Summary of Contents for Sony Vaio LocationFree LF-V30
® LocationFree Base Station LF-V30 Operating Instructions Thank you for purchasing this product. Before reading this Operating Instructions, be sure to read the Important Notice. ® For detailed information on how to use the LocationFree Player, ® refer to the LocationFree Player’s Help.
Contents For detailed information on how to use LocationFree Click any part of the LocationFree “?” on the upper right of the screen. What is the LocationFree What is LocationFree What is the LocationFree Identifying Parts and Controls ... 7 Checking the Package Contents...
Others... 33 About Self-Diagnostics Displays... 33 Initializing the Base Station... 34 Troubleshooting... 35 Specifications... 38 Index ... 40 Trademarks ... 41 Note The screen shots used in this manual are sample images.
What is the LocationFree What is LocationFree ® LocationFree allows you to watch TV programs or recorded video from any room in your home, or even away from home. You can stream video from a Base Station connected to a DVD recorder (or other video device) to a device such as a computer or PSP the Internet.
You can select from several types of connections depending on your LAN situation. It is not possible to watch video on more than one registered LocationFree In home Connecting the Base Station and your device directly by wireless If you use the Base Station in your house only, it is not necessary to connect a router and the Base Station. Connecting the Base Station and your device via a wireless router by wireless You can use the Base Station without changing the wireless setting of the LocationFree notebook PC).
Tips • You may not be able to watch some video, DVDs, and other media that are copyright protected with the software. • When the power is turned on, the Base Station continuously emits a wireless signal. • To use the NetAV function, we recommend a broadband connection with upload and download speeds of at least 300 kbps.
Identifying Parts and Controls Front WIRELESS NETWORK NET AV SETUP MODE RESET 1 POWER button/LED (1 page 12) Turns the Base Station power on and off. Green: The power is on. Red: Attempting to be turned off. Red blinking: A malfunction has occurred. Off: The power is off.
Rear S VIDEO S VIDEO CLIENT VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO BLASTER VIDEO VIDEO DC IN 12V AUDIO AUDIO 1 VIDEO 1 IN (S-VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO) terminal (1 page 13) Connect audio cables and either a video or S-Video cable. 2 VIDEO 2 IN (COMPONENT/VIDEO/AUDIO) terminal (1 page 13) Connect audio cables and either component video cables or a video cable.
Checking the Package Contents After unpacking, check that all the following items have been included: ® LocationFree Base Station LF-V30 (1) Power cord (1) AV cable (1) ® LocationFree Player software CD-ROM (1) ® • LocationFree Player software LFA-PC30* * One serial key for LocationFree ROM is enclosed.
Setup and Cable Connections Attaching the Base Station stand To keep the Base Station stable, attach the Base Station stand. Note Place the Base Station at least 4 inches (10 cm) away from the wall. Insert the claws of the stand into the holes on the bottom of the Base Station and slide the stand forward until they click into place.
Turn on the POWER of the Base Station Press the POWER button on the front panel of the Base Station to turn it on. WIRELESS NETWORK NET AV SETUP MODE RESET The POWER LED on the front panel of the Base Station lights green.
Connecting video devices You can connect video devices, such as a VCR, AV receiver, DVR, DVD player/recorder, or digital cable, to the Base Station. Refer to the operating instructions of each video device. Connect video devices to the Base Station with the AV cable VIDEO 1 or 2 terminals to the audio/video input terminals...
Connect video devices to the Base Station with an S-Video and audio cables VIDEO 1 terminals to the audio/S-Video input terminals S-Video cable (not supplied) Audio cable (not supplied) Audio/video signal flow Note If you connect cables to both the S VIDEO and VIDEO connectors of the VIDEO 1 IN terminal, the video signal of the VIDEO connector is not displayed on the screen.
Connect video devices to the Base Station with a component video and audio cables VIDEO 2 terminals to the audio/component video input terminals Component video cable (not supplied) Audio cable (not supplied) Audio/video signal flow Note If you connect cables to both the COMPONENT and VIDEO connectors of the VIDEO 2 IN terminal, the video signal of the VIDEO connector is not displayed on the screen.
Remote sensor With reference to the operating instructions of the video devices, make sure to place the IR Blaster just above or below the remote sensor. Remote sensors on Sony Recorders and other products are identified by the symbol. Note Do not remove the backing paper from the IR Blaster yet.
Tips • If the IR Blaster cable is too short, use the 3.5 mm jack extension cable (not supplied). • Remote sensors on Sony Recorders and other products are identified by the symbol. • You can set up two on-screen remote controls for each video input connector, except if you add new buttons to the first remote control by the "Add...
• It is not possible to watch video on more than one registered LocationFree client devices at the same time. At any one time, only one of the devices may view video. • For information on what devices you can register to the Base Station, see www.sony.com/locationfree.
Registering a device by using the SETUP MODE button When you register a device near the Base Station, you need to use the SETUP MODE button on the Base Station. Press the SETUP MODE button on the front of the Base Station. The SETUP MODE LED starts blinking amber.
