Accessing the Media on your PCs ... 23 Sharing Media Content in Folders ... 24 Refreshing Folder Contents ... 24 Naming the Media Server ... 25 Stopping the D-Link Media Server ... 26 Using Windows Media Connect Software ... 27 ®...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Copy ... 69 Frequently Asked Questions ... 70 Troubleshooting ... 72 Technical Speciﬁcations ... 77 Appendix ... 79 Setting Microsoft Windows Power Options ... 79 Wireless Installation Considerations ... 80 Partition a FAT32 Hard Drive... 81 Glossary... 82 Networking...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Safety Information For optimum performance, please read the following information carefully. Safety Precautions The lightning ﬂash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert users to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufﬁcient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
DSM-120 User’s Manual • DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Radio and TV Interference: 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 designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Simple to setup with a sleek design that makes it a natural addition to any home entertainment center.The Audio jacks on the back panel of the DSM-120 allow for direct connection to a pair of PC speakers or to your stereo. Use the included remote control to access media content stored on your PC or optional local storage.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Package Contents D-Link DSM-120 Wireless Music Player Printed Install Guide CD-ROM with Manual (Contains D-Link Media Server Software, File Manager Software, Install Guide, and Manual) Ethernet (CAT5-UTP/Straight-Through) Cable Standard Composite RCA Audio Cable ...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Features and Beneﬁts Stream music from a PC or D-Link Network Attached Storage to your entertainment center. Listen to digital music on your stereo system. Support for Windows Easily connect to your wireless network using 802.11g at up to 54Mbps.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Hardware Overview Power Button Navigation To navigate through the menu press the arrow buttons. Enter Press Enter to make selections. D-Link Systems, Inc. Built-in display Volume Control Press to adjust the volume output on the DSM-120. Hardware Overview...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Antenna Optional 2.5” HDD Enclosure Power Reset Ethernet Composite Audio Optical Digital Audio D-Link Systems, Inc. USB Host For Windows Connect Now, ® or local music playback from your USB Media device. USB Client For transferring music from your...
An existing home network (including a wireless 802.11b or 802.11g router or a router/ hub with an available Ethernet port). The DSM-120 Media Server software installed on the PC you will be sharing ﬁles from.This computer will collect music content from local sources and from the Internet (downloaded MP3 music).
DSM-120 User’s Manual Using the Remote Control 1. Power 2. Copy 3. Enter & Play/Pause 4. Navigation Buttons up arrow = Previous down arrow = Next 5. Stop 6. PAGE + & - 7. VOLUME + & - 8. Mute 9.
Copy ﬁles from an optional attached USB drive to an optional Hard Drive inserted into the DSM-120. Submit entries and Play/Pause music ﬁles. Navigate through the DSM-120 menu. While playing music, the up arrow returns to the previous track and the down arrow continues to the next track.
ﬁles you want to share.The D-Link to your DSM-120 via your wired/wireless network connection. Currently the DSM-120 only connects to one Media Server at a time. If more than one PC contains ﬁles you want to share, you can select one of the following options: 1.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Insert the DSM-120 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and the following screen will appear. Click on Install D-Link If the screen on the right does not appear, go to My Computer and double-click on the CD-ROM drive. The DSM-120 Autorun will execute.
DSM-120 User’s Manual The D-Link license agreement screen appears. Click Next Choose a Destination location or accept the default location.This is where the D-Link Media Server software will be copied to on your system. Click Next Choose a Start Menu folder or accept the default location.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Select the icons you want created. Select Create a desktop icon to access the program from your desktop. Select Create a Quick Launch icon to access the program from your taskbar. Select Create a startup icon so the program launches on startup.
Media Server software enables you to share the ﬁles from your computer with ® the DSM-120. By sharing the ﬁles, there is no need to copy the ﬁles from your computer to the unit before they can play. The data is streamed directly from the ﬁles on your computer over the network to your DSM-120.
The FileTypes tab is where you select the types of audio ﬁles that you want to share. Note: The DSM-120 only supports MP3 and WMA ﬁle types. The Shared Folder tab is where you select the folders that contain your audio ﬁles.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Select the folder containing the ﬁles you wish to share. Click OK Repeat the steps until all of the folders containing audio you want to share have been added. D-Link Systems, Inc. Choosing Music Files to Share...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Choosing Music Files to Share The Media Files tab will show all your audio ﬁles as well as display important ﬁle information. The D-Link Media Server software conﬁguration is complete! ® D-Link Systems, Inc.
Media Server Software ® Accessing the Media on your PCs Before you can access the media from a PC, you must install the D-Link Media Server software ® (See page 15). Simply install the included software on each PC where music is stored.
