09-16-2011 01:33 PM
Yeah, it is not connected to the internet...while it may show that in the brower URL bar, it is just talking to the webserver built into the GoFlex drive. :-) Any address you may type in while on the GoFlex's WiFi connection will atutomatically redirect to that (fake) URL, but it it is just local.
BTW, thanks for posting your question to this thread... it made me smile to see this thread bumped to the top of the list... because it is indeed a "awsome device" that indeed has "horrible software"!!!!
09-25-2011 07:40 AM
Speaking of horrible software - it appears the Paragon activation servers are down as I cannot activate the NTFS Drivers for Mac.
I looked through the forums here and found instructions for a certificate workaround, but it failed as the certificate number listed is now apparently invalid (not surprising, as the info was from last year).
I've entered support requests here and with Paragon and I hope I can get this resolved soon as I'd like to keep the Satellite, but if I can't activate file transfer due to issues with the supplied software, it's useless to me.
09-26-2011 04:50 PM
10-12-2011 11:00 AM
10-13-2011 07:21 AM
it's possible this can be done through modding but nobody has successfully figured it out yet. we have yet to find a full spec for the capabilities of the broadcom wireless adapater to see if it's even possible yet.
there is a thread about connecting the drive to a wireless network allowing access through your home lan and some people have had varying levels of success with it. i think the key thing here is patience, there are people working on it. wouldn't expect an official solution from seagate any time soon though as apparently they are still dillydallying around with creating a reasonable way of organising the files in their interface and making the music player better.
10-18-2011 07:57 PM
The internet connectivity issue is a significant problem for most users.
It would much more sensible to obtain this information from Seagate rather than speculating on their priorities.
Has anyone heard anything from the Seagate developers?
12-26-2011 02:48 AM - edited 12-26-2011 02:49 AM
12-26-2011 04:18 AM
I imagine Seagate envisaged this device being used on vacation, so perhaps out in the sticks, probably nowhere near a wifi hotspot, hence the Customer just wants to watch a film, browse their photos, listen to some music, uninterrupted by endless email
Unfortunately, you provide no info' about your pdf's, so I suspect only Patrick Jane could help there
This box doesn't (directly) support webdav, nor does the advertising even state that, so what made you think webdav would work?
If you post back with what you've actually done, maybe somebody can help......
12-26-2011 08:38 AM - edited 12-26-2011 08:40 AM
12-26-2011 10:28 AM
Indeed, season's greetings to you too.
Doubtless more experienced users of GFS than I will chip in, but let's have a look at a ***.pdf file.
I went over to a macintosh, opened a web browser, logged on to GFS address, selected "folder view" in the left hand window pane, then pressed the "Upload" button, & uploaded a pdf file.
Unplug GFS from mac', select GFS network id on iPad2, opened the GFS app, which nagged me yet again to upgrade my firmware, & touched the "Folder View" in the left hand pane, & there was the pdf I'd uploaded. So, I touched the humungously long title of the file, & up popped a box suggesting some actions. As I have several readers capable of PDF reading, I decided to press "Open in..." & selected "Cloudreaders" (you may not have this app) whereupon iPad went off & opened the PDF
You could attach GFS via usb to your computer & make folders holding pdf's etc., so the above is just a very simple example. Obviously, I haven't the foggiest idea where you put, & why you can't see your PDF's.