The Features of the Base Station Automatic NetAV check Automatic NetAV check tests the settings of your Base Station and your router to see if ® LocationFree client devices can connect to the Base Station via the Internet. When you turn your Base Station on, the NET AV LED starts blinking green, and then the automatic NetAV check starts.
What is the Wireless Mode The wireless communication function of the Base Station LF-V30 works in one of the two wireless modes; Access Point mode or Client mode. You can change the mode with the WLAN switch on the rear panel of the LF-V30 (1 page 8). Access Point mode When you want to use the LF-V30 as a wireless access point and connect your LocationFree...
Base Station Settings The appearances and the available setting items differ depending on the LocationFree devices connected to the Base Station. This section explains the settings by using a computer ® installed with LocationFree Player (LFA- PC30). Opening the [Base Station Settings] page The [Base Station Settings] page is accessed and...
Performing the NetAV check When the automatic NetAV check has failed, the NET AV LED of the Base Station lights amber. In this case, perform the NetAV check from the [Base Station Settings] page manually. Click [NetAV Check] on the [Base Station Settings] page.
Making Advanced Settings for the Base Station You can confirm and make advanced settings for the Base Station. You need to enter the user name and the password before setting. Click [Settings] on the [Base Station Settings] page. The login screen appears. [Settings] Enter the user name (lfx) and password, and click [OK].
Basic Operations in the [Base Station Settings] Page This section explains the operations common to each frame in the [Base Station Settings] page. 1 Click the item to configure. The information for the clicked item appears in the frame on the right. 2 Return to the [Base Station Settings] page.
Set [Manual] for [DNS Configuration] and enter the following information. DNS1: 192.168.0.1 DNS2: It is ok to leave the field blank. Example when the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1. If the IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, enter 192.168.1.1 for the DNS1.
1 Select whether to assign an IP address to the Base Station automatically, using the DHCP function of your router or modem, or to assign an IP address manually. If you select [Automatic IP Address Configuration (DHCP)], the router’s DHCP server will automatically assign the [IP Address], [Subnet Mask] and [Default Gateway].
2 An SSID is already entered here at the time of purchase (the characters shown on the side of the Base Station). If you want to change it, enter a string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters and symbols. An SSID is an ID that identifies a wireless network.
Wireless Settings (Client) When you set the WLAN switch to “CLIENT,” you can change the wireless settings for the Client mode of the Base Station. 1 Click [Scan] to make a list of SSIDs of wireless access points in the vicinity of the Base Station.
WEP is the wireless LAN security technology specified by IEEE802.11. It applies encryption to communications to prevent outsiders from intercepting communications or intruding into your wireless network. There are two types of encryption key length: 64-bit key and 128-bit key. The 128-bit encryption key assures a higher security level.
*2 Changing the password does not guarantee that an intruder cannot log in. *3 Sony Corporation assumes no liability for any such damages arising from the customer’s actions. The customer assumes personal responsibility for making these settings.
Version Information You can check the version of the Base Station software. You can also upgrade the software when a new version is released. 1 The Base Station software version appears here. 2 Click this to upgrade to a newer version of the Base Station software.
Customer Support (1 the back cover). Problem Turn the Base Station power off and then on again. Initialize the Base Station (1 page 34). If the problem persists, contact Sony LocationFree back cover). Causes and remedies ® Customer Support (1 the...
Initializing the Base Station If you initialize the Base Station, all settings are reset to factory default. Note After initializing, all of the settings you made will be deleted, including the device registration information. If you want to initialize the wireless settings, initialize them from the Wireless Settings screen (1 page 27 and 29) rather than initializing the Base Station.
Troubleshooting If a problem occurs during use, refer to the information provided in this section. If the problem persists, ® contact Sony LocationFree Customer Support (1 the back cover). Base Station Problem Cannot turn the Base Station power off. Cannot switch to setup mode.
Base Station Settings Problem Cannot open the [Base Station Settings] screen. Authentication of the user name and password for opening the setup screen fails. Forgot the password for opening the setup screen. Cannot open the [Base Station Settings] page right after setting. Cannot delete the registered information of a PC which is assigned the same serial key as another device from the...
• For questions about Internet connections, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or cable TV company. ® • LocationFree Support web site: www.sony.com/locationfree/faq/ Causes and remedies Check the “NETWORK LED on the Base Station does not turn on.” (1 page 35) section of “Base Station.”...
General Power consumption Approx. 7.7 W (watching video) Approx. 1.8 W (power off, using AC power adapter) Operating 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C) temperature Storage 14°F to 140°F temperature (–10°C to 60°C) Dimensions Approx. 2 inches (58 × 199 × 135 mm) (excluding stand and protrusions) Approx.
Index Access Point mode Automatic NetAV check Base Station Settings Access Control Changing Password Device Registration Internet Connection NetAV check NetAV Settings Setting Status Version Information Wireless Settings (AP) Wireless Settings (Client) Base Station’s IP address Client mode Connecting AC power adapter IR Blaster Power cord Video devices...
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