Connecting a tablet to my home network

Nathan Dorfman na at rtfm.net
Tue Dec 2 04:08:42 UTC 2014


On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 9:04 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> If I open Nautilus on my desktop or laptop and double click on Network I can
> see entries for them in Nautilus and they can share files, etc.  The tablet
> does not show up in Nautilus when I do this and I have not been able to find
> any way on the tablet to interact with the other machines on the network.

Assuming those are SMB shares like Robert said, you should be able to
access those from your tablet using any one of a number of apps, like
ES File Explorer.

You can also run an ssh/sftp server on your Ubuntu machine and use
apps like ConnectBot or AndFTP to access it.

The tablet won't appear in Nautilus because it's not a SMB server. You
could probably set it up to be one by installing some app, but I
wouldn't recommend it. If you really want to access it from Nautilus,
you could try something like SSHDroid, which is an ssh server for
Android. Once it's running, you should be able to open it in Nautilus
by pressing Ctrl+L and entering something like
sftp://<username>@<tablet_ip>. (The app will have more detailed
instructions.)

-nd.



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