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Attaching a wireless drive

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

The image shows the response when trying to open a Patriot Gauntlet Node. The Playbook can easily connect to the drive, just as if it were a wi-fi spot.

However, when opening the browser, and entering the correct IP, nothing other than an error occurs. It is 10.10.10.254.

 

I can connect easily using a Windows 7 laptop, but that's not, in my case, used as a mobile machine. The whole point is to be able to use the drive to show files on my Playbook.

Has anyone tried to use an external wireless drive with any success? 

If so, please advise.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

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Your image appears to be a PlayBook browser page error.

Your thread title is "Attaching a wireless drive"

 

Could you please explain in some detail how the two are related, or in what manner you are doing the latter?


Redacted. Your second post seems to explain that.

 

 

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

On the Guantlet Note general home page, it state:


"Complete Do-It-Yourself Storage Solution.

Simply install a HDD/SSD, charge the Gauntlet Node, install the app and begin sharing and streaming your media content."
 
Have you installed such app?
 
The same is mentioned again in the FAQ: 
 

I've connected located the Gauntlet Node through my wifi connection. How do I access the unit?

You'll need to download and install the Gauntlet Connect Application from the Google Play store:

Link-

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=gauntlet+connect&c=apps

 

...or if connecting via computer, use the IP: 10.10.10.254. For access to the internal drive contents, create a map to the folders.


 

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

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I have been through the support section for the Patriot. Their offerings do not encompass all needs. A lot of bother before I managed to determine how to access my computer.


Nowhere could I use the Node until I had opened it in a Windows 7 computer when attached with the USB 3.0 cable. I had to intialise and provide a drive letter, (plus a name for ease of recognition).

That enabled me to transfer files. 


Plus, I have accessed the Set Up pages on the drive, but only through my laptop. (I cannot access them through the AD network.) I accessed the node through wi-fi on the laptop, and was able to see files easily: http://10.10.10.254.

The App that the Patriot pages mention is for Apple iPod, iPad, and for Android. There is no App for Windows or RIM.

 

All that comes up on the iPod after connecting is a blank, white screen: Patriot have been advised.

 

I mentioned that I can, as I can for my iPod, connect the Playbook via wi-fi.

 

And, what happens with the Playbook is at the start of this post.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

I have managed to access the Gauntlet Set Up pages via the Playbook. The image shows three connected objects in the Client List. 

 

What I have concluded is that the Seagate Go-Flex Wireless Plus (now at 1TB) external wireless drives and the Gauntlet all have apps for the iPad, iPod and Android that incorporate a network connection similar to that used by the laptop, or other Windows, or Mac, networking shares. (Macs need a converter, since all the drives use NTFS.)

 

The Seagate Go-Flex apparently works with the Playbook, but the Gauntlet does not. I wonder whether the increase  in popularity of these wireless reservoirs will push RIM to create an app to facilitate their availability.


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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

My doubt is that RIM would create the application, but that the manufacturer or an independent developer will need to do so.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

I have been using the Seagate Satelite wireless drive with great success on my pb.  You can upload and download files thru the built in web browser.  Movies and music stream without issue.

 

I have also used it with an adroid app on my Samsung tablet, but it does not offer much advantage over the browser.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive


hvacdon wrote:

I have been using the Seagate Satelite wireless drive with great success on my pb.  You can upload and download files thru the built in web browser.  Movies and music stream without issue.

 


The difference in your case is that you researched the subject first, I guess.

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Re: Attaching a wireless drive

Absolutely, thanks to the advice on this forum!