Wireless Space

LaCie Wireless Space manual

Wireless Space

User manual for the LaCie Wireless Space in English. This PDF manual has 108 pages.

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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction................................................................................................................. 6 1.1. How to use this manual.................................................................................................................. 7 1.2. Minimum Computer and Network Requirements. .............................................................................. 8 1.2.1. Computer......................................................................................................................... 8 1.2.2. Network. ........................................................................................................................... 8 1.3. Box Content.................................................................................................................................. 9 1.4. Views of the Drive........................................................................................................................ 10 1.4.1. Front View...................................................................................................................... 10 1.4.2. Rear View....................................................................................................................... 10 1.5. Power Button Functions................................................................................................................ 11 1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors....................................................................................... 12 1.7. Wireless Signal - 802.11b/g/n. ..................................................................................................... 12 1.8. Light Behavior............................................................................................................................. 13 1.9. Default Settings. ........................................................................................................................... 14 2. What is the best configuration for my network?......................................................... 15 2.1. Configuration 1: Ethernet NAS - Wired Only ................................................................................. 16 2.2. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client............................................................................................ 17 2.3. Configuration 3: NAS Wireless Access Point .................................................................................. 18 2.4. Configuration 4: NAS Router - Wired Only.................................................................................... 19 2.5. Configuration 5: NAS Router - Wireless Access Point...................................................................... 20 3. Basic Installation........................................................................................................ 21 3.1. Connect the Power Supply............................................................................................................ 21 3.2. Configuration 1: NAS Ethernet - Wired Only ................................................................................. 22 3.2.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard. ........................................................................................... 22 3.3. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client............................................................................................ 24 3.3.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard. ........................................................................................... 24 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant............................................................................................................... 28 3.4.1. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard using LaCie Network Assistant. .................. 29 3.4.2. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard directly from the browser. .......................... 30 3.5. Accessing and Transferring Files. ................................................................................................... 31 3.5.1. About Shares.................................................................................................................. 31 3.5.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant................................................................ 32 3.5.3. Map Shared Folders........................................................................................................ 35 3.5.4. LaCie Network Assistant Auto Mount................................................................................. 37 3.5.5. Accessing Shares Using File Browser................................................................................. 38 3.5.5.1. About the File Browser 38 3.5.6. Accessing Shares via FTP. ................................................................................................. 39 3.5.7. Multimedia Server. ........................................................................................................... 40 3.5.8. iTunes Music Server......................................................................................................... 40 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space. ...................................................................................... 42 3.6.1. Dashboard: Accessing..................................................................................................... 43 3.6.1.1. Use LaCie Network Assistant.......................................................................................43 3.6.1.2. Use a Browser...........................................................................................................43 3.6.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page. ............................................................................................. 44 3.6.3. Dashboard: Navigation................................................................................................... 44 3.6.4. Dashboard: Shut Down or Restart the Wireless Space......................................................... 44 3.6.5. Dashboard: General Settings. ........................................................................................... 45 3.6.5.1. Names, Date & Time, iTunes & Media Server, and Login & Password............................45 3.6.5.2. Time Machine™.........................................................................................................46
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Table of Contents User Manual page 2 3.6.6. Dashboard: Network LAN ............................................................................................... 47 3.6.6.1. IP Address and Remote Access....................................................................................47 3.6.7. Dashboard: Drives. .......................................................................................................... 49 3.6.8. Dashboard: Support........................................................................................................ 50 3.6.8.1. Firmware, Resetting the device, and Light.....................................................................50 3.6.9. Dashboard: Download.................................................................................................... 53 3.6.9.1. Upload .torrent files...................................................................................................53 3.6.10. Dashboard: Mode........................................................................................................... 55 3.6.10.1. Configuration Basics..................................................................................................56 3.6.10.2. Changing the Configuration Example: Wired Only to Wireless Client.............................58 3.6.11. Dashboard: Wireless Client.............................................................................................. 62 3.7. INTERNET Port: NAS+Switch........................................................................................................ 63 3.8. Basic Endnote. ............................................................................................................................. 65 4. Beyond Basic Install. ................................................................................................... 66 4.1. Before the Installation. .................................................................................................................. 67 4.2. Configuration 3: Wireless Access Point (Switch).............................................................................. 68 4.2.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard. ........................................................................................... 68 4.3. Configuration 4: Router - Wired Only. ........................................................................................... 72 4.3.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard. ........................................................................................... 72 4.4. Configuration 5: Router Wireless Access Point ............................................................................... 75 4.4.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard. ........................................................................................... 75 4.5. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space - Beyond Basic................................................................ 80 4.5.1. Dashboard: Wireless AP. .................................................................................................. 81 4.5.1.1. Wireless AP - Standard Settings...................................................................................81 4.5.1.2. Wireless AP - Security.................................................................................................82 4.5.1.3. Wireless AP - MAC address filter.................................................................................84 4.5.1.4. Wireless AP - Associated stations.................................................................................84 4.5.2. Dashboard: Router Pages. ................................................................................................ 85 4.5.2.1. Dashboard Pages: Router - Wired Only.......................................................................85 4.5.2.2. Dashboard Pages: Router - Wireless Access Point.........................................................85 4.5.3. Dashboard: Network WAN. .............................................................................................. 86 4.5.4. Dashboard: Network LAN................................................................................................ 88 4.5.4.1. Avoiding Router IP Address Conflicts: Example..............................................................89 4.5.5. Dashboard: Firewall........................................................................................................ 90 4.5.5.1. Firewall Basic Settings - Internet Access........................................................................90 4.6. INTERNET Port: NAS+Router. ....................................................................................................... 91 4.6.5.1. NAS+Router Recovery................................................................................................91 4.7. Beyond Basic Endnote.................................................................................................................. 92 5. Glossary. .................................................................................................................... 93 6. Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 98 6.1. System Log.................................................................................................................................. 98 6.2. Manual Updates.......................................................................................................................... 98 6.3. Troubleshooting the USB Connection(s) and Share Files.................................................................. 99 6.3.1. Mac Users...................................................................................................................... 99 6.3.2. Windows Users. ............................................................................................................. 100 6.4. Troubleshooting the Network Connection.................................................................................... 102 6.5. Light Indications. ........................................................................................................................ 105 7. Contacting Customer Support.................................................................................. 106 7.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts............................................................................................... 107 8. Warranty Information.............................................................................................. 108
