setting.
The chosen alarm will now be disabled.
Snooze timer
1. The buzzer or radio alarm can be silenced for 5 minutes by pressing the
Tuning/Select/Snooze control. Should you wish for a longer snooze
duration this can be extended. Pressing the control again while the
radio is snoozed will set the available snooze time to 5, 10, 15 or 30
minutes.
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2. While the snooze timer is active the remaining snooze time is shown
next to the flashing alarm icon on the clock display.
3. In order to cancel the Snooze timer, press the On/Off button. The
display will briefly show an 'Alarm Off' message.
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Sleep timer
Your radio can be set to turn off after a preset time has elapsed. The
sleep timer setting can be adjusted between 15 and 120 minutes in 15
minute increments.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Main menu' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the main menu.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Sleep' is highlighted on the
display then press the Tuning/Select control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the required sleep time setting
is selected. Press the Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting. The
sleep timer can be set to between 15 and 120 minutes, or to Off.
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5. Your radio will switch into stand-by mode after the preset time has
elapsed. If running on batteries it will switch off completely shortly
afterwards.
An active sleep timer is shown using a small timer indicator at the
bottom of the playing displays. This indicator also shows the sleep
time remaining before the radio switches itself into stand-by mode.
6. To cancel the sleep time before the preset time has elapsed and to turn
off the radio, press the On/Off button to turn the radio off manually.
To cancel the sleep timer and leave the radio playing, go back into the
sleep timer settings (steps 1 to 4 above) and select the Off option in
step 4. Alternatively, simply press the On/Off button twice in succession
to cancel the timer and switch the radio back on again.
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Display and Audio
Brightness control
The brightness of the display can be adjusted for when the radio is in
Stand-by and for when it is in use. If you use the unit in the bedroom, you
may prefer a lower stand-by brightness level than the standard setting.
There are three brightness levels and an off setting.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Access the menu for
the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Brightness' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control.
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3. To adjust the display brightness when the radio is switched on rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Active' is highlighted on the display.
To adjust the display brightness when the radio is in stand-by rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Standby' is highlighted.
Press the control to enter the selected brightness adjustment mode.
4. To adjust the brightness level rotate the Tuning/Select control clockwise
to increase the brightness level and anti-clockwise to decrease it.
The backlight level will change as the control is rotated so that you can
see the effect of each setting. Note that the backlight is completely off
at the zero setting. Press the control to confirm the setting.
Press the Menu button to exit.
When the radio is in Stand-by mode, pressing a button or turning the rotary
control will cause the radio to switch to the Active brightness level for a few
seconds. If the Stand-by brightness level is set to zero (backlight off), it is
still possible to see the time at night by quickly pressing a button.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Contrast / viewing angle control
The contrast of the display can be adjusted. The adjustment also changes
the angle from which the display can best be seen.
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1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Contrast' is highlighted on the
display and press the control.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to adjust the contrast and viewing
angle. The contrast level indication on the screen will change at the
same time. When you find the setting that gives the best legibility for
the location in which the radio is used, press the control to confirm
the setting.
4. Press the Menu button to exit.
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Display and Audio
Headphone socket
A 3.5mm Headphone Socket located on the rear of your radio is provided
for use with headphones. Inserting a plug automatically mutes the internal
loudspeaker.
Please be aware that the sensitivity of headphones can vary widely. We
therefore recommend setting volume to a low level before connecting
headphones to the radio.
Aux In
IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
Auxiliary input socket
A 3.5mm Auxiliary Input socket located on the rear of your radio is
provided for connecting the audio signal from an external audio source
such as an MP3 or CD player.
1. Connect a stereo lead from the headphone output of your MP3 or
CD player to the Aux In socket. Typically this lead will have a 3.5mm
stereo plug at both ends.
2. Switch on your radio and turn the volume on the radio to minimum.
3. Press 'play' on the connected audio device and adjust the volume
using its volume control, leaving the radio's volume at minimum.
Aux In
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4. After use, disconnect your player in order to listen to your radio
conventionally.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Factory reset
If you wish to completely reset your radio to its initial state this may be
performed by following this procedure. By performing a factory reset, all
user entered settings will be erased.
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1. Access the main menu by pressing the Menu button until the 'Main
menu' option is shown, then select this with the Tuning/Select
control.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is selected
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Factory Reset' is selected on
the display then press the control. Rotate the Tuning/Select control
and highlight 'YES' to proceed.
If you do not wish to carry out a system reset, highlight 'NO' and then
press the control. The display will revert to the previous menu.
4. With 'YES' highlighted, press the Tuning/Select control. A full reset
will be performed. The station list together with any preset stations
will be erased and your wireless network connection details will be
lost. All configuration settings will be restored to their defaults, the
clock and alarms will be reset.
