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PDA Wireless Netwrorking

by Jake Steed / November 10, 2005 12:44 PM PST

I am able to connect to my network on my PDA and browse thru the folders and files on the three PCs I have on the network. Problem I am having is I am unable to use the file directly from the network. For example I cannot play an MP3 file that is located on my deskop PC in my PDA unless I copy and paste that file to the PDA's main Memory or SD card. The only way to get it to play is by cut/copy&paste the file to the PDAs main memory or SD card. That goes for any file music/pictures/word etc...
I can use files between PCs remotely and figured that should work the same way for the PDA. Any Suggestions?

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More information please...
by John.Wilkinson / November 10, 2005 2:40 PM PST

The brand, model, and operating system of your PDA, the operating system of your computer, and what software you are using would all be instrumental in determining the cause of the problem, as well as the solution. Also, any additional information, such as error messages, would be helpful. If you are using Windows XP, that's the first place I'd look...check the files/folders, and make sure that they are not encrypted, are not marked private, and do not have permissions set. (Basically, the file must be accessable by even guests on the computer if you wish your PDA to have access to it, for it doesn't support those security measures.


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by Jake Steed / November 12, 2005 4:34 PM PST

PDA: Dell AXIM X50V running PPC2003SE 64MB RAM 128MB ROM 512MBSD
PC1: Windows XP PRO SP2 AMD Athlon 1800 512MB RAM
PC2: WinME/WIN2K SP4/WinXPProw/SP2 Celeron 1.0Ghz384MBRAM 80GBHDD

I can see the two pcs on the network but unable to see the PDA however i can acess files from the network on the PDA. The files are sharable I am able to view the files from the PDA but in order to play an MP3 or a video file, I must cut or copy that file from the network drive (which means I have access to the file) then paste that file to a media on the PDA (CF card or SD or internal ROM). It does not allow me to play the files directly from the networked drive which I am able to do from in the two other PCs regardless of the OS.

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Mine does that too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2005 10:07 PM PST
In reply to: PDA MODEL

I have this iPaq with 2003se. PDAs up till now are not like PCs when it comes to file systems. How do I know this? I program applications on the PalmOne units.

When is this feature going to happen? I hear that version 5 of Windows CE will address this. Maybe someone makes a software to do that copy or launch automagically but I didn't go looking for it.

Hope this helps and what did Dell tell you?


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by Jake Steed / November 13, 2005 1:03 AM PST
In reply to: Mine does that too.

Thank u all for replying I thought i was alone in this situation. I should be receiving my WM2005 upgrade cd from dell soon i'll post an update on the issue whether 05 resolves it or not.

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