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The Time Machine
Advanced Digital Image Processing System
Users Manual and Operation Guide
Linux Edition
Carolina Security & Wiring, LLC
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Important Safety Information for installation and Operation
Do not attempt to service the recorder yourself.
Avoid direct sunlight or placing the Time Machine near objects that generate a high degree of heat.
Do not place recorder near strong magnetic fields or electrical appliances.
Avoid installation in areas of dust, moisture, or vibration.
Never allow moisture into the ventilation grooves which cool your unit.
Place only with adequate ventilation.
Do not block the ventilation fans made to cool the system.
Allow enough space for both the equipment, all of its wiring, and anyone who will operate it.
Do not place heavy objects on the system.
Failure to follow these safety precautions can void your warranty!
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for choosing Carolina Security & Wiring, LLC for your video security. Carolina Security
& Wiring, LLC has over 40 years combined experience in providing affordable electronic security
for burglar and fire, camera and access control systems.
In 2003, we moved to correct the
overpriced digital recording (DVR) market, where digital recorders were selling wholesale from
$3000 to $7000, way out of reach for most businesses. We had one goal: make these systems
affordable to everyone. We teamed up with a manufacturer to begin building custom DVR systems
on a proprietary design. The result is the great-priced, top-quality system you see today.
The Time Machine Linux DVR is a cutting edge security solution system which receives analog
signals from camera and converts them into digital images. It allows the users to make record
large amounts of data while still allow rapid play-back of captured pictures.
Important features of the unit include:
Better enhancement and faster retrieval than traditional the VCR system
Semi-permanent to store without the possibility of tape failure or image degradation
Robust and user-friendly Linux engine
1, 4, 9, or 16-camera display at user discretion
Complete internet connectivity: live monitoring, history playback, and even camera control
Motion detection and recording
Compression MPEG4 algorithm
Programmable video backup, quality hardware
PAN/TILT/ZOOM/FOCUS complete control
We hope you enjoy the convenience and power of computer-assisted digital recording and find it a
great addition to your security. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions...or need
additional services please contact us.
Best Regards,
Carolina Security Design Team
The TIME MACHINE is an extremely simple and easy-to-operate camera system.
You will normally use your Main Screen, which gives continuous live shots of what your system’s cameras
are seeing and recording. To operate your TIME MACHINE, simply point-and-click with your mouse on the
various control buttons on the left and center sections of your on main screen.
Simply click on the
appropriate button with your mouse for any function. If you are uncertain of a button’s function, move your
mouse over a button without clicking, and a yellow “information box” will appear, showing you the button’s
Along the left side of your main screen, are several sets of control buttons:
SCREEN DISPLAY BUTTONS These five buttons in the upper left hand corner select whether your system
shows 1, 4, 9, or 16 cameras at a time. From top to bottom, these five buttons will select either:
Full screen: Displays a full screen (Your frame and operating buttons will be temporarily hidden, showing
only which of the four displays below you have selected; to exit this mode, simply click once anywhere on
your screen
1 channel (1x1) display layout: Shows 1 camera channel
4 channel (2x2) screen: Shows 4 camera channels
9 channel (3x3) screen: Shows 9 camera channels
16 channel (4x4) screen: Shows 16 camera channels
(Note: any channel which either has no camera or a broken camera attached will display a question mark on
a blue background. This is normal.)
This display along the left side of your screen shows the status of each of your 16 possible channels.
The dots beside each number will light up if that channel is receiving camera images, displaying one of three
Red – means this camera channel is set for Continuous Recording
Green – this camera channel is set to record by Motion Detection
Yellow – this camera channel is set to record by Sensor Detection
Note: You may also use this display to pick which camera is seen in 1 channel display. Simply click on the
button beside the camera you wish to view; it will be highlighted blue and be the default camera when you
click on 1 channel display.
This button at the bottom left of main screen is used to turn off (or restart) your system
In the bottom, center portion of your main screen are the following control buttons:
IP ADDRESS (only important when system is connected to the internet)
This display in the to the left center of the screen shows the current IP address by
which the TIME MACHINE is connected to your network or the internet.