In case of malfunction for any reason, reset the product as described
above to resume normal operation. It may be necessary in some cases
to disconnect the mains power and remove the batteries, then reconnect
power after 10 seconds.
In case of malfunction due to electrical fast transient (burst), reset the
product as above (reconnection of the power source may be required) to
resume normal operation.
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Software update
Information
From time to time, new software features for your radio may be developed. Your radio has therefore been
designed to allow its internal software to be updated using your Internet connection.
You should not attempt to update your radio unless it is recommended to you by Roberts Customer
Services. Updating the software may remove all network settings, radio station presets and alarm settings
from your radio.
It is important that you do not attempt this procedure unless you have a good Internet connection and a
reliable mains power supply. If the radio connects to your router using a WiFi connection, make sure that
this is also reliable before proceeding.
1. The 'Software update' option is accessed via the System settings menu. When you select 'Software
update' the radio will display 'Auto check setting' and 'Check now'. If you want your radio to check
periodically for new software versions rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Auto check settings'.
Then press the control and select 'Yes'. If you do not want your radio to check for updates select the
'No' option.
2. To check if there are any software updates available currently, rotate the Tuning/Select control to
highlight 'Check now' and then press the control. The radio will check to see if an update is available.
The display will show 'Checking for new versions'. If there are no updates then the display will show
'Software up to date'. If a software update is available your radio will then offer the choice of updating
the software or not, displaying 'New version available. Update software?'. Select the 'Yes' option if you
wish to go through the update process.
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If you choose to update your radio it will first download the new software and will then reprogram its
internal memory. This may take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection.
4. Once the software update is completed, the radio will prompt you to press Select to restart. Press the
Tuning/Select control and your radio will then restart. You may find that you will need to reconfigure
your network connection following an update. You may also need to re-enter all radio station presets,
alarm settings, and configuration options.
VERY IMPORTANT: Do not switch off the power to the radio until the update operation is complete
and the radio has restarted, otherwise the radio may become permanently damaged.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Network profiles
Troubleshooting
Each time that you connect your radio to a WiFi network, the radio will
store the details of that connection (SSID, security key, DHCP/IP address
settings) as a profile. Up to four such profiles are stored in the radio so that
if your radio is frequently used in multiple locations there is no need to enter
the network settings when returning to a location previously visited.
If you experience any trouble with your Internet radio, then you may find
it useful to visit the help section on our web site at
The radio stores the four most recent profiles in memory identified by
their SSID. Normally the radio will attempt to connect to one of the stored
profiles and only if it is unable to do so will you need to use the Network
Wizard (see page 13).
In the event that you visit a location only once you may wish to delete the
profile for the network in that location to avoid losing other profiles.
1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Network' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to enter the Network menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Network profile' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to see the stored profiles. The profile
currently in use (if any) is marked with an asterisk.
4. To remove a profile from memory, rotate the Tuning/Select control to
highlight the profile to be deleted and then press the control.
5. The radio will offer a 'Yes' or 'No' selection. Rotate the control to select
'Yes' and then press the control. The selected profile will be deleted.
Note that it is not possible to delete a profile which is currently in use.
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http://www.robertsradio.co.uk/pages/wm202_faq.htm
If you have difficulty connecting the radio to your computer network, some
of these steps may help to resolve the problem:
1. Confirm that a WiFi connected PC can access the Internet (i.e. can
browse the web) using the same network.
2. Check that a DHCP server is available (normally a router function),
or that you have configured your radio to use DHCP. Your radio will
by default use DHCP. This may be configured using the menu items
‘Main Menu' -> 'System settings' -> 'Network' -> 'Manual settings'.
This will ask first whether you wish to configure a wired or a wireless
connection. For either wired or wireless you then need to choose
'DHCP enable' or 'DHCP disable'. If you enable DHCP then the radio
will negotiate with your router (or DHCP server) and will be provided
with an IP address as well as the other settings needed. If you wish
to set the network configuration manually, refer to paragraph 6.
3. Check that your network’s firewall is not blocking any outgoing ports.
As a minimum, the radio needs access to UDP and TCP ports 80 and
123. Port 53 may be required for DNS. Some Internet radio services
may require additional ports to be open. The use of Windows Shares
requires access to UDP and TCP ports 135 - 139 and 445. Windows
Media Player 11 will allocate a port number for UPnP media sharing
and will configure Microsoft's Windows built-in firewall appropriately.
Other firewall software may require configuration for UPnP or to allow
particular IP addresses to have trusted access.
4. Check that your access point does not restrict connections to particular
MAC addresses (sometimes called MAC address filtering).
