Buffalo LinkStation User manual

Buffalo LinkStation User manual
User Manual
LinkStation Pro
Shared Network Storage
Congratulations on your new LinkStation Pro! This user manual is intended to assist you
in configuring it.
Because we’re constantly updating our product, the images and text in this manual may vary
slightly from the images and text displayed by your LinkStation. These changes are minor
and should not affect the ease of setup adversely. As time passes, future user interfaces,
updated software, and later versions of this manual may be freely available for download at
our web site: http://www.buffalotech.com.
If you run into difficulties or need additional help, feel free to contact our technical support.
Contact information for Buffalo Technology and our technical support is available on pages
56 and 57.
Table of Contents
Initial Setup.......................................................................4
Install Software..................................................................8
Accessing LinkStation Data from a PC............................. 12
Accessing LinkStation Data from a Mac........................... 13
LinkStation Layout.......................................................... 18
Advanced Settings .......................................................... 20
Network Settings.............................................................. 24
Domain and AD Settings.................................................. 25
Disk Management............................................................ 26
Shared Folders................................................................. 30
Groups............................................................................ 34
Users............................................................................... 35
Troubleshooting Multiple Shares...................................... 37
Backups .........................................................................39
Maintenance Settings....................................................... 43
System Status ................................................................ 48
Client Utility.................................................................... 52
Troubleshooting............................................................... 54
Technical Specifications................................................... 55
Contact Information (USA)............................................... 56
Contact Information (Europe) .......................................... 57
GPL Information .............................................................58
Connecting your LinkStation
Begin by plugging your power cable
and Ethernet cable into the back of the
LinkStation as shown.
Connect your Cables
Plug the power cord into a
120 volt wall socket or surge
Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable
into a hub, router, or switch in your
Powering up
Press the power button on the front panel.
LinkStation boots up.
LEDs will blink as your
After your LinkStation has completed booting up, check the LINK/ACT
LED on the front of the LinkStation. If it’s lit, then your LinkStation is
connected properly, and you can go on to page 8. If it’s not lit, turn to
page 7 for troubleshooting.
Setup Notes
The LinkStation’s Ethernet port will automatically adjust to use either a crossover or catch cable,
so you may connect the LinkStation to your network with either type of Ethernet cable. Buffalo
Technology doesn’t recommend connecting the LinkStation directly to a PC.
Verify that the LINK/ACT LED on the front of LinkStation is lit (see page 6’s picture). If it’s lit, go to
page 8 to continue setting up LinkStation. If the LINK/ACT LED is still not lit, try the suggestions
below to verify that you’re not suffering from common setup problems.
Having problems? Make sure that:
• the LinkStation and the router, hub or switch are both powered on,
• the Ethernet cable is securely plugged in at both ends, and
• the Ethernet cable is not damaged. Verify this by trying a different Ethernet cable.
If problems persist, you may contact Buffalo Technology’s technical support. See pages 55 and 56
for technical support contact information.
Installing Software
Insert the LinkNavigator CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
On a PC, setup should automatically launch. If it does not, manually
launch setup.exe by pressing Start and selecting the Run... option.
When the Run dialog opens, type d:\setup.exe (where d is the drive
letter of your CD-ROM drive). Press OK to continue.
If you are installing the software on a Mac, open the CD and click
LinkNavigator to begin installation.
LinkNavigator Setup
Press the Begin Installation button to begin.
If you’re installing on a PC, click on Connect this PC to
LinkStation (the green, lower button). Mac users can skip
this step.
Click Next to step through the installation.
LinkNavigator Setup
Continue pressing Next to step through the installation.
When installation is complete, you may close the installation
LinkNavigator Setup is Complete!
Two new icons will be on your desktop: Shortcut for LinkStation and
Buffalo NAS Navigator.
Clicking Shortcut for LinkStation takes you directly to the folders on
your LinkStation. Share is the main folder that you can put files and
folders in. Info contains a copy of your user manual.
The Buffalo NAS Navigator icon opens the LinkStation’s client utility.
Turn to page 51 for more on using the NAS Navigator client utility.
