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JSanders
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Re: Attaching a wireless drive


hvacdon wrote:
Absolutely, thanks to the advice on this forum!

That is good to know about the Seagate product... I see your previous posts on the subject here:

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

Patriot updated their app for the iPod, etc., and that now works for the Gauntlet. I bought, and it took a long time to arrive, a Seagate Wireless Plus. That has an app for the usual suspects, but not for Blackberry products.

However, connecting to the SWP, I opened the browsers on both my Z10 and Playbook and could access the drive. Here is a screen shot from the Playbook. I have to learn a few things, but this is, actually, easier to use than the app for the Gauntlet, which is somewhat difficult to use, until one becomes used to it.

 

Now to find out how to import music properly!

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turdusturdus
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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

Video files, as is normal for Blackberry, did not import with the folder structure on the source, but as a basic list. This is a problem when one has a considerable number in various classifications.

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Enygma
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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

Were you trying to copy the video folders over to the PlayBook or just the files within the folders?

 

I don't know why the PlayBook does not do folder handling in the video app.  Maybe they thought no one would have so many videos on board as to require a folder structure.

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turdusturdus
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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

I copied the actual folder. With the Z10 and Playbook, using the Gauntlet or the SWP, I can access photos as copied on each device. But only the video folders when using an iPod

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

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Yup.  The photos indeed can be in folders, but not the videos.  A bit of an oversight on BB`s part if you ask me.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

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If I may append on to this topic, I had a few questions if anyone actually got this working.

I have a patriot Node wireless enclosure, I'm able to connect to the configuration Gui without any problems through my blackberry playbook's web browser at the 10.10.10.254 address but how does one actually access the files ?

the address of 10.10.10.254/public1 doesn't work, and 10.10.10.254/#public1 just returns me to the configuration Gui

is the patriot connect app or seagate wireless plus app available for playbook ? or can the android app be converted, if yes how ?

I also have ghost commander as a file browser and it seems to have settings for connecting to a ftp server. anyone know if/how to hook this up the patriot node ?

thanks.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

Blackb3rryFan, it is understood by me that it is not possible to run a wireless drive from the PlayBook.




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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

I can run a Seagate Wireless Plus from the browser on the Playbook. I cannot run a Gauntlet Node. I simply close the WiFi wherever I am, and then start the Seagate and connect.

 

I don't do it as much nowadays, since I have two NAS drives that work better. Note that if anyone uses a Z10, then Sachesi and then Snap work with installing Android applications. Since the Playbook will never be able to run QNX, then Sachesi will never work.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive


turdusturdus wrote:

I can run a Seagate Wireless Plus from the browser on the Playbook. I cannot run a Gauntlet Node. I simply close the WiFi wherever I am, and then start the Seagate and connect.

 

I don't do it as much nowadays, since I have two NAS drives that work better. Note that if anyone uses a Z10, then Sachesi and then Snap work with installing Android applications. Since the Playbook will never be able to run QNX, then Sachesi will never work.


PlayBook does run QNX, its just not on the same release that the phones are running

 




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