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  1. sjpeer

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    I need HELP! I want to be able to access my desktop files from my phone at any time. Mostly this is to get access to my music. Here's what I've tried so far.

    1) Audio Galaxy - This is great for streaming, but it can be finicky. I can't see an option to download songs to my phone from my desktop.
    2) Sub Sonic - Same as audio galaxy. Why won't these darn apps allow you to save a song to your phone as you're streaming it. You should be able to store locally any song you play.
    3) FTP server on desktop - I've tried setting up an FTP server on my desktop and using a client on my android but I have a lame Qwest router that I can't troubleshoot to get poke a hole in my router firewall.

    Please help!
     

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    I use Ghost Commander to transfer files between my laptop and my Wildfire (over WiFi). It supports SMB (if you also install the free SMB plugin). Works great and it's free.
     
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    You might want to check what your home upload speed is. It is often much slower than the download speed. Audio Galaxy works perfectly on my phone and I only have a 2G connection with Metro PCS.
     
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    is it larger then 2GB? If not you could use something like dropbox which has an app for android now.

    Dropbox Storage Extentions
    - You can pay for more
    - get up to 24 ppl to add through your recommendation(250MBx24 + 2GB start = 8GB total)

    Locally
    ES File Explorer has a LAN function built in lets you have 1 local and 1 lan folder open at the same time. I had to do this because the ROM I'm using doesnt like file transers over USB right now.
     
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    I use tonido for remote transfers. Was using homepipe but was soooooo slow. I've found that tonido handles my needs well
     
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    This option looks interesting. What is SMB? Does it work like FTP? Will it work over the network or do I have to be within the same wifi network?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions about increasing my upload speed and about dropbox. I'm afraid increasing my upload speed won't solve my problem because I want to have the songs that I listen to regularly stored locally on my phone. Plus, I want to be able to download files other than music files. Dropbox also won't meet my specific needs because I have roughly 1TB of music and don't want to have to copy music over separately onto dropbox.

    It looks like Tonido might be a perfect solution. I'm downloading that and will give it a shot. I'll let you know.
     
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