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LocationFree TV
NetAV Quick Start Guide
Revision #1.6
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© 2005 Sony Corporation

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    LocationFree TV NetAV Quick Start Guide Revision #1.6 LF-X1 LF-X5 © 2005 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Step 6a: Connect NetAV from a Hotspot...12 Step 6b: Connect NetAV from a Wired LAN ...14 © 2005 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Sony and LocationFree are trademarks of Sony. Linksys is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Page 3: Overview

    Overview The LocationFree TV’s NetAV function enables you to enjoy video entertainment content while you’re away from home. Using a public wireless access (also known as a hotspot) or a wired LAN, such as in a hotel room, you can watch TV and even control your VCR or DVD player in your home.

  • Page 4: Setup Summary

    Setup Summary To start enjoying NetAV, follow these five simple steps: Before You Go Out (One Time Setup Task Only) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 From Outside Task Step 6a Step 6b Check Your Current Network Set Up Obtain a Dynamic Domain Name Configure LocationFree TV for DDNS Configure LocationFree TV for Your Home Router...

  • Page 5: Step 1: Check Your Current Network Set Up

    Step 1 Check Your Current Network Set Up Network You must have a broadband connection (DSL, cable modem, etc.) with uplink and downlink connection speeds of at least 300 kbps. The more uplink bandwidth you have available, the better your NetAV performance.

  • Page 6: Step 2: Obtain A Dynamic Domain Name

    Step 2 Obtain a Dynamic Domain Name If you do not already have a fixed IP address, you will need to register with a dynamic DNS service such as Dynamic Network Services Inc., a provider of dynamic DNS and other network services.

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    Read the Use Policy, and then check the Agree box A. Next, enter your Username B, E-mail address C and Password (up to 16 characters) D. (Make a note of your Username and Password, which you’ll use to configure the LocationFree TV, described on the next page).

  • Page 8: Step 3: Configure Locationfree Tv For Ddns

    Step 3 Configure LocationFree TV for DDNS Make sure your LocationFree TV is connected in the Home/Wireless mode. In the Settings menu, go to Base station > NetAV Settings > Dynamic DNS. Enter the following information in the appropriate field. A User ID B Password C URL to update DNS information...

  • Page 9: Step 4: Configure Locationfree Tv For Your Home Router

    Step 4 Configure LocationFree TV for Your Home Router In this section you will specify or “lock” an IP address from your router to the LocationFree Base Station. Go to Settings > Base station > Internet Connections > LAN (DHCP/Manual IP address settings).

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    Configure the base station NetAV settings to send video from the base station to a remote computer in the Enable/Disable NetAV screen, as described below. Settings > Base station > NetAV Settings > Enable/Disable NetAV Configure the monitor to receive video from the base station in the NetAV Settings screen, as described below.

  • Page 11: Step 5: Configure Your Home Router

    Step 5 Configure Your Home Router Most of the popular routers used in the USA include DMZ or Port Forwarding. ✍ If your router does not have either mode, you cannot use the NetAV function. Setting up the The following steps show how to set up one popular home router, the LinkSys Wireless-G LinkSys WRT54G Broadband Router, model WRT54G.

  • Page 12: Step 6a: Connect Netav From A Hotspot

    Step 6a Connect NetAV from a Hotspot Finding a signal Go to Settings > Monitor > and set On the go to Wireless A. corresponding to a hotspot Go to Settings > Monitor > On the go-Wireless > Settings > Public Wireless Access. A list of available wireless access points is displayed.

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    To set up an unencrypted wireless signal, select Open authentication A and No encryption B. Select Set C to save the changes. Then select the Back button D. Settings > Monitor > On the go - Wireless > Public Wireless Access > Connection Settings Select an SSID you want to connect to and select Connect.

  • Page 14: Step 6b: Connect Netav From A Wired Lan

    Step 6b Connect NetAV from a Wired LAN Connect the Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the monitor. LF-X1 Go to Settings > Monitor. In the On the go section, select Wired LAN A. Press the Index button and select Web to open up the LocationFree TV browser. Some networks require a login.

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