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Howto use the world wide web interface (webif) built into my DM box

The main Webif page


Every DM box has a built in world wide web server or webif as it is also known as, which allows you do to;

Change the channels on your set top box (also known as Zap)
Change the bouquets on your set top box (also known as Zap)
Change the network provider on your set top box (also known as Zap)
Change satellites you are watching on your set top box (also known as Zap)
Change the volume on your set top box
Setup your set top box as a Media Center client
Watch your set top box on your PC via the Web-X-TV link on your computer
Listen to your set top box on your PC via the APid option
Setup recordings on your set top box and change the recording timer functions
Mount network devices or computers to your DM box
Tune your dish with the Zoom and Satfinder options, with wifi to a notebook by the dish (only if you have wifi)
... and so much more.

In short the webif provides you with complete control of your DM box from a web browser like Firefox3 and from your PDA.


Howto do it (a very simple process)


In this example below we will use the IP address of http://192.168.1.201 and this world wide web site in your DM box will appear.

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What are some of these settings?


At the top of the screen we see
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Then we will see;
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Then at the top of the main screen you will see this line where it shows;
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The ZAP options

change TV, Radio, movies and more


From this ZAP menu you can;
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Simply click on the Box Control tab, and then the ZAP option.

If you select the TV option as shown below you can then further select

then simply click on the TV channel name to change the TV channel on your set top box. A really cool feature.

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If you select the Radio option as shown below you can then further select

then simply click on the Radio channel name to change the Radio channel on your set top box. A really cool feature.

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If you have a hard disk installed in your DM box you can also look at the movies you have recorded and;

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Or if you are just curious to how the structure of your DM box is, you can look at it via the root option

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The Timer edit options

Setup a TV or radio channel to be recorded in the future


With this option you can tell your DM to either channel to a TV or radio programme or tell it to record a TV or radio programme at any given time.

Please see the Timer section for more details on how to use this feature

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The set top box control options

Send messages to your TV and much more


When you click on the Box Control and then the Control Tools drop down menu, a new menu will appear on the left hand side of you webif screen.

With these options you can;

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Tip: What is the best web browser to use with this Webif? Firefox3 is the best on all computer platforms, although others do work, but not as well.
Tip: You can port forward this Webif to the Internet, see your modem / routers user manual on how to forward port 80 to the WAN
Tip: The Webif is only as good as your LAN! If your LAN is mis-configured then expect problems with some of the Webif features!
Known Issues: On some Linux distributions Firefox does not always like our news ticker, but you can disable this feature on the drop down menu above.


Links related to your world wide web interface in this wiki
  1. Streaming my DM box to my PC
  2. How to use Web-X-TV
  3. How to use my PDA / Mobile Phone on my DM box
  4. How to stream my DM box over the internet
  5. How to use the Zoom and satfind functions




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