It will not appear if network
configuration is not set properly. If you see the address you are not connected properly to
a network. (IT administrators: please see Appendix for Networking information)
Displays the current Date and Time setting of your system
MAIN CONTROL BAR These five buttons initiate important operating functions, as follows:
Record: Clicking this causes all cameras to begin recording.
Note: most recorders are set to continually record 24 hours, so this button is not used by most users
Search: Click this button to search recorded files
Note: This is the most commonly used button on your system
Switch: Click this button to make your screen display rotate from camera to camera. You
must first have a 1-channel (single camera) display; then double click to make it a full screen
picture. The system will switch cameras automatically.
Lock: Click this button to lock system and hide all cameras.
System is still
recording although no pictures are visible. To unlock enter user name and password.
The default user is admin and the default password is admin
Setup: Configuration button. The settings in here are typically used only
by Carolina Security technicians or IT professionals.
NOTE: The two buttons discussed below are not active on most systems
For most systems, these buttons serve no purpose.
This section is for information purposes only.
This button brings up the control window for the alarm functions. The alarm function causes
the system to generate a warning sound when detecting certain prescribed events.
The Pan/Tilt control window appears by pressing this button. This control window displays
the following functions:
Arrow Button: Clicking the arrows will cause the camera to Pan or Tilt accordingly.
Auto Pan: The camera will move from left to right automatically. Either ON or OFF.
Focus: Controls the focus-in, focus-out action of your PTZ camera
The SEARCH SCREEN manages your recorded images. You can view, burn to disc, or print any of your
Along the left side of your Search Screen, are two sets of control buttons:
Search Screen
SCREEN DISPLAY BUTTONS Same as on the Main Screen
CAMERA SELECT BUTTONS Same as on the main screen
Along the bottom of your Search Screen, are several controls:
CALENDAR Displays dates and where you have recorded images. Click on the number of the day you wish
to see recordings. Dates on which you have recorded data will be highlighted, according to this color
Gray : No data
Red: Video data recorded (Again, dates shown in RED have recordings)
Blue: Only event data
Blue letter on red ground: Video & Audio data.
TIME INDICATOR BAR Shows where (in 24-hour “military time” style) you have recordings for that day.
Click on an hour button to watch those recordings; click on the minute bar to pick which minute.
Hour Buttons Shows status of recordings for that day; click on an hour button to watch its recordings.
The colors of each hour indicates the status of recording for that time (like the calendar display for days)
Grey : Contains no data
Red : Sections set to Video are displayed in Red.
Blue : Sections set to Event are displayed in Blue.
Blue letter on red ground : Sections set to Video & Event are displayed in Blue and Red.
Minute/Second Bar Shows status of recordings for that hour; click anywhere on red bar to show recordings
from that time.
Shows minute/Second if it contains data.
Red: Video data only
Yellow: Event data only
*** This is the most commonly used feature of the system
PLAYBACK CONTROLS Shows your recorded images at normal, slow, or increased speed. You can also
skip forward and backward one frame, 10 seconds, or 1 minute at a time.
Plays the video clip,
NOTE: By pressing the “Play” button again while playing recordings, you can change the speed.
This allows you to go through your recordings doing “speed search” or “slow motion”.
As you click, the speed toggles through the following rates:
1 (default) -> 2 -> 4 -> 8 -> 16 -> 1/4 -> 1/2 -> 3/4 -> 1 X
Moves back 10 seconds
Moves back 1 minute
Moves forward one frame
Moves forward 10 seconds
Moves forward to 1 minute
Pauses the video clip
Exit (Use this button to return to your MAIN SCREEN)
Along the right side of your Search Screen, are several control buttons:
EVENT LOG WINDOW Brings up the event log dialog box. The button will blink until you click it a second
time to close the Event Log Window.
The following buttons will be operable only when you are viewing recorded data:
Normal Display: Shows your recording in its actual, original size
4:3 ratio: Displays recordings in a 4:3 screen ratio layout.