Accessing LinkStation Data from your PC
To Access LinkStation Data from a PC:
Your LinkStation uses “shares” (folders) to hold data. A share called “share” is already
configured on your LinkStation, and you can create additional shares on page 29. To
start using your LinkStation, you can either click on the Shortcut for LinkStation on your
desktop, or you may just use drive L in My Computer, which setup has mapped to the
default share in your LinkStation.
Using your LinkStation with a Mac
After installing the LinkNavigator software, your Mac will have two
new icons on the desktop.
The Share folder is the main folder that you can put files and folders
in. NAS Navigator is the LinkStation’s client utility.
Clicking Share opens the main folder on your LinkStation. You can
put files and folders in Share as though it were any other hard drive
connected to your computer. You may add additional shares to your
LinkStation on page 30.
The NAS Navigator icon opens the LinkStation’s client utility. See
pages 21 and 55 for more on using the NAS Navigator client utility.
Accessing LinkStation Data from a Mac
You can manually add LinkStation Shares
(folders) to your desktop by adding them to the
Mac’s server list. Begin by clicking Go, and
then choose Connect to Server.
In the Server Address field, enter your
LinkStation’s IP address in the form smb://
ipaddress (where “ipaddress” is your
LinkStation’s IP address), and click Connect.
If you don’t know your LinkStation’s IP
address, see page 16.
Accessing LinkStation Data from a Mac
Select Guest and click on Connect. Note: If you have configured share
permissions on your LinkStation, select Registered User and enter your
Registered User credentials.
Select the volume that you want to mount, such as share or share-mac,
from the list of folders on the LinkStation.
The share will open. A link to the shared folder will appear on your
Accessing LinkStation Data from a Mac
If you don’t know your LinkStation’s IP address, there are
several ways to get it.
One simple method is to use the NASnavigator Client Utility
(included on your CD) to find your LinkStation(s). Just click
on the tab for your LinkStation and you’ll be able to read its
IP address. See page 52 for more on the LinkStation client
You can always get the LinkStation’s IP address from your
router’s configuration utility. Many Buffalo routers list this
information on the Client Monitor page, as shown to the right.
Consult your router’s documentation for instructions on
identifying the LinkStation’s IP address.
LinkStation Expansion
LinkStation Pro has two USB 2.0 ports on the rear. These ports can be used for adding external
USB Hard Drives. LinkStation will share connected USB storage devices, allowing everyone on the
network to use them. Up to two external USB hard drives may be added to LinkStation Pro. To
connect a USB hard drive to your LinkStation, simply plug it into one of the USB ports.
Once your USB hard drive is connected, see page 27 for configuring your LinkStation to use it.
Page 29 will show you how to reformat the USB Hard Drive. Page 39 and 40 show you how to set
up LinkStation to backup to a USB Hard Drive.
LinkStation Layout
Power Button – Press and release the Power Button to turn
the LinkStation on. Hold it down for three seconds to turn the
LinkStation off.
Link/Act LED – The Link/Act LED glows green when the
LinkStation is connectied to a network. It blinks when the
LinkStation is sending or receiving data.
Info LED – The Info LED blinks when you have a message
waiting for you in the client utility.
Diag LED – The Diagnostic LED blinks to signal abnormal
operation. See page 53 for a list of Diagnostic LED codes.
LinkStation Layout
Init button – The red Init button allows you to return
your LinkStation to factory defaults.
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port – Use this port
to connect your LinkStation to a switch, a router, or
another computer. The port is autosensing, so either a
conventional Ethernet cable or a crossover Ethernet cable
may be used.
USB Ports – LinkStation offers two USB 2.0/1.1 ports
for adding external drives. Please see the LinkStation
Expansion section on page 16 to learn more about using
LinkStation’s USB Ports.
Advanced Settings
The Configuration GUI
The Configuration GUI may be accessed at any time
by typing the IP address of your LinkStation into
the URL bar of a browser running on a computer
connected to the same network as the LinkStation.
This works perfectly with OS X, Linux, and other
non-Windows PCs.
If you have a PC running the Buffalo NAS Client
Utility, you can get to the Configuration GUI by
clicking on Setup and choosing Configuration
Advanced Settings
This login prompt will appear. Enter admin for the user name. Until you change it, the
password for the admin account will be password. Press the OK button when finished.
