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Symbian^3 phones and Telexy software compatibility

Hi there! As you know, you can find detailed tutorials about great apps from Telexy right here on my blog:

1. Step by step, pictured tutorial about setting up Network Drive using Telexy SymNC

2. Setting up Telexy’s SymSync

3. How to set up SymNAS, or how to access your phone from PC via WiFi network

4. Using SymPlayer to listen to your PC’s music on your phone

5. How to remotely shutdown/reboot your PC using your phone with SymNC

6. How to transfer files between Symbian phones via WiFi?

SymNC is a must have app for your Symbian^1 mobile phone, and you probably want to know if this software is compatible with the upcoming Symbian^3 devices (Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01)?

Well, Telexy apps for S60V5 (Symbian^1 touchscreen phones) are not compatible with the new operating system.

There isn’t any information on when can we expect the fully compatible version, but you can be the first to know if you subscribe on Telexy’s website. All you need to fill in is your name and your email address.

By doing so, you might also get other benefits (first come, first served)… :)

How to remotely shutdown/reboot your PC using your phone with SymNC

Imagine the following situation: you’ve just taken a shower, and going for a nap, but you forgot to turn off your PC in the living room. Instead of walking, you can shut down your PC using your mobile phone from the comfort of your bed!

Ingredients needed for this delicious treat:

  1. Mobile phone that has WiFi connectivity, runs Symbian S60, and has SymNC installed,
  2. WiFi connection in your home/office,
  3. PC that is turned on and connected to that WiFi network.

In case you don’t know, SymNC is the most advanced Symbian network application known to mankind. It is developed by Telexy.

This remarkable tool consists of 6 applications, as shown on the picture below:

  1. Network File Browser,
  2. Network-Attached Storage (also available as standalone application – SymNAS),
  3. Remote Desktop client (SymRDP as standalone app, only for S60v5),
  4. PPTP VPN client (as you’ve probably guessed – SymVPN),
  5. Network mp3 player (SymPlayer),
  6. Wireless file synchronization (SymSync)

Click on the image to see it in full size.

OK, lets begin with the tutorial. Launch the SymNC, and you will see the following screen, or a similar one:

Scroll down till you get to the “Network” field and click on it.

Now you need to select the access point that connects your phone to your computer network. Your PC must also be connected to this network.

After a few seconds, you will see the list of computers that are currently connected to your wireless network.

Scroll down to the PC you want to shutdown/reboot and click “Options”:

Now select “Shutdown/Reboot”, and you will be at the following screen. As usually, I’ll go field by field.

1. Server Name – this field is read-only, meaning you cannot change it. Basically, this is the name of the PC you selected.

2. Message – you can also leave this blank, or you can type in any message, that will be shown on the PC’s screen. For example, you can mess around with your family members by typing in “Error! Your PC will shut down now.”, etc… The following two images show this field, and the popup message on the PC:

3. Timeout – the value of this field represents delay (in seconds) of the shutdown/reboot. Default value is 30 seconds, but you can fill in (any) number, for example 60.

4. Force application close – here you can select “Yes” or “No”, in order to kill the non-responsive programs on your PC (the ones that are refusing to close properly). I usually select “Yes”, just in case.

5. Shutdown/Reboot – select Shutdown if you want to turn off your PC, or Reboot if you want to restart it.

That pretty much does the job, all you need to do now is click “Done”, and your PC will do the selected action after the selected period of time.

I’ve also made a video tutorial, and you can watch it here:

SymVPN tutorial

Great news everyone,  I’ve finally managed to get a free VPN (Virtual Private Network) test account (from SwissVPN), so I can write this tutorial. I’ll be using the best VPN application for s60 (both v3 and v5) – Telexy’s SymVPN. This easy-to-use utility with superb functionality just received a major update (v2.0 – added full support for s60 3.2 and s60v5). Now it supports Destinations, and more applications are compatible with it. Here’s the official picture (© http://www.telexy.com):

SymVPN supports Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), and it secures, I quote “user authentication, channel data encryption, session with VPN Server management”.  This app also works really well with other Telexy’s products.

To set this up properly, you will need three things from your VPN provider: (List of some VPN providers that work with SymVPN can be found here.)

