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Samsung Tablet to Network Drive

by willum0806 / July 20, 2013 1:17 AM PDT

Hi,
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and wonder if it is possible to connect to a Network drive.
I have three Windows PCs on a home network, together with a 500GB NAS drive and would like to access photographs and Audio files on the NAS with my Tablet.
Does anyone know if this is possible and if so, how could I do this?
Thanks.

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You might try.....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 1:37 AM PDT

.....posting your question in the Samsung forum as well.

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Should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 2:14 AM PDT

However with all the variables I find some struggle but here, no issue. And it does not matter which tablet it was. I rarely see any issue but a new networker often shoots themselves in the foot by either enabling or not knowing about the firewall in the router.
Bob

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by willum0806 / July 21, 2013 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Should be fine.

I don't quite understand your comment about the router firewall creating a problem ....
I have no issue with communication between my 3 PCs and the NAS.... What I was asking was how I can configure my Andriod device to access the network. Looking in the 'My Computer' display of any of my PCs, I can see all the other devices on the network and access their shared drives, but I can't 'see' the Samsung device at all, even though it is communicating wirelessly with the router.

As suggested, I'll try posting on the Samsung forum.

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There's nothing to see?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 12:35 AM PDT
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On my tablets (our office has a few) not one is seen on say that Windows network because it is not sharing anything. I hope you see why we don't expect a tablet to be seen now.

Here's a note I posted about the router firewall.
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7589_102-5412417.html?tag=posts;msg5412417

That router would create fun for a new networker. And you as the network admin would now understand why I always check this area.

Bob

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