The Corsair Voyager Air Connectivity Guide

By Mike Clements, on March 12, 2013

We at Corsair believe the old mantra that a picture is worth a thousand words. We've got some great pictures that are worth quite a few thousand words here. The new Voyager Air drives are designed to be simple to use with smartphones, tablets, PCs, and MAC computers. Whatever type of device you are using, we'll show you how to connect.

 

Amazing Connectivity

 

Although the fundamentals are the same, the interface of each type of device looks slightly different when you are connecting wirelessly with it. We've taken 4 commonly used devices and provided screenshots here detailing how to connect to the Voyager Air.

Note: Corsair strongly recommends that users enable password protection for their Voyager Air. Please refer to the Voyager Air user manual, page 2, section C for more information on Wi-Fi password protection.

Let's take a look at how you'd wirelessly connect with a 3rd gen iPod Touch using Apple iOS 1.1.6. The first step is to connect the iPod (or iPhone) to the Voyager Air network using the settings function.

 

iPod Settings

 

Enter your settings and select Wi-Fi settings.

 

Select Wi-Fi Settings

 

Connect to your Voyager Air.

 

Connect to VA

 

After you are connected to the Voyager Air, go back to your home screen and open the Voyager Air app.

 

Open VA App

 

You are now connected to your Voyager Air and ready to use your app. You can verify your settings and make modifications from the Voyager Air Settings tab.

 

iOS Connected

 

Now let's take a look at the same procedure on a Google Nexus 10 running Android 4.2.1 Jellybean. The first step is the same. You'll need to use your Wi-Fi connections manager and connect wirelessly to the Voyager Air network.

 

Nexus Wi-Fi Connections

 

Once you are connected, return to your home screen and launch the Voyager Air app.

 

Nexus Launch VA App

 

Once your app is running, you can view your settings and make changes to them using the Settings tab in the app.

 

Nexus App Connected

 

Note: Not all smartphone and tablet OS's have the ability to browse devices on a wired network. Users that wish to connect to their Voyager Air as a NAS device may need to use an app or 3rd party browser to navigate wired devices on their network.

Connecting to a Voyager Air wirelessly with PC using Windows 7 is a bit different in appearance but again, the fundamentals are the same. The PC procedure assumes that DHCP is enabled on the router, or residential gateway. For more information on networking terminology such as DHCP, HERE is a good source of information.

The first step is to find and connect with the Voyager Air network.

 

PC Connect to VA

Next, open Windows Explorer. When your Network discovery and file sharing is disabled as seen below, you will see the message in Windows Explorer. You will not be able to automatically locate your Voyager Air in this event.

Note: Corsair recommends that you enable Network discovery and file sharing however, it is not a requirement and you can easily use your Voyager Air if your preferences or security policies dictate that you do not enable this setting.

 

PC Network Discovery Disabled

If your Network discovery and file sharing is disabled, you will need to manually locate and navigate to the Voyager Air. Open the Search Programs and Files in the Start menu and type in either the exact name or the I.P. address of your Voyager Air preceeded by 2 backslashes as seen in the 2 examples below. The default wireless I.P. address for the Voyager air is 192.168.77.1 as seen here. In either example, clicking the search result will take you to your Voyager Air drive.

 

IP or Drive Name

 

After you are connected to your Voyager Air either wirelessly or as a NAS device, use Windows Explorer to view your network. At this point, your Voyager Air is accessible and if you wish to map a network drive, right click on the Voyager Air icon and you'll see the menu below. Mapping a network drive is most useful to those with Network discovery and file sharing disabled and will eliminate the need to manually locate the drive each time you connect to it. Mapping a network drive is of course, optional.

 

PC Map Network Drive

 

If you chose to map a network drive, the process is simple. Assign a drive letter to the drive, and select Reconnect at logon and select Finish. Once this is set, your system will map and show the Voyager Air automatically each time you connect.

 

PC Assign Drive Letter

 

Your Voyager Air is now ready for use wirelessly with your PC.

 

PC Connected and Ready

 

Note: If you are connecting to your Voyager Air as a NAS device using a PC, the Search programs and files step from above applies to finding the device on your network.

 

PC NAS Search

 

As a NAS device your Voyager Air will be assigned an I.P. address by the router. In this case, you may search for the Voyager Air device using the device name if you do not know the I.P. address. If you know the name of your Voyager Air device and you need to know the I.P. address, from the Start menu, open a command line by typing CMD and pressing Enter. Once you have a command prompt, type the following syntax and press Enter; ping (drive name) as seen in the example below.

 

PC Ping VA

 

MAC computer users go through a very similar process and again, with slightly different terminology. Here are some screenshots of how to connect wirelessly to a Voyager Air on a MAC using OS X 10.7.5.

First, locate your wireless icon at the top of your screen and select the Turn Wi-Fi On option.

 

MAC Wireless Icon

 

Once Wi-Fi is enabled, a list of available networks will populate below the Wi-Fi controls. Select the Voyager Air.

 

MAC Connect to Wi-Fi

 

You are now connected wirelessly to the Voyager Air.

 

MAC Connect to Wi-Fi 2

 

Move to the Go tab and select Network.

 

MAC Go Tab and Network Selection

 

Once your Network options are shown, you can select the Voyager Air and select the navigation options as seen below.

 

MAC Network Options

 

You are now using your Voyager Air wirelessly with your MAC.

MAC Goodness!

We hope this guide is useful in helping you get the most out of your Voyager Air.

HERE is a very good guide to basic networking terminology.

Here are links to other helpful Voyager Air resources.

Voyager Air Product Page

Introduction to the Voyager Air

A Tour of the Corsair Voyager Air App

Corsair Voyager Air - Passwords and Positioning for Performance and Security

Corsair Voyager Air Goes Mobile


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