Linkstation Hardware

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LS1 LS2 and HG variants of the Linkstation and how to tell them apart

Difference between LS1, LS2, HG, HS

If the firmware version is 1.xx then you have a ppc-based-Linkstation (LS1, HG, HS), if it is 2.xx it is an LS2 (mips).

all LS except the HG have autosensing, so no switch for changing the LAN-Port is there.

Crossover switch -> LS1 No Crossoverswitch + Firmware Version 2.xx -> LS2 No Crossoverswitch + Firmware Version 1.xx -> HG or HS


TODO: Find a difference between HG & HS. I expect differences in the webinterface (pcast & upnp)

Hardware Table

Type LS1 LS1 KURO LS1 LS2 ? HG KUROHG
HD-LAN V1 HD-LAN V2 KURO-BOX HD-HLAN V1 HD-HLAN V2 HD-HLWG HD-HGLAN KURO-BOX/HG
CPU PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC PowerPC MIPS MIPS PowerPC PowerPC
CPU Clock 200MHz 200MHz 200MHz 200MHz unconfirmed unconfirmed 266MHz 266MHz
FLASH ROM 16MB 4MB 4MB 4MB unconfirmed unconfirmed 4MB 4MB
D-RAM 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB unconfirmed unconfirmed 128MB 128MB
USB Port - - 1 2 2 unconfirmed 2 2
MiniPCI 1 - *1 - - unconfirmed unconfirmed - -
Network 10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
IEEE802.11g/b
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
1000BASE-T
Newest
Japanese
firmware
1.24(a)
1,Jun.2004
2.13(a)
1,Jun.2004
1.02
20,Apr.2004
1.45
22,Sep.2004
2.11
22,Sep.2004
-
-
1.33
22,Feb.2005
1.01
19.Nov.2004


*1: There are some which have a MiniPCI slot depending on a lot.

From the Why don't you hack the LinkStation/KURO-BOX site


Firmware version

Maintainance \ SystemStatus should list your firmware version.

 http://<linkstation-Ip>/cgi-bin/sysinfo.cgi <nowiki>

is the direct link.

==Rear View==
<table border=0>
<tr>
<td>
[[Image:Without_switch.PNG|200px]]
</td><td>
[[Image:With_switch_LS1.PNG|240px]]
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Power PC (LS1 and HG)</td>
<td>MIPSel (LS2)</td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>
The powerpc-hdhlan LinkStation can also be identified by the presence of a crossover switch located at the rear of the unit; the mipsel-hdhlan and powerpc-hdhglan LinkStations do not have a crossover switch as they are auto-switching.
</td>
</tr>
</table>

==Buffalo Links==

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/linkstationchart.php

== Hardware Overview==

* [[Information/PPCOverview|powerpc-hdhlan Overview]]
* [[Information/MIPSelOverview|mipsel-hdhlan Overview]]
* [[Information/HGOverview|powerpc-hdhglan Overview]]

==Linkstation Information==
A collection of information/benchmarks for the Linkstations
* [[Information/Information|Linkstation Information]]