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3-215-275-11(1)
Quick Start Guide
LocationFree Base Station LF-B20
For more details about this product, refer to the Operating
Instructions installed on the supplied CD-ROM.
©2007 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan

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  • Page 1 3-215-275-11(1) Quick Start Guide LocationFree Base Station LF-B20 For more details about this product, refer to the Operating Instructions installed on the supplied CD-ROM. ©2007 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...
  • Page 2 Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet. Weitere Informationen erhältlich unter: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ Español Por medio de la presente Sony Corporation declara que el LF-B20 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE. Para mayor información, por favor consulte la siguiente URL: http://www.compliance.sony.de/...
  • Page 3 URL-adresse: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ In some of the countries listed above, Sony may not currently sell this product, even though such countries appear on the package and in the operating instructions as countries of intended use.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents  LocationFree Base Station stand  IR Blaster  LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station  AC-LX1B AC adapter  Mains lead (Type BF)  Mains lead (Type C-6)  LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player  Scart to A/V cable software with Operating (labeled with a yellow label) Instructions and a serial key for (for INPUT only)
  • Page 5 Table of Contents Package Contents ..................4 Base Station Setup ..................6 Device Registration ..................34 Troubleshooting ..................35...
  • Page 6 How would you like to set up the Base Station in your home? Do you have - The Base Station and the router in a same room? LocationFree Base Station LF-B20 Living room Router Video Jump TYPE A on Page Wirelessly connect a client (e.g.
  • Page 7 Do you have - The Base Station and the router in different rooms? - A wireless router ? Wireless router Living room LocationFree Base Station LF-B20 Video Jump TYPE B on Page Wirelessly connect a client (e.g. PC, PSP) with the Base Station via the wireless router. TYPE The Base Station and the wireless router are also connected wirelessly.
  • Page 8 TYPE Set up the LocationFree Base Station Make sure that the switch on the bottom of the Base Station is set to the Access Point (AP) mode. WLAN CLIENT WLAN CLIENT The bottom of the Base Station...
  • Page 9 Attach the stand. Holes Claws Stand...
  • Page 10: Base Station Setup

    TYPE Connect video devices (PVR, DVD and STB) to the Base Station. Connect your TV to the Base Station (refer to the illustration below). Connect to your TV using VIDEO OUT if your video device has a single VIDEO OUT. IR BLASTER S VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 11 Connect the Base Station to your video devices.  Tip IR Blaster Connect the Base Station to your video device(s) using a SCART to A/V Orient the infrared cable with a yellow label. transmitter on the end Plug the IR Blaster into the IR BLASTER port on the rear of the Base of the IR Blaster so that Station to configure the on-screen remote control.
  • Page 12 TYPE Plug in the mains lead and turn on the power. Type BF IR BLASTER S VIDEO Mains lead (supplied) IN 1 VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO Type C-6 AC adapter (supplied) DC IN 12V IN 2 VIDEO DC IN 12V AUDIO The POWER LED will light in green...
  • Page 13 Make sure that the WIRELESS LED lights in green.  Tips The LED will light in green  WIRELESS LED Green light: Using the IEEE802.11b/g wireless WIRELESS connection within the 2.4 GHz bandwidth. WIRELESS Amber light: Using the IEEE802.11a wireless NETWORK SETUP MODE/ NET AV...
  • Page 14 TYPE Set up to watch the video content over the Internet. You will need: A broadband Internet connection A broadband router or a modem router To connect your PC to the Base Station over the Internet, proceed to Step (page 1) through Step (page 1).
  • Page 15 Turn off the power, and then connect the Base Station to your router using a LAN cable (supplied). LAN cable (supplied) IR BLASTER S VIDEO IN 1 VIDEO VIDEO To a LAN outlet AUDIO AUDIO IN 2 VIDEO DC IN 12V Router AUDIO Turn on the power again.
  • Page 16 TYPE Make sure that the NETWORK LED lights in green. Notes The LED will light in green  The NETWORK LED will flash in green while the IP address is being searched. The IP address search may take a while. WIRELESS NETWORK NETWORK...
  • Page 17 Wait until the SETUP MODE/NET AV LED turns off. Notes The LED will be turned off  The settings are incomplete when the SETUP MODE/NET AV LED lights in amber. Read the Operating Instructions installed on the supplied WIRELESS SETUP MODE/ NETWORK CD-ROM.
  • Page 18: Windows Vista

