1. EazyDuz's Avatar
    Ive tried everything. I have Kaspersky antivirus, disabled,windows firewall disabled, tried to make a static IP address in my Netgear settings and made an acception from its firewall, didnt work.
    Tried putting IP address in Run, didnt work, tried mapping the drive, didnt work...

    Can anyone offer a solution!!?
    09-27-12 05:28 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Did you enable it in settings?
    09-27-12 05:34 PM
  3. eds817's Avatar
    In Storage & Sharing set File Sharing, Wi-Fi Sharing and Password Protect to ON.

    Then click on Properties next to Network Identification and you'll see the Username of your PlayBook.

    Go up to About and select Network from the drop down menu to get your IPv4 address.

    On your computer open Windows Explorer and in the address bad type \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP address of your PlayBook)

    In the window that opens enter the username and password of your PlayBook
    Last edited by EdS817; 09-27-12 at 05:37 PM.
    09-27-12 05:35 PM
  4. EazyDuz's Avatar
    In Storage & Sharing set File Sharing, Wi-Fi Sharing and Password Protect to ON.

    Then click on Properties next to Network Identification and you'll see the IP address and Username of your PlayBook.

    On your computer open Windows Explorer and in the address bad type \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP address of your PlayBook)

    In the window that opens enter the username and password of your PlayBook
    Done all that already. All it does is open a tab in firefox and tries to load the IP address, it doesnt find the network at all.
    And yes its all enabled in settings
    09-27-12 05:37 PM
  5. kill_9's Avatar
    Can anyone offer a solution!!?
    BlackBerry PlayBook Knowledge Base

    Article Number: KB26068
    Article Title: How to transfer files to and from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
    Article Link: KB26068-How to transfer files to and from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
    09-27-12 05:38 PM
  6. EazyDuz's Avatar
    From a Windows or Mac based computer on the same network as the BlackBerry PlayBook, navigate to the IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook which can be found under Settings > About > Network.

    On a Windows computer, open the Run dialog box (shortcut of Windows Key + R) and type file:\\127.1.1.1 or \\127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)

    I get here, hit enter in the Run program and it doesnt find the network...
    09-27-12 05:43 PM
  7. eds817's Avatar
    Done all that already. All it does is open a tab in firefox and tries to load the IP address, it doesnt find the network at all.
    And yes its all enabled in settings
    Did you type the \\ before your IP address?
    09-27-12 05:52 PM
  8. diegonei's Avatar
    Having password on is not a requirement though (and since people will hardly ever know your PlayBook's IP, not exactly necessary).

    So all settings are OK but Windows (not Internet) Explorer does not open the folder when you go \\IP\media?

    Edit: That's the issue. Just noticed good EdS817 forgot to add \media to his instructions.

    Should be something like \\199.225.69.69\media

    Adding it as a mapped drive is the best way to go imho.
    Last edited by diegonei; 09-27-12 at 05:57 PM.
    09-27-12 05:54 PM
  9. Branta's Avatar
    Done all that already. All it does is open a tab in firefox and tries to load the IP address, it doesnt find the network at all.
    And yes its all enabled in settings
    You MUST have "Client for Microsoft Networks" enabled in your WiFi network protocols (look in the same list as TCP/IP settings). This is not always enabled by default when setting up WiFi - at least on recent versions of Windows.
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    09-27-12 05:59 PM
  10. EazyDuz's Avatar
    client for ms networks is ticked, and i tried \media and it still didnt work, just hangs while it looks for it then tells me it cant find it...
    09-27-12 06:07 PM
  11. diegonei's Avatar
    client for ms networks is ticked, and i tried \media and it still didnt work, just hangs while it looks for it then tells me it cant find it...
    Reboots both PC and PB and then start over. Something is not right there.

