Article ID : 00030946 / Last Modified : 02/28/2008

Cannot register the LocationFree™ Player software to the base station for in-home and on-the-go use at the same time.

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Because the older LocationFree™ Base Stations do not have a setup mode and cannot be detected automatically by the newer software versions, a registration password is needed for connection.

IMPORTANT: The LFA-PC20 software cannot be registered to the older LocationFree Base Stations for both at home and on-the-go use at the same time.

To register the LocationFree Base Station to a newer version of the LocationFree Player® software, find the IP address of the base station and create a registration password prior to registering the software. It will be necessary to make two separate connections, one for in the home (local IP address), and one for on-the-go (DDNS).

NOTE: It may be necessary to create a new registration password between registering for in-home use and on-the-go use. For in-home use, make sure the PC is on the same network as the base station. If the computer connects via wireless to the base station, use IP address 172.29.71.1 instead of the local IP address for in-home use. You may need to do the on-the-go registration from an outside network if the router is unable to resolve the DDNS on the internal network. To make sure the Wired LAN Connection setting is enabled on the Base Station, go to the main Settings screen and tap Base Station . Tap Wired LAN Connection to make sure Enabled is selected and click OK .

To find the IP address of the Base Station:

  1. Go to the main Settings screen.
  2. Tap Base Station .
  3. Tap Internet Connection .
  4. Tap the Settings button for LAN DHCP .
  5. Make note of the the IP address displayed.

Set a static IP for the Base Station. If the Base Station has a dynamic IP and the IP changes, the software will not be able to connect.

To create a registration password:

  1. Go to the main Settings screen.
  2. Tap Base Station .
  3. Tap NetAV Settings .
  4. Tap Register Other Monitors .
  5. Tap Start .
  6. Make note of the password displayed.
  7. At the bottom of the screen tap Back to register the software.

For in-home use:

  1. On the computer, launch the LocationFree Player software.
  2. If previous Base Station nicknames are listed, click Add .
  3. Enter the IP address of the base station.
  4. Enter the port number.
  5. Click Connect .
  6. In the password field, enter the password created above.
  7. In the client nickname field, enter a client nickname.
  8. NOTE: The client nickname is displayed in the list of registered devices in the software.

  9. Click OK .

For on-the-go use, use the same steps as above, but use the DDNS in lieu of the local IP address.

To register LFA-PC20 software for in-home use:

  1. Launch the LocationFree Player software.
  2. If the setup wizard does not start, from the connect menu, click New Base Station .
  3. On step 3 of the wizard, check the box for Device registration over the internet , and click the right arrow .
  4. On step 5 of the wizard, enter the IP address of the base station, the port number (5021 is default), and the registration password, then click Register .
  5. Complete the setup wizard

For on-the-go use, use the same steps as above, but use the DDNS in lieu of the local IP address.