Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:11 pm

I have a PC which is connected to a WiFi router. I also have a Samsung GalaxyTab 3 10 inch tablet.
It also connects to the WiFi router.
The problem is neither of them can see one another!
I can connect the tablet via USB to the PC and it appears as a mass storage device.
What I want to do is access the PC's files etc from the tablet, just like my laptop.
Doe anyone have the answer?

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK4TI » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:01 pm

VK3LU wrote:I have a PC which is connected to a WiFi router. I also have a Samsung GalaxyTab 3 10 inch tablet.
It also connects to the WiFi router.
The problem is neither of them can see one another!
I can connect the tablet via USB to the PC and it appears as a mass storage device.
What I want to do is access the PC's files etc from the tablet, just like my laptop.
Doe anyone have the answer?

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Have you tried Kies from samsung , I have no experience with the problem but kies might allow you to sync things and link ?
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:13 pm

KIES only allows access to backup files such as Contacts, Photos etc. not to the whole PC unfortunately.

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3MJC » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:27 pm

VK3LU wrote:I have a PC which is connected to a WiFi router. I also have a Samsung GalaxyTab 3 10 inch tablet.
It also connects to the WiFi router.
The problem is neither of them can see one another!
I can connect the tablet via USB to the PC and it appears as a mass storage device.
What I want to do is access the PC's files etc from the tablet, just like my laptop.
Doe anyone have the answer?

Cheers
Nev


Wireless Isolation Mode isn't turned on in the router is it? :wink:

I downloaded an app called "Network Browser" on the missus' Samsung tablet so I could browse across to the NAS (to play Peppa Pig videos for Small Noisy Child :lol: ) - it seems to work OK.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3HZ » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:04 pm

Try ES File Explorer on the Tablet.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:44 am

Hi all
Thanks for your suggestions.
The device I am using is a Telstra 3G wireless internet job with a wifi router built in.
Both the apps you suggested ask for a username and password. If I use the username and password that gets me access to the device via a web browser, it doesn't work. If I use the ssid and encryption password that fails also so I am stitched.
I don't know of any other username and password.
I'll keep looking.

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3HZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:02 am

My (Samsung) tablet is only WiFi.

With ES Explorer, I select the Network tab, then LAN and press the Search button bottom and it finds the PC's and NAS connected to the local network - WiFi and wired.
Only when I select the (Win8) PC does it ask for User/Pwd for that PC. Then it provides access to the files for that (PC) user.

Maybe you could try disabling 3G data to be sure the tablet is connecting via WiFi.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:43 am

I might have confused you.
The tablet is wifi only.
It and the PC and the laptop connect via wifi to the Telstra 3G router via wifi.
I will do a bit more fiddling.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:05 pm

When I scan as you do, I get 2 results. The first is 10.0.0.138 which is the means of accessing the routers menu.
The second is 10.0.0.1. If I tap that I am told i am connecting to SMB://10.0.0.1 and it asks for a username and password.
That's the problem. I don't have a username and password to access my PC. I am logged in automatically as administrator.

Aren't computers fun!!

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK5ZD » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:32 pm

VK3LU wrote:That's the problem. I don't have a username and password to access my PC. I am logged in automatically as administrator.


The username will be Administrator (unless you changed it).
The password will be whatever you set for the administrator account.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:47 pm

Iain
The problem is the PC was built by a computer shop and I asked them to install windows 7 as administrator access.
The username may well be Administrator but the password is a mystery.
I might have to get some software I saw recently in APC that extracts that sort of information.

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK4TI » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:55 pm

VK3LU wrote:Iain
The problem is the PC was built by a computer shop and I asked them to install windows 7 as administrator access.
The username may well be Administrator but the password is a mystery.
I might have to get some software I saw recently in APC that extracts that sort of information.

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If you have admin rights then create another user in your name with similar rights and a p/w your sure off as backup then you can edit the admin profile with safety
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK2TS » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:21 pm

VK3LU wrote:Iain
The problem is the PC was built by a computer shop and I asked them to install windows 7 as administrator access.
The username may well be Administrator but the password is a mystery.
I might have to get some software I saw recently in APC that extracts that sort of information.

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have you tried to log in using administrator as the username and not entering a password?
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3HZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:26 pm

10.0.0.1 sounds suspiciously like the Gateway IP address.

You might want to confirm the PC IP address by using Run > Cmd > IPconfig to show it on the PC.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:39 pm

10.0.0.138 is the gateway address
10.0.0.2 is the IPv4 address

I tried logging in with Administrator and no password but to no avail.

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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK5ZD » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:27 am

You can set a new password for the Administrator account in 'Computer Management' (Control Panel / Administrative Tools).
Select the Local Users and Groups / Users folder, right click on the Administrator account and select 'Set Password'.
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Re: Samsung tablet and PC not talking

Postby VK3LU » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks everyone.
I'll be away for a few days so next week I will try reorganising the login and see what happens.

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