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Configuration Options

The Media Browser's Configuration page is where you can glean some information about the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub as well as change a number of the device's settings. This is one of the very few areas of the Media Browser that is accessible only via the administrator password.

Media Browser Configuration page.
Media Browser Configuration / System page.
The Configuration's Overview page is where you first land after selecting the Configuration button and providing the password. It provides the name you've assigned to the device, it's IP address, a quick-look at the device's available storage capacity, and indicates which of the device's settings are enabled. The System page provides more in-depth information about the device, such as the firmware version and what the device's current "up time" is. On this page you can also set the device's IP address, change the password, and reboot the device.

Media Browser Configuration / Disk page. Changing the Disk Mode setting will wipe the
contents of the hard drive.

The Disk page shows you how the device's storage is used by usage type and provides information on the device's physical hard drive. It is from this page where you can reformat the hard drive or set the RAID mode if you were to add a second hard drive to the device. Whenever you add a second hard drive, all data from the first drive will be erased. Also, if you add a second drive and want to set up the device to use the drives in a RAID 1 (mirror) array, both hard drives should have the same storage capacity (otherwise, the total storage capacity available will be equivalent to the drive that has the least storage capacity).

The Configuration / Backup page sends a
command to all clients to perform an on-demand
back up to the NAS device.

 The Configuration / Services page is where
services, such as remote access and the
iTunes server can be enabled or disabled.

The Backup page couldn't be simpler, as it has just a single Backup button. When you click the Backup button, it sends a command to all local-network connected systems. If a system has the NTI Shadow backup tool installed, active, and an enabled Backup Job with On Demand backup enabled, the on-demand backup will initiate and back up the relevant files to the Linksys by Cisco Media Hub. The Services page is where you can enable and configure the device's remote access, Windows File Sharing, media server, iTunes server, and FTP server capabilities. By default, remote access and the FTP server are disabled.

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