MU-5000FS
Wired Network File Server
User’s Manual
TABLE OF C ONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE .................................................................................. 4
1. INTRODUCTION..................................................................................... 5
GENERAL FEATURES ..................................................................................... 6
PACKAGE CONTENTS .................................................................................... 7
PRODUCT VIEW............................................................................................. 8
LEDs ......................................................................................................... 9
Reset Button .............................................................................................. 9
Unmount Button........................................................................................ 9
2. INSTALLATION .................................................................................... 10
NETWORKING APPLICATION ....................................................................... 10
INSTALLING THE FILE SERVER .................................................................... 11
Connecting to the Network...................................................................... 11
Connecting to a Client Workstation........................................................ 11
Expanding the USB Devices ................................................................... 11
USING THE FILE SERVER ............................................................................. 12
Configuring a Dynamic IP Address........................................................ 12
Accessing the File Server........................................................................ 15
EASY SEARCH ............................................................................................. 17
3. WEB CONFIGURATION...................................................................... 19
WEB CONFIGURATION UTILITY .................................................................. 19
CONFIGURATION - BASIC ............................................................................ 21
Basic J LAN........................................................................................... 21
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Basic J Samba ....................................................................................... 22
Basic J Time Zone ................................................................................. 23
CONFIGURATION - ADVANCED ................................................................... 24
Advanced J Account .............................................................................. 24
Advanced J Samba ................................................................................ 26
Advanced J LAN.................................................................................... 27
Advanced J Time Zone .......................................................................... 28
Advanced J FTP Server......................................................................... 29
Advanced J Status ................................................................................. 31
CONFIGURATION - MAINTENANCE .............................................................. 32
Maintenance J Firmware Upload ......................................................... 32
Maintenance J Configuration ............................................................... 33
CONFIGURATION - LOGOUT ........................................................................ 34
4. DOWNLOADING FILES THROUGH FILE SERVER ..................... 35
ENTERING DOWNLOAD PAGE ...................................................................... 35
SCHEDULING DOWNLOAD TASK ................................................................. 37
SCHEDULE LIST........................................................................................... 39
LOGOUT ...................................................................................................... 40
5. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION .............................................................. 41
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A BOUT THIS G UIDE
This manual provides instructions and illustrations on how to use your
Network File Server, including:
Chapter 1, Introduction, provides the general information on
the product.
Chapter 2, Installation, describes the hardware installation
procedure for the product, and how to access to the file server.
Chapter 3, Web Configuration, completes the configuration
using the web browser.
Chapter 4, Downloading Files, helps you to set up downloading
schedule.
Chapter 5, Product Specification.
Please note that the illustrations or setting values in this manual are
FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. The actual settings and values
depend on your system and network. If you are not sure about the
respective information, please ask your network administrator or MIS
staff for help.
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I NTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing your Network File Server, the easiest
and fastest way to share data, file, and resource in your network.
This entry-level file server is the value-added equipment in your
network that allows you to control file-sharing needs within a small
office/home office (SOHO) environment. With expandable function
(through its two USB ports) in a compact form-factor, the Network
File Server is ideal for sharing data, rich-media files, and for storage
in a small office, remote corporate office or residential gateway
environments.
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General Features
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Compact-sized design.
Compliant with USB1.1 and USB2.0.
Provide one 10/100Mbps auto-MDIX fast Ethernet LAN port.
Support “Hot-plug” function.
Two operating modes support: Open mode and Account mode.
Support Auto-IP function.
Support IP assignment for DHCP and Auto-IP.
Support IP address filtering for Ethernet access with either DENY
or ALLOW setting.
Support external USB storage (Hard-disk, flash disk, CD-ROM,
MO, and Micro Drive).
Provide download assistance, making users download files without
PC and schedule-able (support ftp and http).
Support NTP (network time protocol).
Web-based administrative program is stored in flash ROM of the
file server.
No setup necessary in open mode.
Firmware upgrade-able by Web-based administrative program.
Support Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Linux SMB.
Provide FTP Server service.
Support UPnP for windows XP.
Provide an easy-search program for different IP domain setting.
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Package Contents
Unpack the package and check all the items carefully, and be certain
that you have:
♦ One Network File Server.
♦ One AC Power Adapter suitable for your country’s electric power
service.
♦ One Quick Installation Guide.
