How to transfer files between Symbian phones via WiFi?

Yes, you’ve read the post title correctly. This is possible, and quite simple as a matter of fact, all you need is a couple of Symbian mobiles phones with WiFi connectivity and a couple of Telexy’s apps.

For example, I’ll be using my Nokia N82 with SymNC installed, and the Nokia X6 16GB with SymNAS installed. I will be accessing files on the X6 (“second phone” from now on) from the N82 (“first phone” from now on) via WiFi connection. In case you’re new to Symbian apps, SymNC is the one and only application you’ll ever need when it comes to accessing your computer network via your phone. SymNAS is an important part of SymNC, and it also comes as an ultra useful standalone app that makes your phone’s drives accessible on the network.

If you have all the necessities, let’s begin.

First, launch the SymNAS on the second phone. If this is the first time you start this app, you will be asked to name your phone, so type in the phone’s model for example, it will be easier to recognize it that way. You will also have a pre-made network jack in the “Network Jacks” folder, and both of your phone’s disks will be shared on the network.

Open the “Network Jacks” folder, and you’ll see the following screen.

Select “Options->Modify”, and in the “Access point” field select the access point that connect your phone to your computer network. Click “Done”.

If you need more help about setting up new network jack, detailed tutorial can be found here.

When you’re ready, click on the modified network jack, and then “Plug in”.

This will share your phone’s drive(s) on the network, and you’ll see a popup window that informs you about phone’s IP address, and the name as it can be reached on network from computers or from another phone in our case.

That would be it, now let’s set up the first phone.

Launch the SymNC on the first phone, and scroll down till you get to “Network”. Click on it, and select the same access point as earlier (they don’t have to be named the same, it’s important that they have the same settings). If you need extra help with SymNC, pictured, step-by-step tutorial can be found here.

After a few seconds, you’ll see a list of devices that are currently connected to your network.

Select the second phone (in my case X6), and you’ll see its shared drives.

For future use, it’s recommended to map this drive. You do this by highlighting one of its shared drives (for example E:\), and then clicking “Options->Map network Drive”.

When you do so, you can change the letter of the drive if you like in the second field (leave the other fields intact). I’ll select ‘X’, because it reminds of X6… Click “Done” when finished.

This will create a shortcut on your SymNC’s main screen, and it will be much easier for you to access it some other time.

OK, back to the transfer. Locate the file you want to transfer, simply by clicking through the folders. Once you’ve found the desired file, highlight it, click “Options->File->Copy”.

All you need to do now is go back to the start screen of SymNC, open one of the phone’s local drives (for example, memory card), browse through its folders, and click “Options->File->Paste” when you’ve reached the desired folder.

That’s it! You’ve successfully transfered data directly from a mobile phone to another. Of course, you can transfer whole folders, or even listen to the music that is located on the other phone! Pretty cool, don’t you think? 🙂


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