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Foreword User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2010 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval sys- tem, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Licences and free software The LaCie Wireless Space ships with copy- righted software that are licensed under the GPL, AFL, Apache, Apple, BSD, GNU LGPL, MIT, OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, PHP, Python, and Creative Common. It also includes free software, the source code for which can be downloaded from the LaCie web site: www.lacie.com/support/ © 2007-2008, Thomas BERNARD. © 2006 Allan Saddi allan@saddi.com © 2004, Jan Kneschke, incremental. © 2001-2006, Patrick K. O’Brien and Contributors. © 2003-2009 Stuart Bishop stuart@stu- artbishop.net. © 2006 Kirill Simonov. © 1996-2006 Julian R Seward. © 2004, 2005 Darren Tucker. All rights reserved. © 1997-2008 University of Cambridge. All rights reserved. © 2007-2008, Google Inc. All rights re- served. © 1990-2003 Sleepycat Software. All rights reserved. © 1995-2004 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. © 2004 Micah Dowty. ® 1997-2006 by Secret Labs AB ® 1995-2006 by Fredrik Lundh. © 1988,1990,1993,1994 by Paul Vixie. © 2007-2009 Charles du Jeu. This list of licenses can evolve over time and can be found on the user interface under the heading “Credits.” Trademarks Apple, Mac, Time Machine, and Macin- tosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are reg- istered trademarks of Microsoft Corpora- tion. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for in- formation only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interfer- ence-Causing Equipment Regulations. ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (Europe- an Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restric- tion of Hazardous Substances). Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following Eu- ropean standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive FCC Statement NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are de- signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residen- tial installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy and, if not installed and used in ac- cordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communica- tions. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the inter- ference by one or more of the following measures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an out- let on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experi- enced radio/TV technician for help. ✦ ✦ Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your authority to oper- ate the product. continued on the next page>> Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCie Wireless Space 100414 v1.1
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Foreword User Manual page 4 Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement FCC Caution: Any changes or modifica- tions not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. IMPORTANT NOTE: Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radia- tion exposure limits set forth for an un- controlled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the ra- diator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. The availability of some specific chan- nels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user. This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equip- ment. The separate collection and recy- cling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. Health and Safety Precautions ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are autho- rized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Do not open your LaCie Wireless Space or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short- circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your LaCie Wireless Space contains no user-serviceable parts. If it ap- pears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. ✦ ✦ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the LaCie Wireless Space, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increas- es the risk of electrical shock, short- circuiting, fire, or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Power requirements 100-240 V~, 0.9 A, 50-60 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over- voltages according to over-voltage category II). General Use Precautions ✦ ✦ Do not expose the LaCie Wireless Space to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F); or to operational humidity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie Wireless Space or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie Wireless Space near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie Wire- less Space in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. Because of heat issues, LaCie recommends that users do not stack multiple Wireless Space together. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the LaCie Wireless Space from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an in- creased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not use the LaCie Wireless Space near other electrical appli- ances such as televisions or radios. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely affect the op- eration of the other products. ✦ ✦ Do not place the LaCie Wireless Space near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speak- ers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stabil- ity of your LaCie Wireless Space. Do not place heavy objects on top of the LaCie Wireless Space. ✦ ✦ Never use excessive force on your LaCie Wireless Space. If you detect a problem, see the Troubleshooting section in this manual.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Foreword User Manual page 5 IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our web site. IMPORTANT INFO: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environment (typi- cally 10% less). IMPORTANT INFO: Some enhancements brought to the product during its lifetime may cause discrepancies between the information and screenshots in the manual and the actual user experience. CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 6 1. Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie Wireless Space, De- sign by Neil Poulton. Built to enhance an existing network or to cre- ate a new one, the LaCie Wireless Space offers expansive shared storage and superior performance. Best of all, the Wireless Space lives up to its name, giving you the freedom to connect to your network using Wi-Fi. With its large capacity hard drive for storing important data and backups, as well as a rich set of configurations and features to satisfy the home networking novice and enthusiast alike, the LaCie Wireless Space is the perfect choice for any home or business. Distinctive Design The LaCie Wireless Space has a bold exterior, strengthened by fine edges and a warm blue and green glow. As an attractive addition to any environment, the Wireless Space is welcome in the home or office. With convenience and storage expansion in mind, the Wire- less Space has three USB 2.0 host ports, two in the back and one on the front for easy access. Of course, as a wired and wireless network expander, the Wireless Space also includes four Ethernet ports and a Wi-Fi access point. Cooling vents on the underside ensure proper air flow and quiet operation. Media Server Your LaCie Wireless Space can share media files with compatible UPnP AV adapters and players as well as computers using iTunes. Once on the network, the Wireless Space can store movies, music, and photos on its OpenShare partition for all to enjoy. Network Management Made Easy The LaCie Wireless Space is compatible with Mac®, Windows®, and Linux, allowing for an inclusive network. To complement strong performance, the Wireless Space is bundled with LaCie Network Assistant, a convenient application that provides important device details for all LaCie network drives. Administration takes place in the Dashboard, a web-based administration tool that is available on any system connected to the network or from a remote location. Quick Links Click a topic: ✦ ✦ What is the best configuration for my network? ✦ ✦ Basic Installation ✦ ✦ Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space ✦ ✦ Beyond Basic Install
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 7 1.1. How to use this manual Unlike many standard network attached storage (NAS) devices, the LaCie Wireless Space can be integrated into a network in several ways. While it is, above all, a network drive with a large capacity for data and media, the Wireless Space is also a router, a server, a Wi-Fi access point, and much more. The Wireless Space has easy- to-use features that allow for the networking novice to dive in im- mediately, as well as advanced features for those who want to move their home or small business networks to the next level. LaCie wants you to have fun with your new Wireless Space, taking advantage of its expansive set of features. This User Manual will help you determine the configuration that best suits the demands of your network as well as offer ideas on how to grow in the future. To start, LaCie recommends that you pay close attention to the five primary configurations listed in 2. What is the best configuration for my network?. It is very important that you decide upon a single setup before commencing with the installation of your Wireless Space. You should not feel locked into a choice, however, as the option to ad- just the configuration never goes away. For example, if you begin to use the Wireless Space as a simple switch without Wi-Fi, the option to turn it on is always available. Since the levels of networking interest and expertise vary, this User Manual has sections for Basic installation and operation as well as Beyond Basic. Two of the five configurations are fairly close to plug and play, allowing for a relatively fast setup. They are included in the Basic section. For those looking to add a new Wi-Fi or create a separate network, please take a look at the Beyond Basic configura- tions. There is another level, Advanced, that is not included in this User Manual. Many of the advanced features of the Wireless Space and other LaCie network devices may not have direct application to the general use of a NAS. Of course, if you are interested in learning more on how to use your Wireless Space, please refer to the expan- sive glossary in this User Manual if certain terms or abbreviations are not easily understood.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 8 1.2. Minimum Computer and Network Requirements 1.2.1. Computer Operating System Network Interface Optical Drive Media Sharing Web Browser The latest versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Ethernet 100/1000* and/or Wi-Fi b/g/n CD-ROM drive UPnP/DLNA compliant software Internet Explorer®, Chrome®, Safari™, Firefox™, Opera The latest versions of Mac OS 10.5.x, or 10.6.x Ethernet 100/1000* and/or Wi-Fi b/g/n CD-ROM drive UPnP/DLNA compliant software Safari™, Firefox™, Chrome® Opera The latest version of Linux 2.6 Ethernet 100/1000 *and/or Wi-Fi b/g/n CD-ROM drive UPnP/DLNA compliant software Firefox™, Opera, Chrome®, Konqueror 1.2.2. Network The connection that you currently use for a home or business can be called the “Internet provider”. This User Manual considers the Internet pro- vider to be the hardware connection to the Internet and the network within the home and/or business. The Internet provider is generally supplied by a local cable and broadband company. Access to the Internet is considered communication with a larger, external network, often referred to as a Wide Area Network (WAN). The network within a home or business is called a Land Area Network (LAN), since it is limited to a specific region. LAN/WAN Device User* Network Interface - Wired and Wi-Fi Internet Provider ✦ ✦ Home ✦ ✦ Home Office ✦ ✦ Small Business Ethernet 100/1000** and/or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Router ✦ ✦ Home (advanced user) ✦ ✦ Home Office ✦ ✦ Small to large Business Ethernet 100/1000** and/or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Server (used with a router or switch to connect multiple sys- tems to the network) ✦ ✦ Home (advanced user) ✦ ✦ Home Office ✦ ✦ Small to large Business Ethernet 100/1000** and/or Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n *Please see 2. What is the best configuration for my network? for more information on the optimal configuration for your Wireless Space. **Ethernet 100/1000 indicates network transfer rates of 100 Megabits (Mb) per second or 1000 Mb per second; 1000 Mb is equal to 1 Gigabit (Gb). LaCie recommends using Ethernet 1000 Mb/s connections for better performance. Please see 1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors for more information. TECHNICAL NOTE: For optimal performance, use a Fast Ethernet device to connect the Wireless Space to the Internet and a Fast Eth- ernet board in your host computer(s). IMPORTANT INFO: The LaCie Wireless Space’s performance can be affected by such external forces as network activity, hard- ware, distance, and setup.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 9 1.3. Box Content 1. LaCie Wireless Space 2. External power supply 3. Gigabit Ethernet cable 4. Quick Install Guide 5. CD-ROM with software utilities and the User Manual IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. wireless space DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Quick Install Guide Gigabit Ethernet | Wi-Fi b/g/n Version 1.0 © 2010 LaCie, all rights reserved. 714404 100222 wireless space Wireless Space Setup and LaCie Utilities DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Magenta prints as white. Light blue color: PMS 284. Dark blue color: PMS 2758. Windows® LaCie Network Assistant LaCie Backup Assistant Mac® LaCie Network Assistant LaCie Backup Assistant