♦ One Installation CD-ROM containing the manual files (PDF).
If any item contained is damaged or missing, please contact your local
dealer immediately. Also, keep the box and packing materials in
case you need to ship the unit in the future.
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Product View
This section describes the externally visible features of the file server.
Front View
LEDs
Rear View
Reset Button
Unmount Button
USB Port
connect the USB
devices.
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DC Power Input
plug the AC power
adapter to this jack.
LAN Connector
plug your LAN cable
to this connector.
LEDs
There are three LEDs on the front panel (four for wireless model):
LEDs
Description
Power
A steady Green light confirms that the file server is
powered on.
LAN
A steady Green light confirms that the file server has
a good connection to your network.
When it blinks, the file server is receiving/transmitting
data from/to the network.
WLAN
(for wireless
model)
A steady Green light confirms that the file server has
a good connection to your wireless network.
When it blinks, the file server is receiving/transmitting
data from/to the wireless network.
Mode
Off: no devices attached to the file server.
(green/red)
Green: when you connect a USB device to the file
server, it starts blinking Green slowly; when the
system has detected the device, it lights Green steadily
to indicate that the attached device is OK.
Red: when you press the Unmount Button to remove
the attached device, it starts blinking Red slowly. If
the last connected device failed, it lights Red steadily;
you have to re-connect the device.
Reset Button
Press and hold the Reset Button for 4 seconds to reset the file server.
Unmount Button
Press this button to remove the connected USB device safely.
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I NSTALLATION
Networking Application
The following diagram explains the application of your print server.
File Server in Your Network Environment
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Installing the File Server
Follow these steps for a trouble-free start of file server operations with
your Network File Server.
Connecting to the Network
1. Confirm proper operation of the gateway/hub to be connected in
the network.
2. Connect the file server to the gateway/hub through the RJ-45 cable.
3. Connect the power adapter of the file server to the wall outlet.
This will supply power to the file server immediately.
Connecting to a Client Workstation
For some reasons, you may need to connect the file server to a client
workstation directly. For example, you build a direct connection
between your desktop PC and the file server to configure the file
server. In this event, you should set up the computer’s IP address as
instructions in next section.
Expanding the USB Devices
The file server provides two USB ports that allow you to expand the
file server’s function, such as connecting a large storage device.
To connect the USB device, simply plug the USB device into one of
the file server’s USB ports. Alternately, you can connect the USB
device through a USB cable.
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Using the File Server
Configuring a Dynamic IP Address
When you connect your computer to the file server directly to
configure the file server, you need to check the computer’s IP address,
and set up the IP address within the file server’s IP address range.
1. Click Start and choose Control Panel to open the Control Panel
window.
2. Double-click the Network Connection icon to open the Network
Connection window.
Double-click
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3. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties
from the shortcut menu.
4. When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears,
choose General tab and select Internet Protocol [TCP/IP], and
then click Properties to bring up the Internet Protocol [TCP/IP]
Properties window.
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5. To configure a fixed IP address, check the “Use the following IP
address” option. Then, enter an IP address into the empty field.
Suggested IP Address is 192.168.1.x (x is 3~254), and suggested
Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
6. Click OK to complete the configuration.
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Accessing the File Server
Since you have made the connection between your computer and the
file server, and configured the computer’s IP address, you can access
the file server through the following steps.
1. Click Start and choose My Network Places.
2. The file server is named as Sambe_server.
USB device, it also appears in the window.
Connected USB device;
double-click to browse
contents of the device.
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If you connect the
3. Double-click the web_page shared folder, and then double-click
the goweb item to launch your web browser and enter the web
configuration utility. The login window will show as below.
Double-click
Enter the User name
and password, and
select one option to
Login Window of Web Configuration Utility
To enter the configuration utility, type admin in User name box
and airlive in Password box. Select the Config to login
TIP: Selecting the Download schedule option allows you to enter
the Download page.
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Easy Search
To access and manage the file server easily, the conveniently utility
Easy Search is provided for you in the Installation CD-ROM. Easy
Search is a tool that allows you to set up the file server’s connection.
To use Easy Search:
1. Insert the Installation CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM
drive to initiate the Auto-Run program.
Autorun Screen of Installation CD-ROM
2. Click the Easy Search item to launch the utility.
panel will appear as below.
