Browsing network device from Captivate

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tdrew, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. tdrew

    tdrew Member
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    Noobie question - I have a Buffalo Linkstation network attached storage device attached to my wireless router. What do I have to do to access the files on the Linkstation via my wifi connection. Or is it even possible?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Well-Known Member
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    First, connect your Captivate to your wifi

    Second, Open up the Samsung Allshare app

    Third, click on the option that should say "server to phone" or something like that

    You should be able to see the Link station now.


    I have and use one at home myself and it works flawlessly
     
  3. tdrew

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    AllShare is only for media files though, right? I want to have access to all my files on the Linkstation. Is that possible?
     
  4. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Well-Known Member
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    Actually, AllShare is only for DLNA.

    ES File Explorer and Astro File Manager both support network shares.


    T
     
  5. tdrew

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    ES File Explorer does it perfectly. Thanks for the tip!

    Next question - how do I open files on the linkstation, other than media and text files? PDF, for instance. If I click on one, I get a message - Sorry, no application available - even though I have Adobe Reader and Quickoffice installed.
     
  6. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Well-Known Member
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    I think most Android pdf apps are limited to like 1MB in size.

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  7. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    I just copied a 2.4MB PDF to my Captivate and opened it fine in Adobe Reader.
     

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