Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by MAllison4145 external hard drives made wireless at a low cost
I am using this tiny device with an elderly 80GB external hard drive and it now works perfectly in my network. The instructions which came with the adapter are poor so I had to join the Toshiba Forum to set it up. Once connected physically switch on and locate the device wireless signal and connect. Using your browser obtain 192.168.65.1 and then set up the wireless parameters and connect wirelessly to your external adapter and hard drive It works every time. My network consists of a laptop, a tablet in a desktop dock and the external hard drive
02 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KitKye Flexible access ...
This device is an independent disk wi-fi access device. It allows different users to make a connection and store files for sharing purposes (e.g. transfers between PCs and Macs). Having configured a disk with different user folders and then connected to the device, it is a simple matter to transfer files for long term storage or sharing. Security through password is easy to set up.
We can put aside the memory sticks that we have been using!
Definitely to be recommended.
01 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wasntme Really useful
Quick delivery, item a lot smaller than I thaught works great
30 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WifiAdapterMan Wifi Adapter
If you need detailed setup info, this can be found on Toshiba web site, Wifi connections may not shut down safely, unlike USB connection which as a safe disconnect / shutdown. With the above in mind this device works well and quickly.
21 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by thomas56 Cool gadget
Use it to back up my photos from my smartphone to a hard drive. Can also access my photos from my tablet. Nice simple gadget.
19 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by sweeney11111 Toshiba Stor.E Wireless Adapter for External Hard Drives
The adapter was easy to connect to the hard drive. But that is when the frustration began.
The instruction are useless. There is no software with the unit or a link to get one.
You have to find a file transfer app yourself. The way the unit works is you connect your computer/laptop to the wireless adapter and you can get access to the hard drive. To connect to the internet you setup the wireless adapter to your modem and internet. Now to get onto the internet you go via the wireless adapter. The down site is the wireless adapter has no firewall or security app.
So you can hack into the adapter just using the ip address then you can get onto the internet and have access to the hard drive.
I have stopped using this unit for that reason.
20 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pensive Needs a serious geek
Like Claire, I was excited at the idea. But, I first needed to get the computer right next to the gadget. To access it from the computer, I needed to disconnect the computer wireless connection to the broadband router which connects all the rest of the wireless kit around the house. When I got it to show up on Windows Explorer, and clicked on it, it showed a page of controls, and then showed me that it was connected to the HDD. What it did not do was show me the files on the HDD, and I couldn't get it to do so. It did show that there might be an option to connect it to the router, but after a symbol went round and round a lot, it didn't seem likely to do so. The control page also displayed the passwords for the computer and the router in clear. The instructions, very sparse, were also in minute print. The website was down. I have returned it. Pity - great idea, released too soon. I worked with IT at work, BTW.
24 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ClaireJ27 Didn't work for me
I was excited about this principle of the Toshiba Wireless Adapter as I needed a way to access my hard drive wirelessly when at home, without wanting to buy a very expensive new wireless hard drive. However, the Toshiba adapter comes with extremely minimal instructions, and the plug and play set up didn't work for my hard drive and computer. I had to do extensive searching on the internet to find more information - it is isn't readily available on the Toshiba website - and discovered that there are compatibility problems with Mac and also with certain hard drives. It's possible to do some complicated reformatting but that was beyond my skills, and I wasn't willing to purchase a Toshiba hard drive (the only type they guarantee will work). I noticed that on another large retail site (the american branch of it) there are lots of negative reviews on a similar line. Only buy this if you use a PC and a Toshiba hard drive!
15 July 2014