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GoFlex Home - Installing without Dashboard

Step by Step instructions on how to set up the GoFlex Home without the use of the Seagate Dashboard software.

Please follow this procedure:

  1. Connect the GoFlex Home to the router and power on the GoFlex Home.
  2. Open a browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
  3. For Windows, in the Address field, type in
    and press Enter.
    For MacOS, in the Address field, type in
    Alternatively, you may type in
  4. Press Enter.
    The License Agreement page will open.
  5. Read the End User License Agreement and click I Accept.
    The Registration page will open.
  6. Type a name for the GoFlex Home in the GoFlex Home Name field. The GoFlex Home Name needs to be unique - no one else in the world can have the same name as you.
    The Product Key will auto-populate.
    Click Next.

    The Administrator Account Creation page will open.
  7. Enter a User Name and Password for your new account. This account will be able to administer your GoFlex Home and will also be a user account. Click NextNote: You will not be notified to "Please Wait" once you click Next on this page. Because of this, make sure you only click Next once as clicking Next more than once will create a loop and attempt to create the Administrator account several times, giving you an error in the process.

    The Summary LAN Connection page will open.
  8. The GoFlex Home IP Address can be noted from here. Click Next.

    The Notifications page will open.
  9. Enter an email address.
    This sets the email address(es) to be used for occasional system messages. The email addresses entered in this field will receive a system message only if there is a problem with the drive, if the drive is full, or if your Seagate Share Pro subscription is expiring soon.

    The Configuration Wizard - Finish page will open.
  10. Click Finish.

    The Log in to your GoFlex Home page will open.
  11. Enter the User Name and Password and click Sign In.

    The Introducing Seagate Share Pro page will open.
  12. Read about Share Pro and select Buy Now or select No Thanks.
    Click Go To My GoFlex Home Now.

    The Seagate Share page will open.
  13. You may now begin to use Seagate Share.
    If additional GoFlex Home Users need to be added or other settings need be adjusted, click Preferences.

    The Preferences page will open.
  14. Under Administration, the option to Add New User or Edit User is available if needed.