05-25-2012 12:24 PM - edited 05-25-2012 12:24 PM
For most of us Japanese is not a primary or even a secondary language and after a firmware update sometimes things go awry. If you log into the GUI for your NAS (older LinkStations and TeraStations in this case) and all you get are boxes or kanji characters then chances are you will need to perform the following steps.
You're done! Please note that if this problem occurs repeatedly to run a force firmware update and immediately initialize the unit from the GUI once the update process is complete.
11-22-2012 01:48 AM
1) When you first start the GUI, The first screen to appear is the logon screen. In the first box, I typed admin, the second box I typed password, then clicked the box in the lower left.
2) The next screen is the Home screen. I selected the 2nd box on the left side of the screen - the one with the page icon.
3) The next screen is the basic screen. In the box located 2 up from the bottom, I selected English (this is the Display Language box) and clicked the button on the lower left of the screen (Apply).
4) Next, I returned to the Home screen (top box on screens left - the one with the computer icon).
5) Next, I again selected the basic screen again (see step 3) Selected English in the Windows Client Language box (very bottom of the screen) and clicked the Apply.
11-22-2012 03:07 AM
the LS-LGL doesnt have an option to change the language at all.
11-22-2012 10:05 AM
So, since I can't change the language to something legible, can anyone tell me how I can haved it reformat the drive?
Multiple files have gotten into a "can't be deleted" state. It just hangs the LinkStation when I try.
11-22-2012 02:02 PM
There is no option to format it via the GUI anyways, reinstall the firmware in its debug stateadd select "rebuild partition table"
Basically follow FAQ 2 of 5
01-27-2013 09:48 PM
Just wanted to add some instructions for those using the LS-WX series. I have an LS-WX2.0TL/R1 and as of firmware 1.64, here are the instrucitons to save you clicking around:
Tip: If you open the in Chrome, you can right click the page and select "Translate to English".
1. At the login page, the top field is the user name (admin) and the bottom field is the password (default: password).
2. After logging in, click the fourth (second to last) menu option in the black bar at the top of page (System).
3. You should be in the page for the first sub menu option (in English: Settings, Translated: Basic).
4. There are three red title bars on this page, expand the last one (in English: Language).
5. Click the button in the section you just expanded (English: Modify Settings, Translated: Configuration Changes) to enable the drop down menus.
6. Select English for the top option (Display Language).
7. Optional: Select CP437 (assuming you are in United States/Canada) for bottom option (Windows Client Language). You can change this once you get into the English version.
8. Click the shorter button on the left (Save) under the drop downs. A status bar should appear, then a blank page. Wait about 15-20 seconds and it will reload the entire site in English.