Can't access to my PC via my Android device


  1. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Can't access to my PC via my Android device


    I've done a Windows 10 FCU clean install I'm not able to access my shared folders via Android N devices using a simple LAN connection with Solid Explorer. The only error I get is "A problem occurred with network communication". I've tried to login with my admin password, as a guest, disabling the password, allowing unprotected accesses, disabling Windows firewall, nothing worked. Do you have any suggestion?
    Last edited by djanthony93; 13 Dec 2017 at 18:48.
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  2. Posts : 8,697
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    That is because you need something like AndSMB to connect to the shared drives.
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  3. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    *Shared folders

    I've been using Solid explorer to access my PC since 2 years, what happened?
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  4. Posts : 13,695
    Windows10
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    bro67 said:
    That is because you need something like AndSMB to connect to the shared drives.
    NOPE - I just use ES File Explorer and have had a few issues with FCU but could see public folders. I had to mess around taking with permissions of the other system folders adding myself as as well but got there in the end.
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  5. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    So you can't access private shared folders using your admin login credentials from Android anymore?
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  6. Posts : 8,697
    Mac OS Catalina
       #6

    djanthony93 said:
    *Shared folders
    I've been using Solid explorer to access my PC since 2 years, what happened?
    What happened is that Windows no longer uses SMBv1. AndSMB will still access SMB shares, since it has been updated for SMBv2/3. Plus it is very robust, since it works with both iOS and Android.

    Google does not have a date at any time when they will allow Android OS to natively recognize SMBv2/3 through mapping. The barebones app that Google released does allow for SMBv2/3.
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  7. Posts : 4
    windows 10
       #7

    Network Android can't get into PC via LAN


    WOW. I am going NUTS trying to connect my Note 8 and Nvidia Shield Android TV to my PC as I used to... No go. I have shared all the folders I want, signed in using my windows username/password and cannot get in. Anyone have updated info on this, much appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Mark.

    bro67 said:
    What happened is that Windows no longer uses SMBv1. AndSMB will still access SMB shares, since it has been updated for SMBv2/3. Plus it is very robust, since it works with both iOS and Android.

    Google does not have a date at any time when they will allow Android OS to natively recognize SMBv2/3 through mapping. The barebones app that Google released does allow for SMBv2/3.
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  8. Posts : 8,697
    Mac OS Catalina
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    NVIDIA put the share option back in. I use Chromecast for casting to my shield. As for Shield to PC, it depends on what you are wanting to do, that you may need a app for it.
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  9. Posts : 4
    windows 10
       #9

    bro67 said:
    NVIDIA put the share option back in. I use Chromecast for casting to my shield. As for Shield to PC, it depends on what you are wanting to do, that you may need a app for it.
    Hi
    trying to use KODI on Android to access media on my PC and also ES File Explorer, both of which worked very easily up till a short while ago.

    I tried running NFS but somehow that's not working either.
    Any EZ solution?
    tx
    Mark.
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