Front Panel & Lights - NSLU2.

Front Panel & Lights - NSLU2.
Front Panel & Lights

Ready/Status This LED will begin blinking when you turn on the Storage Link. This is the Storage Link running a self-test. When this test has completed, the LED will appear solid green.
An Amber LED indicates an error with the Storage Link.

Ethernet Green. The Ethernet LED serves two purposes. If the LED is continuously lit, the Network Storage Link is successfully connected to a device through the Ethernet port. A blinking LED indicates network activity.

Disk 2 This will light up when a Flash disk or USB hard drive is connected. When the light is blinking slowly, this means the disk or drive can be disconnected. A fast blinking light means data is being transferred over your network.

Disk 1 This will light up when a USB hard drive is connected. A blinking LED indicates network

Power Switch The power switch is a "soft switch". If the Storage Link is powered off, you can start it up by briefly pressing the power switch. To power down the Network Storage Link, press the power switch, and wait for it to shutdown and the LEDs to turn off.


The NSLU2 (Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives) is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device introduced in 2004 and discontinued in 2008. It makes USB Flash memory and hard disks accessible over a network using the SMB protocol (also known as Windows file sharing or CIFS). It was superseded mainly by the NAS200 (enclosure type storage link) and in another sense by the WRT600N which combines a wifi router with a storage link.
The device runs a modified version of Linux and by default, formats hard disks with the ext3 filesystem, but a firmware upgrade from Linksys adds the ability to use NTFS and FAT32 formatted drives with the device for better Windows compatibility. The device has a web interface from which the various advanced features can be configured, including user and group permissions and networking options. It runs on almost all systems. It does not make much noise and can also be used as a Web Server..

  • USB 1.1 & USB 2.0 compliant
  • Port 2: USB Flash Drives (detected only by port 2)

The Default IP Address of NSLU2 is To reset the device press the reset button down for 3 seconds it will beep once to indicate the reset has occurred. The default password is "admin".

Important: Resetting the Network Storage Link will erase all of your settings and replace them with the factory defaults. Do not reset the Network Storage Link if you want to retain the settings. Data on the drives is NOT lost even if the unit is reset to Factory Defaults.

The device includes 32 MB of SDRAM, and 8 MB of Flash memory. It also has a 100 megabit Ethernet network connection.

The Network Storage Link features built-in disk utilities that are accessible through your web browser. You can format a drive for initial use, and scan the disk for errors. If you've installed a second Network Storage Link, you can back up data from one Network Storage Link to the other. You can also automatically back up data to or from a shared folder on a Windows system on your network.

For even more flexibility and utility, the Network Storage Link can be set up to be accessible directly from the Internet, which allows access to stored files via a web browser. Files can be available publicly in your network, or you can create password-protected accounts for your authorized users. You can format new disk drives, and scan drives for errors. The built-in backup program lets you schedule full, incremental, or synchronization backups of your network drives to the Network Storage Link, or vice versa. It will even send you an email message when a hard drive gets nearly full, completely full, or has an error.

Validating Identity.

I have a WAG160N. Im able to go online from the computers connected to the modem with ethwrnet cable. However when i try connecting from computers those are wireless, im getting this error : Windows cannot find a certificate to logon to the network.
What do i do ?

Solution :

  • Right click wireless connection icon
  • Click on view available wireless network
  • Than click on change advance settings inte left(SP2) or Advance(SP1)
  • Click the second TAB on the top [Wireless networks]
  • Clear preffered networks. Click on ADD below preffered network box.
  • Put in the details for the titles mentioned below


  • Network Name (SSID) : Put in your wireless network name
  • Data Encryption should be check
  • Network Authentication(Shared mode) should be unchecked
  • Uncheck the box "The key is provideded for me automatically" and put the network key and confirm it.


  • Check Enable IEEE 802.1x
  • Now uncheck Authenticate as Computer when computer info is available
  • Now uncheck Authenticate as as guest when user or Computer when computer info is unavailable
  • Uncheck Enable IEEE 802.1x
  • Click OK. Restart the computer. Should start working.

Also if you change the wireless security to WPA2 Personal, the chances of getting the same error are minimal.