Setting up G-CONNECT
To get started, you will need your G-CONNECT, a personal computer with a web browser installed. Please review the System Requirements section to make sure you have a supported operating system and web browser.
STEP 1 - TURN ON THE G-CONNECT
Plug in the included power adapter to the G-CONNECT and a wall outlet. Next, turn on the G-CONNECT by pressing and holding down the Power button for one second. The Status and PWR/HDD status indicators will begin to illuminate. The Status light will continue to flash for a few moments indicating that your device is powering on.
Note: To turn the device 'Off', press and hold down the Power button again for approximately one second. The Power/HDD light will brighten and then the Wi-Fi and Status lights will blink rapidly until all lights turn off.
STEP 2 - CONNECT TO THE WIRELESS NETWORK
Next, go to the Wireless Network Connection icon on your personal computer and view your available Wireless Networks.
Mac®: If you are using a Mac®, go to the top taskbar and click on the wireless network icon.
Windows PC: If you are using Windows PC, go to your bottom taskbar and double-click to open the 'Wireless Network Connection Status' icon. Click on the 'View Wireless Networks' button to choose a wireless network.
Find the wireless network named 'G-CONNECT-XXXX' and connect to it.
Note: The last four characters after the name G-CONNECT are the last four digits of your device's internal product key, which is a unique number assigned to each device.
Once you are connected to the 'G-CONNECT-XXXX' wireless network, open a new browser window and type in http://www.gtech-connect.com to go to the G-CONNECT Welcome page.
Select the 'Click here to begin' link to start the Setup process.
STEP 3 - SETUP YOUR DEVICE
The G-CONNECT Setup page contains two main sections with checkboxes at the bottom. The information that you enter on this page is used to operate your G-CONNECT device.
- Wireless Network (SSID) name
The Wireless Network (SSID) name displays the default name given to the G-CONNECT wireless network. You can leave this as the default or change it to something more meaningful to you.
Next, create a password. The password must be at least eight characters in length and include at least one numeric character.
Retype your password in the Confirm Password field and make certain to write down this information in a safe place for later use.
If you have chosen to change the Wireless Network (SSID) name, please read the section Changing the Wireless Network (SSID) name below.
- Admin Account
The Admin is typically the owner of the G-CONNECT device and can manage all of the content. The default username is 'admin' and cannot be changed.
Create a password for the Admin account. The password must be at least eight characters in length and include at least one numeric character.
Enter a Password Hint. The Password Hint is not required, but is helpful if you lose or forget your Admin password.
There are two checkboxes at the bottom of the Setup page. The first checkbox will allow you to enter a valid email address to receive HGST updates and promotional information. If you would like to participate, please enter a valid email address that you would like this information sent to.
- Finishing Setup
Once you've entered your information click on the Submit button to complete setup. A dialog box will appear notifying you that the device is being configured.
- Changing the Wireless Network (SSID) name
If you decided to change the default Wireless Network (SSID) name during the Setup process, once you click on the Submit button your current G-CONNECT-XXXX Wi-Fi network will be dropped. You will receive a dialog box message asking you to re-connect to the new network name.
Connect to the new network name in your View Wireless Networks screen.
Once you are connected to the new Wireless Network (SSID) Name, the dialog box will display a corresponding message and ask you to click Finish to log into the device.