16:9 ratio: Displays recordings in a 16:9 screen ratio layout.
“Save As...” Still Image Button: Brings up “Save as” dialogue box to save a still image of currently displayed
recorded image.
“Save as” dialogue box
1.Type in the new name for your saved file.
2.Select the file format you want from the pull-down menu. (Currently, your Linux Time Machine supports
either the JPEG4 (JPG) or PNG formats; JPEG is the one most commonly used.)
3. Select target media. (You must have storage space available on drive or disc to save)
4. If you need to replace another file which has the same name, click the “Enable Overwriting” button.
Print Picture: Pressing this button, brings up a directory or printers connected to your Time Machine. Select
one to print the still image presently displayed on your Search Screen
Enlarge and Reduce Image Buttons
(Note: These buttons only works when the screen mode is in 1*1)
Regular Size Button Returns the image to its regular size.
Fill Screen Button Resizes the recorded picture to fill your display window.
The following section covers Time Machine operations which only
your Carolina Security technician should perform
Configues various display functions, including,
• Language setup: Choose from dropdown list.
• User interface font: Choose font, style and size from dialogue box
• Camera name: Choose a name for each camera
• Camera name font setup: Choose the font by which camera name appears on screen
• Font background setup: Choose the background of font
• Ground color of camera name: Choose font and color of camera name
• Lamp delay time: Choose the time that camera number lamp flickers
• On-screen keyboard: When in use of On-screen keyboard.
•Select: Click the left or right arrows to choose a camera to configue
•Camera Property: Allows you to fine-tune the camera’s visual display
Name: Type in the new camera name.
Brightness: Move slide bar to reduce or increase the brightness
Contrast: Move slide bar to reduce or increase the contrast
Color: Move slide bar to reduce or increase the colorness
Hue: To left side creates darker green, to right darker red.
Image capture size: Regular size: 352x240 pixels (Note: this feature is factory-set and cannot be
changed on most systems)
Hide this camera: Checking this box hides the camera image from Main Screen display (a
“Question Mark on blue background” will appear instead). Recording, streaming, and searching
recorded images of this camera are all still available to authorized (administrator) users.
Pan/Tilt/Zoom: You can only configure this panel if you have cameras with Pan/Tilt motors installed.
Video Standard: Choose video standard. American customers, use NTSC.
Image Capture Delay: Sets time interval to read camera information (Note: setting the capture delay too
short may cause images to not appear properly.)
Capture Image Schedule: Choose date and time to monitor camera (Currently not available)
Record this camera : Recording is enabled only if this option is checked.
Video property
• Bitrate: the number of bits used per unit time; higher bit rates increase image quality, and storage
area used
• Frame interval: higher frame rates increase image quality; they also increase search time
• Frame Rate: the frames captured per minute; higher frame rates create smoother screen displays
• Time Stamp Location: Choose where the time stamp appears from a drop-down list.
Estimated Size: Approximate disk space used by current configuration
Event recording: Settings for “pre-“ & “post-“ event recording
Pre-event: the time captured images before event
Post-event: the time captured images before event
Always record: Sets camera to record 24 hours; or use Schedule pop-up menu for setting record times
(Note: see Appendix for fuller details on networking and network connections)
Network server
• Current clients: Shows current number of client computers connected
• More: Gives IP address, user name and role of clients connected
• Port: Select port for streaming MPEG4 over network (Note: Changing the port information will
interrupt client reception)
• Max clients: The maximum number of client connections allowed
• Allow clients to control stream quality: allows the client to adjust bit rate, fps, key fame and interval
ActiveX client:The applet which allows users to monitor Time Machine over the internet
• Web browser URL: Shows IP address that client must enter into their web browser to connect
• Web port: Port number to have internet connection. Default is set to # 80. If you change this port
number, the client also needs to change port number in the address. If web port configuration is changed,
a web browser address change dialogue box will appear
• Forced Web Address: Set webserver address manually
File Sharing
When file sharing is enabled, recorded images may be viewd remotely using Windows file sharing.