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 10 USB LAN1 LAN2 LAN3 INTERNET USB LAN1 LAN2 LAN3 INTERNET 1.4. Views of the Drive 1.4.1. Front View 1. WPS Button: Join Wi-Fi networks that support WPS (Wi-Fi Pro- tected Setup) or turn the Wi-Fi on/off: ✦ ✦ Quick touch: the Wireless Space searches for a WPS network to join while the light flashes blue and green. See the user manual of your WPS device for details on joining its network. ✦ ✦ Long touch: the Wi-Fi access point is turned on (blue light) or off (green light). 2. USB 2.0 External Mass Storage: The USB 2.0 host port on the front of the LaCie Wireless Space may be used to connect an external USB hard drive, USB key, digital camera, or any other USB mass storage device. Most popular disk formats are supported (see 3.5. Accessing and Transferring Files), includ- ing Mac HFS+ Extended non-journaled. Volumes formatted HFS+ journaled are not supported. IMPORTANT INFO: The Wireless Space supports external USB storage with volumes up to 2 TB. 1.4.2. Rear View 1. Power button 2. Power supply 3. INTERNET Fast Ethernet port. This port is reserved for Recov- ery (NAS+Switch modes) or WAN (NAS+Router modes)* 4. LAN1, LAN2, and LAN3 - Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet switch ports to connect the Wireless Space to the network and expansion ports for other devices (computers, gaming systems, etc.). 5. Two USB 2.0 host ports for External Mass Storage. See note above regarding disk 3.5. Accessing and Transferring Files *Please see sections 3.7. INTERNET Port: NAS+Switch and 4.6. IN- TERNET Port: NAS+Router for more information on how to use this port. IMPORTANT INFO: All USB 2.0 ports are host only, which means they are intended for storage expansion using USB 2.0 storage de- vices. To access the storage on the Wireless Space, please use the network, LaCie Network Assistant, or the Wireless Space Dashboard (3.5.1. About Shares). Do not connect the Wireless Space directly to your computer using any of the USB ports. Fig. 01 Fig. 02 IMPORTANT INFO: DO NOT use the INTERNET port for the Wireless Space Setup. Connect an Ethernet cable from your com- puter to any of the LAN ports.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 11 1.5. Power Button Functions The multi-function power button (1.4.2. Rear View) allows you to turn the device on/off, reboot, or revert the system to its default configuration. ✦ ✦ Turn on the drive: Press and hold the power button for five seconds. The front light will turn on and then begin blinking. IMPORTANT INFO: The light may not offer a sign that the device is powering on while pressing the power button. It is recommended to release the power button after five seconds, even if the light has not turned on. ✦ ✦ Turn off the drive: Press and hold the power button for ap- proximately five seconds. When the light turns red, release the button. The Wireless Space will shut down. ✦ ✦ Reboot the device when it is on: 1. Press and hold the power button for five to ten seconds. 2. The light will turn off. Continue to hold the button. 3. Release the button when the light turns blue. ✦ ✦ Reset to default when the Wireless Space is on: 1. Press and hold the power button for ten to twenty seconds. 2. Continue to hold the button as the Wireless Space reboots. 3. Continue to hold the button as the light turns blue. 4. Release the button when the light becomes solid red. 5. The light will blink red. Immediately press the button again. 6. It will only blink red for five seconds. If you don’t press the button while the red light is blinking, the drive will reboot normally. IMPORTANT INFO: Use of the power button to reset the Wireless Space should not delete files on the shares. For example, media files stored on OpenShare will be accessible after a reset. IMPORTANT INFO: A power button reset will restore the Wireless Space to its factory settings, including the version of firmware.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 12 1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors Your LaCie Wireless Space is shipped with an Ethernet cable (Fig. 03 - Gigabit Ethernet Cable) that is compatible with transfer rates up to 1000 Mb/s, or 1 Gb/s. Often referred to as “Gigabit Ethernet” or “Gig-E”, this level of Ethernet connection is superior to older, 100 Mb/s connections. The Gigabit Ethernet cable should be used to connect your LaCie Wireless Space to your network router, switch, or Internet provider for all configurations. The ends of the cable are the same, making it simple to connect the LaCie Wireless Space to your router, switch, or Internet provider. The Ethernet ports on the back of the Wireless Space are compatible with Gigabit Ethernet. No matter the configuration, each port will provide transfer rates up to Gigabit Ethernet, depending upon the speed of the network. TECHNICAL INFO: When using the Wireless Space as a Wireless Client (see 2.2. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client), the device maintains support for Gigabit Ethernet ports. However, Ethernet transfer rates may vary depending upon the level of Wi-Fi (b/g/n) on the original Wi-Fi access point. 1.7. Wireless Signal - 802.11b/g/n The number 802.11 is the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electron- ics Engineers) term for the wireless signal on a land area network (also known as “WLAN”). The letters that follow indicate the levels of speed. Signal Strength b 11 Mb/s g 54 Mb/s n Greater than 50 Mb/s Fig. 03 - Gigabit Ethernet Cable IMPORTANT INFO: While the ports on the Wireless Space are compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, there is no guaranty that transfer rates will reach 1 Gb/s. Further, the communication between com- puters and devices connected to the Wireless Space have the poten- tial to reach up to 1 Gb/s but LaCie cannot assure the same level of speed with networks, LANs, or WANs outside the Wireless Space network. This includes, but is not limited to, access to the Internet.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 13 Fig. 04 1.8. Light Behavior The front light changes color and status to indicate drive, Wi-Fi, and operational behavior (Fig. 04). Light Behavior Indication Off ✦ ✦ Device is turned off ✦ ✦ Light has been turned off using the Dashboard (see 3.6.8.1. Firmware, Resetting the device, and Light) Blue: Fast blinking ✦ ✦ Drive is initializing Blue: Static ✦ ✦ Device is ready ✦ ✦ Device has been turned on using the power but- ton ✦ ✦ Wi-Fi is enabled Blue: Flickering ✦ ✦ Disk access ✦ ✦ Wi-Fi is enabled ✦ ✦ USB Backup Green: Static ✦ ✦ Drive is ready ✦ ✦ Wi-Fi is disabled Green: Flickering ✦ ✦ Disk access ✦ ✦ Wi-Fi is disabled ✦ ✦ USB Backup Blue/Green: Flickering ✦ ✦ Wireless Protected Set- up (WPS) active Blue/Green: Fast blinking ✦ ✦ Sense cap has been pushed Red: Static ✦ ✦ Disk Failure ✦ ✦ Shutting down using the Dashboard ✦ ✦ Resetting to default Red: blinking ✦ ✦ The Wireless Space is ready for a reset (see 1.5. Power Button Func- tions) Blue/Green/Red: blinking ✦ ✦ Software upgrade ✦ ✦ Wireless Space reset TECHNICAL NOTE: The standard blue and green light activity can be turned off in the Dashboard (see 3.6.8.1. Firmware, Resetting the device, and Light). Light activity cannot be turned off for notification of booting, restarting, updating, or failure.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 14 1.9. Default Settings IMPORTANT INFO: DO NOT attempt to access the Wireless Space via the web-enabled Dashboard (see 3.6.1. Dashboard: Ac- cessing) before running the Setup Wizard. During the initial con- figuration, the Setup Wizard must find the Wireless Space on the network. If the Dashboard has made contact with the device, the Setup Wizard will not run since it believes the choice of configuration has already been made. This could be problematic when attaching the Wireless Space to a network with a router, server, or Internet provider that assigns IP addresses using DHCP. Most DHCP serv- ers or devices use the same default settings as the Wireless Space when it is set to a Router configuration, which can create IP address conflicts on a network. The Wireless Space is shipped with the following default settings: Setting Default Host/Server name WirelessSpace Domain name local Workgroup WORKGROUP IP Mode for WAN Interface DHCP LAN Interface IP address (Router configurations only; see 4.1. Be- fore the Installation) 192.168.1.1/24* Internet port IP address (Switch configurations only; see 3.7. IN- TERNET Port: NAS+Switch) 172.20.0.1 Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 1 Configuration NAS+Router - Wired Only** Light Blue when powering on, followed by green since the Wi-Fi has been disabled Login admin Password admin *The number “24” following the slash represents the bits used to find a subnetwork. In most cases, this is not important to the standard user. **Using the Wireless Space as a router may be suitable for many users but LaCie highly recommends running the Setup Wizard since there are additional settings to consider.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 15 The Wireless Space is flexible, offering five configurations. to work with most networks. No matter how it is used, the Wireless Space disk drive is always available to share files or backup on the network. Please see the table below for a brief summary of each configura- tion. Base Mode Configuration Ethernet Wi-Fi Access Point* Networks Installation NAS + Switch NAS Ethernet - Wired Only Up to 1 Gb/s No ✦ ✦ Joins existing wired network by connecting to the router, server, or Internet provider Basic NAS + Switch NAS Wireless Client Up to 1 Gb/s** No*** ✦ ✦ Joins existing Wi-Fi network Basic NAS + Switch NAS Wireless Access Point Up to 1 Gb/s Yes 802.11b/g/n ✦ ✦ Joins existing wired network ✦ ✦ Manages its own Wi-Fi network Beyond Basic NAS + Router NAS Router - Wired Only Up to 1 Gb/s No ✦ ✦ Joins existing wired network ✦ ✦ Manages its own wired network Beyond Basic NAS + Router NAS Router - Wireless Access Point Up to 1 Gb/s Yes 802.11b/g/n ✦ ✦ Joins existing wired network ✦ ✦ Manages its own wired network ✦ ✦ Manages its own Wi-Fi network Beyond Basic *A network router or switch that broadcasts Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n is called a Wi-Fi access point. In the home, many Internet providers are Wi-Fi access points since they offer both wired (Ethernet) and Wi-Fi networks. **The Ethernet LAN ports are available for devices that want to connect to the network from a distance. ***Though the Wireless Client is using Wi-Fi to connect to an access point, this configuration does not offer a Wi-Fi network for devices to join. The Wireless Client can join Wi-Fi access points using b, g, or n protocols. For greater detail and case uses for each configuration: 2.1. Configuration 1: Ethernet NAS - Wired Only (Basic) 2.2. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client (Basic) 2.3. Configuration 3: NAS Wireless Access Point (Beyond Basic) 2.4. Configuration 4: NAS Router - Wired Only (Beyond Basic) 2.5. Configuration 5: NAS Router - Wireless Access Point (Be- yond Basic) 2. What is the best configuration for my network?
