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Seagate Wireless Plus User Manual
Seagate Wireless Plus User Manual

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Wireless Plus Setup

This chapter explains each step of the setup process in more detail than what is described in the Quick Start Guide.

Installing the Seagate Media app

Use the Seagate Media app on your mobile devices to organize and stream the media stored on the Seagate Wireless Plus.

  • On your mobile device, go to the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or the Amazon website, and then find and install the Seagate Media app.
  Note: The same functionality is available on your computer through a Web browser after it is wirelessly connected to the Seagate Wireless Plus.

Establishing a Wireless Connection

Your Seagate Wireless Plus comes partially charged and runs for about 45 minutes.
Consider fully charging it (see Charging the Battery) before connecting other devices.

You can wirelessly connect up to eight devices to your Seagate Wireless Plus.

  1. Press the power button on the side of the Seagate Wireless Plus.

    The Wi-Fi LED blinks as the device starts up. When the Wi-Fi light is solid blue, your device is Wi-Fi enabled and ready to accept other device connections.

  2. Open the network or wireless settings on your computer or mobile device.
      Note: See the user documentation for your computer or mobile device for the most up-to-date instructions on connecting to a wireless network.
    1. Apple devices—choose Settings > Wi-Fi.
    2. Android devices—choose Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi.
    3. Mac Computer—select Apple > System Preferences and then select Network.
    4. PC—enable the wireless connection.
  3. Select Seagate Wireless from the list of networks.
    This establishes a wireless connection between your device and the Seagate Wireless Plus.
  4. Open the Seagate Media app.
    1. On the home page of your mobile device, tap the Seagate Media app icon.
    2. On your computer, open a browser and type “www.seagatewireless.com” or any other URL in the address bar.
    The Seagate Wireless Plus main page appears with the Getting Started tutorial ready for viewing.
  5. Follow the steps in the Getting Started tutorial to verify that you can view a video and connect to the Internet.
    Your devices are now ready to stream the sample media packaged with your Seagate Wireless Plus.

Loading Media onto the Seagate Wireless Plus

  1. Connect the supplied USB 3.0 cable to the Seagate Wireless Plus and the USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on your computer.
      Notes:
    If you are connecting to a Mac, do not allow Time Machine to use the Seagate Wireless Plus for backup because it will attempt to reformat the drive. If your device has been reformatted, see I mistakenly reformatted the drive for my Mac.

    The Seagate Wireless Plus is not available as a wireless connection to your other devices while it is physically connected to your computer.
    The device’s name appears on your computer as Seagate Wireless xxx where xxx represents the last three digits of the device’s serial number.
  2. The power button on your Seagate Wireless Plus can be on or off. The device gets its power from the computer.
    A white Wi-Fi LED indicates that the wireless connection has been disabled. The battery LED turns amber when the device is charging.
  3. (Mac only) If the device is connected to your Mac, install MacInstaller.dmg (located on your Seagate Wireless Plus) to allow file copying.
  4. Copy media to your device by dragging and dropping files from your computer to your device.
  Notes:
It is the user’s responsibility to comply with applicable copyright laws and to respect owner’s rights in content usage.

The time it takes to copy data to your Seagate Wireless Plus depends on the amount you are copying. If you have a lot of media files, consider copying the files overnight.

Your Apple, Android, or other Wi-Fi device plays files only in the formats that it supports. See your device’s specifications for details.

You cannot copy files from your Seagate Wireless Plus to your computer. You can copy files to and from your mobile device and your Seagate Wireless Plus while in Wi-Fi mode.

You can also install Seagate Media Sync software to help you copy your files and synchronize them after they are on your Seagate Wireless Plus. Download the software to learn more:

Setting a Password for Your Seagate Wireless Plus

When you set a password for your Seagate Wireless Plus, only those who know the password can connect their devices to the wireless device.

  1. Establish a wireless connection from your mobile device or computer to the Seagate Wireless Plus.
  2. Open the Seagate Media app on your mobile device or in a Web browser on your computer.
  3. Tap or click the Settings icon ( ).
  4. Tap or select Network.
  5. Tap or select Turn on password (or Off to the right of Enable Password on some devices).
  6. Type a password of at least 8 alphanumeric characters in the window that opens, and then tap or click OK.

Connecting to the Internet Through Your Seagate Wireless Plus

To stream media from the device and browse other sites at the same time, connect to the Internet through your Seagate Wireless Plus.

  TIP: We do not recommend streaming a movie from the Internet while connected to the Seagate Wireless Plus network.
  1. Establish a wireless connection from your mobile device or computer to the Seagate Wireless Plus.
  2. Open the Seagate Media app on your mobile device or in a Web browser on your computer.
  3. Tap or click the Wi-Fi icon (  on most devices) near the top of the app or page.
  4. Select the wireless network you want and tap or click Join Network.

Streaming Media

Use the Seagate Media app to stream media from the Seagate Wireless Plus to your mobile device or computer.

  1. Power on the Seagate Wireless Plus.
  2. Establish a wireless connection between the Seagate Wireless Plus and your mobile device or computer.
  3. Open the Seagate Media app on your mobile device or in a Web browser on your computer.
  4. Select the media you want to play, and enjoy.
    You can connect up to eight devices to the Seagate Wireless Plus, and you can stream to up to five devices at the same time.
  5. For details on using the Seagate Media app, view the Seagate Media App User’s Guide.