Use this dialogue box to add, remove, or modify user accounts
User: User ID
Password: Password
Password(verify): Verify Password
Email: User email information
Description: User information
Role: Assigns authorization level to each user. “More” dialogue box allows you to add, remove, or modify
users’ roles; you can specify authority and permissions down to the individual camera level for each user
• Camera permissions: user’s level of access to
View : Monitor camera image
Streaming_control : Control streaming speed.
Device_control : Contol PTZ
• System permissions: user’s level of access to
configure system: make changes from configuration menu
search recording data: search & backup recorded files
control system devices : control of manual recording, alarm, etc.
connect via network : Allows the users to access through network.
access to network file sharing : enables Windows file sharing
connect via modem : Connect via modem
Enable user authorization: Requires user to enter identification when logging in
Motion Detecion Recording
Motion property
• Enable motion detection for this camera: Enable or disable motion detection recording for
whole area or partial area
• Sensitivity: Controls the sensitivity of the motion detection
• Noise: choose “noise” (i.e. visual static) threshold (Note: With more poor and “grainy” the video
signal, the higher noise level must be)
• Calculate Noise: Calculates noise level automatically
Preview motion detection effect: Shows the motion detection area in the preview screen, by the following:
White Square : Sections set to motion detection are displayed with white squares
Grey Square : Sections that have detected motion in the previous pixel but detects non-motion in
the current pixel are displayed with grey squares
Black Square : Sections that have detected non-motion in the previous pixel but detects motion in
the current pixel are displayed with black squares
• Sections set to motion detection are displayed with red squares
• A notice message will appear in the upper left corner when motion detection is activated
• Reset motion detection area: Allows you to set the motion area again
• Remove motion detection area: Clear motion detection area
• Use non-motion detection mode: Reverses the normal detection mode and instead detects nonmotion in an area. (This could be useful, for example, in a factory to detect when machinery stops)
Always detect motion: Detects motion in the selected area continuously
Schedule: Sets motion detection to occur only during selected days and times
Event mapping: Creates a logic for recording according to a schedule once motion is detected. Available
cameras are displayed along left side and system events when detecting motion are displayed along top
Record icon: Record images for this chosen camera during the event
Alarm icon : sound alarm during event
Warning window : create warning message on screen during event
Sensor Property:
• Name : Type a name for the sensor
• Sensor type: Choose type of sensor, either changing from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0
Sensor Check Interval: Set time interval to check sensor
Always check signals: Continuously monitors sensor state
Schedule: Sets sensor monitoring to occur only during selected days and times
Event mapping: Creates a logic for recording according to a schedule once sensor is tripped
The Alarm function creates a warning if the system detects event
Alarm Property
• Alarm name: type a name for the alarm name
• Alarm Duration : Set the duration that alarm will continue
• Alarm Interval : Set the Interval to relay alarm once activated
• Alarm Count : set the number of additional alarm warnings after initial activation
Alarm test: the “Activate” button tests the alarm to show it is working properly
The Warning Message pop-up screen appears when your programmed event occurs, either by motion
detection, sensor, or alarm.
Size & Color: Chose the size and the color of font of warning message
Sound: Sets a warning sound to accompany Warning Message screen
Setup disk type, name, user, passwork, and recording order
Disk ranking window: allows you to prioritize which discs receive recordings; you can only change the disk
Enable capacity limitation: Sets boundry of maximum disk capcity used
Setup for using the serial (RS-232) ports
Drop down menus
N/A: Non applicable
PTZ: Connect to Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Modem: Connect to Modem
SMS: Connect to SMS (short message service)
AudioMux: Connect to Audio Multiplexer
Use Front key function: Enable this when using PTZ
Printer Screen allows you to add, delete, or modify printer settings
Printer: Shows current printer
• New: Add new printer
• Modify: Modify printer information
• Remove: Remove printer information
Printer information
• Configure: Set up printer usage
Printer Add/Modify: Brings up the printer connection dialog box
• Port : Connect to parallel port
• Select printer type, either a local printer (directly attached to this computer only) or a remote
printer (available over a network connection)
• Network printer setup, using either:
AppleSocket/HP Jet Direct : for Apple computers or HP Jet Direct
Internet Printing Protocol (HTTP) : for using of Web Protocol
Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) : for using IPP
Windows Printer via SAMBA : for printer sharing on Windows
• Maker: Printer manufacturer
• Model: Printer model name
Printer Display
• Name : Printer name
• Description : Printer description
• Location : Printer location
Click “OK” button, and printer setup will be completed.