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 16 2.1. Configuration 1: Ethernet NAS - Wired Only The Wireless Space acts as network attached storage and a switch, providing additional ports to expand the devices on the network. Case Example Networks with a router, server, or Internet provider that manages the network may not require an additional router to manage a separate network. Further, the Wi-Fi access point feature is kept off on the Wireless Space if it is not required. See 3.2. Configuration 1: NAS Ethernet - Wired Only for more infor- mation on how to set up this configuration. Fig. 05 Configuration Installation and Management Why? Ethernet NAS - Wired Only Basic Easy install Very little network management No Wi-Fi access point to manage
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 17 2.2. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client The Wireless Space joins an existing Wi-Fi network to: ✦ ✦ Provide wireless network attached storage ✦ ✦ Extend Ethernet connectivity Case Example The router, switch, or Internet provider offers sufficient management and Wi-Fi features for the network. However, there is a need for network attached storage. Additionally, devices that are not Wi-Fi compatible and located at a distance require Ethernet connectivity to join the network. The Wireless Space connects to the network as a Wi-Fi client, mak- ing the storage available to devices on the network. Further, the computers and devices that require wired connectivity may use the Wireless Space’s Ethernet ports to reach the network. See 3.3. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client for more information on how to set up this configuration. Fig. 06 Configuration Installation and Management Why? NAS Wireless Client Basic Wireless Space joins an existing Wi-Fi network No need to change the settings on the existing Internet pro- vider No Wi-Fi access point to manage
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 18 2.3. Configuration 3: NAS Wireless Access Point The Wireless Space joins an existing wired network via an Ethernet cable. The Wireless Space adds network storage, switch connectiv- ity, and a Wi-Fi access point for wireless clients. Case Examples ✦ ✦ An existing network is managed by a server, router, or Inter- net provider that does not offer a Wi-Fi signal. The Wireless Space connects to the network device in order to add network attached storage and a Wi-Fi access point. Ethernet LAN ports on the Wireless Space are available for devices that require a wired connection to the network. ✦ ✦ An existing network is managed by a server, router, or Internet provider with a Wi-Fi 802.11b/g signal. The Wireless Space connects to the network device in order to add a stronger Wi- Fi 802.11n access point. Ethernet LAN ports on the Wireless Space are available for devices that require a wired connec- tion. See 4.2. Configuration 3: Wireless Access Point (Switch) for more information on how to set up this configuration. Fig. 07 Configuration Installation and Management Why? NAS Wireless Ac- cess Point Beyond Basic - Management is not difficult but requires planning Wireless Space joins an existing network May require chang- es to the settings on the existing Internet provider Wireless Space Wi-Fi access point to manage and se- cure Important under- standing of pre- viously existing Wi-Fi network (if ap- plicable) and how to manage it
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 19 2.4. Configuration 4: NAS Router - Wired Only The Wireless Space creates its own network and connects directly to the existing wide area network (WAN) for access to the Internet. The Wireless Space connects to the WAN using an Ethernet cable. Devices connected to the Wireless Space LAN ports have access to its shared storage. Case Examples ✦ ✦ A second network is created for security or to separate devices on an existing network. The Wi-Fi access point is not enabled. ✦ ✦ A router, switch, or Internet provider does not offer network management capabilities. The Wireless Space creates a net- work for a home or business in order to connect multiple cli- ents to the WAN. The Wi-Fi access point is not enabled. ✦ ✦ A router, switch, or Internet provider offers limited network management capabilities. The Wireless Space creates a more advanced network for a home or business. The Wi-Fi access point is not enabled. See 4.3. Configuration 4: Router - Wired Only for more information on how to set up this configuration. Fig. 08 Configuration Installation and Management Why? NAS Router - Wired Only Beyond Basic - Management is not difficult but requires planning Manage IP address- ing and conflicts be- tween the new Wire- less Space network and the existing net- work (i.e. WAN) Manage the Wire- less Space network May require chang- es to the settings on the existing router, switch, or Internet provider Important under- standing of pre- viously existing Wi-Fi network (if applicable) and how to manage it in conjunction with the Wireless Space network
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Wireless Space Configuration User Manual page 20 2.5. Configuration 5: NAS Router - Wireless Access Point The Wireless Space creates its own network and connects directly to the existing wide area network (WAN) for access to the Internet. The Wireless Space connects to the WAN using an Ethernet cable and offers a Wi-Fi access point for wireless devices. Devices connected to the Wireless Space LAN ports and its Wi-Fi access point have ac- cess to the shared storage. Case Examples ✦ ✦ A second network is created for security or to separate devices in an existing network. A Wi-Fi access point is added to en- hance connectivity. ✦ ✦ A router, switch, or Internet provider does not offer network management capabilities. The Wireless Space creates a net- work for a home or business in order to connect multiple cli- ents to the WAN. A Wi-Fi access point is added to enhance connectivity. ✦ ✦ A router, switch, or Internet provider offers limited network management capabilities. The Wireless Space creates a more advanced network for a home or business. A Wi-Fi access point is added to enhance connectivity. See 4.4. Configuration 5: Router Wireless Access Point for more in- formation on how to set up this configuration. Fig. 09 Configuration Installation and Management Why? Router (Wi-Fi access point enabled) Beyond Basic - Management is not difficult but requires planning Manage IP address- ing and conflicts be- tween the new Wire- less Space network and the WAN Manage the Wire- less Space network May require chang- es to the settings on the existing router, switch, or Internet provider Important under- standing of pre- viously existing Wi-Fi network (if applicable) and how to manage it in conjunction with the Wireless Space network and Wi-Fi access point Wireless Space Wi-Fi access point to manage and se- cure
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 21 3. Basic Installation Topics covered: 3.1. Connect the Power Supply 3.2. Configuration 1: NAS Ethernet - Wired Only 3.3. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant 3.5. Accessing and Transferring Files 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space It is important to determine in advance which configuration works best for your network. Please review 2. What is the best configuration for my network? to find the optimal mode for your Wireless Space. With a configuration in mind, you may run the Setup Wizard and connect to your network. 3.1. Connect the Power Supply 1. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the LaCie Wireless Space (Fig. 10). 2. Push the rear power button for five seconds to turn it on (Fig. 11). The front light will indicate that the device is booting by turning green (Wi-Fi disabled) or blue (Wi-Fi enabled). The light will turn a solid color once the device is ready for use. For more information on the power button, please see 1.5. Power Button Functions CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie device. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie device or manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie network drive. Fail- ure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. TECHNICAL NOTE: You may use your LaCie network drive when in a foreign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the drive resulting from the use of an inappropriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one authorized by LaCie will void your war- ranty. Fig. 10 Fig. 11 IMPORTANT INFO: The light may not offer a sign that the device is powering on while pressing the power button. It is recommended to release the power button after five seconds, even if the light has not turned on.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 22 3.2. Configuration 1: NAS Ethernet - Wired Only IMPORTANT INFO: DO NOT attempt to access the Wireless Space via the web-enabled Dashboard (see 3.6.1. Dashboard: Ac- cessing) before running the Setup Wizard. During the initial con- figuration, the Setup Wizard must find the Wireless Space on the network. If the Dashboard has made contact with the device, the Setup Wizard will not run since it believes the choice of configuration has already been made. This could be problematic when attaching the Wireless Space to a network with a router, server, or Internet provider that assigns IP addresses using DHCP. Most DHCP serv- ers or devices use the same default settings as the Wireless Space when it is set to a Router configuration, which can create IP address conflicts on a network. Please see 2. What is the best configuration for my network? before preparing your Wireless Space. 3.2.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard Preparing for the Setup: ✦ ✦ Do not connect the Wireless Space to your router, switch, or Internet provider before running the Setup Wizard. ✦ ✦ Quit the applications running on your computer. ✦ ✦ If your computer is connected to the router, switch, or Inter- net provider via Ethernet, please disconnect the end from the router, switch, or Internet provider. 1. Connect the power cable to the Wireless Space (see 3.1. Con- nect the Power Supply) and turn the device on (1.5. Power But- ton Functions). In most instances, the light will become solid green and turn red during the setup. 2. Run the Utilities CD from the computer’s optical disk drive. When prompted, launch the Wireless Space Setup. DO NOT install LaCie Network Assistant before running the Wireless Space Setup. 3. Choose your language then select OK. After reading the wel- come screen text, click Continue. 4. Select Do not enable Wi-Fi. Click Continue. (Fig. 12) 5. Select NAS. Click Continue. (Fig. 13) continued on the next page>> Fig. 12 Fig. 13