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The control
Control Panel of Easy Search
• Search Device – when launching the utility, it will search the
connected file server(s) automatically, and display the results in
the list. To refresh the list, click the Search device button again.
Clicking the Connect to webpage button will lead you to the web
configuration utility.
• LAN – select one file server in the device list, and you can
change its settings in this field. When you change the settings,
click the Modify button to apply changed configuration.
• Static – when you connect the USB device to the file server,
click the mount/umount button to attach/remove the device to
your system. Click the Exit button to close the utility.
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W EB C ONFIGURATION
You can access and manage the File Server through a web browser.
This chapter provides you with instructions of the Web Configuration
Utility, and explains how to set up your file server with the web
browser.
Web Configuration Utility
First, login the web configuration utility as described in the previous
section. The Home menu will display as below.
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There is a menu bar in the top of the configuration page, containing
five items that allow you to set up your file server.
The Menu Bar
Home – main screen of the utility, providing the brief
instructions of the buttons on menu bar.
Basic – allows you to configure your file server for Internet
access through a step-by-step procedure.
Advanced – contains more submenus that allow you to set
up advanced configuration.
Maintenance – provides maintenance tasks for the file
server, such as upgrading firmware and reloading factory
defaults.
Logout – clicks to exit web configuration utility.
TIP: The computer’s IP address must correspond with the file
server’s IP address in the same segment for the two devices to
communicate. Extensive knowledge of LAN will be helpful in
configuring the file server.
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Configuration - Basic
The Basic menu contains three steps that will guide you through the
basic configuration for the file server. Click Basic in the top menu
bar to start the step-by-step configuration.
Basic Menu – LAN
Basic J LAN
The first step is to configure the LAN settings. These options in this
step display the current IP address and DHCP service of the file
server, and can be modified manually. When complete, click Next.
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Basic J Samba
This screen allows you to set up the Workgroup name for the file
server. You can also change the name and description of the file
server.
Basic Menu – Samba
When complete, click Next.
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Basic J Time Zone
This screen displays the current time setting of the file server. For
system management purpose, a correct time setting is critical to have
accurate time stamps on the system logs.
Basic Menu – Time Zone
The Method pull-down menu allows you to set up the correct time by
getting time from the computer or time server (need an Internet
connection). In the Time Zone pull-down menu, select a time zone
according to your location.
When complete, click Apply.
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Configuration - Advanced
The Advanced menu contains six submenus: Account, Samba, LAN,
Time zone, FTP server, and Status.
Advanced J Account
The Account submenu contains the options that allow you to
add/delete users. Also, you can manage the users of the file server.
Advanced Menu – Account
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Add user: You can add user of the file server by entering a
name in the User name box, and the corresponding password in
the Password box. When complete, click Apply to activate the
user’s account.
Remove user: You can delete an existing user’s account in this
option. Check the box associated to the user you want to delete
and click Apply.
Modify user: You can change the password of an existing user’s
account. Select the radio button associated to the user you want
to modify and click Apply. Enter the original password in the
Old password box, and then enter a new password twice in the
New password and Retype new password boxes. When
complete, click Apply.
User list: Click this item to display the existing users of the file
server.
NOTE:
1. The file server uses four pre-defined accounts in the firmware,
which cannot be used as the users’ account names, including:
root, admin, ftp, and nobody.
2. The password you entered in the Password box must be longer
than five characters.
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Advanced J Samba
The Samba submenu allows you to set up the Workgroup name for
the file server, and change the name and description of the file server.
You can also manage the session in this submenu.
Advanced Menu – Samba
Global: Enter the Workgroup name for the file server; and you
can change the name and description of the file server
Add/Modify/Remove Session: You can add/modify/remove the
tasks in these relative options.
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Security: You can configure the security function by selecting
NO, Allow IP, and Deny IP through the Filter Action pull-down
menu.
Advanced J LAN
The LAN submenu displays the current IP address and DHCP service
of the file server, and can be modified manually.
Advanced Menu – LAN
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Advanced J Time Zone
The Time zone submenu displays the current time setting of the file
server. For system management purpose, a correct time setting is
critical to have accurate time stamps on the system logs.
Advanced Menu – Time Zone
The Method pull-down menu allows you to set up the correct time by
getting time from the computer or time server (need an Internet
connection). In the Time Zone pull-down menu, select a time zone
according to your location.