Due to the wide variety of networking configurations used by today’s computers, Carolina
Security does not provide direct technical support of network connections. Although our
systems are network-ready and allow you to view your cameras and recordings over a LAN
(Network administators, please refer to networking information included in Appendix at end of this manual)
Network Interface
• Name: Network interface
• Connection type: The three types of connections are
Fixed IP address (Note: a fixed IP is strongly recommended for any network use; see
• Address: Enter fixed IP address
• DHCP Server: Set your system to provide DHCP service; it assigns address automatically through
Notes on Static IP:
If your Time Machine will connect to a network through a router it is best to assign the Time Machine DVR a
static IP on your LAN (For example: giving your Time Machine a fixed IP address of will mean
your video will always be available for connection on your LAN using the same IP address,
Using this example:
Set Connection Type to
Time Machine IP address on
Router IP address
To view Time Machine images from remote locations using any available browser (ex: Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer®), you will need to adjust your browser settings. (Note: we supply full Client software for system
administrators, which allows full access to recorded images and setting configurations; this is a more
advanced program than the ActiveX applet which one can view from any browser.) Before you attempt conn
ect to the Time Machine, check the security settings of your browser to insure it willallow operation of the Act
iveX application.
For Microsoft Windows® users, this will involve adjusting your browser’s security settings for ActiveX:
1) Open your Internet Explorer. Click on the word "Tools" pulldown menu at the top. Click on "Internet
2) Fr om the Int er net O ptions s c r een, c hoos e the " Sec ur it y" tab a t the top of the page .
3) Choose “Custom Level”.
4) Scroll down to the topics dealing with ActiveX "Enable" all of these settings.
5) Continue down the list of settings dealing with ActiveX and click “Enable” on all ActiveX settings.
6) Finally, enable “Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting”.
7) Click "OK" (at the bottom). You will be asked if you are sure you want to change the security settings, cho
ose "Yes".
Now open your internet explorer browser and type in the address bar the IP address (or whate
ver the actual IP address of your Time Machine). Allow the browser to completely load the page. When aske
d to install the ActiveX, choose "Install". If your firewall prompts you, asking whether to allow this ActiveX to
run, choose "Allow" or "Yes"
Once the program has loaded correctly you should see a blue question mark with a camera:
Logging on through the ActiveX viewer
At USER, type: admin
For PASSWORD, type: admin
Finally, click the button to the right to complete the connection.
Allow 1 – 2 minutes for images to fully load.
Normally, you do not need to manually set the modem.
• Modem List: Select the modem connection from the drop-down list
• Internal Modem: Incorporated inside of PC
• External Modem: Modem that connects the DVR and Serial port
• DVR IP: IP address when connecting between modem and system
Displays current system date & time settings. You can adjust date, time, and time zone here.
Time Server: Synchronizes the system’s clock with a remote server
Watchdog: Sets up an automatic check of your system’s functions
Auto Reboot: Causes the system to restart on an automated schedule to improve system stability
Appendix 1
Time Machine CD Burning Instructions
From the Main Screen, click the “SEARCH” at the bottom of the screen.
Using the calendar, date and time at the bottom of the Search Screen: locate the video incident you
are looking for; please make a note of:
1. The start time of the incident to be recorded
2. The ending time of the incident
3. . The cameras from which the incident is viewable
On the right side menu of the Search Screen, choose “Backup”. At the dialogue box which pops up,
click “Add”.
