Connecting to PC using bluetooth or wifi?

by gnugu » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:20:13 GMT


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 Hi,
is it possible to connect the Android phone to PC via bluetooth or
wifi?

I want the same functionality that USB cable gives me, but wireless.
Is that possible?

Thanks.
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Connecting to PC using bluetooth or wifi?

by gnugu » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:51:07 GMT


 Yeah, use swiFTP ( http://code.google.com/p/swiftp/ ). Available on the
market.



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Connecting to PC using bluetooth or wifi?

by jdesbonnet » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:45:00 GMT


 swiFTP does't help much unless you can open a connection.

Connecting to a PC via bluetooth with API 1.5 / Cupcake: no, not
possible. Via WiFi, yes *provided* you go through a WiFi access point.
API 1.5 does not support ad-hoc WiFi networking which would let the
device talk directly to a PC.  Android is pretty poor on this right
now, but the good news is that it's only a firmware (not hardware)
limitation which I really hope will be resolved soon (in Donut?)

Regarding the bluetooth: it may be possible to exchange data with a PC
if the PC assumes an audio profile and you exchange data masquarading
as an audio stream (either directly bit-for-bit, or modulating the
audio with a software modem). I don't know enough about bluetooth
profiles to say if this is possible. It certainly wouldn't be easy. I
assume the bluetooth API will be considerably enhanced real soon, so
best wait I think.




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Connecting to PC using bluetooth or wifi?

by gnugu » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:56:58 GMT


 > swiFTP does't help much unless you can open a connection.
Works like a charm for me!

I do go through the access point. You mentioned that

Can you please elaborate? How can I do it? swiFTP gives me FTP server.
What does Cupcake out of the box give me?

Thanks.






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