1. nirakaro's Avatar
    Not on wifi anyway. Laptop (Win7) and tablet (Lenovo A2107A) both connect happily to the internet on my home wifi, and talk to each other through a USB cable, but don't find each other wirelessly. I tried using ES file explorer to connect to the LAN, input username and password, but it tells me 'Login Failure'. Where do I go from there?
    02-11-2014 04:43 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Are you sure your computer is set to share files? Or maybe it's behind a Workgroup?
    02-11-2014 04:53 PM
  3. nirakaro's Avatar
    It's certainly set to share files. Windows Explorer tells me it's in a Homegroup, and, I think, a Workgroup. I never asked it to be. Sadly, I have no idea what that means, what effect it has, or what to do about it!
    02-11-2014 05:42 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't think Android devices can participate in a Windows 7 Home group.

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    02-11-2014 07:48 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    You have to set at least one folder in Windows to be shared. (Right-click/Sharing.) If you want to access the whole computer from the tablet, share all the drives on the laptop, one at a time. The tablet can only access shared resources. (And there usually has to be at least one user on the Windows computer with a login password - that's the user and password the Android tablet uses to log into the Windows share.)
    02-11-2014 08:29 PM
  6. ljxdaly's Avatar
    airdroid will work. i've never been able to set up a lan connection in es file.
    02-11-2014 09:03 PM
  7. nirakaro's Avatar
    Ah, I got it. Left the Homegroup, figured out which username and password it wanted, and there it was.
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    02-13-2014 03:08 AM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Glad you got it working. Homegroups/Workgroups are always a PITA if you want to use devices other than Windows PC's, and most of the time these are enabled by default.
    02-13-2014 03:17 PM

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