Frequently Asked Questions

Wi-Fi Local Backup

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How to configure IDrive Wi-Fi in the Internet pass through mode?
How do I connect to the IDrive Wi-Fi device wired from my computer?
How to perform local backup and restore for my desktop data?
How to perform local backup and restore for my mobile device?
Can I access Internet on my PC and other mobile devices while they are connected to the IDrive Wi-Fi device?
What do the four LEDs in IDrive Wi-Fi indicate?
How do I set an access password for the IDrive Wi-Fi device?
How to set up the IDrive Wi-Fi device as a NAS device on your PC and Mac?
What if I need to backup a file larger than 4 GB?
Can I update my IDrive Wi-Fi device Firmware?
How do I reset my Wi-Fi device?




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

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. Select the SSID of the wireless network that provides Internet connectivity, from the available SSIDs.


  7. Enter your network password (if required).
  8. 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.

How to perform local backup and restore for my desktop data?

Effortlessly backup multiple devices at once to the IDrive Wi-Fi device, via IDrive's desktop application for PC and Mac.

Steps to perform Local Backup:

  1. Connect to IDrive Wi-Fi from the list of available Wi-Fi connections.
  2. With your username and password, login to the IDrive account.
  3. From the ‘Backup’ tab, select the ‘Backup files to my local / wifi device’ radio button.
  4. Select the file(s)/folder(s) to be backup.


  5. From the list of backup locations on your local drive, select IDrive Wi-Fi to backup your data to the drive..
  6. Click 'Start Local Backup Immediately'.

Steps to perform Restore:

  1. Connect to IDrive Wi-Fi from the list of available Wi-Fi connections.
  2. With your username and password, login to the IDrive account.
  3. Click the 'Restore' tab
  4. Select IDrive Wi-Fi, from the 'Select files / folders for restore' drop-down menu.


  5. Click 'Restore Now', after selecting the file(s) / folder(s) to be restored.

How to perform local backup and restore for my mobile device?

Conveniently backup all of your mobile devices to the IDrive Wi-Fi device, using the IDrive mobile app for iOS and Android.

Steps to perform Local Backup:

  1. Switch on the IDrive Wi-Fi device.
  2. On your mobile, go to 'Settings' > 'Wi-Fi' > and select 'IDrive Wi-Fi' from the list that appears.
  3. Go to the IDrive app.
  4. With your Username and Password, log in to the IDrive application.
  5. On the IDrive app home screen, tap > Local Backup.


  6. Tap ‘Backup’.
  7. Select the device data your want to backup – Contacts, Photos, Videos, and Calendar.
  8. Tap 'Backup Now'.

Steps to perform Local Restore:

  1. Switch on the IDrive Wi-Fi device.
  2. On your mobile, go to 'Settings' > 'Wi-Fi' and select 'IDrive Wi-Fi' from the list that appears.
  3. With your Username and Password, log in to the IDrive application.
  4. On the IDrive app home screen, tap > Local Backup.


  5. Tap ‘Restore’. The Restore screen appears with the list of devices backed up to it.
  6. Select the backed up file that you want to restore and tap action corresponding to it.

Can I access Internet on my PC and other mobile devices while they are connected to the IDrive Wi-Fi device?

Yes. You can access Internet from your computer and mobile devices while they are connected to IDrive Wi-Fi by
configuring your Wi-Fi device using Internet pass-through mode.


What do the four LEDs in IDrive Wi-Fi indicate?

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.

How do I set an access password for the IDrive Wi-Fi device?

By default, there is no password for the username, admin. To set a password of your choice, do the following:

  1. Connect your computer or mobile device to IDrive Wi-Fi.
    Note: By default, the device Wi-Fi network password is ‘11111111’.
  2. Using any web browser, go to http://10.10.10.254.
  3. In the Username field, enter 'admin' and click/tap 'Login'.
  4. Go to 'Settings' > 'User' > 'Admin'.
  5. Enter 'Password' and 'Confirm Password'.
  6. Click/tap 'Save'.

You have successfully set the access password for your IDrive Wi-Fi device.

How to set up the IDrive Wi-Fi device as a NAS device on your PC and Mac?

The following are the steps to setup the IDrive Wi-Fi device as a NAS device,

On PC

  1. Click Computer > Tools > Map network drive. The Map Network Drive dialog box appears.
  2. On the Drive field, choose a drive letter.
  3. Click Browse... .The Browse For Folder dialog box appears.


  4. Select IDRIVEWIFI and click OK.


  5. In the Windows Security dialog box, enter admin as the Username and click OK.

Note: The default password is blank. 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.



  1. On the Browse For Folder window, open the IDRIVEWIFI directory tree and select a share folder. The default folder is WiFiDisk1-Volume1.
  2. Click OK and confirm the selected drive and the folder path.
  3. Click Finish.


On Mac

  1. From the Finder, select Go > Connect to Server... or press command K. The Connect to Server dialog box opens.
  2. In the Server Address field, enter smb://10.10.10.254 and click Connect.


  3. Select the Registered User option and enter admin as the Username and click Connect.

Note: The default password is blank. 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.


What if I need to backup a file larger than 4 GB?

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.​

Can I update my IDrive Wi-Fi device Firmware?

There are no Firmware updates available at this time. However, as new versions are released, they'll be made available for download from our website.​

How do I reset my Wi-Fi device?

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.