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Advanced J FTP Server
The FTP server submenu contains the options that allow you to
enable/disable the FTP service of the file server, as well as the relative
FTP settings.
Advanced Menu – FTP Server
Start/Stop: Click Start FTP Server to enable the FTP server of
the file server. The status field displays the information of your
FTP server settings. Once you enabled the FTP server, click
Stop FTP Server to disable the service.
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Setting: This option contains the relative FTP server settings.
- Path: Choose a destination for your FTP server.
- Port: Assign a port (1~65535).
- Max user: The users allowed to connect to the FTP
server (1~10).
- Anonymous: Choose Yes will allow the user connect to
the FTP server anonymously.
- Idle time: Set up the idle time for the FTP server (1~10
minutes).
- Flow: Give limit on transmission flow of the FTP server.
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Advanced J Status
The Status submenu contains information of the file server, including
its basic status and the Samba server status.
Advanced Menu – Status
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Configuration - Maintenance
The Maintenance menu contains two submenus: Firmware upload
and Configuration.
Maintenance J Firmware Upload
The Firmware upload submenu allows you to update the firmware of
your file server once you obtained a latest version of firmware.
Click Browse to point to the firmware file, and then click Upload.
Maintenance Menu – Firmware Upload
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Maintenance J Configuration
The Configuration submenu allows you to reload the factory default
settings of the file server. Also, you can set up the Idle time in this
submenu.
Maintenance Menu – Configuration
Default: Clicking Reset allows you to resume the factory default
settings of the file server. This function is the same as pressing
the Reset button on the machine.
Idle time: If the user does nothing within the specified time in
this option, then, the system would automatically logout. The
idle time must be larger than 0.
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Configuration - Logout
Click the Logout button to exit the web configuration utility, and it
will return to the login screen of the utility.
You can re-login using the admin User name. Alternately, if you set
up a new user for the file server, you can login the utility using the
given user account.
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D OWNLOADING F ILES
THROUGH F ILE S ERVER
Entering Download Page
1. If you are in the configuration mode, click Logout to exit the web
configuration utility, and re-login the utility’s download page by
selecting the Download schedule item on the login dialog box.
TIP: If the administrator has added users of the file server, the
users can login the Download page with their user name and
password.
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2. The Main menu of Download page will display as below.
Home – main screen of the download page, providing the
brief instructions of the buttons on menu bar.
Download Scheduling – clicks to set up your download
schedule.
Schedule List – contains the information of scheduled
download tasks.
Logout – clicks to exit the download page.
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Scheduling Download Task
Click the Download Scheduling menu to set up your download tasks.
Enter the required information in the relative fields.
Setup Screen of Download Scheduling
Login Method: According to the settings of target server,
choose Anonymous or Account from pull-down menu. When
you choose Account, you have to enter the correct User name
and Password.
URL: Enter the URL address of target server.
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Click test to test
Save to: Click open to bring up the following window that
allows you to assign the destination folder to save the
downloaded files. When completed, click OK.
When: You have to set up the start-up time to download files
from the pull-down menu of the Date and Time options.
Overwrite: When the downloaded files have the same filename
as the files in the destination folder, checking this option will
overwrite the old file in the folder.
When completed, click Apply to save this download task to the
Schedule List.
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Schedule List
Click the Schedule List menu to display the scheduled download
tasks as below.
Scheduled Download Tasks
You can edit, delete and view these download tasks from the list.
When you change the settings of selected task, click Apply to save the
configuration. Click Refresh to reload the status of these tasks.
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Logout
Click the Logout button to exit the download page, and it will return
to the login screen of the utility.
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P RODUCT
S PECIFICATION
Standards
Network Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u.
USB Interface: USB 2.0, USB 1.1.
Connecting Ports
- One 10/100 RJ-45 connector (Auto MDI-X).
- Two USB 2.0 ports.
- One Power jack.
Buttons
Reset Button and Mode Button.
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LEDs
Power, LAN, Mode, and WLAN (for wireless model).
Management
- Web-based administrative program
- Easy Search
Operating System Support
- Windows 98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP;
- Linux SMB.
Environmental and Physical
Power Supply: 5VDC, 2.4 Amp.
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C.
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 50°C.
Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing at 30°C.
EMI Compliance
FCC Class B, CE Class B, VCCI.
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