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Sony lf-x1 digital multimedia broadcaster: user guide
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Position the Base Station and/or Monitor away from possible sources of signal
Change the wireless channel. Go to <settings>, <Base Station>, (wireless
channel>. Check the blue colored indicator for signal strength. If signal strength
is poor, move the Monitor back towards the Base Station. When signal strength
becomes strong again, select <manual>make sure to choose a channel with a
strong signal, and push <set>.
Change the wireless band and channel. As above, go to <settings>, <Base
Station>, (wireless channel>. If the current setting is for <automatic>, change
to <manual> and then switch the band and channel by scrolling through
available channels.
Q: In the Public Wireless Access screen there are three choices for band. What is the range
difference between 802.11g (2.4GHz) and 802.11a (5GHz)?
A: Using the 5GHz band (802.11a) provides the best picture quality, but has a more limited
range than the 2.4GHz band (802.11g/b). Using the 2.4GHz band provides greater range
and is less susceptible to interference. On a flat and open field it is possible, technically,
to transmit as far as 1,000 feet in the 2.4GHz mode (802.11g). As with all wireless
products, actual performance will vary depending on environment.
Q: How many channels do they have in 2.4GHz and 5GHz?
A: Three (3) channels in 2.4GHz and twelve (12) channels in 5GHz. Please note: Channels
36, 40, 44, 48 in 5GHz frequency cannot be used outdoors due to regulations.
Q: I was using my LocationFree™ TV and got some interference. I thought LocationFree™
TV automatically finds the best bandwidth and switches to it. What's the story?
A: LocationFree™ TV does not automatically switch between bands. The user must switch
bands (modes) manually; however, LocationFree™ TV does select the best channel
within each of 2.4GHz or 5GHz modes automatically.
Q: I'm just not getting enough range in my home. Is there something that I can do to
increase the range?
A: You can use your wireless home router for expanding the wireless range; however,
video through a wireless home router is transmitted using MPEG4, which uses a higher
compression ratio; therefore, it will provide less picture quality than using MPEG2
transmitted through the LocationFree™ TV Base Station.
Q: When I'm in the Home-Wireless mode I am seeing an icon on the LCD Monitor that looks
like the Base Station with a line through it. What does this mean?
A: The icon you have described indicates that you are not communicating with the Base
Station. Try moving to a location where the icon appears again or change the height and
orientation of the Base Station. Also check to make sure that the Base Station has been
powered on.
It is also possible that you are getting interference from a nearby device that is operating
on the same wireless channel as the signal from the Base Station. Try changing the
Public Access Point to a fixed channel. (Open the "Settings" window, select "Monitor",
then select "Settings" to the right of "Wireless" under "On the go". The "On the go-
Wireless" window appears. Select "Public Wireless Access" to see list of access points.
Q: My wireless home router and Base Station are not in same room. How can I connect
Base Station to the Internet?


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