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Installing the F2c

 Front of F2c

 Power Light & Button - Illuminates blue when the server is turned on.  Center silver button turns the server on/off.

 DVD ROM Drive - Used for archiving music CD's and Movie DVD's (DVDs archived for playback on MediaPlayer).

 Eject Button - Ejects DVD ROM Drive.  Small hole above the eject button can be used to manually eject tray with paperclip if there is a hardware failure with the DVD-ROM.

 Back of F2c

 DC Power Connector - Connect to either 110 volt or 220 volt. The ReQuest server will automatically detect and switch between 110 or 220 volt power systems.

 Serial - Used for home automation systems that can be programmed to control the ReQuest server via RS232 Serial.

 Ethernet Port - Connects the ReQuest server to the local network and Internet. Capable of 10Mbps/100Mbps/1000Mbps.  Also used for home automation systems controlling system over the network.

 Analog Audio - Analog audio connectors for zone 1 of the F1c.  If this is the F2c model, zone 2 will also be active.

 Digital Audio - The Optical and Coaxial connectors for digital audio to the left of the Analog Audio connectors are active.

 Unused Connectors - The connectors for USB and VGA are not configured or active.  Zone 2 analog output is not configured for the F1c model.

 Installation Steps

  1. Install the ReQuest server into the rack or shelf (Optional rack ears available for purchase).
  2. Connect audio cables to the receiver or amplifier.
  3. Connect the F2c to the home network via the Ethernet port.
  4. If used with a home automation system, connect the serial port to the home automation system. Some home automation systems can also communicate with the F2c via the network. See manufacturer's documentation for details.
  5. Connect the power brick to the F2c and power source. The F2c will automatically detect and switch between 110 volt and 220 volt power sources.
  6. Power on the F2c. Typical boot time is 1-3 minutes but can vary depending on how much media is on the hard drive.
  7. Once fully booted, you can find the IP address of the unit by visiting http://www.request.com/findmyserver/

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