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  1. Sree R's Avatar
    Somebody please tell me why i cant send or receive files in my WP through Wi-Fi. Even low cost samsung phones can do it. Is there any app available to do this job?.
    06-02-2014 10:10 PM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    This is supposed to be in 8.1 but it will require official firmware.
    06-02-2014 10:13 PM
  3. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    Since Lumia 630 & 930 already have official firmware, do they have this?

    Can anyone with either a Lumia 630 or 930 confirm?
    06-05-2014 03:10 AM
  4. NHUK's Avatar
    Since Lumia 630 & 930 already have official firmware, do they have this?

    Can anyone with either a Lumia 630 or 930 confirm?
    To the best of my knowledge this is not natively supported on my dual sim 630. Closest you can get is sharing via Bluetooth from within the files app.
    06-05-2014 03:18 AM
  5. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    I'm using "easy transfer"app which does the work almost perfect. We don't need Wi-Fi hotspot or router, internet sharing is only needed. Only one partner needs the app installed. Other one need a perfect browser.( internet explorer for windows phone, default browser for Android or opera mobile for Symbian). The Only problem is, we need data connection activated even though least amount of data is used.
    06-05-2014 03:34 AM
  6. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    06-05-2014 03:35 AM
  7. Sree R's Avatar
    Thanks guys...
    06-05-2014 04:03 AM
  8. wpn00b's Avatar
    That's odd. You mean ANY files? What is the restriction? I'm skates at this LOL.
    06-05-2014 04:05 AM
  9. Aniruddh Sharma1's Avatar
    I think its the WIFI Direct feature the OP is talking about.
    06-05-2014 04:31 AM
  10. NHUK's Avatar
    I think its the WIFI Direct feature the OP is talking about.
    I have only had bad experiences with direct WiFi so far..., not related to my phone, other devices...
    06-05-2014 09:59 AM
  11. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    I'm using "easy transfer"app which does the work almost perfect.
    I do hope you are encrypting those files first! You do realize that you are "giving" those files the ET website servers, then they transfer them back to your other device. It would bother me as to what happens with the data left on their inter-exchange server.

    You can do the same thing but a *little* more safely by attaching the files to an email that you send to yourself and download on the other device. If you use gmail then the files will be TLS-encrytpted in transit.
    06-05-2014 10:28 AM
  12. Dantekai14's Avatar
    We can shares files through WiFi between Android phones .

    Can any app in WP do that?
    06-05-2014 10:31 AM
  13. mpt15's Avatar
    If you must use WiFi, why can't you just email the file?
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    06-05-2014 10:38 AM
  14. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    If you must use WiFi, why can't you just email the file?
    The "flash transfer"and all in android use Wi-Fi tethering for transferring big files(1-2 gb) within a short period of time. Much faster than Bluetooth. They don't need to be connected to a common Wi-Fi network. Like that, the app"easy transfer" in windows phone do almost similar work. It uses our"internet sharing" option to transfer files. No need of a Wi-Fi hotspot or router and we don't need 3g. Lest amount of data(around 100 kb ) data is used for transferring 1gb files.
    06-05-2014 10:59 AM
  15. mpt15's Avatar
    There's also sharing over onedrive, dropbox etc. I don't see how WiFi transfer, in the way android does it, is so necessary. There are equally good ways to transfer files.
    06-05-2014 11:20 AM
  16. Dantekai14's Avatar
    If you must use WiFi, why can't you just email the file?
    I am not talking about photo or music here.
    Think little big.

    I don't why some user having hard time to understand that(their mind only moves around onedrive) some users doesn't have fast internet connection and some have limited plan.
    So, share file through internet as as good as downloading movie from internet. Waste of time and money.

    I am talking about transferring movies, documentaries from one device to another
    Lets say I want a movie from my friends device who is sitting right in-front of me , so, which is the fastest way to transfer file. He didn't uploaded that movie to One drive, it's in phone memory.

    Tell me what will you do to take that movie?
    Last edited by Dantekai14; 06-05-2014 at 12:01 PM.
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    06-05-2014 11:47 AM
  17. mpt15's Avatar
    My point is, if you are using WiFi, you can use dropbox or onedrive. And yes, you can use it for big files too. It's not like there's no way to transfer files.
    06-05-2014 11:54 AM
  18. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    My point is, if you are using WiFi, you can use dropbox or onedrive. And yes, you can use it for big files too. It's not like there's no way to transfer files.
    Suppose if we have a movie of size 1gb and then I want to transfer it to my windows device....so if I use OneDrive it would take a lot of time to upload a movie with such a big size using a data connection of 2g..but its not the same with Android which has Wi-Fi direct facility so users can transfer media through Wi-Fi in Android which can't be done on a WP device, the OP is talking about this.
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    06-05-2014 12:03 PM
  19. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    Suppose if we have a movie of size 1gb and then I want to transfer it to my windows device....so if I use OneDrive it would take a lot of time to upload a movie with such a big size using a data connection of 2g..but its not the same with Android which has Wi-Fi direct facility so users can transfer media through Wi-Fi in Android which can't be done on a WP device, the OP is talking about this.
    Try the above mentioned app - easy transfer. It uses your phones Wi-Fi to transfer files. It does not use ur data. I transferred 700 mb file much faster than Bluetooth without using cables, Wi-Fi router or Wi-Fi hotshot. You need 2g connection only to start the process. I know it's not like' flash transfer/xender/software data cable in android. But it does the work almost similarly. You can transfer any files to any smart phone-android, iPhone, windows phone or even Symbian. The other device needs only a perfect browser.
    Kaushik Banerjee likes this.
    06-05-2014 12:14 PM
  20. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Try the above mentioned app - easy transfer. It uses your phones Wi-Fi to transfer files. It does not use ur data. I transferred 700 mb file much faster than Bluetooth without using cables, Wi-Fi router or Wi-Fi hotshot. You need 2g connection only to start the process.

