02-14-2014 11:31 AM
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  1. alexguy96's Avatar
    Hey there,
    I tried to connect my computer to my T-Mobile G2 wirelessly using the Wireless storage feature on my G2, but on my computer when I type in the address, it says "The webpage is not available". Any solutions to fixing this? I would like to transfer music from my PC to my phone without using a USB cord. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit if that matters, and both are connected to the same wi-fi signal.

    Thanks!
    10-14-2013 07:04 PM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    Hey there,
    I tried to connect my computer to my T-Mobile G2 wirelessly using the Wireless storage feature on my G2, but on my computer when I type in the address, it says "The webpage is not available". Any solutions to fixing this? I would like to transfer music from my PC to my phone without using a USB cord. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit if that matters, and both are connected to the same wi-fi signal.

    Thanks!
    Follow this quick little guide I posted and you should be all set ...

    Wireless Storage on the LG G2
    10-14-2013 07:21 PM
  3. alexguy96's Avatar
    Yup the first thing I found when Googling this was your forum post, to which I tried all of the things and still didn't work.
    10-14-2013 08:22 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    Yup the first thing I found when Googling this was your forum post, to which I tried all of the things and still didn't work.
    Are you trying it from a web browser page, file explorer, or did you try both without success?
    10-14-2013 08:26 PM
  5. alexguy96's Avatar
    Both without success
    10-14-2013 09:52 PM
  6. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    did you enter it in as " smb:\\..."

    if you don't preface it with the smb instead of ftp or html then it won't connect.
    10-14-2013 10:55 PM
  7. monil11's Avatar
    Im facing the same problem and Im on Mac OSX. 10.8.5

    I have tried Safari, Chrome, File Explorer and none of these work.
    I have tried smb:\\, the \\G2 extension and these did not help either.

    I heard that on Macs I will have trouble transferring files from Mac to G2 but G2 to Mac should work fine. However, I cant even connect to the G2. Very Strange.
    10-15-2013 05:24 AM
  8. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    I'm on a 15" Macbook pro and I do the following:
    DON'T use Safari. It works MUCH better to use the Finder to connect to it like a shared server.

    From the finder, go to "GO" menu and select "Connect to Server"

    Wireless Storage problems-screen-shot-2013-10-15-7.46.31-am.png

    Then enter the address as "smb:\\xxx.xxx.xx.xx " X's being replaced with the appropriate IP address you're phone will give you

    Wireless Storage problems-screen-shot-2013-10-15-7.57.26-am.png

    It will then prompt you for you name and password and those are on you phone as well.
    bembol likes this.
    10-15-2013 06:56 AM
  9. alexguy96's Avatar
    Nah none of the above helped. Should my device show up in Networks and Sharing in Windows when I turn it on?
    10-19-2013 01:08 PM
  10. JayWill's Avatar
    Nah none of the above helped. Should my device show up in Networks and Sharing in Windows when I turn it on?
    No it doesn't show as a network device.

    Sent from my LG-D800 using Tapatalk
    10-19-2013 02:44 PM
  11. ShinyTop's Avatar
    I tried this on Chrome and it did not work. Tried it in Internet Explorer and it worked. Go figure.
    10-19-2013 03:02 PM
  12. blue duck butter's Avatar
    I'm still having trouble. Windows 7. Have tried both the addresses given on the phone in Chrome, IE and through the explorer on my computer. It never works. Any other troubleshooting ideas?
    10-22-2013 07:11 PM
  13. steve daniels's Avatar
    Are you including the two backslashes?

    You definitely want to use Windows Explorer. Type the IP address including the slashes in the address bar and press Enter. You should be prompted for a username and password.

    You also might want to mention what actually happens when it fails to work. Error message? Etc.

    Last thing, and it should be obvious: Both your computer and your phone will need to be on the same network when you're doing this.
    10-22-2013 07:30 PM
  14. blue duck butter's Avatar
    Yeah, I did the two backslashes. I tried again in WE. On same network also. I am attaching a picture of the error:
    Wireless Storage problems-wireless-storage-problem-pic.jpg
    10-22-2013 08:16 PM
  15. steve daniels's Avatar
    Try it with the IP address instead of the name (probably \\192.168.1.X -- where X is specific to your phone).
    10-22-2013 08:42 PM
  16. blue duck butter's Avatar
    I've tried it with the IP address and the other vs980 one numerous times with the same error for both. Also have tried mapping it as a drive to no avail.
    10-22-2013 08:43 PM
  17. steve daniels's Avatar
    Let's stick with the IP address track for now. What's your computer's IP address? And what's your phone IP address? Get the former by going to a command prompt (Start...Run...cmd) and typing ipconfig.
    10-22-2013 09:01 PM
  18. blue duck butter's Avatar
    computer address is 192.168.X.X and phone is a similar number
    10-23-2013 06:01 PM
  19. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    make sure you start it with:
    smb://192.x.x.x
    10-24-2013 03:38 PM
  20. blue duck butter's Avatar
    When I add in the "smb:\\" or "smb://" part, it gives me this error instantly:
    Wireless Storage problems-wireless-storage-problem-pic-2.jpg
    10-24-2013 08:40 PM
  21. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    For me the ip gave me an error but the name worked and I'm on Windows 7.

    Sent from my Verizon LG G2 using Tapatalk
    10-24-2013 09:34 PM
  22. bembol's Avatar
    I'm on a 15" Macbook pro and I do the following:
    DON'T use Safari. It works MUCH better to use the Finder to connect to it like a shared server.

    From the finder, go to "GO" menu and select "Connect to Server"

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    Then enter the address as "smb:\\xxx.xxx.xx.xx " X's being replaced with the appropriate IP address you're phone will give you

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    It will then prompt you for you name and password and those are on you phone as well.
    This was the exact issue I has back in the day with BlackBerry.

    The default was "afp." I changed it "smb" and it worked. Thank(ed)s.
    10-24-2013 10:38 PM
  23. alexguy96's Avatar
    Super late response, but for anyone still having issues on Windows, just use Internet Explorer like ShinyTop mentioned and it will work. I was trying it on Google Chrome as well as through Windows Explorer directly and it didn't work but IE did.
    11-02-2013 06:36 PM
  24. Colleen Spiro's Avatar
    I have been trying since Boxing Day to fix this problem, ringing my ISP, Router peeps, LG, Phone provider and they all said it was a Microsoft error and game this to download
    Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit
    Here you are:

    Download Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit from Official Microsoft Download Center

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    Please follow us at https://plus.google.com/+Mylgphones or at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGfansAndroid?ref=hl

    By the way it did not work for me...

    Would appreciate any help that you can give me.....Love this phone, but I would love to use this feature.
    THANKS IN ADVANCE.
    01-04-2014 10:38 PM
  25. Leonel Amendolara's Avatar
    Dear blue duck butter:

    Did you solve the wireless storage problem? I found this thread and saw that I am having exactly the same problem as you (I hope) were. Same error messages, and I am on Windows 7 64 bits.
    01-23-2014 07:47 AM
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