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 23 6. You will be prompted to connect your computer to the Wireless Space. Please use one of the three ports marked LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3 on the back of the Wireless Space (1.4.2. Rear View). DO NOT connect the cable to the port named INTERNET (Fig. 14). LaCie recommends a Gigabit Ethernet cable for optimal performance (1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors). 7. Once the Wireless Space has been connected to the computer, click Continue. 8. The Setup will search for your Wireless Space. Move to the next step if the device is found. If not, please reinsert the Ethernet connections on the Wireless Space and the computer before trying again. 9. You must select and confirm a password that contains at least eight alphanumeric characters (Fig. 15). While not mandatory, LaCie recommends that you change the Login and Device name as well. Make certain to note your entries for future reference. 10. Click Commit when you are ready for the Wireless Space Setup to configure the device. 11. The Wireless Space will reboot for the changes to take effect. If you received an error, please try again. IMPORTANT INFO: Frequent errors during the Setup may occur if too much time is taken to click Continue or Commit. If you experi- ence such errors, please consider your responses before starting the Setup Wizard. 12. Once the Wireless Space has restarted, the device light will turn solid green, indicating that the wireless access point has not been enabled. 13. You may connect the Wireless Space to the router, switch, or Internet provider via the included Gigabit Ethernet cable. Please use one of the three ports marked LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3 on the back of the Wireless Space (1.4.2. Rear View). DO NOT connect the cable to the port named INTERNET (Fig. 16). LaCie recommends a Gigabit Ethernet cable for optimal performance (1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors). Other devices on your network, such as computers or gaming systems, may use the available LAN ports to connect to the network. See 3.7. INTERNET Port: NAS+Switch for further information on the IN- TERNET port. 14. Go to 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant to install LaCie Network Assistant. Fig. 14 Fig. 15 Fig. 16 Attach the computer to LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3. Do not attach the computer to the INTERNET port. Attach the router and the computer to LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3. Do not attach the router to the INTERNET port.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 24 3.3. Configuration 2: NAS Wireless Client IMPORTANT INFO: DO NOT attempt to access the Wireless Space via the web-enabled Dashboard (see 3.6.1. Dashboard: Ac- cessing) before running the Setup Wizard. During the initial con- figuration, the Setup Wizard must find the Wireless Space on the network. If the Dashboard has made contact with the device, the Setup Wizard will not run since it believes the choice of configuration has already been made. This could be problematic when attaching the Wireless Space to a network with a router, server, or Internet provider that assigns IP addresses using DHCP. Most DHCP serv- ers or devices use the same default settings as the Wireless Space when it is set to a Router configuration, which can create IP address conflicts on a network. Please see 2. What is the best configuration for my network? before preparing your Wireless Space. 3.3.1. Wireless Space Setup Wizard Preparing for the setup: ✦ ✦ Do not connect the Wireless Space to your router, switch, or Internet provider via Ethernet. ✦ ✦ Quit the applications running on your computer, especially those having to do with Internet connectivity (web browsers, email, etc.) ✦ ✦ If your computer is connected to the router, switch, or Inter- net provider via Ethernet, please disconnect the end from the router, switch, or Internet provider. ✦ ✦ LaCie recommends that you disconnect from Wi-Fi networks while running the Wireless Space Setup Wizard. You may re- connect to a Wi-Fi once the setup is finished. ✦ ✦ While the Wireless Space will extend a Wi-Fi signal to another room, LaCie recommends running the Setup Wizard close to the access point. It is far easier to manage the installation within proximity of both devices. 1. Connect the power cable to the Wireless Space (see 3.1. Con- nect the Power Supply) and turn the device on (1.5. Power But- ton Functions). In most instances, the light will become solid green and turn red during the setup. 2. Run the Utilities CD from the computer’s optical disk drive. When prompted, launch the Wireless Space Setup. DO NOT install LaCie Network Assistant before running the Wireless Space Setup. continued on the next page>>
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 25 3. Choose your language then select OK. After reading the wel- come screen text, click Continue. 4. Select Enable Wi-Fi. Click Continue. (Fig. 17) 5. Select NAS Extender Ethernet. Click Continue. (Fig. 18) 6. You will be prompted to connect your computer to the Wireless Space. Please use one of the three ports marked LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3 on the back of the Wireless Space (1.4.2. Rear View). DO NOT connect the cable to the port named INTERNET (Fig. 19). LaCie recommends a Gigabit Ethernet cable for optimal performance (1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors). 7. Once the Wireless Space has been connected to the computer, click Continue. 8. The Setup will search for your Wireless Space. Move to the next step if the device is found. If not, please reinsert the Ethernet connections on the Wireless Space and the computer before trying again. continued on the next page>> Fig. 19 Fig. 17 Fig. 18 Attach the computer to LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3. Do not attach the computer to the INTERNET port.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 26 9. Choose between Connect using WPS to an existing Wi-Fi or Connect manually to an existing Wi-Fi. Click Continue. The Wireless Space Setup will search for available Wi-Fi networks. IMPORTANT INFO: Each Wi-Fi access point is listed by its name, or SSID. The Wireless Space can join an access point with an SSID that includes letters (uppercase and lowercase), whole numbers, and the following symbols: . _ % + - = @ # IMPORTANT INFO: In Wireless Client mode, the Wireless Space can join a network that has letters (uppercase and lowercase) and whole numbers in the password or security key. Please note that symbols are unsupported for a password in this mode. 10. From the list of available networks, choose the Wi-Fi that the Wireless Space will join. Enter the password at the bottom of the screen (Fig. 21). (Consult the user manual for your access point to determine how best to join its Wi-Fi network.) Once the Wi-Fi access point is ready for a new device to join, click Continue. 11. You must select and confirm a password that contains at least eight alphanumeric characters (Fig. 22). While not mandatory, LaCie recommends that you change the Login and Device name as well. Make certain to note your entries for future reference. 12. Click Commit when you are ready for the Wireless Space Setup to configure the device. 13. The Wireless Space will reboot for the changes to take effect. If you received an error, please try again. IMPORTANT INFO: Frequent errors during the Wireless Space Setup may occur if too much time is taken to click Continue or Com- mit. If you experience such errors, please consider your responses before starting the Setup Wizard. 14. Once the Wireless Space has restarted, the device light will be solid blue, indicating that the Wireless Space is communicating with a Wi-Fi network. continued on the next page>> Fig. 22 Fig. 20 Fig. 21
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Basic Install: Setup Wizard User Manual page 27 15. Disconnect the Wireless Space from the computer and, if nec- essary, move the device to its new location. 16. You may connect devices such as computers or game systems to the Wireless Space similar to a router or switch. Please use one of the three ports marked LAN1, LAN2, or LAN3 on the back of the Wireless Space (1.4.2. Rear View). DO NOT connect the cable to the port named INTERNET (1.4.2. Rear View). LaCie recommends a Gigabit Ethernet cable for optimal performance (1.6. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors). Other devices on your network, such as computers or gaming systems, may use the available LAN ports. See 3.7. INTERNET Port: NAS+Switch for further information on the INTERNET port. 17. Go to 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant to install LaCie Network Assistant. TECHNICAL INFO: As a Wireless Client, the Wireless Space re- quires a strong signal from the Wi-Fi access point for optimal per- formance.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON LaCie Network Assistant User Manual page 28 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant IMPORTANT INFO: You must run the Wireless Space Setup Wiz- ard before installing LaCie Network Assistant. LaCie Network Assistant is a convenient software that detects all LaCie network attached storage on your home or business network. Once installed and running, LaCie Network Assistant will appear in the system tray (Windows, Fig. 23) or the menu bar (Mac, Fig. 24). LaCie Network Assistant automatically searches for LaCie network storage devices and the icon will blink if a new device is found,. When LaCie Network Assistant finds your Wireless Space, you can view information about the device (i.e. network addressing) or con- nect to any of its Shares (volumes) (Fig. 25). Install LaCie Network Assistant: 1. Insert the LaCie Wireless Space CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Launch the LaCie Network Assistant Setup when prompted. 3. Follow the Wizard to complete installation. Fig. 23 Fig. 24 Fig. 25