    TYPE Establish a wireless connection between your PC and the Base Station. You can also connect the Base Station to your router wirelessly, or with a LAN cable to establish the connection between your PC and the Base Station. Windows Vista ...
  • Page 19 Install and set up the LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player software.  Install the LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player software (supplied CD-ROM) on your PC. * If you use the LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player software for the same Base Station with two or more PCs, the software serial key for each PC is needed.
  • Page 20 TYPE Set up the LocationFree Base Station You will need: A wireless router and its SSID, WEP key information. (This setup supports WEP only. WPA-PSK TKIP, WPA2-PSK AES is not supported.) A LAN cable (supplied) A PC with the LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player software installed Establish the connection Note between the Base...
  • Page 21 Make sure that the switch on the bottom of the Base Station is set to the CLIENT mode. WLAN CLIENT WLAN CLIENT The bottom of the Base Station...
  • Page 22 TYPE Attach the stand. Holes Claws Stand...
  • Page 23 Connect the Base Station to the wireless router using a LAN cable (supplied). Note LAN cable is necessary only to TYPE B configure the setup. LAN cable (supplied) IR BLASTER S VIDEO IN 1 VIDEO VIDEO To a LAN outlet AUDIO AUDIO IN 2...
  • Page 24 TYPE Plug in the mains lead and turn on the power. Type BF IR BLASTER S VIDEO Mains lead (supplied) IN 1 VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO Type C-6 AC adapter (supplied) DC IN 12V IN 2 VIDEO DC IN 12V AUDIO The POWER LED will light in green...
  • Page 25 Make sure that the WIRELESS LED flashes in green. The LED will flash in green Note If the WIRELESS LED remains lit and does not flash in WIRELESS WIRELESS green, the wireless mode switch on the bottom of the NETWORK SETUP MODE/ Base Station is likely set to “AP”.
  • Page 26 TYPE Connect your PC with the router. Base Station Wireless router...
  • Page 27 Insert the supplied CD-ROM (LFA-PC20) into the disc drive of your PC, install the LFA-PC20 LocationFree Player software, and launch it. Follow the wizard instructions until the wizard screen shown below appears.
  • Page 28 TYPE Turn off the power. WIRELESS NETWORK SETUP MODE/ NET AV The green POWER LED SETUP MODE will be turned off RESET Unplug the mains lead and the LAN cable, and move the Base Station toward the video device(s) that you wish to connect the Base Station to. Type BF LAN cable (supplied) IR BLASTER...
  • Page 29 Move the Base Station toward your video device(s). Move the Base Station Wireless router toward your video device(s). Living room Video...
  • Page 30 TYPE Connect video devices (PVR, DVD and STB) to the Base Station. Connect your TV to the Base Station (refer to the illustration below). Connect to your TV using VIDEO OUT if your video device has a single VIDEO OUT. IR BLASTER S VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 31 Connect the Base Station to your video devices.  Tip IR Blaster Connect the Base Station to your video device(s) using a SCART to A/V Orient the infrared cable with a yellow label. transmitter on the end Plug the IR Blaster into the IR BRASTER port on the rear of the Base of the IR Blaster so that Station to configure the on-screen remote control.
  • Page 32 TYPE Plug in the mains lead and turn on the power. Type BF IR BLASTER S VIDEO Mains lead (supplied) IN 1 VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO Type C-6 AC adapter (supplied) DC IN 12V IN 2 VIDEO DC IN 12V AUDIO The POWER LED will light in green...
  • Page 33 Go back to the setup wizard on your PC screen to proceed with the LocationFree Player setup. * If you wish to register other clients with the Base Station, go to page .
  • Page 34: Device Registration

    Device Registration To register your PC, refer to page 18 for TYPE A , or refer to page 2 for TYPE B .  Upgrade the PSP system software to the latest version. (To use this Base Station LF-B20 with your PSP system, version 3.11 or higher is required.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Picture shifts vertically and the horizontal black bar is visible. - The color system may be different from the actual input video signal. You can configure the color system settings from the “Color System Settings (PAL or NTSC)” of the LocationFree Player settings menu.
  • Page 36 For more details, refer to the Operating Instructions installed on the supplied CD-ROM. “LocationFree” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark, and “PSP” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.