Setup & Usage
Getting the drive setup is actually pretty easy. First you are going to want to charge it up. Plug in the power and the battery LED on the front will light up red to let you know it is charging. When it is green you will have a full charge. Once charged go ahead and turn the drive on. You will notice a “GauntletNode” SSID show up in your list of available networks. Go ahead and connect to it. Once connected I would highly suggest you update the firmware. Firmware can be found on the product page on Patriot’s website.
Now that you are connected to the node you can do a few things. First let’s go into the configuration. Open your browser and type in 10.10.10.254. This will open the Gauntlet Connect settings. On the main page it shows you the host name, workgroup, firmware version, date & time, language, IP address, mac address and gives you a client list.
If you click on the Setup tab you can set the host name, workgroup and time. You can also update the firmware here. All you do is load the firmware file onto the drive and select it by clicking the select firmware button. Towards the bottom there is a Network connection button, if you click it you can select the AP of your internet connection. This allows the Guantlet Node to act as a pass-through so you can still steam and access files, but still have an internet connection.
Moving down you have the network tab. Here you can change the SSID and the login credentials for Samba. Finally under security you can set the wireless security mode. The Gauntlet supports WEPAUTO, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK.
Do you want to use the Gauntlet as a network drive? All you do in Windows is click on the start button and type \\10.10.10.254. When prompted for login credentials they both are “admin”. Now you will see the network folder “Public1”. Right click on it and select map network drive and now the Gauntlet will act as connected hard drive.
Many people are going to want to use this wireless storage to stream media to their devices. Patriot has apps for both iOS and Android. I downloaded the iOS app called “Gauntlet Connect”. To use it just connect to the Gauntlet’s SSID on your device. Then open the app. You will see a list of all the compatible files on the device, you can upload and download files and change some of the settings around. On iOS the compatible video formats are .mv4, .mp4 and .mov.