D-Link DSM-120 User Manual

D-Link DSM-120 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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 ®...
  • Page 3 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...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    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.
  • Page 6 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.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    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.
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    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 ...
  • Page 9: Features & Benefits

    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.
  • Page 10: Hardware Overview

    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...
  • Page 11: Back Panel Connections

    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...
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    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).
  • Page 13: Using The Remote Control

    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.
  • Page 14 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.
  • Page 15: Installing The D-Link ® Media Server Software

    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.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18 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.
  • Page 19: Choosing Music Files To Share

    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.
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 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...
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23: Using The D-Link ® Media Server Software

    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.
  • Page 24: Sharing Media Content In Folders

    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.
  • Page 25: Naming The Media Server

    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...
  • Page 26: Stopping The D-Link Media Server

    ® 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 ®...
  • Page 27: Using Windows ® Media Connect Software

    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 ®...
  • Page 28 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...
  • Page 29 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...
  • Page 30 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.
  • Page 31: Installing The File Manager 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.
  • Page 32 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.
  • Page 33 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.
  • Page 34: Transferring Music With Mini-Usb

    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.
  • Page 35: Disconnecting The Mini-Usb

    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.
  • Page 36 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.
  • Page 37: Connecting The Dsm-120

    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.
  • Page 38: Network Connections

    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.
  • Page 39: Usb Connection

    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.
  • Page 40: The Dsm-120 Setup Wizard

    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.
  • Page 41 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...
  • Page 42: Connection Mode

    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...
  • Page 43 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.
  • Page 44: Windows Connect Now Configuration

    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 ®...
  • Page 45 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.
  • Page 46 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.
  • Page 47 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.
  • Page 48: Dsm-120 Menu

    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.
  • Page 49: Pc Music

    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.
  • Page 50: Organizing Music Files

    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.
  • Page 51: Playing A Track

    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.
  • Page 52: Shuffle And Repeat

    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.
  • Page 53: Local Music

    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.
  • Page 54: Online Music

    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.
  • Page 55 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.
  • Page 56: Setup

    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...
  • Page 57: Eq Mode

    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.
  • Page 58: Clock

    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.
  • Page 59: Version

    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.
  • Page 60: Lcd Logo Displays

    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.
  • Page 61: 2.5" Hard Drive

    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.
  • Page 62: Partition Your 2.5" Hard Drive

    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.
  • Page 63 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).
  • Page 64: Create A Partition Larger Than 32Gb

    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.
  • Page 65: Using The File Manager

    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.
  • Page 66 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.
  • Page 67 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...
  • Page 68: Volume

    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.
  • Page 69: Copy

    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...
  • Page 70: Frequently Asked Questions

    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 ®...
  • Page 71 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.
  • Page 72: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 73 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 ...
  • Page 74 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.
  • Page 75: Music Player

    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.
  • Page 76  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.
  • Page 77: Technical Specifications

    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: •...
  • Page 78 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: •...
  • Page 79: Appendix

    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.
  • Page 80: Wireless Installation Considerations

    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). ...
  • Page 81: Partition A Fat32 Hard Drive

    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.
  • Page 82: Glossary

    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.
  • Page 83: Music

    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.
  • Page 84: Technical Support

    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.
  • Page 85: Warranty

    Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer, and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.
  • Page 86 · The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt.
  • Page 88: Registration

    DSM-120 User’s Manual Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. 09/21/05 D-Link Systems, Inc.

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