Add a folder. If you copy additional ﬁles into these folders, they will be seen by the DSM-120 when you refresh the folder contents. Refresh a folder: To refresh a folder’s contents, select a folder and then click the Refresh a folder button.
Naming the Media Server The Media Server name is entered here. This is the server name that is displayed when searching for available media servers in the DSM-120 interface. D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the D-Link Media Server Software...
® the server icon and select Exit from the server menu. Note: The music ﬁles stored on your computer will be available to your DSM-120 only if the D-Link Media Server is running. Online Music content that does not require PC-based ®...
Using Windows Windows XP users with Service Pack 2 can utilize the Windows ® software in addition to or instead of using the D-Link Media Server software. The Windows Media Connect software allows the DSM-120 to playback DRM (Digital ®...
DSM-120 User’s Manual The Sharing tab is where you conﬁgure the folders that you want to share with your DSM-120. Click Add Click Browse Select the folder that you want to share Click OK D-Link Systems, Inc. Using Windows Media Connect Software...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Click Make this content available to all devices Click OK The Shared Folders will appear in the window. Repeat the steps until you’ve shared all of the folders that you want the DSM-120 to access. Click Automatically start...
DSM-120 User’s Manual The DSM-120 supports additional ﬁle types that are not supported by the Windows Connect software. The ﬁle types shown below are supported by both Windows Connect and the DSM-120. Audio Windows Media Audio Playlists Be sure to select the Windows server in the DSM-120 System Setup if you want to access the Media Connect software.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Installing the File Manager Software In order to transfer music ﬁles from a personal computer to the DSM-120’s optional 2.5” Hard Drive (a 2.5” hard drive must be installed prior to transferring music ﬁles, see page 61), it is necessary to install the D-Link the ﬁles you want to transfer.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Choose a Destination location or accept the default location. This is where the File Manager software will be copied to on your system. Click Next Choose a Start Menu folder or accept the default location. Click Next Select Create a desktop icon to access the program from your desktop.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Click Install The File Manager software will be copied to the speciﬁed locations on your computer. Check Launch File Manager Click Finish To use the D-Link MediaLounge ® D-Link Systems, Inc. Installing the File Manager Software File Manager, see page 64.
DSM-120 (see the section on “Mini-USB Connection” on page 39), and insert the opposite end into a USB port on your PC. While connected, the DSM-120 will be unable to play music. The image below will continue to show on your DSM-120 until you decide to disconnect the Mini-USB cable.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Disconnecting the Mini-USB cable Before you disconnect the Mini-USB cable from your PC and the DSM-120, pay close attention to the system tray near the right corner of your monitor. There should be an icon that allows you to Safely Remove Hardware.
Storage device that was shown initially will eventually disappear. Also, the Safely Remove Hardware icon will inform you that it is now safe to remove the DSM-120. Click Close on the Safely Remove Hardware screen and disconnect the Mini-USB cable.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Connecting the DSM-120 Audio Connections Select one of three ways to connect audio to your DSM-120: Composite Audio • Plug the supplied red and white connectors into the AUDIO R and AUDIO L (color-coded matching) jacks on the DSM-120.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Network Connections Select one of two ways to connect your DSM-120 to your network: Wireless Connection • If you are connecting wireless using the built-in antenna, then you do not need to connect the supplied Ethernet cable.
ﬁles from your DSM-120 to your PC. In order to use the Mini-USB connection, you must have a standard IDE 2.5” Hard Drive installed in your DSM-120. Please see the section on Installing an optional 2.5” Hard Drive on page 61.
DSM-120 User’s Manual The DSM-120 Setup Wizard The DSM-120 Setup Wizard is navigated using the navigation arrows and the Enter button on the remote control. To toggle between the conﬁguration options, use the up and down arrows on the remote control. To toggle between the Back, Next, and Rescan buttons, use the left and right arrows on the remote control.
Note: This screen is only available if you do not select Disable at the WEP screen. D-Link Systems, Inc. 64-bit Character Example Length 12345678FA DMODE The DSM-120 Setup Wizard 128-bit Example 456FBCDF123400122225271730 2005PIECAKES1...
Provide an IP Address if you selected Static IP. Provide a Subnet Mask if you selected Static IP. Provide a Gateway if you selected Static IP. Provide a DNS if you selected Static IP. D-Link Systems, Inc. The DSM-120 Setup Wizard...
DSM-120 User’s Manual The DSM-120 Setup Wizard Your MediaLounge DSM-120 is now ™ ready to stream music content for enjoyment on your home entertainment center. D-Link Systems, Inc.
Select to add a new device to your existing wireless network and click Next to continue. D-Link Systems, Inc. Connect Now Conﬁguration ® Connect Now to conﬁgure the wireless settings on your DSM-120. Windows Connect Now Conﬁguration ® XP with Service ®...