    PS: You gotta use \media. We don't have access to the whole file system.
    09-27-12 06:17 PM
  12. axeman1000's Avatar
    Kaperskey is similar to Norton. I always had to go in to the firewall settings in the antivirus and tell it to trust the network. Once that happened it would find the other computers.
    09-27-12 06:23 PM
  13. EazyDuz's Avatar
    Ok so i hard reset the playbook, router, then deleted the wifi settings in the playbook, reconnected it, did the Run and Ip address thing and the drive FINALLY is showing up.
    Thanks for the replies.
    So do i need to use Run every time i want to access it? It shows up just as an IP address, not as 'playbook'
    09-27-12 06:34 PM
  14. easydoesit99's Avatar
    My PB drive shows up as the PB ipaddress. No problem for me, I only have a few drives and I always map my PB to "Z" default drive.
    09-27-12 06:38 PM
  15. tofnow's Avatar
    Ok so i hard reset the playbook, router, then deleted the wifi settings in the playbook, reconnected it, did the Run and Ip address thing and the drive FINALLY is showing up.
    Thanks for the replies.
    So do i need to use Run every time i want to access it? It shows up just as an IP address, not as 'playbook'
    I have two playbooks. Each has a static IP set in my NetGear router. Each has the same workgroup name, username and WPA2-PSK SSID Password as any of my computers running Windows 7 Pro, both 64 and 32 bit. File Sharing is On both for wifi and wired. I normally do not use a PB password except for sideloading stuff and I do not use \Media, just e.g. "\\192.168.1.102" BUT this only works for me in IE9 and does Not work for me in Firefox 15.1. It might if I tried to finagle FF settings but I just don't really need it.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. I see you made it. Good show. :-)
    09-27-12 06:44 PM
  16. mrrsquared79's Avatar
    I just wish I could find out or remember my username...or find out where I can find it.
    09-27-12 06:48 PM
  17. tinker2000's Avatar
    You don't need to type run on your pc every time if you create a shortcut to the ip address of the playbook. Its fine, but you have to edit it sometimes if your pb doesn't have a static ip address.

    Enjoy
    09-27-12 07:08 PM
  18. diegonei's Avatar
    You don't need to type run on your pc every time if you create a shortcut to the ip address of the playbook. Its fine, but you have to edit it sometimes if your pb doesn't have a static ip address.

    Enjoy
    Or you can map it as a network drive and it will have it's own drive letter (and you can rename it from whatever ip to PlayBook).
    09-27-12 08:54 PM
  19. pacoman03's Avatar
    You don't need to type run on your pc every time if you create a shortcut to the ip address of the playbook. Its fine, but you have to edit it sometimes if your pb doesn't have a static ip address.

    Enjoy
    To create a shortcut, first, when you've connected to your PB in Windows Explorer, in the address bar right click on the ip address and choose "Copy address", then go to your desktop, right click and choose "Paste shortcut". Then you can access your PB simply by clicking the shortcut. If your PB ip address changes, right click on the shortcut and change the address in the target box.
    09-27-12 09:24 PM
  20. kbz1960's Avatar
    This is the one I used.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...-wi-fi-661022/
    09-27-12 10:20 PM
  21. pearlyrob's Avatar
    i wasn't able to get usb or wifi sharing working, i went into control panel - network and internet - network and sharing center - change adapter settings, then right clicked on the rim device. then properties. then clicked install, then protocol, then add.

    after i did that and added the second protocol, it seems to work, i really have no idea what that did tho. i can't imagine it was coincidence. i did restart the PB while it was plugged in too.
    09-27-12 11:48 PM
  22. pickles#WP's Avatar
    I just wish I could find out or remember my username...or find out where I can find it.
    On the main screen,swipe down from the top to get to settings (or tap on the cog wheel in the top left corner). A menu of the different settings is on the left hand side. About half way down is "Blackberry ID". Tap on this and the PB will display your screen name and Blackberry ID address.
    09-28-12 12:35 AM
  23. chrispipe's Avatar
    use WINDOWS explorer. it sounds like you're using a web browser. lol

    also, fwiw, i can access mine via device name. that is, \\pipebook (with or without media, it's not a neccesary addition to the path, without it i see certs and media as in the screencap)
    09-28-12 02:52 AM
  24. mggr's Avatar
    My wifi sharing did work without issue before the .668 update and the subsquent update to 2.1.840 beta.

    Since the 1mb update, it appears a little bit better, but still very unreliable and very slow when stepping through folders.

    Before .668 it was great, but since a nigthmare. Pinging the playbook shows massive delays, which vary. I think/guess they implemented some sort of sleep/power saving for the wifi which has had a detrimental effect on the network stack? Pure guess but something got screwed up...have tested on both my playbooks.

    Can anyone confirm the ping delays on their playbook from their computer. I don't beleive we should be seeing such long delays and drops! Maybe time for a rebuild with my older playbook, but i don't want to go through this pain if I don't get an improvement and nothing else conencted to my PC has these sort of bad results.

    C:\Program Files\Support Tools>ping 192.192.1.33 -t

    Pinging 192.192.1.33 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=2600ms TTL=25
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=277ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=228ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=244ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=255
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=194ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=106ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=115ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=96ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=362ms TTL=255
    Reply from 192.192.1.33: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=255

    What I'm saying is even if you set it up correctly, sometimes it just won't work, so you end up chasing yourself around in circles. The fact I know I set it up right and it worked all the time and since the updates it became unreliable, it's going to give us all strange results and extra confusion in something that should be easy to implement.
    Last edited by mggr; 09-28-12 at 05:25 AM. Reason: conclusions
    09-28-12 05:18 AM
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