12-11-2012 03:24 PM
hi, i recently purchased this and am already hating the product
I have a 2TB goflex home, i put all my pictures, videos and some movies on it
i am able to see it in Network ==> Media Devices in my laptop
but no matter what i do i am bot able to see it in my PS3. I cant wait to start streaming movies to my TV, but its been over a week and i have no idea what to do.
i went in as root and checked status of mini DNLA, restarted it. tries to unshare then share again to media devices, rebooted both PS3 and GFH tons of times with no luck.
I have UPNP & media sharing both enables on my PS3, but i still dont see it, tried to scan with no luck.
Calle cusotmer service, but they did not do any checks to se eif its miniDNLA issue, they just said its a bad base and i should get warranty replacement... that would take another 2-3 weeks easily.. i dont want to wait that long..
Some one Please help! How do i get my PS# to see the GFH ??
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12-11-2012 07:05 PM
spent some more hours at this with no luck,
sent email to CS (dont expect a response)
tried fiddling with router settings etc (thinking it was firewall thats blocking it) no luck..
What i did notice is the laptop that was connected into another port of the router was able to see this GFH shares as Media Device, (even WMP shows the GFH shares under the libraries) BUT another laptop that is connected wirelessly is NOT able to see this as a media device, WMP also does not see it.
I am thinking that this issue is caused for wireless connections only.. Is there any other way i can test this? using some other device? I have an android phone, can i use that to test it? Also have a Wii?
could it be that something is blocking it?
Alternatively, can any one recommend any other NAS device (cpmparable price) that i can buy after returning this one (planning to give it another couple days)
12-11-2012 10:37 PM
Yes, you should be able to connect wirelessly with your Android phone to test if your GFH media player is working.
I use MediaHouse UPnP or BubbleUpnp and they connect straight away. search Google Play on upnp player
12-12-2012 08:56 AM
thanks for your response, i tried accessing from my phone using Media House player, and as i suspected, i could not see GFH, i could see my Laptop but not the GFH.. i am guesisng this has to do with wireless connections only..
any other suggestions?
12-12-2012 09:51 AM
does any one know what ports are used during this medis sharing / streaming process?
I want to try enabling those ports in my router, i have a strong feeling somehting is blocking the media sharing traffic..
12-12-2012 10:15 AM
I just tried one more thing that only confirms thatthis issue is limited to wireless devices only..
The laptop that was physically connected to the router and could see the GFH media device, i disconnected it from LAN and enabled Wifi on it, and refreshed network devices and, the GFH media device disappeared.
I disabled Wifi and enabled Lan and boom i was able to see the GFH media Device..
So.. Now what??
Any one using Verizon Fios that is able to stream to PS3 / xbox / laptop / android or any other device wirelessly??
12-12-2012 06:15 PM
Verizon Fios DLNA issues seem to be pretty common. Try enabling UPnP in your router settings.
DLNA doesn't seem to use specific ports like http or ftp (from memory it typically uses ports anywhere in the 5000 range). Enabling UPnP lets the router set port forwarding as it sees fit.
On the other hand, I have UPnP disabled in my router and have no problem connecting with DLNA (not Verizon Fios though)
12-13-2012 07:18 AM
THanks again Kenji for your response..
actually further tests that i did yesterday shows that my roter is not blocking UPNP.. i also called verizon, and upnp is ON by default.
The fact that i can view both my laptop as a media device from all devices both wired as well as wirelsss also shows that the fios router is allowing that traffic..
For some reason its Seagate that not sharing to wireless devices..
I found this old thread:
and i tried port porwarding checker, and i see that all the ports i need are showing blocked). The link provided in the post for resolution is no longer working,..
Do oyu know how i can fix this port forwarding thing?
12-13-2012 12:24 PM - edited 12-13-2012 12:49 PM
I missed the bit in your earlier posts where the media server on your laptop is visible to other network devices over wifi. Are you sure that is the case? If you disconnect the LAN cable from your laptop (rather than just switching networks) other devices can still see the DLNA/UPnP media server on your laptop?
Port forwarding is only for remote access to direct requests from the internet to the right computer on your LAN. Port forwarding is set in your router. I incorrectly referrred to port forwarding in a previous post.
Article 218551 is about setting up without the dashboard software.
12-14-2012 11:27 AM
Yes the media server on both my laptop are visible to all devices over wifi. If my laptop is shut down or our of network the the other devices dont see it. I even checked it with the mediahouse app on my android.
I was able to get the ports to open now i see that HTTP & https are both open. i dont need ftp so i did not enable that.. but then that has nothing to do with my main issue.
I have had several calls with Verizon as well as the manufacturer of the router (Actiontec) but they are also clueless.. they confirmed that by default upnp is enabled so router should not be blocking anything..
i am really geting vwery desperate now.. any other suggestions?
Alternatively.. do you know if i can use the GFH as an external HD instead of a NAS server so that i can just store my files on it and i can use my laptop as the media device..?