DSM-120 User’s Manual The wizard provides two methods for setting up a wireless network. Using a USB ﬂash drive is recommended. Select to use a USB ﬂash drive to save your wireless network settings and click Next to continue. Plug your ﬂash drive into a USB port on this computer.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Next, remove the USB Flash Drive from your PC and insert into the USB port on top of the DSM-120. The following screen will appear, prompting you to apply your wireless settings. Click OK to continue. The following screen conﬁrms that your wireless settings have been applied.
Windows Connect Now Conﬁguration ® Next, remove the USB Flash Drive from the DSM-120 and insert it back into the USB port on your PC. Click Next to continue. Wireless configuration using Windows Connect Now is now complete. The setup wizard will display the devices that have been setup with your wireless network.
DSM-120 Menu Menu Basics The DSM-120 uses an on-screen menu interface. As you move through the menus, you will use the navigation buttons on the remote control to move up, down, right and left. The highlight bar moves from item to item as you press the navigation buttons. In some instances you can press Enter on the remote control to access the menu within an item.
DSM-120 User’s Manual PC Music Music Quality Your music listening experience on the media player depends upon the quality of your digital music ﬁles. Avoid quality settings below 48kbps as they are unsupported. For CD quality music, rip your MP3s at 128kbps or higher, with a sample rate of 44.1kHz.
Music ﬁles are located on your PC and can be contained in one directory folder, or organized in several subfolders. The DSM-120 automatically organizes your music ﬁles by genres, artists, albums, and tracks. This information is obtained from the ID3 tags in each of your music ﬁles. The ID3 tag is created for you when you rip (copy) your music from your CD.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Playing a Track Once you enter the PC Music menu, there are several ways that you can view tracks: All Tracks Playlist Genres Artists Albums Folders Use the navigation arrows to navigate to the track you wish to play. Once you have located the appropriate track, highlight it and press Enter on the remote control.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Shufﬂe and Repeat When you are playing or repeating a group of tracks, you can randomize the play order by pressing the Shufﬂe button on the remote control. Pressing Shufﬂe will allow you to toggle between OFF and ON.
Press the Enter or right arrow button to start the playback of your selected music ﬁle. Note: You must partition your 2.5” Hard Drive before you can use it in your DSM-120. Please see page 62 for instructions on partitioning the Hard Drive.
New services will be added in the future and made available via ﬁrmware upgrades. If your DSM-120 is conﬁgured to perform ﬁrmware upgrades automatically (see Version on page 59 for details), then you will see new options as soon as they become available.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Live365 (continued) ™ Before you are able to search and play for music ﬁles, you will need to login to Live365 Use the down arrow to navigate towards the bottom of the list and select Setup. After you select Setup, you should see the option Login.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Setup If you want to change the conﬁguration of your setup you can select Setup from the Home screen. For an explanation of the terminology used in the Setup functions, please see the Glossary. Using the up arrow and down arrow buttons on...
Please visit http://support.dlink.com for the latest version of the Media Server software. Note: If you have a version of the D-Link Media Server already installed on your system, please uninstall the software and restart your system before installing a newer version of the D-Link Media Server software.
Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote control to navigate between the following options: “Current Time”: Set the DSM-120 to the current time. After clicking the right arrow or the Enter button on the remote control, you can begin to change the date and time.
Auto Update: You can Enable or Disable DSM-120 to automatically look for updates. Update Version: Selecting this option allows you to manually update your DSM-120. Hard Disk Use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote control to navigate between the following options: Selecting this option will provide information on the attached hard drive.
DSM-120 User’s Manual LCD Logo Displays The DSM-120 contains several logos that are displayed in the upper right hand corner of the DSM-120. Mute Volume Stop Pause WLAN (wireless signal) Wired (ethernet cable) No Network Shufﬂe Repeat All Repeat One D-Link Systems, Inc.
DSM-120 before inserting the Hard Drive. Note: You must partition your 2.5” Hard Drive before you can use it in your DSM-120. Please see page 62 for instructions on partitioning the Hard Drive. Note: The DSM-120 only supports a 2.5” Hard Drive with a FAT or FAT32 ﬁle system.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Partition your 2.5” Hard Drive For Windows XP/2000 computers: 1. Right-click on “My Computer” and choose Manage. 2. Under “Storage” on the Left pane, select Disk Management. 3. Windows should now give you the option to initialize the disk. If not, locate the new drive, right-click on the new disk (where it reads “Disk#”) and choose Initialize.
7. Once you’ve ﬁnished with the wizard, you should now be able to see the drive in Windows Explorer. Note: Your DSM-120 only works with FAT or FAT32 ﬁle systems. You cannot create a partition larger than 32GB in size with the FAT32 ﬁle system by using the Format tool in Windows 2000/XP (see page 64).
