ACER TABLET - SILLY QUESTION?

Can this be connected wirelessly to a winxp/win7 network like a laptop!

geek_john.s, Jan 10, 8:51 am

assuming it has a wirless lan card - yes

geek_drcspy, Jan 10, 8:59 am

Only wi-fi and bluetooth. I take it I will have to purchase a usb lan dongle but how does the android software interface with the standard microsoft tcp/ip protocol!

geek_john.s, Jan 10, 9:50 am

If it has wi-fi installed, as you state, then you don't need a dongle.
Wi-Fi is your wireless connection.

geek_gordy71, Jan 10, 10:12 am

Of course you can. It will be using TCP/IP as does everything these days.

geek_r.g.nixon, Jan 10, 10:38 am

If you wish to file share on that network you would need to install the appropriate software (samba client) form the Android Market.

geek_reeveopd, Jan 10, 10:45 am

DOH ! Rofl.hell yes you can I can do anything on my windows network with my android phone that I can do with a computer (thanks to some very clever app writers)

geek_drcspy, Jan 10, 10:49 am

Hey thanks! just loaded "samba" on motodefy phone.Brilliant!
Will try on acer iconia soon :)

geek_john.s, Jan 10, 11:41 am

Now have to find how to root new acer iconia to install Samba to it.

geek_john.s, Jan 10, 1:13 pm

What are you trying to achieve!

If its just accessing Windows shares from the tablet you could use an app like Estrongs file explorer ( https://market.android.com/details!id=com.estrongs.android.pop ) - just be aware its a phone app so it won't look quite right on a tablet.

geek_vtecintegra, Jan 10, 1:18 pm

the new iconia is running 3.0.1, and I see the latest update is 3.2. In order to upgrage it looks like I need to root it

geek_john.s, Jan 10, 4:21 pm