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON LaCie Network Assistant User Manual page 29 3.4.1. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard using LaCie Network Assistant 1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant. Windows Users a. Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A LaCie Network Assistant icon will appear in the system tray (Fig. 26). LaCie Network Assistant automatically detects the Wire- less Space as well as other LaCie network devices. (Fig. 27) b. Click on the icon in the system tray and select Configuration Window... from the LaCie Wireless Space sub-menu (Fig. 28). LaCie Network Assistant will open (Fig. 29), presenting all the details of the Wireless Space. Click the hyperlink for the name of your device (default is WirelessSpace). The web- based Dashboard will open in your default browser. See 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space for more informa- tion on the Dashboard. Mac Users a. Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. A LaCie Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar. LaCie Network Assistant automatically detects the Wireless Space as well as other LaCie devices on your network.. b. Click on the icon in the system tray and select Configuration Window... from the LaCie Wireless Space sub-menu (Fig. 28). LaCie Network Assistant will open (Fig. 29), presenting all the details of the Wireless Space. Click the hyperlink for the name of your device (default is WirelessSpace). The web- based Dashboard will open in your default browser. See 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space for more informa- tion on the Dashboard. 2. Your Wireless Space is configured and ready to use. For further information on the Basic Dashboard features, see 3.6. Adminis- tering Your LaCie Wireless Space. Fig. 26 Fig. 27 Fig. 28 Fig. 29
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON LaCie Network Assistant User Manual page 30 3.4.2. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard directly from the browser LaCie Network Assistant offers a simple way to connect to your La- Cie network attached device (3.4.1. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard using LaCie Network Assistant). However, there are other options. To access the Dashboard using a web browser address window (URL), simply enter the device IP address or name. IP Address If you know the IP address, type it in the URL bar, then select Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac). (Fig. 30) Device Name The name of the Wireless Space may have been changed while running the Setup Wizard. Enter the new name or the default, Wire- lessSpace, in the URL bar. Select Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac) to launch the Dashboard (Fig. 31). If the device name does not launch the Dashboard, use the IP address. TECHNICAL INFO: To easily find the IP address or the name of the device, open LaCie Network Assistant>Configuration Window (Fig. 32). The information required to reach the Dashboard appears in the Configuration Window (Fig. 33). For further information on the Basic Dashboard features, see 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space. Fig. 30 Fig. 31 Fig. 32 Fig. 33
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 31 There are several ways to access and transfer files located on the Wireless Space. Follow the links below for more details. 3.5.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant 3.5.3. Map Shared Folders 3.5.5. Accessing Shares Using File Browser 3.5.6. Accessing Shares via FTP 3.5.1. About Shares The LaCie Wireless Space has two permanent shares (similar to drive partitions or volumes): OpenShare and MyShare. A USB disk drive may be connected to any of the three USB 2.0 host ports to copy data or expand the network storage. The following table sums up the differences between the shares: Name Accessibility Login Availability OpenShare ✦ ✦ Public ✦ ✦ Accessible to any user on the network ✦ ✦ None ✦ ✦ Computers on the network ✦ ✦ UPnP® /DLNA® - certified players/adapters on the network MyShare ✦ ✦ Private ✦ ✦ Accessible using a login and password ✦ ✦ Required ✦ ✦ Login and password created in the Setup Wizard ✦ ✦ Computers on the network ✦ ✦ Administrator login and password External USB Hard Drive(s) ✦ ✦ Public ✦ ✦ Accessible to any user on the network ✦ ✦ Partitions keep their previ- ously assigned names ✦ ✦ Supported file systems include EXT2/3 (Linux), FAT32 (Mac and Win- dows), HFS+ non-jour- naled only (Mac), NTFS (Windows), and XFS (Linux) ✦ ✦ Volumes up to 2 TB only ✦ ✦ None ✦ ✦ Computers on the network ✦ ✦ UPnP/DLNA-certified players/adapters on the network ✦ ✦ Not for use as Time Machine disks when at- tached to the Wireless Space 3.5. Accessing and Transferring Files IMPORTANT INFO: As noted in the chart below, the Wireless Space accepts many formats for external storage attached to one of its three USB 2.0 ports. However, the Mac format HFS+ Journaled is not supported. The Wireless Space will see a volume partitioned in HFS+ Journaled in the Dashboard but cannot copy files to it or mount it on a computer. IMPORTANT INFO: On a Mac, the icon marked “Wireless Space (Time Machine)” under Shared is a virtual representation for a Time Machine compatible disk. It is not a volume for use on the desktop. MyShare, OpenShare, and USB volumes connected to the Wireless Space may be used on the desktop. You may also choose MyShare or OpenShare for Time Machine backups. IMPORTANT INFO: The Wireless supports external USB storage with volumes up to 2 TB.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 32 3.5.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant LaCie Network Assistant will help you quickly connect to the Wireless Space shares (MyShare and OpenShare) and the USB storage that is connected to one of its three ports. Further, the shares can be set to mount each time you log on to your computer (see section 3.5.3. Map Shared Folders). By default, you will be logged in as a guest, providing access only to OpenShare and the USB hard drive(s) attached to the Wireless Space. In order to access MyShare, you will have to use the login and password created during the Setup. To access shared folders open to the public: 1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant. Windows Users a. If it is not available in the system tray, launch LaCie Network Assistant from Start>Programs. LaCie Network Assistant au- tomatically detects the Wireless Space and any other LaCie network storage (Fig. 34). b. Select LaCie Network Assistant from the system tray. Choose OpenShare (Fig. 35 - LaCie Network Assistant: No External USB Storage) or a volume from an attached USB storage drive (Fig. 36 - LaCie Network Assistant: External USB Stor- age). The drive window will open, allowing for standard desktop actions such as dragging, dropping, copying, past- ing, etc. Mac Users a. If it is not available in the menu bar, launch LaCie Network Assistant from your Applications folder. LaCie Network As- sistant automatically detects the Wireless Space and other LaCie network storage. b. Select LaCie Network Assistant from the menu bar. Choose OpenShare (Fig. 35 - LaCie Network Assistant: No External USB Storage) or a volume from an attached USB storage drive (Fig. 36 - LaCie Network Assistant: External USB Stor- age). The drive window will open, allowing for standard desktop actions such as dragging, dropping, copying, past- ing, etc. continued on the next page >> Fig. 34 Fig. 35 - LaCie Network Assistant: No External USB Storage Fig. 36 - LaCie Network Assistant: External USB Storage
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 33 To access all shares and volumes, including MyShare : 1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant and click on its icon in the sys- tem tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). 2. Choose Configuration Window... to launch the configuration page (Fig. 37). 3. Choose the Volumes tab to view OpenShare and all USB vol- umes currently attached to the Wireless Space (Fig. 38). 4. To add MyShare to the list, select Authentication (Fig. 38) then enter the login and password created during the Setup (Fig. 39). TECHNICAL NOTE: Windows and Mac users will be prompted to choose Registered User or Guest. A Guest will have immediate ac- cess to OpenShare and USB storage attached to the Wireless Space. To see files in MyShare, select Registered User to enter the login and password continued on the next page>> Fig. 37 Fig. 39 Fig. 38
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 34 5. All shares and USB volumes (if applicable) are now available in the Volumes tab (Fig. 40). 6. Right-click on a share or USB volume for options on mounting (Fig. 41) or double-click to open it immediately. 7. LaCie Network Assistant provides a green icon to let you know that the share or USB volume is mounted (Fig. 42). You may search Network (Windows) or Shared (Mac) to access the shares and volumes. 8. Transfer files normally from your computer to the Wireless Space share. TECHNICAL INFO: To automatically copy data from USB hard disks when they are first connected to the Wireless Space, use Auto import (see 3.6.7. Dashboard: Drives). It is not recommended to transfer large quantities of files to or from Wireless Space shares and USB volumes using SMB (i.e. using the Finder for Mac or an Explorer window for Windows - Fig. 41). Fig. 40 Fig. 41 Fig. 42
