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How to access network drive on android.

7th February 2014, 05:23 AM   |  #1  
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Hello,
I've a network drive connected to my router. I can access those files using a laptop or a desktop but can't acces the drive using Android. So is there a way to do that if yes? Then please help me out.
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7th February 2014, 10:45 PM   |  #2  
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Hello,
I've a network drive connected to my router. I can access those files using a laptop or a desktop but can't acces the drive using Android. So is there a way to do that if yes? Then please help me out.
Thank you.

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Try ES File Explorer. It should work with FTP and CIFS (Windows File Sharing Shares) servers.
8th February 2014, 04:15 AM   |  #3  
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Thank you for the help but It doesn't work tried it earlier.
Please any other ideas?
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P.s- I've a Belkin router.


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8th February 2014, 05:40 AM   |  #4  
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I have messed with the Belkin routers a bit. They use NAS, and I think in E-File explorer you should select LAN and scan for the server.
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Try root File Explorer,but u must root ur device first
9th February 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #6  
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Yeah tried it but failed it says no servers found.! So I don't know what do I do. Can you explain me a bit?
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act accordingly;
in ES file explorer tap on the cell pic on the top left side then select Network and go to LAN. Tap on New and in the opened window in the Server field enter the ip address of the PC connected to network through which you want to connect to network, and also you should enter your username and password of the PC too. click OK and you should be fine using created access point.
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Yeah I tried that but the HDD is connected to the router no the pc!

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Yeah I tried that but the HDD is connected to the router no the pc!

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First dumb suggestion: make sure phone is connected to the right wifi/network.

Less dumb question: what model router is it? and are you sure it supports samba and the file system you have the drive formatted to? and make sure it shows up on a PC.

Reason i make these suggestions:
I have a Technicolor TG582n, which has a USB port for doing just this, sadly, however, it only supports FAT32, so if the drive is formatted in anything else such as EXT3 or NTFS, it simply wont work. Another step i have to take is to set up the router to use the drive, by going to the webgui and initialising it (setting it to managed)
Another thing would be to check is if it's not actually sharing the drive over a different protocol such as DLNA/UPnP, in which case, you want an app such as UPNPlay from the market to view the share on your router. though mine also supports SMB so it shows up as TECHNICOLOR\ on my Root Explorer and in the network computers on the computer.

Hope this helps you get to the bottom of it.
Last edited by tytiger; 1st March 2014 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Proper router version
2nd March 2014, 01:29 AM   |  #10  
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Thanks a lot for your help!

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