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thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA

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Airdroid Help Needed

I tried Airdroid and had the same luck as I had with KiesAir. Nada. For some reason I never can connect. Yes, I am on the same wireless connection, but whether I use IE9 or Chrome, neither lets me access the phone. It always times out. In the case of Kies, I enter the url it tells me to. With airdroid I tried both entering the url and also going to the web.airdroid.com page and entering the password it gave me. Neither worked.

Is there something I need to do with my router? It is a Linksys E1000 and other than changing the passwords and giving it a name, I haven't messed with any of the other settings it has. Is there something I have to do with its security settings?

I'd appreciate any help with this.
TIA,
S.

tcope
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join:2003-05-07
Sandy, UT
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On my router I had to forward port 9000 to my phones LAN IP.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
Thanks. Any help on how exactly to do that? I looked through various menus on the Linksys E1000 I have, but don't know enough about what I am seeing to know how to do that.

And how do I know what my phone's IP is?


Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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join:2000-09-20
DFW
kudos:2
reply to thephantom
I had to remove Kies/Kies Air from my Galaxy S3 and computer. When I installed it on my computer, it kept my SanDisk USB memory stick from being accessed.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
interesting. I do have Kies air on my phone but didn't install it on my pc. But I don't have trouble accessing my usb memory at all.

I tried to figure out how to open port 9100 to my router, but I wasn't able to figure it out.

Mister_E

join:2004-04-02
Etobicoke, ON
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico
reply to thephantom
If both devices are using Wireless on the same WiFi network, double check to see if your Wireless Router has an AP Isolation feature - if it does and it's enabled, it'll prevent Wireless devices from communicating with each other.

Also, be sure to have Java installed on the PC for Kies Air to work.


PeeWee
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join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA

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reply to thephantom
I use AirDroid ( »play.google.com/store/apps/detai···airdroid ) on several phones and tablets. Install and use, no other settings to be done, No installation on computer or allowances to be made.
Another opinion-- »forum.xda-developers.com/showthr···=1506569
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Iphone. Helping computer illiteracy become popular since 2007


PeeWee
Premium
join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA
reply to thephantom
said by thephantom:

Thanks. Any help on how exactly to do that? I looked through various menus on the Linksys E1000 I have, but don't know enough about what I am seeing to know how to do that.

And how do I know what my phone's IP is?

Open airdroid on phone hit start and it will be displayed.
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thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
reply to PeeWee
I opened Airdroid, got the url it came up with (which looked right as it was my router address but with a port) but in my browser, it just times out. every time.
Do I need java installed? or some setting in either IE9 or chrome to make this work?
Someone mentioned some kind of "AP isolation feature" on my router. Can someone give me a clue where I would find that?
I read through the forums PeeWee linked, but it looks like everything should "just work". But it doesn't. It always times out.
I'm thinking there is some router setting I need, and/or installing Java.
Right now, it just doesn't do it. grrrrrr.


PeeWee
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join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA
Enter the full address plus :8888 as shown.

Mister_E

join:2004-04-02
Etobicoke, ON
reply to thephantom
You do need Java installed (for Kies Air) as the interface Kies Air serves to your browser uses it.

As to 'AP Isolation' - this feature is found under Wireless>Advanced Wireless Settings on your Linksys E1000 router.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
reply to PeeWee
said by PeeWee:

Enter the full address plus :8888 as shown.

Thanks, I did. 192.168.1.104:9100 is the full url with port number it came back with. I put that in and it times out.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
reply to Mister_E
said by Mister_E:

You do need Java installed (for Kies Air) as the interface Kies Air serves to your browser uses it.

As to 'AP Isolation' - this feature is found under Wireless>Advanced Wireless Settings on your Linksys E1000 router.

Thanks. That got me a lot closer. I get a message saying it wants to load Apple Quicktime, which I didn't. But then it told me there was a certificate error. So this got me a lot closer.
1) do I need to install Quicktime?
2) I chose https, is that why it wanted a security certificate?
2a) where would I get such a thing?

Thanks again,
s.
edit: I re-tried without checking the https box, and it worked! at least it went on to the next screen. Now I'll try to actually use some of the functionality.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
I get the user interface, can find my folders under externalsd, but can't drag/drop files into any folder there. any tricks about that I should know?


PeeWee
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join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA
reply to thephantom
Click for full size
Does it look like this?


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
PeeWee - yes, that's what it looks like. Although I can't seem to drill down into my external sd card.


PeeWee
Premium
join:2001-10-21
Madera, CA
My phone does not have an external card however it references storage as an SD card when I open files. Have you tried to find files by name that would be on external card?
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thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
yes, that helped. it looks like drag and drop doesn't work yet. I went to their forum and it looks like many people reported the same. It is supposed to work with Chrome in their latest version, but I haven't been successful with it yet.

Mister_E

join:2004-04-02
Etobicoke, ON
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico
reply to thephantom
Are you using Airdroid or Kies Air?

I've only used Kies Air, so I can only speak for it.

Kies Air doesn't need Quicktime.

It will cause a certificate error in Java depending upon your Java settings as you can't self-sign the certificate.


thephantom

join:2001-04-24
Alamo, CA
It was Airdroid that wanted Quicktime. Kies Air let me transfer files, but I had to install Java first. And it decided where to put the file, it gave me no choice.