Mar 03

I cannot see the Setup Wizard when I turn on my DSM series media player for the first time.

•Make sure your TV is displaying the appropriate video source. You may need to use the AV Input, Source, Select, or TV/Video button on your TV or TV remote to change video sources. If you are having trouble changing the video source, refer to the instructions that came with your TV.

•If you did not connect the player directly to your TV, but are instead passing the signal through your VCR, make sure your VCR is displaying the appropriate video source. You may need to use the Input or Source button on your VCR or VCR’s remote control. Some VCRs only pass the signal through when they are turned off. If you are having trouble displaying the correct video source, refer to the instructions that came with your VCR.


•Make sure cables are connected to the IN jacks on your TV or VCR, not the OUT jacks.

•The cables you are using to connect your receiver to your TV or other equipment may be damaged or defective. Try exchanging the cables connected to the receiver with other cables that you know are working properly.

•Verify the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet and that the outlet is not controlled by a light switch.

What are some Wireless Installation Considerations, that I might have to look in to?

The D-Link DSM allows you to access your network a wireless connection anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:


1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link DSM and router to a minimum – each wall or ceiling can reduce your DSM’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized between the PC-on-TV and your router.

2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.

4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.

5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone is not in use.

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