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====Howto setup my local area network (LAN) connection ====
===={{color c="gray" text="you really want to do this even if you have no internet"}}====
=={{color c="gray" text="Howto mount any network device to my DM box"}}==
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This is where you set up your DM box on your Local Area Network (LAN) via **wifi** (DM800,DM8000) if you have a wifi USB unit, or by //hard wire// plugged into your ethernet port(LAN cable). If you planning on using any of the mulit-media tools like the [[e2MoviePlayer VLC Movie player]], the Media player or [[e2webif the world wide web interface]], this must first be set up for your network.

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2network_select.jpg"}}

or your screen may look like this is you installed the PLi mount manager [[E2Plugins plugin via the plugins menu]]
which will allow you to mount any network device to your DM box (see the bottom of this wiki page)

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_mountmgr.jpg"}}

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=={{color c="blue" text="Setting up your LAN via the onboard ethernet adaptor (cable)"}}==

On this screen we can configure the;

1) **Adapter settings:** Set up the IP address of the box, net mask of the box, the Gateway of the box
1) **Nameserver settings:** Set up the domain name sever (DNS) this box will use
1) **Network test:** Test our network and see it is working
1) **Restart network:** where we can restart our LAN
1) **Network Wizard:** Use the wizard screens to do all the above

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2network_setup.jpg"}}

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===={{color c="gray" text="Adapter settings:"}}====

Here we can set up;

**Use Interface:** Do you want to use the LAN adaptor on the previous menu? Yes or no - in 99% of all cases say yes
**Use DHCP:** for new user this option will discover the details below if your modem router has a DHCP server active in it. But to use most of the tools you will want to disable this option
**the IP address of the box:** this must be a unique address you assign to your DM box (unique = NO other device on the LAN has this address)
**net mask of the box:** On most networks this will be a C class address as shown by default 255.255.255.0
**the Gateway of the box:** (next page) the address of your modem router out to the internet (if you have a PC connected to your LAN check what it is using for a gateway as this should be the same address as the PC's gateway.

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2network_lan.jpg"}}

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===={{color c="gray" text="Nameserver settings:"}}====

Here we can set up the domain name sever (DNS) this box will use. It is in most cases the same address of your modem router or gateway.
However you can also use the OPEN DNS settings (the global DNS) of 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_800_system_network3.jpg"}}

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===={{color c="gray" text="Network test"}}====

Test your network and see if it is working

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_800_system_network4.jpg"}}

//**A problem - the LAN cable is unplugged**// - plug it in and re-test and all is OK

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_800_system_network5.jpg"}}

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===={{color c="gray" text="Restart network"}}====

This is where we can restart our LAN


{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2network_lan_restart.jpg"}}

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===={{color c="gray" text="Network Wizard"}}====

Use the wizard screens to do all the above. You can change language by pressing the //"RED"// button.

{{image alt="Customize your E2 box" title="Customize your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2network_lan_wiz.jpg"}}

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==={{color c="blue" text="Setting up your LAN (USB Wifi)"}}===

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1) **Adapter settings:** Set up the IP address of the box, net mask of the box, the Gateway of the box
1) **Nameserver settings:** Set up the domain name sever (DNS) this box will use
1) **Network test:** Test our network and see it is working
1) **Restart network:** where we can restart our LAN
1) **Network Wizard:** Use the wizard screens to do all the above

{{image alt="Wifi on your E2 box" title="Wifi on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2net_wifi_config.jpg"}}

{{image alt="Wifi on your E2 box" title="Wifi on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2net_wifi_list.jpg"}}

{{image alt="Wifi on your E2 box" title="Wifi on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2net_wifi_connect.jpg"}}

A word of caution when entering any encryption keys via the remote control
{{image alt="Wifi on your E2 box" title="Wifi on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2net_wifi_space.jpg"}}

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=={{color c="blue" text="Setting up the PLI Mount Manager plugin"}}==

What does this plugin do for me?

- If you do not have a HDD installed you can use the mount manager to mount a network device (another DM box, a HDD from your PC or a NAS) to your box and use it for //time shifting//
- If you do not have a HDD installed you can use the mount manager to mount a network device (another DM box, a HDD from your PC or a NAS) to your box and use it for the //Media Player// options
- If you do not have a HDD installed you can use the mount manager to mount a network device (another DM box, a HDD from your PC or a NAS) to your box and use it for //Recording//

**Note:** //when sharing a network device to the HDD on your box, you need to share is as "harddisk" with a sub directory of "movie"//

===How do I set up the mount manager?===

==Assumptions==
You will need to know how to share a directory on your hard disk on your computer to the local area network //**(the F1 key on most operating systems will provide HELP on how to do that)**//, as this section could take many pages to write up alone as there are so many different operating systems out there that support this function i.e. Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, OSX, 100's of linux distributions, Solaris etc ..

//example help screens//
{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_winhelp.jpg"}}{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_machelp.jpg"}}{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_linhelp.jpg"}}

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Download the mount manger plugin via the [[E2Plugins Plugins Menu]]. Once it has downloaded and installed it can
be configured from this menu screen (see top of the page). Simply press the OK button over the Mount Manager option
and the menu below will be shown to you. It does not matter if you have wifi or ethernet cable connected to your box,
the set up is the same, but the behavior on a wifi network may be limited (see note below).

{{image alt="Mount Manager on your E2 box" title="MountManager on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2mm.jpg"}}

Now press the Blue button or ADD button, to add a network mount.

{{image alt="Mount Manager on your E2 box" title="MountManager on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2mm2.jpg"}}

Now the network edit screen is shown to you and there are a few tips to remember here;
1. Most network devices will be mounted via CIFS
2. Use CIFS unless you specifically know what you are doing / adding

**Mount type:** The default is CIFS and will work on most NAS, DM600, DM7000, DM7020 boxes and a Windows based PC
**Server IP:** The IP address of the shared network device
**Server Share:** The name of the directory you are sharing (see note above)
**Local Directory:** The location of the shared directory (see note above)
**rsize/wsize:** If you are using wifi you may want to make this 8192 or lower
**Mount Options:** not used in CIFS mode
**Username:** //Important:// make a fake entry as shown above even if there is no username
**Password:** **Important:** make a fake entry as shown above even if there is no password

Once you have finished entering the details press the OK button on your remote and this screen below will appear;

{{image alt="Mount Manager on your E2 box" title="MountManager on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2mm3.jpg"}}

Now make sure you press the GREEN or SAVE button to ensure your details are saved. This is an important step and
often over looked by newer users.

==Some examples / uses of a mounted device.==

Media Player addon
{{image alt="Mount Manager on your E2 box" title="MountManager on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2mplayer.jpg"}}

The RED or Record Button
{{image alt="Mount Manager on your E2 box" title="MountManager on your E2 box" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2record.jpg"}}

the VIDEO button etc etc ....

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**Related links:**
**[[e2MoviePlayer VLC Movie player]]**
**[[e2webif the world wide web interface]]**

//This is an Enigma 2 or E2 menu//
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