    Surely will try it...😊
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    06-05-2014 12:16 PM
  21. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    I do hope you are encrypting those files first! You do realize that you are "giving" those files the ET website servers, then they transfer them back to your other device. It would bother me as to what happens with the data left on their inter-exchange server.





    You can do the same thing but a *little* more safely by attaching the files to an email that you send to yourself and download on the other device. If you use gmail then the files will be TLS-encrytpted in transit.


    For your information the data is not transferred to ET servers. There is no ET server and the data does not even go to internet at all. You connect your phone via a Wi-Fi network to the other device. The data is transferred via the WiFi server to the other device utilising the WLAN (not internet). What's more you don't even need a Wi-Fi server, you connect to the other device by the 'Internet Sharing' option in your phone. It is like, forget like, IT IS hosting a website from your phone, except it is only available for your WLAN network. Accessible only by those connected to the WLAN. Like all those Workplace Intranet sites accessible only within the workplace LAN.



    It is like Wi-Fi Direct, only done in a roundabout way to overcome the restrictions of Windows Phone.



    And by the way, why are many of you guys confusing a WiFi connection for an Internet connection. A file transfer via WiFi doesn't mean a file transfer via internet. It is like transferring files over a LAN connection only Wireless (direct from device to device). A WiFi can exist without an internet connection as it is, after all, just WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network).
    06-05-2014 03:11 PM
  22. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    the data does not even go to internet at all.
    Ummm, I think you will find that the wifi is getting a web-page interface to run the transfer, much the same as is done when setting up a router. To refute this you could hook Wireshark into the loop and see for sure. I have neither the time not inclination to do so.

    I am well aware of how wifi works, I have been programming computers for 40-years. Try this...
    1: Remove the SIM from the phone so it has no access to the outside world.
    2: Unplug the DSL/Cable connection from your router so it has no access to the outside world.
    3: Setup for a wifi ET transfer.
    4: Come back and tell us how well it worked.
    06-05-2014 03:44 PM
  23. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    Ummm, I think you will find that the wifi is getting a web-page interface to run the transfer, much the same as is done when setting up a router. To refute this you could hook Wireshark into the loop and see for sure. I have neither the time not inclination to do so.

    I am well aware of how wifi works, I have been programming computers for 40-years. Try this...
    1: Remove the SIM from the phone so it has no access to the outside world.
    2: Unplug the DSL/Cable connection from your router so it has no access to the outside world.
    3: Setup for a wifi ET transfer.
    4: Come back and tell us how well it worked.
    Regardless, the data does not travel over internet. And I know for a fact that it does not need to be connected to internet to work as I did the transfer over a WiFi without internet connection when I tested the app. And guess what, I also did as you asked disconnected the phone and the WiFi network from the internet access and yes I was able to transfer the data via Easy Transfer. I have the screen shots for you to see.





    And the last paragraph from my last post was not for you. There were some other posters who were getting this confused. Sorry about not being clear on that.
    06-05-2014 09:44 PM
  24. RothSothy's Avatar
    This is just one of the useful functions I miss a lot from the legacy Nokia devices running Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo. I was able to transfer files through bluetooth to other brand of phones that also had support for bluetooth file transferring. It may have been slow transfer, but at least it worked.
    A few weeks ago, I tried to share a photo I captured from my Lumia 1020 to a friend with a Galaxy Note II using NFC, and it didn't work. Then I remembered another way, which was to use a Nokia app called Photobeamer. That method worked so well, so quick; and no need of touching each other's phones.
    Now there's another method where you can share your entire screen. It's a Nokia produced app called Nokia Beamer, which lets you screen share; similar to the function on the Blackberry Z10. I've yet to try it, but I'd assume it works just as well as Photobeamer, with even more options.
    If it's an audio/video file like an mp3 song or something with big file size, I'd just upload it to a cloud drive like OneDrive or Dropbox, and then link the person the URL of it.

    // Roth
    06-05-2014 10:14 PM
  25. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    Try Photojet
    06-06-2014 12:28 AM
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