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#1 i_was_here

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 01:34

So looking through the Play Store there are numerous apps to transfer files through Wi-Fi. However these apps don't work if the PC and smartphone are on different networks (such as using school computers). I've tried connecting via FTP, but it doesn't seem to work. I can use Pushbullet for files less than 25MB but I'd still need a solution for larger files. I'd rather not have to bring my USB cable, so if anyone knows of other possible solutions, it would be appreciated.


#2 _-Psycho-_

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 01:48

I often use Dropbox. I put the files in my dropbox folder and open dropbos on my smart phone. There are probably smarter alternatives, but this fits my needs :)



#3 EyEvil

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:20

What I do I installed Solid Explorer and setup a vpn on my router, then I connect to my vpn from cell (4G) and have access to all my network shares.



#4 OP i_was_here

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 02:33

@EyEvil - That would not help me at all. I'm trying to access files from a local computer (not mine), not my home network.

#5 +Brando212

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:02

give this app a go https://play.google....m.sand.airdroid it's what i usually use



#6 OP i_was_here

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:04

I've used AirDroid before and it works...as long as both the smartphone and PC are on the same network.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:06

I've used AirDroid before and it works...as long as both the smartphone and PC are on the same network.

it works over cell network too if you log in with your google account



#8 EyEvil

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:08

The VPN will let you connect to your internal network from anywhere.



#9 OP i_was_here

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:23

it works over cell network too if you log in with your google account

I will have to wait til Monday to test this, but if it works that will be so awesome.

#10 +Brando212

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 14:39

So how'd AirDroid work out for you? or are you still looking for another app?



#11 OP i_was_here

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 18:58

Unfortunately I was too busy to try it out yet. BTW would you clarify what you meant by cell network? I hope that doesn't mean mobile data (4g).



#12 +Brando212

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 00:58

Unfortunately I was too busy to try it out yet. BTW would you clarify what you meant by cell network? I hope that doesn't mean mobile data (4g).

yes by cell network i meant mobile data

 

edit: on thinking about it, as long as you're connected to any wifi connection it should be able to use that as long as you use your google account to connect and not the direct ip



#13 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:18

I used this on my Droid, works wonderfully. https://play.google....iFiFileExplorer

#14 HoochieMamma

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:34

give this app a go https://play.google....m.sand.airdroid it's what i usually use

 

Sweet jesus this is amazing



#15 OP i_was_here

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 21:00

Well I was unable to use AirDroid even with 4G. And perhaps related (or not), but the qrcode at http://web.airdroid.com doesn't show.