IDrive Wi-Fi Device Configuration for Local Backup

Configure using wireless mode

You have to enable internet connectivity while performing your local backup. The IDrive Wi-Fi device must be setup in a 'pass-through' mode, so that you can connect to the Wi-Fi storage device as well as the internet. 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 different ways you can initiate Internet access ('pass-through'), via IDrive Wi-Fi

Method 1:

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'.


Method 2:

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 'IDrive​WiFi-XXXX')

  1. Open a web browser and go to http://10.10.10.254.
  2. Click/tap the Login button (no password required by default).
  3. Click/tap the Settings button.
  4. Click/tap the Network button.
  5. Select Internet from the menu options.
  6. From the available SSIDs, select the SSID of the wireless network that provides Internet connectivity.
  7. Enter your network password (if required).
  8. Click/tap the Save button.

To connect to IDrive Wi-Fi, use default network password '11111111'.

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.

Configure using wired mode

Connect the USB cable from your computer to the IDrive Wi-Fi device. Press the power button of the Wi-Fi device, till Wi-Fi LED goes off and only the disk LED remains lit up. Although, the wireless mode is convenient, and allows multiple device backup (concurrently up to 5 devices), you can consider the wired mode for faster backup/restore speed.