Sunday, January 9, 2011

Seagate GoFlex TV “Logon Failed”


I just recently got my hands on Seagate’s GoFlex TV. In combination with my existing 32” LG TV, this device would allow the playbacks of the movie files, in so many supported formats, from the USB storage device directly to my 1080p TV. This sounds very perfect to me as I often find it’s not very easy to turn on my desktop PC just to watch movies. The device comes with LAN adapter which allows it to connect to your home network, and view YouTube, Picasa, or playback from network’s shared folder. Moreover, to my surprise, it also supports USB keyboard! This was beyond my expectation.

Enough for the introduction.

Playing back from USB storage was fine and good, and it works nicely with my Buffalo portable HDD out of the box. The real pain kicks in when I tried to play my *.mkv file sitting on my Windows 7 PC’s shared folder. The GoFlex keeps asking for username and password which I entered numerous times over few hours, and without success. It keep showing “Logon Failed” message on the screen! This is pretty annoying.

Search from Google didn’t give much help, but the search on Seagate’s user forums itself revealed a thread containg instructions which fix the problem! Original post at


So, you have Windows 7, but you can't get your FAT+ to log on to the network.  Well here's some instructions to help you get around that:


First go to the Control Panel, then select Network & Sharing Center, then on the left pane select "Change advanced sharing settings".

  • Then select in the settings:
  • Turn on network discovery
  • Turn on file & printer sharing
  • Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read & write files in the Public folders
  • on Media Streaming  (I'll come back to that)
  • Enable file sharing for devices that use 40 -or 56-bit encryption
  • Turn off password protected sharing
  • Now make sure you have the same setting for both Home or Work & Public profiles
  • For the Media Streaming, select "Chose media streaming options...",  the on the "Show devices on:" dropdown box select "All networks".  You should then see something that says "Unknown Device", make sure that it has "Allow" beside it.


IF that doesn't work, try this:


Click Start and type Regedit in the search and click Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following location in the registry editor.


1. On the right side Double Click on everyoneincludesanonymous and in the window that pops up, change the value data from a 0 value to a 1

2. Double Click on NoLmHash and in the window that pops up, change the Value Data from a 1 value to a 0

3. Now navigate to the following location in the registry editor

Double Click on restrictnullsessaccess and change the 1 value to a 0

Reboot your pc and you should now be able to connect to your pc from you Freeagent Theater+

This works for me, I also have my drives shared with full access on my LAN

You will still see the Login screen  just click OK and you should have access to your drives.

(Originally submited by ColinK)

This should also work with Vista.

Here a link for WINDOWS XP network problems.  (Give a few Kudos to bodhi78 for this one)

This took so much time from me that I would like to share this with other GoFlex TV users. I lived happily, enjoyed 1080p, the last 12 hours ever since the fix :)