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Offline W0RMH0LE

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Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:28:13 PM »
Does anyone know if it's possible to add a shortcut to a network folder to the home screen? I basically have a folder on my nas that i would like to access from a shortcut on the homescreen. I've tried es file explorer, I could see the network folder, but could not make a shortcut. I could only make a shortcut of a local folder. Any Ideas?



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Re: Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 11:09:42 AM »
I don't know what nas is but Dropbox works well.

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Re: Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 11:46:12 AM »
NAS = Network Attached Storage. Basically a storage device that shows as a network drive.
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Re: Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 12:04:50 PM »
Network Attached Storage. Can be a dedicated file server connected to lan port on router or as simple as an external hard drive using USB port on router.WiFi gateway is a router.
Drop box is cloud storage and is limited by the IPS bandwidth.

In my case, I get the amazing speeds of 5 mbs  download and 1 mbs upload on uverse.
A nas solution might get >300 mbs u/l and d/l on wifi to local storage. Haven't benchmarked it.

I'm using local storage for backup and streaming movies and MP3s.


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Re: Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 12:16:35 PM »
Thanks for the info.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 12:18:22 PM by bjs229 »

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Re: Possible to add a shortcut to a network place on home screen?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 02:13:43 PM »
Bookmark only seems to work with browser pages. You can add a folder to your network list within es file explorer by long clicking. Solid explorer may be similar with favorites. I think an explorer has to be running to access network, so a home shortcut would need to be a feature of that program.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 10:11:19 AM by matt »

 


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