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Support accessing local network while connected to wifi?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Telexen, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Telexen

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    Is there any way to access local networks when connected to wifi? Specifically, I want to connect to an http server on my network, but the browser doesn't seem to recognize that IP range.
     

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    Are you sure you're connected or do you just have the Wifi icon on the notification bar? Can you web access your router? If not, check to see if you've obtained an IP in the WiFi settings.
     
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    Well...after trying a different one that's on port 80 that worked...I tried the original one again (which is not on port 80)...and it still refuses to work...even though I'm using it on my PC.

    That's odd.
     
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    Add a : and a port number.

    Ie: http://<ip address>:<port number>
     
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    If you're still having issues after that then pull it up on your PC and when you finally get there if the link changes from what you typed at all copy and paste that link into this thread.
     
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    That's my problem, I'm entering the port number correctly in the URL, but it doesn't seem to want to go to anything that's not on port 80
     
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    I'm accessing a server on my internal network by http://<ip address>:<port>/index.html

    No issues.

    I would like if Android supported a hosts file so I don't need to use IP Addresses.
     
  9. Telexen

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    I wonder if it's a timeout issue, since the server does take a while for the server to respond.
     
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    I had the same problem when started to access my local network via wifi with my Android gadget. Try to put your webserver (i.e apache httpd) on the firewall exceptions. If your webserver runs just as a service, without being installed on your OS, open the connection ports on the firewall, just on the local network firewall will be fine.
    Godspeed!
     
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    Hmmm - you think this is still an issue 2 years later?
     

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