cannot connect iPad to Win7 workgroup

June 25, 2012 at 01:07:02
Specs: Windows 7
I have an existing home network with several win7 and XP machines connected. I would like to connect a new iPad wirelessly to th same workgroup. The iPad connects fine to the network and can access the internet. However, the iPad doesn't seem to see the other computers in the workgroup I want to connect it to, nor do the windows computers see the iPad. This is surely due (at least in part) to not having specified the workgroup name on the iPad, which I cannot figure out how to do.
Help very much appreciated.

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#1
June 25, 2012 at 05:39:11
The iPad is not designed to be used as part of a home network arrangement.

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#2
June 25, 2012 at 06:40:40
To share files use Cloud Storage like:

DropBox
Google Drive
4Shared
Sky Drive
etal

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#3
June 25, 2012 at 07:55:58
FileApp, which I just installed, has instructions for how to make the iPad part of the viewable network, so I can't accept your answer. However they don't describe how to set workgroup name.

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#4
June 25, 2012 at 08:23:54
Being able to view the network and being in the workgroup are two very different things. Never heard of Apple doing workgroups. That has always been Microsoft/lan manager thing.

Concerning file app did you actually read the specifications?
Says nothing about joining workgroups or anything.

It is nothing but a file manager.

FILE STORAGE & TRANSFER
✚ USB file transfer to Mac and PC using DiskAid or iTunes File Sharing
✚ Robust wireless file transfer to computer via WiFi (FTP)
✚ Stores any file sent from any third party app (Mail, Safari...)
✚ Allows to "Open In..." any compatible app (Pages, Numbers, iBooks...)


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/file...

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#5
June 25, 2012 at 12:26:37
Wanderer, thanks for the input. Maybe my problem is not workgroup membership, but when I follow FileApp (Digidna) instructions to set up an FTP site - and they are precise step by step instructions - I get to the point of entering an IP address and win7 can't find it, which leads me to believe it cannot "see" the iPad on the network.

Pls see www.digidna.net/wifi


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#6
June 25, 2012 at 13:21:54
Looks like fieapp is also installed on the pc

Did you bring up a ftp server on the windows 7 box?
Can you ftp to it from another pc?
Win7 box have a static ip?

http://www.digidna.net/products/fil...

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