User name: admin
Password: password
See page 36 to change your password.
If this login prompt does not appear,
your DHCP server may not be
functioning correctly. If DHCP is
disabled, you may re-enable it, or verify
that the LinkStation’s IP Address is in
the same range as that of your PC.
NOTE: Page 24 shows how to enable
or disable DHCP, or configure the
LinkStation with a Static IP Address.
Advanced Settings - Home
Welcome to Advanced Settings, the configuration GUI for the LinkStation! Bookmark this page in
your browser so it can be easily accessed for future configuration changes. If the LinkStation’s
IP Address changes, you will need to recreate the link. You can also get here by typing http://
LinkStation_Name into a Web browser, where LinkStation_Name is the name of your LinkStation
(page 23).
You are now at Home. Notice that the Home button is lit up in yellow. You can navigate this menu
by clicking on the buttons at the left of the screen. Here at “Home”, you can see basic information
about your LinkStation’s current configuration. You may close this screen by clicking Logout at the
bottom left, or just by closing the browser window. If you have lost your LinkStation, clicking I’m
here! at the bottom left will cause it to beep, making it easier to find.
Advanced Settings
You may modify your LinkStation’s hostname and
description under Hostname Setup. A friendly,
easy-to-remember name (e.g. “LinkStation”) is
Make sure that the date and time are correct
in Date and Time Setup. To synchronize time
settings with those in your computer, press
Use Local Time. To have your system time
automatically set by an NTP server, enable NTP
Server and enter an IP Address for the NTP server
(e.g. or use the supplied default
NTP server.
Ensure that both the Display Language and the
Windows Client Language are set to languages
that you’re comfortable with.
Once desired fields have been completed, press
the Apply button.
Advanced Settings
Network (IP Address Properties)
In most networks, LinkStation will get its IP
Address automatically from a DHCP server.
You may disable DHCP here. If DHCP is
disabled and an IP Address is not set manually,
it will default to The
LinkStation’s IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default
Gateway Address, and DNS Server address
may all be entered manually under IP Address
Ethernet Frame Size may also be set manually
on this page. Only use JumboFrame settings
when operating in a Gigabit environment where
all other clients support the same JumboFrame
Click Apply after making any changes.
Advanced Settings
Network (Workgroup/Domain)
If you are unfamiliar with Domain/Active Directory networking,
then leave the Network Type and Workgroup Name set to
To make your LinkStation a member of a workgroup or domain,
enter the appropriate information into the fields on this page
and click Apply. Only select NT Domain if you have a Windows
NT Server Domain Controller on your network. Only select
Active Directory if you have an Active Directory server on your
NOTE: If using NT Domain, the LinkStation must be added as
a member computer in the Domain Server.
NT Domain & Active Directory Authentication integrate the
LinkStation Pro with Windows NT Domain and Active Directory Servers. The LinkStation Pro participates as
a member device in the NT Domain and Active Directory networks, allowing the LinkStation to use Users and
Groups that reside on the Domain or Active Directory System. If Active Directory is used, then the LinkStation
will automatically receive update information from the domain controller(s). To configure the LinkStation Pro
on an Active Directory network, you must have the Domain Administrator login credentials. To configure
LinkStation Pro in a Windows NT Domain or Active Directory environment, select the appropriate Network
Type and enter the Domain Name and Domain Controller into the appropriate fields. In an Active Directory
environment, fill out the remaining fields. The Authentication Setup fields will be automatically filled out, so
no input is needed there. Once you have finished, press Apply.
Advanced Settings
Disk Management (Drive Properties)
This page shows the properties for
the main drive in your LinkStation
Pro. If you have any USB hard
drives plugged into the linkstation,
their properties will appear here as
Advanced Settings
Disk Management (USB hard drives)
From here you can see your USB hard
drives’ setup information. If the hard drives’
information isn’t displayed properly, try
restarting your USB hard drives and then
restarting your LinkStation. Some USB
hard drives must be reformatted from within
LinkStation before they can be assigned
shares. Select Disk Format from the left-side
menu to format your USB hard disk(s).