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 35 3.5.3. Map Shared Folders If you would like a shortcut to accessing Wireless Space shares, fol- low the procedures below. Before starting, you must mount the share or USB volume that is targeted for mapping. Windows Users 1. Open My Computer/Computer and select Tools>Map Network Drive (Windows XP) or Map Network Drive (Win- dows Vista and Windows 7 - Fig. 43) 2. From Fig. 44 ✦ ✦ Select a letter for the drive. ✦ ✦ Check the box for Reconnect at logon to mount the shares or volumes each time you log on to the computer. See 3.5.4. LaCie Network Assistant Auto Mount for informa- tion on how to mount Wireless Space Shares using LaCie Network Assistant. ✦ ✦ Click Browse to search the network for your share or USB volume connected to the Wireless Space. 3. Select the share or volume you want to mount and click OK. Click Finish for the share to open. It is now listed with Network drives in My Computer/Computer. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for other shares. Note that MyShare will require the login and password entered during the setup. Alternatively, you may search for the shares in the list of drives in Network (Windows Vista and Windows 7). TECHNICAL NOTE: LaCie recommends that Windows users map MyShare first when selecting multiple Wireless Space shares and at- tached USB volumes. continued on the next page>> Fig. 43 Fig. 44 Fig. 45
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 36 Mac Users To access a share: 1. Open a new Finder window. On the left of the window, search for Shared>WirelessSpace (or, the new name of your device)>OpenShare. While the default is Guest, you must log in as a Registered User to open MyShare. The name and password were created during the Setup. To mount the shares each time you log on to your computer: 1. From the Apple icon in the menu bar, select System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items. Choose your account name on the left of the window. 2. Click on the + sign (Fig. 46) to add a new item to the list and browse for the shares (Fig. 47). Please note that the shares must be mounted before attempting to add them to the list. Click Add. 3. When you log on to the Mac OS, the share(s) will automati- cally mount on your desktop. See 3.5.4. LaCie Network Assistant Auto Mount for information on how to mount Wireless Space shares using LaCie Network Assistant. Fig. 46 Fig. 47 Fig. 48
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 37 3.5.4. LaCie Network Assistant Auto Mount LaCie Network Assistant provides a simple feature to mount Wireless Space shares and USB volumes (if applicable) each time you log onto the computer. From the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac), go to LaCie Network Assistant>Configuration Window...>Volumes. Enable the check box for Auto Mount next to the preferred shares. To disable this feature, deselect the check box.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 38 3.5.5. Accessing Shares Using File Browser The Dashboard features an interactive file browser that allows you to manage and transfer files. Follow these steps to open the file browser: 1. Log in to the Dashboard (see section 3.6.1. Dashboard: Access- ing for details). 2. Click the File Browser button (Fig. 49) on the upper right of the Dashboard. 3. The File Browser (Fig. 50) will launch. 4. To return to the Dashboard, click on the word Dashboard (Fig. 50) on the upper right of the File Browser window. 3.5.5.1. About the File Browser The File Browser is composed of five parts (Fig. 51): 1. Tool bar allows you to perform a range of functions, such as changing the way files are displayed and uploading files to the Wireless Space from your computer. 2. Share selection lets you choose the share you wish to access from the drop-down menu. 3. Share folders shows the folder structure on the selected share. 4. File info displays information on a selected file, such as name, file type, dimensions (photos), or duration (videos). 5. Folder contents displays the files contained in a selected folder. To view the files as thumbnails, click Thumbs in the Tool bar. Fig. 49 Fig. 50 Fig. 51
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 39 3.5.6. Accessing Shares via FTP The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to an- other through a local network or over the internet. This protocol al- lows you to exchange files with your friends or relatives securely, as only people who know the password will have access. MANUAL NOTE: The FTP service is enabled by default. To change the setting, see 3.6.5. Dashboard: General Settings. To connect to the Wireless Space remotely via FTP, enter the address information in your FTP software (Fig. 52) or in the URL bar of a web browser (Fig. 53): ftp://[IP address] TECHNICAL NOTE: See 3.4. LaCie Network Assistant for instruc- tions on finding your Wireless Space’s IP address. Example: ftp://192.168.10.149 You may have to enter the login and password created during setup. Fig. 52 Fig. 53
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 40 3.5.7. Multimedia Server You may configure your Wireless Space to act as a UPnP multimedia server. Follow these steps: 1. If it has been disabled, turn on Media Servers in the Wireless Space Dashboard (see 3.6.5. Dashboard: General Settings) (Fig. 54). 2. Now you may play files from your Wireless Space. UPnP/DLNA- certified players on your network (such as an XBox 360™, Play Station® 3, a DLNA mobile phone, etc.) can play back media files located on OpenShare and USB drives connected to the Wireless Space. See your device’s user manual for information on how to view media files from a UPnP/DLNA server and sup- ported file types. 3.5.8. iTunes Music Server The Wireless Space can act as an iTunes Music server. Users with iTunes may stream audio files located on OpenShare and USB drives connected to the Wireless Space. Once configured, a playl- ist bearing the machine name of your Wireless Space (by default, WirelessSpace) will appear in the Shared category within iTunes. Copy audio files to OpenShare or plug a USB drive with music files into one of the Wireless Space USB expansion ports (1.4. Views of the Drive). The songs will be listed in the Wireless Space playlist. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the Wireless Space is properly connected to your home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. 2. In the General Settings page of the Wireless Space Dashboard, Media Servers is enabled by default. It must remain enabled to use the Wireless Space as an iTunes server. (See 3.6.5. Dash- board: General Settings) (Fig. 54). 3. The Wireless Space automatically scans for music once every 24 hours. To manually update the Wireless Space iTunes library, select REFRESH (Fig. 55). Please note that very large libraries of music will take time to add to the Wireless Space playlist. continued on the next page>> Fig. 54 Fig. 55
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 41 4. Access shared playlists in iTunes (Fig. 56). TECHNICAL NOTE: The iTunes Server Service supports the follow- ing file types: .mp3, .wav, and .aac. TECHNICAL NOTE: The server feature must also be enabled in the iTunes preferences: Preferences > Sharing > Look for shared libraries. Fig. 56
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 42 The Dashboard is a browser-based tool for administering your Wire- less Space. To update the settings or browse files, type the Wireless Space’s IP address or machine name in your browser address bar. LaCie Network Assistant also offers an easy hyperlink to launch the Dashboard. This section covers the fundamental Dashboard operations for all users. Further, the details that follow provide all the management features available to those who have chosen one of the two Basic configurations: NAS+SWITCH - NAS Ethernet - Wired Only NAS+SWITCH - NAS Wireless Client For additional features that pertain to Beyond Basic configurations, see 4.5. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space - Beyond Basic. 3.6.1. Dashboard: Accessing 3.6.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page 3.6.3. Dashboard: Navigation 3.6.4. Dashboard: Shut Down or Restart the Wireless Space 3.6.5. Dashboard: General Settings 3.6.6. Dashboard: Network LAN 3.6.7. Dashboard: Drives 3.6.8. Dashboard: Support 3.6.9. Dashboard: Download 3.6.10. Dashboard: Mode 3.6.11. Dashboard: Wireless Client IMPORTANT INFO: In many instances, the Dashboard will close whenever a setting is changed. Please wait a few moments before refreshing the Dashboard page. 3.6. Administering Your LaCie Wireless Space Fig. 57
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 43 3.6.1. Dashboard: Accessing There are two ways to access the Dashboard, using the hyperlink in LaCie Network Assistant (3.4.1. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard using LaCie Network Assistant) and entering infor- mation manually in a browser (3.4.2. Connect to the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard directly from the browser). 3.6.1.1. Use LaCie Network Assistant 1. From the system tray (Windows users) or menu bar (Mac users), select LaCie Network Assistant>Web Access… The LaCie Wireless Space login page will launch in a new browser window or tab (Fig. 58). If your browser is not open, LaCie Network Assistant will open it for you. 2. Enter the Name and Password created during Setup. IMPORTANT NOTE: The login and password are case-sensitive. 3.6.1.2. Use a Browser 1. Open a preferred Internet browser (see 1.2. Minimum Com- puter and Network Requirements for supported browsers). 2. Type the Wireless Space’s IP address or machine name in the URL (web address) field (Fig. 59). ✦ ✦ The IP address may be found in LaCie Network Assistant (Fig. 60). ✦ ✦ You may have named the device during the Setup. If not, the default is WirelessSpace. ✦ ✦ Examples: http://192.168.1.1 and http://WirelessSpace 3. Enter the Name and Password created during setup. IMPORTANT NOTE: The login and password are case-sensitive. Fig. 58 Fig. 59 Fig. 60
