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jhonnyx1000

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Apr 17, 2011
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This thread shows how to channel your SD card through your wireless router, therefore making your SD card accessible from most devices (tested on PC, Android and iOS). Please note that your phone and the device must be connected to the same network.

1. Download and install File Expert (it's free) from the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=xcxin.filexpert&hl=en.
2. Open File Expert and press the "Share" icon at the bottom of the screen.

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3. Select "Enable WEB Sharing".

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The IP and authentication info will be displayed. The URL (which is located in the third line) will be entered in the address bar of the browser in the other device. The username and password will also be required so please remember it ^_^

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So on my phone it says "http://192.168.1.102:8080", so I type "http://192.168.1.102:8080" in the browser of another device.

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Enter the password and done! You've accessed your phone's SD card from another device.

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Please note:
1. This may not work on all devices, ranging from hosting the HTTP server to accessing the SD card from another device.
2. This may not work on all browsers as they may not have the specifications required to access the HTTP server.
3. The username/password can be changed in the File Expert settings or you can COMPLETELY disable any authentication.
3. The user and it's affiliates are NOT responsible for any damage caused physically and/or mentally ;)

There are other apps in the Android Market that have the same function but I just use this. Suggestions are appreciated. Don't forget to 'Thank' :)
 
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Bcroc

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Feb 10, 2011
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Hello!

This would be great, if it would work on my phone. Unfortunately it didn't. I tried it on an HTC Desire powered with MIUI, and after entering the URL in a browser of another android phone (and on a desktop comp), nothing happens. It may be a setting by me tho (probably on the router?), which I didn't find yet.

cheers!
 

narflynn619

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I have been using this File Manager App since I got my very first android phone. I don't know why people keep buying and recommending apps that work exactly the same way (or maybe even better for File Expert's case) but cost very high. Duh.
 

husam212

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Nov 13, 2008
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this also works using wifi tethering on the 1st mobile to create virtual hotspot and connect 2nd mobile to that hotspot :)

I tested that on 2 different cyanogenmod 7 devices
 
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shinji257

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This is pretty slick. The current version also offers Bluetooth sharing support over OBEX FTP although that part is rather unstable on my laptop (crashes explorer for some reason). That isn't an issue with the app though. That's a known problem on my laptop that I don't know what's causing it.
 

pyromatic18

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Tried using this but when I connect via either Web sharing or FTP sharing on my computer it just hangs there for a while and says a connection could not be established.

- Both my computer and Xperia X10i are connected to the same Wifi network

- I'm using WB-XPERIA TW Gingerbread Rom if that may account for anything
 

jhonnyx1000

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Apr 17, 2011
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Configuration?

Tried using this but when I connect via either Web sharing or FTP sharing on my computer it just hangs there for a while and says a connection could not be established.

- Both my computer and Xperia X10i are connected to the same Wifi network

- I'm using WB-XPERIA TW Gingerbread Rom if that may account for anything
I have never came across this problem. You could try playing with the File Expert settings, enabling/disabling things and getting to a conclusion. It could be a problem with your ROM, your router or the compatibility with the app. I have noticed that the HTTP server closes when I change to another app (even though it says File Expert's still running). You could try using a different app from the market (there are loads), just type 'web sharing' in the Android Market and see what you get ;)

You could try: https://market.android.com/details?id=nextapp.websharing&feature=search_result It has an awesome UI and easy to use
 

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    This thread shows how to channel your SD card through your wireless router, therefore making your SD card accessible from most devices (tested on PC, Android and iOS). Please note that your phone and the device must be connected to the same network.

    1. Download and install File Expert (it's free) from the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=xcxin.filexpert&hl=en.
    2. Open File Expert and press the "Share" icon at the bottom of the screen.

    snapshot2qe.png


    3. Select "Enable WEB Sharing".

    snapshot3av.png


    The IP and authentication info will be displayed. The URL (which is located in the third line) will be entered in the address bar of the browser in the other device. The username and password will also be required so please remember it ^_^

    snapshot4g.png


    So on my phone it says "http://192.168.1.102:8080", so I type "http://192.168.1.102:8080" in the browser of another device.

    img0366.png


    Enter the password and done! You've accessed your phone's SD card from another device.

    img0367.png


    Please note:
    1. This may not work on all devices, ranging from hosting the HTTP server to accessing the SD card from another device.
    2. This may not work on all browsers as they may not have the specifications required to access the HTTP server.
    3. The username/password can be changed in the File Expert settings or you can COMPLETELY disable any authentication.
    3. The user and it's affiliates are NOT responsible for any damage caused physically and/or mentally ;)

    There are other apps in the Android Market that have the same function but I just use this. Suggestions are appreciated. Don't forget to 'Thank' :)
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    this also works using wifi tethering on the 1st mobile to create virtual hotspot and connect 2nd mobile to that hotspot :)

    I tested that on 2 different cyanogenmod 7 devices
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