All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 19-05-2006, 04:56 AM
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Browsing a computor on Wireless network possible with N80

Hi Guys,

Im looking for a new phone and have narrowed it down to 3.

One criteria i am interested in is the ability to browse a computor on a wireless network.

I would like to open various documents, mp3's and videos.

Is this possible with the N80?


Cheers.

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Old 19-05-2006, 09:43 AM
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According to the tutorial "WLAN at home" on the phone, you can transfer files to and from your computer via WLAN. It looks to me that this is done via SMB (i.e. folder sharing), and works in both directions. But I haven't tried it (yet).

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Old 19-05-2006, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the quick response.

So can you actually browse the folders on the computor?


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Old 19-05-2006, 05:07 PM
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Yes, once you have set up your Wifi, you can goto home network wizard and it adds a folder in the gallery.

Goto Gallery and select Home Network, from here you can browse the shared folders on your pcs.

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Old 19-05-2006, 05:26 PM
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Thanks,
Thats great, really useful.

Has anyone actually played MP3's Vids etc from PC?



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Old 19-05-2006, 07:41 PM
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Wow, i didn't even know it supported that! So, can you just choose an mp3 file from your PC and then play it on the n80?

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Old 19-05-2006, 10:33 PM
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Hi,

I don't think that this works with smb, at least form my testing.
It looks like it is working on the upnp protocol.

If i am wrong, i would love it if somebody corrected me.

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René

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Old 19-05-2006, 11:08 PM
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Once my wifi was finally sorted, I tried the home network wizard which added the shortcut in gallery, and when i clicked on that i see a screen that sais "Waiting on devices"

after a few seconds a list appears with:

Main:1:Windows Media Connect

(Which is Xbox360 sharing software) ... But when I click it it crashes and returns to gallery. None of my local shares are shown..



BUT...


Using Abyss Webserver, or any webserver... Install it on the PC and set its http_docs folder to your documents or whatever you want to share.

Now in Web browser on N80, browse to your webserver at your PCs IP address, and you can see all the folders listed. This is tried and tested and works well!! Find an MP3 file and it will cache it and play it. It asks you if you want to save it after you close it... Find a jpg and it opens it in a new window, open closing that tab/window it will prompt to save or delete. I have not yet tried office docs, but i presume they would open up in quickoffice....

Problem solved!!

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Old 20-05-2006, 06:08 AM
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So it doesn't work with widows connect?

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Old 20-05-2006, 10:49 AM
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I got the home network setup and can browse to media on my PC, but if I try and play the media it starts playing on my PC, not on the phone... you can copy media from the PC to the phone, but as far as I can tell you cannot stream media from your PC to the phone - is this right?

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Old 07-05-2007, 11:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cbr6fs View Post
Hi Guys,
Im looking for a new phone and have narrowed it down to 3.
One criteria i am interested in is the ability to browse a computer on a wireless network.
I would like to open various documents, mp3's and videos.
Is this possible with the N80?
Cheers.
Unfortunately having the right phone is not enough as you need special software as well.

One of the options is SymSMB v.2.00.
The trial version download is available on official site here.
With this application you will able to browse network files using your phone.
Also you can do the opposite - browse phone files from computer.
As about opening files, then this application will not do it for you if we are talking about using phone to open network file.
In opposite direction all will work fine, you can use computer to open file located on phone.

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