07-18-2010 07:34 AM
hye, thanks for the step by step guide. i have a wireless router, but i do not hv the site survey button. my wireless router is aztech wl830rt4. n i can't find anywhere, the site survey button.. :-( so i do not know whether it can be used as a wireless bridge. i can send u the user manual, if u dun mind helping me to set it up. i've tried countless times.. (man, i lost count) i can forward you the user manual if dun mind helping. jus drop me ur email and i'll attach it for u.
hope to hear a favourable reply.
07-26-2010 07:46 PM
Some routers can not be configured as bridge. I have two routers and one .of them works only as a router, but with the other one, I have the option to set it up as a router/bridge/wireless client. You may want to check the user manual of your router to see if it supports different modes. I have seen some routers with a switch outside the router to switch between the modes (for mine, I can do it only through menus). If you have a pdf version of user manual, just search it for the word "bridge"/"repeater" to see if it mentions anything about the option to configure as a bridge.
08-04-2010 12:40 AM
hey, thanks for your reply. i actually found the manual, n sadly, it cannot be used as bridge. thanks anyway for your reply. n how is ur segatae hometheather+ coming along?
08-11-2010 01:58 PM
Although I didn't find the answer I wanted here, the information on this and other threads helped a lot, so I registered to put the info here.
As per this thread, the compatible realtek chipsets are 8709, 8187, and 8191 (and probably 8192).
This led to the discovery that the Patriot box works w/ the same chipsets, and this led to the discovery for some reasonably priced alternatives.
For those not in the US (and ordering mertiline's Airlink AWLL6075 is a hassle), the options for a compatibile dongle would be monoprice (under $17 shipped to Canada) or dealextreme ($17.67 shpped to most of the rest of the world). Looks like those last two use the Realtek RTL8191SU chipset.
I just placed the order for the monoprice one, so I haven't confirmed compatibility w/ the FAT+. I'm only posting this now (before testing) because there's a good chance I'll forget all the links if I waited until I received it and tested it first before posting.
08-12-2010 12:25 AM
well, i tink u've not read the thread where u post ur comments. u can find the realtek chips which are compatible with Seagate. U an have a look at message 46 and 47 of this thread which was posted by me. I've detailed out the realtek chipsets that are compatible and the brands that are compatile with it as well. so, pls have a look at the thread.
PS: i bought mine @ USD14 in my local country, no brand, but it works. so i'm happy.
08-12-2010 02:17 PM
Kalpeshneo: Not sure why it matters to you, but the post in this thread that was the most helpful to me was barsoom's at #39 regarding Monoprice.
You've obviously done some work in compiling that info in 46 and 47, and that's helpful to people who want to print up that list, bring it in to their local computer/electronics store, and pick out whichever one is available. Not my situation. Shipped to Canada, not ebay, minimum price, maximum comptability/performance?
The other Seagate thread actually gives you a way to check and confirm that the FAT+ has the firmware to support 3 specific Realtek chipsets in wifi adapters (see post#10 from TheFatty) 11N8709, RTL8187, and RTL8191SU. Not just the 8191 and 8192 (as per 46 and 47).
The Patriot Box Office seems to have a more active user community, but more importantly, shares the exact same wifi adapter compatibility as far as the wifi adapter chipset. Which is ultimately how I found out that Meritline is the cheapest for the Airlink AWLL6075 for those in the U.S. (frequent coupons to reduce the price to $9.99-$12.99 US w/ free shipping), already confirmed in this thread (and others) to work w/ the FAT+.
Unfortunately Meritline doesn't ship this to Canada (no "globe" symbol in the listing).
The cheapest to Canada is probably Monoprice for $13.53 plus shipping (just over $16 US total), which is slightly better than SigElectronics for $19.99 Cdn plus tax if you pick it up locally, more if you need it shipped.
For the sake of other people who don't live in North America, I included the information for Dealextreme's compatible wifi adapter for $17.67 (including shipping) (looks like I messed up my link in the previous post) to most of the world.
Can't remember for certain about the Airlink, but the ones at monoprice and dealextreme have been confirmed to have an RTL8191SU chipset, which, if you take a look at the PBO threads, reportedly have the best performance when compared directly against the other two chipsets (11N8709 and RTL8187).
I am sure that there are other people who find posts like yours (#56)"...I bought mine @ USD14 in my local country, no brand, but it works. so I'm happy..." helpful, but without knowing what country, what store, if the price is currently available... well, it doesn't really help me figure out if I can get the same wifi adapter as you for a comparable price to my door.
I am also sure that there are people willing to shop around to get an even cheaper price than they could find at meritline, monoprice, or dealextreme. But I figured (apparently incorrectly) that someone reading this thread would see the value in a (non-exhaustive) compilation of current sources for a <$20 US to-their-door alternative to the $70 Seagate adapter. With enough cites/links so that they could feel comfortable that they would be getting the same hardware (and not some updated incompatible version) as the person in the thread who ordered it months earlier.
08-21-2010 12:33 AM - edited 08-21-2010 12:35 AM
I just purchased an HT+ and upgraded immediately to firmware version 1.55 (U.S.).
After reading through this thread, I also bought an Airlink AWLL6075 wireless adapter. Unfortunately I found that although the device is recognized and I can get online, it disconnects a few (usually 2 or 3) minutes and I have to either power cycle the HT+ or remove and re-insert the adapter to get it back online for a few minutes.
To test the Airlink AWLL6075, I installed it in my Windows 7 laptop, placed the laptop on the HT+, and used Windows 7 to set up a network bridge, with a wired connection going to the HT+. In this configuration, I was able to watch several YouTube videos with no dropouts. A DSL speed test showed about 5000 down. I continued to use the Airlink AWLL6075 for other browsing on the laptop for another hour or so. I did notice that the Airlink AWLL6075 installed a Realtek 8192SU driver under Windows, though 8191SU is mentioned in this thread. I believe the 8192SU is needed because the adapter chip is capable of 300 MBit down.
Is anyone successfully using the AWLL6075 with HT+ U.S. firmware 1.55?
What network adatper(s) are definitely working with the current U.S. firmware?
08-26-2010 01:34 PM
I have tested my two Wlan G Sticks with the Seagate:
a) D-Link G122
b) Zyxel ZyAir G-220
and had no luck so far even after the segate has been updated to the new Firmware (1.45euro). :-(
So i have bought the LogiLink Wlan N and hope that the LogiLink will function with the seagate. I hope that Seagate will release a new Firmware to update the Wlan support. I am not sure but i think that Western Digital didn´t have any limitation and had no problems with most Wlan Sticks. Yes, i know that Western Digtal has a Sigma chip and that the Seagate has a Realtek chip. But that is not importat. I am absolutely sure that its just a question of Firmware. So Seagate should update the wlan Stick support.
I have the Seagate theatre since this morning and i think that she is a very sweet Box. i love my Seagate Theatre Plus Box. ^^
Greetings to all Seagate User