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connecting tablet to router to access hard drive

by daniels-c / March 22, 2013 5:59 PM PDT

i have an android tablet and wont to put movies on. i have a wireless router and my external hard drives connected to that and my two laptops and ps3 i can access the hard drive on all the other devices but not sure how to on my tablet looked at some apps but cant find anything that suits

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Re:transferring files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 23, 2013 12:41 AM PDT
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A method I used today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

I used DropBox to pull this off.

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Use WiFi File Explorer Pro instead!
by wwarshaw / March 29, 2013 6:53 AM PDT

OMG Kees_B's method could not be any more complicated! Use an Android app called WiFi File Explorer Pro instead (they also have a free version, but it only allows downloads from tablet to PC, not uploads, which is what you want). When you run it, it gives you an IP address which you can type directly into your browser's address bar. You then navigate to the directory on your tablet where you want to store the movies, then under the "Upload Files To This Directory" section on the right, click on "Select Files" and select the files on your computer that you wish to upload. Check the "Overwrite" box if desired, then click on "Upload Files". Done! The Pro version costs $1.49, but it's well worth it IMHO. I've been using this app for a while now & I love it. Hope it works for you too!

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Re: file transfer
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 29, 2013 7:23 AM PDT

That looks good, although it doesn't meet the original requirements. Those were to access the disk from his tablet directly (as network attachted storage) if I read his post correctly.


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