Using the curser, click the hour and minute in the red time line at the bottom of the Search Screen
for the “Start Time” of the incident. Now click the word “Set” next to the empty “From” box.
Using the curser, click the hour and minute in the red time line at the bottom of the Search Screen
for the “End Time” of the incident. Now click the word “Set” next to the empty “To” box.
NOTE: the shortest burn time is 10 minutes. That is, the time in the “From” box must be at least
10 minutes before the time in the “To” box. Every video burn will give you at least 10 minutes of
Now check only the cameras that you wish to burn video from to the CD. Click “OK”
Now click “Forward”
The CD writer is automatically selected. Click “Forward” again.
The CD tray will open and the system prompt you to insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW into media
disk. Insert the disk and click “OK”. Click “Forward” again.
(NOTE: do not insert DVD discs into CD-R or CD-RW drives; this can cause system hang, crash,
and instability)
The recording screen will now appear which begins the recording (burning) process.
Click the
“Recording” button. The system will burn the disk; once the burn is complete the disk tray will
open. Remove the disk and click “OK”.
It is recommended that you burn two copies of an incident. One copy for you, and one for the
To burn a second copy: insert another blank disk, click “Back”, and then click
Once the burn is complete the disk tray will open. Remove the disk and click “OK”. When you are
done burning all copies, click “Cancel” and then close the search screen by clicking the “X” in the
bottom right hand corner of the screen.
The video is viewable from any Windows media player. Tell the police: if the video does not play
their computers, they need to download the proper Divix Codec. Further instructions are available
from our Carolina Security website:
Should they need more assistance, call Carolina Security & Wiring, LLC
Appendix 2
Time Machine Remote Software Instructions
Installing the software
First locate and download the program from our website:
Once the program is installed, a “DVR Client” icon will appear on your
Launching and Configuring the
Double click on this icon to open the program.
Once the program is open, enter under the
User name: admin
Password: admin
At the top, click File, then choose Server List.
Fill in the information:
Name: Name of location where the recorder is located (ex: MY STORE)
Host id: 1 (Note: most locations have only one Time Machine; if you have several, you can give each
separate names. Ex: PARTS DEPARTMENT)
Address: the IP address where the machine is installed.
Port: 8081
User name: admin
Password: admin
Notes on Image Quality
The quality of your images is greatly affected
by your internet connection speed, especially
where the Time Machine is located.
high speed internet connections have a
much higher download and slower upload
Now click Add.
speed; this means your Time Machine may
only be able to send your images out
relatively slowly. For best video and audio,
we recommend a minimum of 512 kps
upstream at the location where the Time
Click the plug to connect and choose the location from the drop down box.
You should now have live images of the protected location.
Further Features
Clicking on the Magnifying Glass will take you into Search Mode so you can look at recorded images. Once
in Search Mode, click on “Show Tool” tab at the bottom to see the video playback calendar and controls.
Click the Eye to return to live viewing mode.
The program offers two modes “Single-Host mode” and “Multi-Host mode”. Single Host mode allows you to
view single Time Machine locations one at a time. Multi Host mode allows you to view multiple Time
Machine locations at the same time, up to 256 locations. (This is typically used by chain stores, restaurants,
Appendix 3
Networking Your Time Machine
The best setup for your Time Machine unit
is straight to the internet, in other words an unshared
internet connection. This means your Time Machine
unit is plugged straight into your internet modem.
Using cable: plugging your Time Machine into your
modem should be all that’s needed to be internet
Contact your internet service provider
and make sure your internet connection
provides you a “STATIC” IP address.
There is a slight extra charge, but this
way you will always know where to it to
connect remotely tp your Time
Using DSL: your user name and password must be saved in the Time Machine unit. (Please see note below
on using a router).
Any connection using a router: Port 8081 must be unblocked for the Time Machine IP address. Please
consult your internet service provider or network administrator for assistance. If you are using DSL, the DSL
modem is a router and you need to contact your internet service provider to allow “all ports to pass through”,
disabling any firewalls for the IP address assigned to the Time Machine unit.
