How to configure IDrive Wi-Fi in the Internet pass through mode?
Switch on the IDrive Wi-Fi device - plug in using the AC adapter, press and hold the power button for a few seconds, until the 'Wi-Fi' symbol lights up.
There are two ways to initiate Internet access ('pass-through'), via IDrive Wi-Fi
Using LAN based internet connection. Connect IDrive Wi-Fi device to the network using LAN cable, or better yet, for best results, connect the IDrive Wi-Fi device to the back of the router for optimal pass through internet connection.
Power on the Wi-Fi Device, and from your desktop, tablet or mobile device, connect to the Wi-Fi network it broadcasts. (This will appear in your list of available networks as 'IDriveWiFi-XXXX').
To connect to IDrive Wi-Fi first time, use default network password '11111111'.
Power on the Wi-Fi Device, and from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device, connect to the Wi-Fi network it broadcasts. (This will appear in your list of available networks as 'IDriveWiFi-XXXX')
Open a web browser and go to http://10.10.10.254.
Click/tap the Login button (no password required by default).
Click/tap the Settings button.
Click/tap the Network button.
Select Internet from the menu options.
Select the SSID of the wireless network that provides Internet connectivity, from the available SSIDs.
Enter your network password (if required).
Click/tap the Save button.
Use default network password '11111111' to connect to IDrive Wi-Fi.
Security Note: We recommend you to change the default password for the IDrive Wi-Fi device - open a web browser, go to http://10.10.10.254 and follow the wizard.
How do I connect to the IDrive Wi-Fi device wired from my computer?
Connect the USB cable from your computer to the IDrive Wi-Fi device. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds, until the 'Wi-Fi' symbol light goes off and only the disk light remains lit up.
You can consider the wired mode for the fastest possible speed of backup/restore, although the wireless mode is the most convenient one and also allows for multiple devices backup − concurrently up to 5 devices.
The four LEDs in the IDrive Wi-Fi device indicate the battery status, Read/Write activities of the hard disk, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Internet connectivity.
Red iconPower LED: Indicates the battery life of the Wi-Fi device by the colors, Green and Red.
Gry tikGreen Steady Light: Battery is fully charged Slowly Blinking: Battery is charging Blinking Fast: Device is Shutting-Down
Gry tikRed Steady Light: Less than 30% charge on battery Blinking Fast: Will soon shut-down; must be charged immediately
Yellow iconHDD LED : Indicates the Read/Write status of the HDD by the colors, Blue and White.
Gry tikWhite Steady Light: Ready to use and connected to USB 2.0 Port Blinking: Read/Write activities in progress
Gry tikBlue Steady Light: Ready to use and connected to USB 3.0 Port Blinking: Read/Write activities in progress
Green iconWi-Fi LED : Indicates the Wi-Fi connectivity of the IDrive Wi-Fi device by the color, Blue.
Gry tikBlue Flashing: Initialization process in progress Steady Light: Initialization process is complete; ready to use; Wi-Fi signal is normal
Green iconInternet LED : Indicates the signal strength of the IDrive Wi-Fi device when connected in different modes.
Gry tikGreen Steady Light: Good signal strength
Note: If you only want to access HDD (wired connection to computer), press the device until Wi-Fi and internet LED turns off.
To access disk, Wi-Fi and internet, press the device till all LEDs are lit up.
IDrive Wi-Fi uses the FAT32 file format, meaning the size limit of any stored file is 4 GB. If you'd like to upload files larger than 4 GB, simply reformat your IDrive Wi-Fi to another format compatible with your operating system, such as exFat, NTFS etc.
To reset the drive, first press and hold the power button to turn on the drive (the lights will come on). Then, using a paperclip or other thin, straight object, insert it into the opening labeled 'Reset' and press and hold until the lights flash. Your Wi-Fi device will be reset to the default settings.