Connected devices

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Connected devices

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I'm afraid this is just a basic networking information question.
When I click on Network in File Manager on my desktop PC, why don't all the devices connected to my home network show up?
There are two tablets, two phones, a TV and two E-Readers all using the network, but when I open File Manager | Network all I see listed is the computer and the router. :scratch:
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You will only see devices that have shared resources that could be accessed by another computer. Even then they may not show as this stuff is notoriously unreliable.
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Thanks. That explains a lot.
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If you want to see all the devices on your network(s) your router should tell you that information. I access mine using my (Firefox) browser and the IP address 192.168.1.1. Yours may have a different IP address. The firmware in your router should have an option to view all devices on your network.
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Thanks, Bob. I can indeed see all the devices using your method but it's not what I wanted. I wanted to be able to drag items from the PC on to my
E-Reader, but it's not possible. Could do it if the device had Bluetooth, but I have to junk and buy version 2 in order to get that facility. So it's back to using a USB cable connection.
Thanks for the heads up
And thanks again to Stuart.
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silverback wrote:
07 Apr 2023, 11:54
...So it's back to using a USB cable connection...
Alternatively, investigate a Bluetooth USB adaptor.

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Ken
I don't think this is a possible solution. The PC already has Bluetooth but the E-Reader only has a USB charging slot - that's the asymmetric plug that came before USB C. All the adaptors I've Googled have a retangular end like the wireless dongle I've got in the PC for the keyboard.
But thanks for the thought. :thumbup:
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silverback wrote:
08 Apr 2023, 09:40
...the E-Reader only has a USB charging slot...
Ah, OK. As you said, it was a thought :grin:

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