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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamtheculprit, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. iamtheculprit

    iamtheculprit Member
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    Hello all,
    Yesterday I broke apple's death-grip on my digital life by ditching my iSuck 3Gs, and upgrading to a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate.

    I like the phone. I like it a lot. That being said, here's where I need help.

    I would like to be able to put files and music on it via WiFi. Someone told me today that I could do so via a program or app called Samba, or something like that. my questions is... where do I start? how do I set it up? please, help. I appreciate anybody who gives helpful input.
     

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  2. NightAngel79

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    I have no idea:p:p

    moved to the support section iamculprit for better exposure:D
     
  3. iamtheculprit

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    Thank you. Sorry, I'm not the greatest at posting in the right spot on forums.

    Anyways I don't care how it's done as long as I can copy (not just stream) files to my phone from my computer. anyone know if this is possible, and if so, how? Thanks again.
     
  4. NightAngel79

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    No problem, you'll get used to it. Are you familiar with dropbox? Install on computer then get the app. Whatever you put in dropbox folder on computer you can then open and save on phone. (all free but with 2gig storage limit)
    ps can get more free storage by referring others to get dropbox.
     
  5. shilo

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    Turn on WiFi
    Install EStrongs File Explorer.

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    Launch EStrongs File Explorer.
    At the top right of the screen it will say "Local". Tap that and select "LAN".
    Tap the Menu key (The first of four at the bottom of phone)
    Select "New"
    Select "Scan"

    After a few minutes, all the windows machines on your network will show up.
    Browse to your shared music. Long press to copy. Switch back to local to paste.
     
  6. iamtheculprit

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    Thanks, I installed it, and it detected my computer, but gives an error when trying to connect, server timed out or not found or something like that. Any idea how to get around that?
     
  7. Rhiannon224

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    I use an app called Web Sharing, works great for me. No cables required. Tried dropbox and wasn't a fan, nothing wrong with the App, I just use the USB cable, it works just fine from my laptop.
     
  8. iamtheculprit

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    I have no idea what it changed, but the EStrong program now works after rooting my phone. *shrug* technology is a finicky thing, is it not?
     
  9. sero

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    goto BestBuy and get you a Bluetooth USB for your PC. you can link the two and transfer files that way if you dont wanna use the cable. thats what i use and it works great
     
  10. Rhiannon224

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    Just plug the phone into the computer, it's much easier than all of the work arounds.
     

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