Information
You can view the radio’s MAC address using the menu items ‘Main
Menu' -> 'System settings' -> 'Network' -> 'View settings' -> 'MAC
address'. Note that the WM-202 radio has both wired and wireless
MAC addresses. These are identical except for the first two digits.
A wireless MAC address will typically be of the form
00:13:E0:xx:xx:xx
If your radio can connect to the network successfully, but is unable to play
particular internet radio stations, it may be due to one these causes:
1. The station is not broadcasting at this time of the day (remember it
may be located in a different time zone, and some stations do not
broadcast all day).
A wired MAC address will typically be of the form
02:13:E0:xx:xx:xx
5. If you have an encrypted network, check that you have entered the
correct encryption key into the radio. Remember that text-format WPA
keys are case sensitive. If your radio displays 'Network error' when
attempting to connect to an encrypted network, then please ensure
that you enter the correct key for the network. If the problem persists,
then you may need to re-check your network configuration.
6. If you need to set up your radio's IP address manually, you will need
to know low-level details of your network's configuration. Use the
menu items ‘Main Menu' -> 'System settings' -> 'Network' -> 'Manual
settings' -> 'Wired' or 'Wireless' (as needed) -> 'DHCP disable'.
The radio will then prompt you in turn for the
2. The station has reached the maximum allowed number of simultaneous
listeners.
3. The Internet connection between your radio and the server (often
located in a different country) is slow. This could be due to internet
congestion, either locally or at a distance.
4. The station is not broadcasting any more. The database of radio
stations that your radio connects to is frequently updated and checked
but may not always be completely accurate.
5. The radio station is broadcasting using an audio format which is not
playable by your radio (although the WM-202 does play the most
popular formats used by regular broadcasters).
Ethernet IP address
Ethernet Subnet mask
Ethernet Gateway address
Ethernet Primary DNS
Ethernet Secondary DNS
If you are setting up a wireless connection manually you will also need
to enter the SSID, the encryption type, and the encryption key.
See page 14 for full details on how to set up your radio's network
configuration manually.
Try using a PC to play the stream via the broadcaster’s web site or via
the radio station database web site at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com.
If you can play the station with a PC, it may be that the internet feed or
local network connection is poor. However, some broadcasters (such as
the BBC) provide different data streams for PC users and internet radio
listeners, so this test is not always conclusive.
If you cannot play the station via your PC this may indicate that the problem
is not necessarily due to your radio, but it could be your network, your
internet connection, the broadcaster, or internet congestion.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Software version display
The software version display is provided for reference and customer
support purposes and cannot be changed.
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1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Info' is highlighted on the display.
Press the control to display the software version and radio ID.
3. Press the Menu button to exit.
Audio FAQ
Your radio can access some audio help for Internet Radio use.
1. With your radio switched on and in the Internet Radio mode, press
the Menu button. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list'
is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Help' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the Help menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'FAQ' is highlighted. Press the
control to display some frequently asked questions.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose a question that suits your
requirements and press the control to listen to the answer.
Adjust the volume as needed.
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Information
Cautions
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The radio shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the radio.
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It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum
distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure
good ventilation.
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The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it
with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc.
•
No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
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It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills, in direct
sunlight etc.
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The radio must be used in a moderate climate.
Do not allow your radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand.
Do not leave your radio where excessive heat could cause damage.
The name plate is located on the rear of the radio.
Circuit features
Specifications
Power Requirements
Mains
only
100-230 volts AC, 50Hz
(use only supplied adaptor)
Batteries
6 x LR20 D size
Battery Life
35 - 50 hours approximately (using
alkaline cells, listening 4 hours a day,
depending upon operatiing mode)
Loudspeaker
2 x 79 mm
Output Power
3 Watts RMS per channel
Headphone socket
3.5mm dia
Aux In socket
3.5mm dia
Aerial System
WiFi
Built-in antenna
DAB
Telescopic aerial
FM
Telescopic aerial
Connectivity
Wired Ethernet
10M bits/sec via RJ-45
WiFi
802.11b and 802.11g supported with
WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption
Compatible with 802.11n routers which
offer mixed mode support for 802.11b/g
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Software license information
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft.
In addition, end users shall:
a. Refrain from modifying, translating, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or using other means to discover the Source Code or
otherwise replicate the functionality of the Client Code, except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law.
b. Disclaim on behalf of Real Networks Inc. all warranties and conditions other than those set forth in this End User License, express and implied,
including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; and effectively exclude all liability for indirect,
special, incidental and consequential damages, such as lost profits.
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Information
Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
N.B. Damaged or broken aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the Company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please
contact Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown overleaf.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Web site: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk
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