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  1. galaxyfaraway

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    I read the suggested threads and found no help.

    I can transfer from my Mac to my S2 via bluetooth. I can not transfer from my S2 to my Mac via bluetooth. The 2 devices obviously recognize each other. When I try to "share" from my S2 via bluetooth, it is allowed and the S2 attempts to send the file. It ultimately fails.

    I think everything on the Mac is selected properly. There aren't that many settings. The file I tried to transfer recently is a photo. I may have tried audio files in the past, I don't remember, but I've never successfully transferred from my S2 to my Mac via bluetooth.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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    I no on my PC sometime the drivers on my system can cause issues such as your having, its strange that it does it one way but not the other. Unfortunately im not running a mac, but I will ask around and see what I can found out for you.....:)
     
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    Download the app Kies Air from the play store. with that you can access your phone via the web browser on your mac. You just need them connected by the WiFi (connected to the same wireless router is fine). You will need no software for the mac other than the web browser. Going over a the phone's WiFi connection is also a lot faster and will not suffer choke points and timeouts for a large file transfer.
     
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    Code you be the man sir kudos..............;):D:)
     
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    Will this send the file out over the internet? If so, I could easily attach the file to an email. I'm trying to do this from device to device without sending out into cyberspace.

    I appreciate you taking the time to reply to my question. Thanks..
     
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    No, this sends it over the network connection locally. Both the computer and the phone have to either be on the same router or can be linked directly together via the wireless network card if you know how to set it up.

    Just to clear things up, WiFi does not mean internet. It just means a wireless network connection which can be just a local thing. Many people connect to the internet through their WiFi because their wireless access point (wireless router) is connected to a modem or other router that is connected to the internet. I regularly access my 1.5 terabyte drive on my network locally via my WiFi, but it is not accessible from the internet. Wi-Fi is simply a trademarked term meaning IEEE 802.11x.
     
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    Ok so I did everything, followed instructions and put in the correct url in the browser, and no way. I triple checked everything. I'm wondering if Kies Air is only for PC. It doesn't say anything about Mac, only PC. Hmm..
     
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    Are you both connected to the same wireless router? It is not the 3g 4g connection on your phone that is used. This is for connecting to the device that is on the same network router connection (example: both your mac and phone are connected to the same wireless router).
     
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    Absolutely. Both my S2 and my MacBook are wirelessly connected to my router. There's only one router available here and both devices are connected to it.
     
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    Unless you have some firewall issue on your mac, it should work. Well you can try ES file explorer/manager. It has remote ability that will work on a router connection too.
     
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    So I got it to work this morning, but I don't know why it hadn't been working. I tried to send the file via bluetooth and for the first time the computer prompted me to accept the file. I clicked accept and it worked.

    Thanks for the help. I'm glad you told me about the ES file manager. I haven't fully explored it, but I can see how it could be useful.
     
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