Advanced Settings
Disk Management (Disk Check)
Disk check checks any of your hard drives for
errors. To use disk check, select the disk that
you want to check from the target pulldown
and click Select Target.
Advanced Settings
Disk Management (Disk Format)
To format a hard drive or array, select it from
the Target Disk drop box. Choose the file
system desired from the File System dropbox
(internal drives can only be formatted with XFS).
Note that FAT32 has a 2 gigabyte single file size
limit. If you choose FAT32 for your file system,
you will not be able to store single files larger
than 2 gigabytes on the drive. Use of the XFS or
EXT3 file systems is recommended. Press Select
Target Disk when done.
Depending on the size of the target hard disk or
array, a Disk Format may take several hours to
complete. Performance will be slow during the
disk format.
Advanced Settings
Shared Folders
To begin setting up shares on
your LinkStation, select Shared
Folders from the left side menu,
and then click the Add button
under Shared Folders Setup.
To delete a share or shares,
check the checkbox next to
the shares you’d like to delete,
and press the Delete button.
Deleting shares will remove the
share and erase all of the files
and folders inside that share.
Advanced Settings
Adding a new Shared Folder
To add a new shared folder, enter a name for it
in the Shared Folder Name box and choose which
Disk Space it will reside in. You may also choose
which operating systems and features the share
will support by putting the appropriate checks
next to Shared Folder Support, and whether
the share supports the Recycle Bin by putting
a selecting Enable or Disable. Enter a Shared
Folder Description and a Remote Backup Password
if desired. Click Apply to build the new shared
Appletalk support is available for use with
legacy Macs. Checking “Apple” by Shared Folder
Support turns on AppleTalk, letting you use your
LinkStation with older Macs. Note that Appletalk
files are limited to 2GB maximum filesize and 32
characters for filenames. If a folder with AppleTalk
on is accessed from a modern OS through smb, these limitations will not apply.
Remote Backup Password will set a password on this share for other LinkStations who want to
use it as a remote backup target. This password will not affect users attempting to access the
share; it only pertains to remote LinkStations trying to access this share for backup tasks.
Advanced Settings
Shared Folders (Access restrictions)
To use Access Restrictions for a share, select
Highlight groups or users in the All Groups/
Users column and use the left-pointing arrow
buttons (located just to the left of each box) to
move individual groups or users from the All
Groups/Users column to the Read Only box (if
you want to give them read access only) or all
the way to the Writable box, if you want to give
them full access to the share. Right-pointing
arrows will move highlighted users or groups
back to the right.
Click Apply when you have your groups and
users in the appropriate boxes.
To set up new groups and users, see pages 34
and 35.
Advanced Settings
Shared Folders (Service Setup)
To allow FTP Access to LinkStation, choose Enable for FTP Server. To enable legacy AppleTalk
support, choose Enable for AppleTalk Protocol.
FTP Server Info: Enabling the FTP Server will allow users to connect to shares via FTP protocol.
Their username and password is used for their login credentials, and they will only have access to
shares that have read-only or writeable access to on the LinkStation. The network administrator
of your network may need to enable traffic on port 21 to the LinkStation for FTP to work over the
Click the Apply button to set up these services.
Advanced Settings
Group Management
Groups allow for easier management of permissions
in some networks, specifically networks with a lot
of users in different departments.
To Delete a group, put a check next to its name and
click Delete. To add a group to your LinkStation,
click Add.
Add a name and a description to the Add New
Group fields. Put checks next to each Member User
that you want to be part of the group. Click Apply
when your group is set up the way you want it.
Active Directory and Domain Groups are not shown
here but are available under Share Management.
Members can be added or removed from a group
at any time by editing the group. This is done by
clicking on the Group name on the main Group
Settings page.
Advanced Settings
User Management
LinkStation is preconfigured with two users,
admin and guest, out of the box. The admin
and guest user accounts cannot be deleted. To
delete any other user, put a check next to their
name and click Delete. To add a new user, click
The Add New User dialog will appear. Enter a
User Name, Password, and User Description for
the new user and click the Apply button. If a user
will be accessing the LinkStation from a Windows
95/98 computer, their password should be 15
characters or less. Mac OS 8 and OS 9 users’s
passwords should be 9 characters or less.