Once the Time Machine is able to get online, the IP address will appear on the main screen at the bottom left.
(The default address “” is not a usable IP address)
Although we do not support your network or internet connections, we will assist you with configuring your
Time Machine. Contact Ken Cagle at 1-800-789-0460
Networking your Time Machine and Linksys Router with Bell South
Here are some guidelines for connecting the Time Machine to the internet for Bell South DSL customers.
Configuration of a BellSouth DSL connection using a Linksys router depends on both the type of broadband
service and other equipment connected.
This is a generalized Linksys Router FAQ and some of the
firmware, capabilities, and physical appearances may vary. In most case, however, this initial setup is
sufficient to configure and connect your Linksys-based network for FastAccess DSL. (Note: Since BellSouth
assigns static IPs via your username, the configurations shown are applicable to both dynamic and static IP
(Other setup features with Linksys like WEP, DHCP IP ranges, port triggering, etc. are beyond the scope of
this Appendix. Also, you will find some additional tips for at the end of this section, including notes on using
a BellSouth-supplied Westell 2100/2200/6100 modem or IFITL (PCData) service)
Section 1—Getting
1 Getting Started
The BellSouth Installation CD and Connection Manager are not required to use this configuration.
Go to the Linksys software download and ensure you have the latest firmware (software drivers) for your
routers. (It is very important to have the latest firmware to ensure your router installation goes smoothly)
Both the modem and router must be reset to default.
You will be using the PPPoE client built into the Linksys router for connectivity/authentication. Please delete
any other unused PPP clients like Enternet300, RASPPP, or the native XP client.
Section 2—Linksys
2 Linksys Router Configuration
Verify that your NIC (ethernet) card is set to "Obtain IP Address Automatically". Power down the router and
all PCs which will be on the network. Connect one of the router's LAN ports to the computer NIC port(s) and
power up first the router and then the computer(s). Reset the router to default by pressing the reset button
for roughly 3-5 seconds (exact placement of the button differs per model).
(Note: These screen shots show a Linksys BEFSR41v.2 router. Your router may have minor
differences, but the process and configurations are the same)
Open a browser session on your computer and enter in the address field to access the Linksys
Interface. At the Username and Password prompt enter admin (without quotes) in the Password Field.
On the Linksys Setup page select PPPoE from the WAN Connection Type pull down. Enter your BellSouth
Username followed by "@bellsouth.net". Enter your BellSouth Password. Select Keep Alive and enter 180
seconds in the Redial Period field. Do not enter anything in the Host Name or Domain Name fields. If your
model has the ability to adjust MTU size (not shown below) select Enable or Manual and enter 1492 in the
Size field. Click Apply to save the changes. You may get a "Settings are successful" message, click on
Continue (if required).
Step 4
Again, power everything down and physically connect the modem, the router, and any computer(s).
Layout of connecting your network devices
(Westell 2100 shown. Pictures by Andy Houtz)
Power up the network equipment in this order:
a) Westell Modem (wait for DSL synch)
b) Linksys Router
c) Computer(s)
d) Open a browser session and enter in the address field to access the Linksys Interface.
Click on the Status tab from the menu. Click on the Connect button to connect to the Internet. Go
Additional Notes
Do not change the Linksys Operating Mode from Gateway Mode (default setting) to Router Mode or it will
not function correctly.
You should check your Tweak Settings to optimize your new network. Reminder: If you change your MTU,
make sure that it is set identically on all equipment (PCs and routers) in the network.
The Westell 6100 has an "Internet" light that is green whenever there is an active PPPoE session initiated by
the Westell. Since you are using the Linksys to establish the PPPoE session the light will stay off. This is
Step 6
A common network setup for the Time Machine would proceed as follows:
Click “config”
Click “System”
Click “Network Interface”
If connecting through a router it is best to assign the Time Machine a static IP on your LAN. For example: Your video will then be available for connection on your LAN using the IP
Using this example:
Change to Static
Router IP address
Now open the port 8081 on your router for IP address Port 8081 is the window through which
the video from computer (the Time Machine) will pass.