10-31-2012 10:21 AM
Well, where IS the support forum then? I came here via the GoFlex support page.
Hello, this is a peer-to-peer community of Seagate customers. Most of the users here are consumers like yourself who are offering solutions because they like to help others. Sometimes it can take a little bit to get a response.
03-25-2013 09:15 PM
Thank you for your post. I purchased an adapter like you suggested and I realized quickly that I wouldnt be able to do what I was trying to do. When I originally purchased the GoFlex I had assumed that the HD would allow me to use the HD to download my movies wirelessly to the HD and then connect the HD to my WDTV live via Tthe USB to watch the movies without having to stream the movies as I watch them.
Is there any way that at the same time I can use the HD both wirelessly and as an external HD via USB? I dont understand why the USB only works one way?
03-26-2013 12:10 AM
The Goflex Home is a Network storage. If you map a folder (assign a drive letter) then you can download to it wirelessly.
You can also set up your WDTV Live to play media files from the Network Storage. See Network Services in your WDTV Live Manual
Accessing Media Content from the Network
Once the media player has an active network connection, you can access media content from a NAS device or shared computer located on the same network as your media player.
You can also stream media to the WDTV Live with UPnP/DLNA, but network sharing is more reliable.
03-26-2013 12:22 AM
Thank you Kenji. I was really trying to avoid playing the media from the HD over the network, thats why I wanted someway to play it over the USB, So I didnt have to worry about any possible lag. I really dont think I'll find an easy way to do what I wanted with what I have. I'll probably just go with what you suggested by hooking up both the HD and WDTV to the network and see how well it works.Thanks again.
03-26-2013 02:51 AM
If your WDTV and the Goflex Home are connected to your router with a wired connection there shouldn't be any lag.
Other options, if the WDTV isn't near to the router are to use a wireless bridge access point or powerline adapters for ethernet through a power outlet.
05-20-2013 11:22 PM
Your advice in this thread tells me you can help me. I need to direct connect (no modem or router) my Win7 PC to my new GoFlex Home to copy files to it, so that I can later direct connect the GFH to a streaming (audio) device that also works with Ethernet/DLNA.
Following your advice I have connected the PC and GoFlex with Ethernet and in Windows Explorer under Network I can see the drive as GOFLEX_HOME (no folders) but cannot access it because a username and password is required. After many different access attempts, I am now offered a username (by PC or GFH?) which looks good but I still cannot offer a valid password.
I am a real newbie to network drives and am tempted to use the USB connection which is conveniently provided on the GFH but a) I saw your advice against that and b) don’t know how my streamer will react to an Ethernet connection to a drive that has been loaded with files via USB.
I of course did not follow Seagate’s instructions, which are for full network and no use for direct one to one use with a PC. Your advice said this method is good and easy but I have no real idea how it is done.
Any thoughts on the access issue would be appreciated or how to start again. Note – though my modem and router are busy happily running a Seagate NAS 220 (set up during my son’s visit) I don’t want to touch that Network after all the effort it took to get it to work.
05-21-2013 01:19 AM - edited 05-21-2013 01:19 AM
The username and password required to access the Goflex Home folders are what you set up for one of the Goflex Home user accounts (the same username and password that you use to access the seagateshare web app at //Goflex_home).
I found with win 7 that it wouldn't remember the credentials unless I set them up in windows Credential Manager (ticking "Reconnect at logon" didn't work).
If you map the Goflex Folders (assign a local drive letter) then they should be accessible through any software running on your PC, the same as a local drive.
If you can see the drive as GOFLEX_HOME under network then you should be able to expand that to see the 4 default folders.
Right click on one of the folders and you sould have an option to "Map Network drive"
05-21-2013 09:11 PM
My problem is I cannot "... connect your device..." (even though I am seeing the drive under Network in Windows Explorer) to be able to get to first base. Also through the Dashboard I got straight to Register but somehow missed the earlier steps of setting Name and Activate first (with login IDs and passwords). So no access to seagateshare and //Goflex_home without a password.
It now seems fairly certain that I need a crossover ethernet cable to get properly started. If so this will be a lesson for all us network newbies!
Thanks for the tip on credentials I will try that. Mapping drives I understand but this could not be done without a passsword.
I hope to have good news soon when I buy a cable.