A Domain User List will be displayed if the
LinkStation Pro is a member of a Domain or
Active Directory environment.
Advanced Settings
User Management (changing passwords)
To change an account’s password, click on the
name of the account under User Settings. Note:
if a user name and password are used to log into
a user’s windows computer or domain, the same
user name and password should be used when
creating the user’s account on the LinkStation, or
problems accessing shared folders may occur.
Enter the desired new password in both boxes
and click Apply.
Accessing Multiple Shares from a single PC
When accessing multiple shares to a Windows
PC, you may see this error message.
This is caused by having multiple shares to the
same resource using different login credentials.
The error occurs when connecting to at least one secure, restricted share. Due to a constraint in
Microsoft Windows, only one set of login credentials can access or map drive letters for a network
resource such as the LinkStation. As such, only one username and password can be used while
mapping drives to a PC. If unsecure, unrestricted shares are mapped and then an attempt to map a
secure, restricted share is made from the same PC, this error will occur. To prevent this, you must
create all mapped shares using the same login and password information. Please follow the steps
on the next page to remedy this problem.
Advanced Settings
Mapping Multiple Shares
When mapping any share, select the Connect using a different
user name option. A login and password prompt will appear.
Use the username and password required by any secure,
restricted shares for all shares. All mapped shares on a
single PC must use the same username and password!
If only unrestricted shares are being mapped, then it’s not necessary to set a username and
password for shares. Multiple mapped drives to unrestricted shares can exist without a username
or password as long as no restricted, secure shares are mapped. If an unrestricted share and a
restricted share are both being mapper or accessed, use the restricted username and password for
the unrestricted share login by using the Connect using a different user name option. This will allow
a Windows PC to access both shares without any problems.
Advanced Settings
Disk Backup
To create a backup job, click on a Job Number.
The Edit Backup Job dialog will appear.
Advanced Settings
Disk Backup (Edit Backup Job)
A Backup Job can run regularly on a daily or
weekly schedule, or immediately by appropriate
choices in the Backup Job Schedule field. Date
and Time for the backup may be entered,
and Encryption and Compression enabled or
disabled. Enable Overwrite Backup to have
each scheduled backup write over the previous
backup, or Differential Backups to backup only
files changed since the previous backup.
Select the folder to be backed up from the
Local Backup Shared Folder dropbox, and
the destination for the backup files from the
Destination Backup Shared Folder dropbox.
The destination folder may be on a USB
drive attached to the LinkStation, or another
LinkStation on the network. Click on Select to
approve the backup targets.
Click the Apply button when your backup job is
set up the way you want it, or Clear Job to stop
a job from running again.
Advanced Settings
Disk Backup (LinkStation List)
The LinkStation list shows other LinkStations in your network that you can configure network
backups to.
Press Refresh to get a list of LinkStations on your network.
Advanced Settings
Disk Backup (Add LinkStation)
To add a remote LinkStation to your network, enter its numerical IP Address in the Remote
LinkStation IP Address field and click the Add to List button. For remote LinkStation backups,
make sure both firewalls are configured to allow traffic in and out of their networks.
Note: Disk Backups between two LinkStations use port 8873 for encrypted backups and port 873
for backups with no encryption.
Advanced Settings
Maintenance (Notification)
If your LinkStation is remotely managed, you
may choose to receive nightly status reports
and be notified of any disk events by email.
To set this up, enable Mail Notification and
enter the IP Address of your SMTP server*
in the SMTP Server Address field. Select a
Subject line for the emails (i.e. “LinkStation
Status Report”) and enter the email address of
each person you want to receive notification
emails into a Recipient Mail Address field.
* SMTP server must be an open type server. Currently, there’s no provision for entering a
username or password.
Advanced Settings
Maintenance (Alert Settings)
Alerts can be configured on the LinkStation to make audible noises when a problem is detected.
Along with the audible noise, alert emails will be sent out if Mail Notification was properly configured.
Please select the features you would like to receive an audible sound alert from and then press the
Apply button.
Advanced Settings
Maintenance (Status LED Settings)
Adjust the brightness of the LEDs on your LinkStation’s front panel here. Press Apply to update
the settings.