DSM-120 User’s Manual Create a Partition Larger than 32GB To create a partition larger than 32GB for a DSM-120, there are three options: 1. There are tools that you may purchase or download from the Internet to partition the hard drive in FAT32 beyond 32GB.
After double-clicking your DSM-120 device, represented on the left window pane of the File Manager, the next screen will verify if you would like to connect to your DSM-120 Wireless Music Player. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DSM-120. Note: You can also transfer music from the DSM-120 to your computer by selecting a music track from the Destination area, and then selecting Download from the Transfer menu. After the ﬁle has completely copied over, you should notice the music ﬁle appears in the Destination area of the File Manager.
The options of the sub-menu are Download, Delete, Rename, and New Folder. Selecting Delete will remove the ﬁle permanently from the DSM-120. Right-click the music file to delete. Note: Deleting a ﬁle from the DSM-120 will not delete it from the PC! D-Link Systems, Inc. Using the File Manager...
DSM-120. When pressing the Volume buttons, the DSM-120 screen should change to a Set Volume screen (see image below) that displays a decibel output level. Pressing the Mute button on the remote control will mute the sound from the DSM-120 (see image below). D-Link Systems, Inc.
DSM-120. As your ﬁle is being copied, the percentage of transfer should be displayed here. Note: Do not unplug the DSM-120 during the copy process. D-Link is not responsible for hardware failure caused by user error. D-Link Systems, Inc. Copy...
23. Can I use my Universal remote control? No, the DSM-120 is not compatible with a universal remote but you can use a remote with learning ability. D-Link Systems, Inc. Media Connect, or any UPnP AV ®...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Can I connect the DSM-120 directly to a PC without using a router or a hub? Yes, please make note of the following: Wireless Users: Set the Mode to Ad-Hoc in the wireless settings. Wired Users: Connect an Ethernet cable directly from the DSM-120’s Ethernet port to the Ethernet port on your PC.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Troubleshooting I cannot see the Setup Wizard when I turn on my DSM-120 player for the ﬁrst time. Make sure you have ﬁrmly attached the power adapter plug to the back of the player. Also, verify the power adapter is plugged into a working power outlet and that the outlet is not controlled by a light switch.
Click on the Media Server icon and select Show Media Server to verify you are sharing the correct directories. If using a wired network, verify the Ethernet cable is properly attached to your DSM-120 and to a network switch, hub or router. Verify that the switch, hub or router is powered ...
Some of my MP3 and WMA ﬁles don’t appear. The DSM-120 supports the most common music ﬁle formats. However, there are almost an inﬁnite variety of bit rates and sample rates. If a ﬁle does not appear on the receiver, it most likely uses an unsupported rate.
Media Server icon to add or change your folder options. How do I reset my DSM-120? Under normal circumstances, you should not need to reset your music player. However, to fully reset the music player, lightly insert a paper clip into the reset opening on the unit’s rear panel for ten seconds.
Make sure you have english only in your ﬁle’s metadata. Unicode is not supported at this time. What is the largest single ﬁle size that a DSM-120 can support from the local hard disk? The largest possible ﬁle for a FAT32 volume is 4GB.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Technical Speciﬁcations Network* • TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address) • 802.11g Wireless (Supports up to 54Mbps transfer rate) • 802.11b Wireless (Supports up to 11Mbps transfer rate) • Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps Media Streaming Protocol • HTTP Supported Audio Formats: •...
DSM-120 User’s Manual PC System Requirements • Connection to 802.11g wireless or Ethernet network • Windows 2000 or XP • 500MHz processor • 128MB memory • 20MB available hard disk space • CD-ROM drive • Broadband Internet Service (For online music access and ﬁrmware updates) Power Source: •...
Do not allow your computer to enter a standby power state, or you will have to “wake up” your PC to view music on your DSM-120. However, your monitor can be in a low power state or turned off.
The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DSM-120 and other network devices to a minimum. Each wall or ceiling can reduce your DSM-120’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters). ...
DSM-120 User’s Manual Appendix Partitioning a FAT32 Hard Drive The 127.5 GB limit on FAT32 volumes imposed in Windows 98 no longer applies to Windows ME. In Windows ME, using a cluster size of 32 KB, a FAT32 volume can theoretically be about 8 terabytes.
DHCP-capable device in your network, you will not need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-120. However, if you do not have a DHCP-capable device in your network, you will need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-120.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): A security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLAN) that is designed to provide the same level of security as a wired network. WEP provides security by encrypting the data sent over the WLAN. The DSM-120 supports 64-bit and 128- bit encryption.
DSM-120 User’s Manual Technical Support You can ﬁnd software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
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