1. VPN server address (or name) – for example connect.swissvpn.net

2. Username

3. Password

So, when you receive this details from your provider, you are ready to begin setting up SymVPN. Launch the application, and go down till you get to ‘Settings':

Click on it, and select ‘Accounts':

We need to make a new account for VPN connection, so click ‘Options->Add new’, and you’ll see the following screen:

In the first field, fill in the username that you received from your VPN provider, and in the “Password” field the corresponding password. Click ‘Done’ and you will see your new account in the account list, as shown below:

Now, select ‘Back’, and you’ll be at the ‘Settings’ screen. Select ‘PPTP VPN’ icon, and then click ‘Options->Add new”. This will open the screen where you need to fill in some details in order to make a new VPN connection:

Let’s go field by field:

1. ‘Name’ – type in anything you want here, this will be the name of your VPN access point.

2. ‘Access point’ – select the access point that connects your phone to the Internet from the list of available access points.

3. ‘Host’ – fill in the host name or host’s IP address. You received this detail from your VPN provider!

4. ‘Account’ – select the account we made previously.

Here’s an example:

Click ‘Done’ and that should be it! Just to make sure everything is OK, highlight your VPN connection and click ‘Options->Verify’. After a couple of seconds, you should see the following screen (your details will be different than mine, and that’s just fine!):

Congratulations!!! You’ve successfully made a VPN connection. Click ‘Done’ for one last time, and exit the application. Now, every time you open your browser (or any other application that uses network connection), you will be able to choose your VPN access point from the list of available APs.

Select the VPN access point if you need secure connection, or regular AP if you don’t.

I’ve also made a video tutorial about setting up SymVPN and setting up VPN connection on Windows 7, I hope you’ll enjoy watching it:

If you like these tutorials, I suggest you follow me on Twitter, its easier to keep up. :)

Comment are welcome.

SymRDP complete tutorial

I’m glad to say that I’ve finally got my hands on Samsung i8910 HD (aka Omnia HD), thanks to my friend Uros. This great device will be with me over the next couple of days, so I’ll use this opportunity to write a tutorial about remote desktop connection on Symbian OS, as opposed to one of my previous tutorials about setting up RDP on Windows Mobile 6.5.

I will describe how to set up an amazing app from Telexy – SymRDP (remote desktop protocol), the only s60 application that allows you to control your PC from your touch screen Symbian device. You actually see your computer screen on your phone. This application is extremely useful and very easy to use. However, many users have problems connecting, so I’ve decided to write and record very detailed tutorials.

Here’s the official picture ((c) Telexy.com)

So, lets begin. Before you launch the application, you need to allow remote connections on your PC. Right click on the Computer icon, and select ‘Properties’. Now select “Advanced system settings”.

Then, go to “Remote” tab, and mark the second option in the Remote Desktop box:

Now, phase number two: how to setup your s60v5 phone. Upon launching the SymRDP, you’ll see only the Network folder. Click ‘Options’ and you’ll be at the following screen:

First, we need to make a new account, so click on the ‘Account’. As you can probably see there’s already one account in the list named ‘Everyone’, but you need to make a new account by clicking ‘Options’, and then ‘Add new’.

You should see the following screen:

In the ‘User’ field, type in the username you use on your PC. Fill in the password you use to login to your PC account in the ‘Password’ field. Click ‘Done’, and you will see your freshly made account in the account list.

Click ‘Back’, and you’ll be at the start screen. Now, click ‘Options’ one more time, and then ‘Add new’. This is the part where the vast majority of users fail, so I’ll go very slowly, field by field.

1. ‘Name’ – fill in anything you like, preferably your PC’s description.

2. ‘Host’ – this field should contain the IP address of your PC (or its name).

3. ‘Access point’ – select the access point that connects your mobile to your computer network, from the list of available access points.

4. ‘Account’ – select the account we made.

It’s very easy from now on.

5. ”Screen resolution’ – leave this at 1280×720.

6. ‘Session to open’ – leave at Regular.

7. ‘Color depth’ – select 24BPP (bits per pixel) for better image quality.

8. ‘Mouse handedness’  – select “left” or “right”, whichever you use on your computer mouse.

So, when you fill in all the fields, you should see something similar to this:

Click ‘Done’, and that should be it! You’ll see your PC listed in the start screen.

Click on your PC in the list, and then ‘Connect':

Soon you’ll see the Windows login screen. Your cell will be in the landscape mode, and your PC will automatically “Switch user”, because you cannot be logged in from two places at the same time (in this mode at least).

Finally, here are some pictures to show the immense capabilities of SymRDP:

By clicking on the keyboard button (the one in the middle), you get fully functional full QWERTY keyboard on your phone’s screen. You can type anything, here’s an example for Microsoft Word:

When you finish remote controlling of your PC, click on the left icon (3 horizontal bars) and click ‘Close’. Upon disconnecting, you will see this message:

I’ve also made a video tutorial, and you can watch it on my YouTube channel, or directly here: (I recommend watching in HD)

I hope you like these tutorials… It’s easier to keep up if you follow me on Twitter! :)

Comments are welcome.