Advanced Settings
Maintenance (Shutdown)
From the Shutdown page, press Apply to shutdown LinkStation. This has the same function as
holding down the power button on the front of LinkStation, but may be done remotely. Turning
on the LinkStation after a shutdown requires a physical button push on the front of LinkStation.
The Restart Now button simply reboots the LinkStation, bringing it back to functionality after
about 120 seconds.
Advanced Settings
Maintenance (Initialization)
Initialization is a reset procedure that restores
all settings back to the default, out of box,
configuration. All configuration, users,
groups, and backup jobs are lost, but actual
data and shares on the hard are NOT lost. If
you want all data to be erased, reformat the
Specify whether the LinkStation shall keep its
administrator password after a initialization
or whether the password should be reset to
the default password (default password is
password). Press the Apply button once you make the selection.
Press the Restore button to begin the initialization process; this will restore all settings to factory
defaults but will NOT erase the data on the hard drives. Start Disk Formatting begins a complete
disk format that will erase all information on the LinkStation’s internal hard drives. This cannot
be undone.
System Status (System Information)
This page shows you the System Information for your LinkStation.
Firmware updates are occasionally available from www.buffalotech.com for the LinkStation Pro.
These must be executed from a Windows PC on the same network. Your router, switch, or hub
should pass through ports 8873 and 22939 for this to work (most do).
Advanced Settings
System Status (USB Details)
This page shows you details on USB hard drives and UPSs plugged into your LinkStation. In this
example, no USB hard drives are plugged in to the LinkStation.
Advanced Settings
System Status (Drive Properties)
This page shows you the properties of all hard drives in
and attached to your LinkStation.
Advanced Settings
System Status (Network Information)
This page shows you the System Information for your network connection.
LinkStation Client Utility
This is the Buffalo NAS Client Utility. Installed
on your PC, it allows you to access each of
the LinkStations (and TeraStations) on your
network. Click Refresh List to get tabs for each
of your LinkStations. Each tab shows the Host
Name, Workgroup, IP Address, and Subnet
Mask of the associated LinkStation, as well as
the version of firmware it’s running.
With a LinkStation’s tab selected, you can click
on the View Shares button to go directly to its
root share. Clicking the Setup pulldown menu
and selecting Browser Management takes you
to the browser management tool that we began
exploring on page 20. And clicking Setup and
choosing Modify IP Address takes you to the
following screen . . .
LinkStation Client Utility
IP Address Setup
Here, you may enter your IP Address and Subnet Mask manually, or enable your LinkStation to
acquire them automatically from a DHCP server. You’ll need the administrator password to use
this screen. Press OK when you’re done.
Disk Errors
If LinkStation encounters a disk error, it will be reported in the LinkStation status on the top
of any of the Web-Based configuration screens. Run a Disk Scan in the event of this error. If
that doesn’t work, try a reformat. Reformatting the drive will delete all of the data on it so try
to backup any data you can before beginning. Finally, if none of the above solutions help, then
please contact Technical Support for further assistance.
LED Flash Codes:
Partition problem with hard drive. Reformat the hard drive.
Fan problem.
ROM problem.
Hard Drive can not be recognized.
Problem with motherboard (RAM, LAN, or Hard Drive controller).
Technical Specifications
LAN Standards:
IEEE 802.3u; IEEE 802.3ab; IEEE 802.3
Transmission Types:
1000BASE-T: 8B1Q4, PAM5; 100BASE-TX:
4B5B MLT-3; 10BASE-T Manchester Coding
Access Media:
Media Interface:
USB Standard:
USB 2.0
Hi-Speed (HS)
Full-Speed (FS)
Low-Speed (LS)
USB Connector:
USB A Connector (2)
Data Transmission Speed:
Max: 480 Mbps (HS Mode)
Max: 12 Mbps (FS Mode)
Electric Current:
120V A/C
Power Consumption:
~21W (Varies slightly with drive size)
2.4” x 6.3” x 8.5” (60 x 160 x 216 mm.)
~3.5 lbs (x.x kg.) (Varies with drive size)
Operating Environment:
41°-95° F, 5°-35° C; 20-80% non-condensing
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