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 44 3.6.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page The welcome page contains links to helpful documents from the LaCie web site (Fig. 61, a) and a table listing the different pages that make up the Dashboard (Fig. 61, b). The center of the Dashboard provides all the information for a specific setting. The welcome page in Fig. 61 displays the minimum “widgets” for the LaCie Wireless Space Dashboard, which is normal for the Ethernet NAS - Wired Only configuration. 3.6.3. Dashboard: Navigation The Dashboard is made up of a central area surrounded by six expanded widgets. Widgets are small boxes that represent the op- erational pages for administering the Wireless Space. The widget boxes in the welcome page display key summaries for each setting. For further information or to adjust specific settings, navigate to the page itself. ✦ ✦ To navigate to a page, click the icon next to the widget title (Fig. 62, a). You may also use the mouse to click on the center of the widget and drag it into the main area. ✦ ✦ To minimize a widget, click the X next to its title (Fig. 62, b). Fig. 62, c shows a minimized widget. ✦ ✦ To expand a minimized widget, drag its icon over one of the six expanded widgets. The two widgets will exchange places. To see all the information in a minimized widget, drag it to the center of the Dashboard. 3.6.4. Dashboard: Shut Down or Restart the Wireless Space It is best to turn off or restart your Wireless Space in the Dash- board. To shut down or restart the LaCie Wireless Space, click the Power Button in the upper right corner of any Dashboard page (Fig. 61, c and Fig. 63). Fig. 61 Fig. 62 Fig. 63
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 45 3.6.5. Dashboard: General Settings This page allows you to choose or modify some of your Wireless Space’s basic settings. For a change to take effect, select APPLY at the bottom of the main area of the Dashboard. 3.6.5.1. Names, Date & Time, iTunes & Media Server, and Login & Password Names Changes can be made to the Host Name (Wireless Space name), DNS Suffix, and Workgroup. Workgroups are used by Windows servers to group network devices together. ✦ ✦ A host name must contain 4 to 15 alphanumeric characters. Do not use symbols or spaces. Date and Time Date and Time may be entered manually or using a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. The NTP server may be part of your net- work or a web address. For example, Fig. 65 uses the public site pool.ntp.org. Services Enable or disable SSH, FTP, and Media Servers (UPnP/DLNA/ iTunes). Select REFRESH to have Wireless Space search OpenShare for iTunes library files. User Change the Login and Password for the Wireless Space. ✦ ✦ A login must contain 2 to 16 alphanumeric characters (case sensitive) and begin with a letter. Do not use a symbol for a login. ✦ ✦ A password must have 8 to 16 alphanumeric characters (case sensitive). ✦ ✦ Please note that the browser page will reload and ask for the new login and password. continued on the next page>> Fig. 64 Fig. 65
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 46 3.6.5.2. Time Machine™ Time Machine support is turned on by default. With Time Machine support selected, an icon marked “Wireless Space (Time Machine)” will appear in the Shared section of a Finder Window below the standard Wireless Space icon. The Wireless Space (Time Machine) icon is a virtual representation for a Time Machine compatible disk. It is not a volume for use on the desktop. MyShare, OpenShare, and USB volumes connected to the Wireless Space may be used on the desktop. Provided that Time Machine support is turned on in the Dashboard, you may choose MyShare or OpenShare for Time Machine backups. TECHNICAL NOTE: Time Machine is Mac-compatible only. Fig. 66
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 47 3.6.6. Dashboard: Network LAN This page allows you to modify your Wireless Space’s network set- tings. For a change to take effect, select APPLY at the bottom of the main area of the Dashboard. IMPORTANT INFO: Use caution when adjusting the Wireless Space network settings. Please consult the user manual for the serv- er, router, or Internet provider to determine how best to manage devices on the network. 3.6.6.1. IP Address and Remote Access WAN Interface Most home and business networks have a DHCP server that man- ages the IP addresses for all devices. Therefore, the default setting for all Switch+NAS modes (2. What is the best configuration for my network?) is DHCP (Fig. 67). If your network does not include a DHCP server or you intend to create a static IP address for the Wire- less Space, please make certain to: ✦ ✦ Establish the static IP address with your server, router, or In- ternet provider. ✦ ✦ Fill in all the necessary fields (Fig. 68). Dynamic DNS You can manage your Wireless Space while away from the network. To access the Dashboard from the office, a friend’s house, or any location with Internet service, enable Dynamic DNS. Dynamic DNS provides access to your Wireless Space via a URL name that is easily entered into a web address bar. To begin, you must create a Dynamic DNS account with a third-party provider. Please note that there are many companies that offer free remote access service using Dynamic DNS (see Fig. 69 displaying the pull- down menu of third-party services from the Dashboard). Once you have selected a company and created an account on its web site, enter the pertinent information in the fields: ✦ ✦ Full Hostname, Account, and Password For more information, view LaCie’s screencast tutorial on setting up Dynamic DNS at: http://www.lacie.com/us/support/faq/faq. htm?faqid=10706 continued on the next page>> Fig. 67 Fig. 68 Fig. 69
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 48 Remote management In addition to Dynamic DNS, remote access to the Dashboard may be configured using HTTP and HTTPS. It is also possible to access files stored on the Wireless Space using an FTP address. Enable one or all options and look to your DHCP server to provide the address- ing information required to access the Wireless Space from a loca- tion outside the network. Your router, switch, or Internet provider must support UPnP IGD and/or NAT-PMP. Please make certain to have a secure login and password since anyone can try to log onto an IP address.
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 49 3.6.7. Dashboard: Drives Manual and automatic backups of USB hard drives connected to the Wireless Space are easy to manage using this page. For a change to take effect, select APPLY at the bottom of the main area of the Dashboard. External USB 2.0 devices may be attached to any of the three USB 2.0 ports on the front (1.4.1. Front View) or rear (1.4.2. Rear View) of the Wireless Space. Fig. 70 shows the Drives page with only Wireless Space internal disk. Manual Backup Fig. 71 has two USB storage drives attached to the Wireless Space. In this case, disk 1 will backup its data to the Wireless Space. To begin a manual backup, select the “copy from” icon (Fig. 71, a) on an external hard drive and the “copy to” icon on the Wireless Space (Fig. 71, b). Once the source and target drives have been chosen, click START (Fig. 70). To stop the data transfer while it is in progress, click CANCEL (Fig. 71). Please note that it is not possible to use the Drives page for copying data from the Wireless Space hard drive to an attached USB drive. Auto import Fig. 72 has two USB hard drives attached to the Wireless Space. Note that Auto import (Fig. 72, a) has been checked. By checking this box, the Wireless Space will automatically backup data to its internal storage once a USB hard drive is attached to one of the three USB host ports. The backups are not incremental, however, which means that each Auto import will create a new folder on the Wireless Space disk drive. Unmount It is very important to select UNMOUNT (Fig. 72, b) when discon- necting an external USB hard disk from one of the three USB host ports on the Wireless Space. You may unplug the USB device once it has been removed from the list on the Drives page. IMPORTANT NOTE: Mac disk format HFS+ Journaled is not sup- ported. The Wireless Space will see a volume partitioned in HFS+ Journaled in the Dashboard Drives page but cannot copy files to it or mount it on a computer. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Wireless supports external USB storage volumes up to 2 TB. Fig. 70 Fig. 71 Fig. 72
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LaCie Wireless Space • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering The LaCie Wireless Space User Manual page 50 3.6.8. Dashboard: Support The Wireless Space system information and firmware version can be found on this page. Additional tabs make it easy to set the Wireless Space back to its factory default and turn the front light on or off. For a change to take effect, select APPLY at the bottom of the main area of the Dashboard. 3.6.8.1. Firmware, Resetting the device, and Light System Tab - Fig. 73 Product ✦ ✦ The name of the product ✦ ✦ A convenient link to support documentation System ✦ ✦ The amount of time the system is on ✦ ✦ Load and memory usage System logs ✦ ✦ System logs are helpful when troubleshooting your device. ✦ ✦ Selecting DOWNLOAD will place the log file (log.tar) in the operating system’s Download folder. Automatic upgrade ✦ ✦ The Wireless Space will search for firmware updates. ✦ ✦ This feature is turned on by default. To turn it off, deselect the checked box. Firmware ✦ ✦ View the version and date of the software installed on the Wireless Space. ✦ ✦ In order to maintain the performance of its products, LaCie releases periodic firmware updates. If an update file is avail- able for the Wireless Space: 1. Download it from LaCie’s web site, www.lacie.com. 2. Once the file (.CLUFF) has been downloaded to your sys- tem, select UPLOAD>Choose File (Fig. 74) and browse for it on your computer (Fig. 75). continued on the next page>> Fig. 73 Fig. 74 Fig. 75

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