Using SymPlayer to listen to your PC’s music on your phone

In case you haven’t heard of Telexy’s SymPlayer, it’s a simple and very sleek mp3 player for your S60 (both v3 and v5) mobile phone, that allows you to play audio files directly from any shared network location! That’s right, you don’t have to copy your music library to your cell, this useful app uses WiFi connection to play your songs straight from your PC or Network Attached Storage. I really like this program because it’s very easy to use, and fuss free.

I have SymPlayer as a part of SymNC (Network Commander), so I will explain how to set up this application, the process is the same. When you launch SymNC, scroll down until you get to Network.

Important note: you must have an account that connects your phone to your computer Wifi network. Detailed tutorial about making a new account can be found in one of my previous posts.

Click on it, and then select the desired WiFi access point.

Click on it, wait a few seconds, and you should see the list of your connected computers and network storages, as shown below.

Select your PC, and click through its shared folders. It is very important that you share the folder in which you store your music! This is also described in my previous post, in step number 6.

When you reach the music folder, click ‘Options’ and then ‘Play music’ – it’s THAT simple! :)

In a moments time, you should be able to hear your song. The ‘Now Playing’ screen looks like this:

You can switch songs by pressing left or right on your D-pad, turn the volume up or down by pressing up or down on your D-pad, or the dedicated volume keys. You can also view the entire playlist (the content of the network folder) by pressing Options->Go to Playlist.

Useful tip: if you’re using SymVPN, you can listen to your favorite music while traveling, all you need is a WiFi access point.

I’ve also recorded the video tutorial, and you can watch it here, or on my YouTube channel.

How to set up SymNAS, or how to access your phone from PC via WiFi network

SymNAS is my favorite Telexy’s application, hands down, so I will really enjoy writing this tutorial. This is absolutely the best app for wireless access to your phone’s contents from your computer. I use SymNAS every single time I want to transfer files to/from my Nokia N82. You may think the wireless transfer it’s slow, but it’s NOT! I assure you, I stopped using USB cable connection when I installed this great utility!!!

Setting up SymNAS is relatively easy and it’s also semi-automatic. I’ve also recorded a 3 minute video tutorial, so head over to YouTube and have a look! While you’re there, you can also subscribe to my channel. :) (one click on the image will also get you there).

You can also watch it here:

So, lets begin. After launching SymNC (again, I’m using SymNC, which consists of SymNAS, among other apps), scroll down till you get to Settings. Open it, and select NAS:

You will see the following screen:

Now, we will make a new share (shared folder). As you can see, I’ve already shared my entire memory card (E:\), so I’ll explain sharing for phone’s memory (the procedure is basically the same):

Click on Options->Add new and you will get to the screen where you need to choose the desired folder and its name.

Click on ‘Folder’, and the Options->Browse. You should see this:

In this case, I will select entire phone’s memory (including all subfolders) by clicking ‘Done’ while C:\ is highlighted. (You can browse to the specific folder by clicking on C:\ and then pressing ‘Done’ after selecting the folder.) If you did this correctly, you will now have the option to rename your share:

I will leave the given name. Click ‘Done’ and you will see the following warning popup that tells you that everyone can access your share, and it offers you to change that:

If you want to select specific pre-made accounts (how to make a new account in SymNC is described in detail in one of my previous tutorials), select ‘Yes’. Otherwise select ‘No’. If you clicked on ‘Yes’, you will be at the screen that will allow you to select user and user-specific read/write permissions:

In the ‘Account’ field, select the desired account, and modify the read/write capabilities if you want to. Click ‘Done’ and you should see your new share.

Press ‘Back’ and select ‘Network Jacks’. Now click on Options->Add new and you will be at the following screen:

Now, field by field:

1. In the ‘Access point’ field select the access point that connects to your home/work computer network.

2. If your computers are connected in a workgroup, skip the ‘Member of’ field, otherwise select ‘Domain’.

3. Depending on your previous choice, third field will be either ‘Workgroup’ or ‘Domain’. In both cases, you will need to fill in the name of your workgroup or domain. To find this on your PC (I assume you use Windows 7), right click the Computer, and then select ‘Properties’. You will see the basic info about your PC, and you will have to click on ‘Advanced system settings’, located in the upper left corner of the page:

After doing so, click on the ‘Computer name’ tab, and you will see the name of your workgroup:

My workgroup name is “WORKGROUP” (how innovative, huh? :) ), so I will leave that intact because that name is automatically filled in.

