01-14-2011 10:36 PM - edited 01-14-2011 11:04 PM
That is actually a good question, if I understand you correctly, that you want to know if you can connect the FAT+ to a network drive, just as you would a printer and share it on the network.
The simple answer is, I don't believe so. Unlike a printer, the FAT+ will probably not be seen as a network connected device by the network drive. More or less, it's a one way street with the FAT+, it can connect to devices on you network, but those devices (PC's, NAS's, etc.) can't connect to it.
If you are wanting to connect your NAS to your FAT+ and have both the NAS & FAT+ connected to your network wirelessly, then you may want to look at something like THIS, rather than having 2 dongles. This way, you don't have to have your NAS's USB pluged into the front port of the FAT+.
01-17-2011 10:56 AM
Thanks for the information. I must apologize if I am not wording my questions properly thus making it confusing. I am new to the all of this TV streaming TV and boxes.
I own all of the GoFlex products and since I already have the 2TB wireless Home Network, I had hoped I could somehow hook up this new GoFlex TV box without having to pay for the $35 wifi adapter but I guess the GoFlex TV does not offer it built in as many of the others. That being said, I am not thrilled about having to pay an additional $$ for a "Seagate" branded adapter when I have access to plenty of other wifi adapters laying around. I called Seagate tech support who explained that there are other adapters that work, but they do not support them so I should check the forums to see what others have used. Funny that Western Digital has an entire page on the site listing available adapters that can be used with their product, http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduse
I know advantage of the GoFlex TV unlike the others allows you to simply push your portable drive into the box thus not having to waste a UBS port. That's kind of disappointing to me because I need my plan was to use my Home Network so I guess I will have to go the wireless bridge which adds another $100 to the mix since the I plan on adding a keyboard to the GoFlex TV which will already use up its side USB port.
Sorry if I have went off track here.
01-18-2011 08:36 AM
Well, as far as wasting a USB port, you can use a USB hub to expand.
The only thing that I can say about the adapter is, if you have some laying around, I would just try them. The only thing that can happen is that they don't work. But as an owner of both the FAT+ & 2 WDTV's I can say that they really aren't that far from each other on what they can & can't support. Even though WD has that list, it is for there older WDTVL & WDTVL+, they don't have a similar list for the new WDTVL Hub, which many are having some trouble finding a capatible adapter.
Also, the WDTV's (none of them) come with a built in WiFi, most of the one's that do have it built in are streamers and not players (meaning, you can stream video to it, but most don't have a way to attach an HDD).