4. ‘Autoconnect’ is the option that will allow you to select when will your phone be accessible from PC. You can choose between ‘Disabled’ (which is actually Manual plugging in), ‘Always’ which drains the battery life, ‘In charging mode’ which is self-explanatory and “On Application start’ which plugs in your mobile to your computer network every time you launch SymNAS/SymNC. I like to use ‘Disabled’, because it suits my needs the most.

Click ‘Done’ and setup is finished! You will see your freshly made network jack:

Click on it and select ‘Plug in’, wait a few seconds, and the following popup screen will emerge:

Remember, or even better, write down the two last lines, because you will need to type in that information on your PC when mapping network drive.

Again, I will explain this for Windows 7. Open Computer and click on ‘Map network drive’ (located up, in the middle), and then fill in your phones name OR its IP address (192.168.1.25 in my case) in the ‘Folder field’. Click ‘Finish’ and that should be it, you are now able to access your phones files and folders from your PC via WiFi network! Superb functionality, don’t you think?

I hope you like this tutorial, and that you find it useful. Questions and comments are, as usually, welcome.

Setting up Telexy’s SymSync

At this time, SymSync is the only application for automated WiFi file syncing between your Symbian (both s60v3 and s60v5) powered phone and your PC.  In this tutorial, I’m going to explain you how to set up wireless synchronization for your files and folders using Telexy‘s handy application.

I’m actually using the SymNC (Network Commander), which consists of several applications, including the SymSync, but the setup procedure is the same. If you’re using SymNC, this application is located in Settings->File Sync. But prior to opening this, you will need to make a new account, if you haven’t done that already. (Detailed explanation for making an account can be found on one of my previous posts).

Click on this icon, and then Options->Add new, and you will see the following screen:

Like in my tutorial about setting up network drive in SymNC, I will go step by step.

1. ‘Name’ – enter any name that will correspond the syncing action. For example, if you want to sync pictures from your phone to you office PC, name this sync “Pictures to office PC”, etc…

2. ‘Source Folder’ – Click on it, and instead of manually typing in the source path, press Options->Browse and you will see this screen:

In this example, I’m going to choose ‘My Phone’. Now select E:\ (that is the drive letter of your memory card), because that is where your pictures are most likely stored. Scroll down till you get to ‘Images’ folder, and press ‘Done’, and on the next screen ‘OK’.

3. ‘Target Folder’ – Similar procedure as before. Click on it, then Options->Browse, and this time choose ‘Network’. You will be prompted to choose the WiFi access point that connects your phone to your computer network.

After you make the selection, you will see the list of all PC’s that are currently connected to this network. Choose the one you want to sync with, and browse through its shared folders (how to share a computer folder is also described in my previous post, in number 6. ‘Share’). When you get to the desired folder, click ‘Done’, and you should see the full path to this folder:

Click ‘OK’, and you will be back on the setup screen. This was the hard part, it’s quite easy from now on. :)

4. ‘Access point’ – this will be automatically filled in, because you’ve already chosen it in step 3.

5. ‘Account’ –  this should also be automatically chosen, but if it isn’t, choose the account we previously made.

6. ‘Sync Interval’ – this option will allow you to select how often will the syncing occur. You get to choose from: “In charging mode, “Every 30 minutes”, “Every 2/6/12/24 hours” and “Disabled”. I like to use “Disabled”, which is actually “Manual sync”, because I don’t need to sync so often. Other options are self-explanatory, and you are free to choose the one that suites you the most.

7. ‘Delete source’ – here you can select if you want to (in familiar Windows terminology) “cut” or “copy” the files from the source (in this case, your phone). If you select “No”, the files will remain in your phone after the sync has been completed. And if you select “Yes”, the files will be deleted from the source folder.

8. ‘Include subfolders’ – I recommend choosing “Yes”, because it will sync the entire folder (files and subfolders) to the target. Otherwise, only files from the ‘parent’ folder will be transfered.

Press ‘Done’ and you will see the name of your syncing profile, and the date of your last sync.

Now, to test if you did everything correctly, click on Options->Verify, wait a few seconds, and, hopefully, you will see the “Operation succeeded” notification. This is it, you’ve successfully set up SymSync, so you can do the first sync by pressing Options->Start. Please note: the first sync will be the longest one, every other is incremental, meaning it will only transfer new or changed files. That is great, because it saves you a lot of time and battery life!

Hope this helps, feel free to comment or ask questions. I expect you will enjoy using SymSync as much as I do, because this is really, really functional and practical app that you must have! Syncing becomes a child’s play with this SymSync…


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