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I am setting up a wireless LAN with my iPAQ H5555
running "Windows Mobile 2003" connected to a PC running
XP via a Microsoft MN-700 router. The primary purpose for
the LAN is to let the large PC act as a file server for
the iPAQ.

On PocketPC, how do I open files that are located on a
share of another computer on the LAN? I understand that
the usual naming convention is \\computer\share\filename,
but how do I browse through these files in the PocketPC
equivalent of Windows explorer? There's no "My network
places" icon.
 
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Resco Explorer comes FREE on your iPAQ 5555 and allows both mapping of network shares and opening of
files across the network. It is on your companion CD...

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"Sound Guy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am setting up a wireless LAN with my iPAQ H5555
> running "Windows Mobile 2003" connected to a PC running
> XP via a Microsoft MN-700 router. The primary purpose for
> the LAN is to let the large PC act as a file server for
> the iPAQ.
>
> On PocketPC, how do I open files that are located on a
> share of another computer on the LAN? I understand that
> the usual naming convention is \\computer\share\filename,
> but how do I browse through these files in the PocketPC
> equivalent of Windows explorer? There's no "My network
> places" icon.
>


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Sound Guy wrote:
> I am setting up a wireless LAN with my iPAQ H5555
> running "Windows Mobile 2003" connected to a PC running
> XP via a Microsoft MN-700 router. The primary purpose for
> the LAN is to let the large PC act as a file server for
> the iPAQ.
>
> On PocketPC, how do I open files that are located on a
> share of another computer on the LAN? I understand that
> the usual naming convention is \\computer\share\filename,
> but how do I browse through these files in the PocketPC
> equivalent of Windows explorer? There's no "My network
> places" icon.

Take a look at PocketLAN. It greatly simplies this.

Martin
 
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>-----Original Message-----
>
>Take a look at PocketLAN. It greatly simplies this.
>
>Martin
>
Thanks Martin. That looks like just what I need.
 
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But you can do it in standard File Explorer. There is an icon on the lower
bar (first from the right) which opens the dialog box to enter a network
share path.

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There are a couple of other apps that you can use for your needs

Resco File Explorer ($25 on Handango)
Advanced Explorer (2$ on Handango)
Total Commander (Free)

With Total Commander, you enter \\servername\sharename in the address box.

The other 2 have a built in "Network Browser" type feature, similar to
windows. I really like Advanced Explorer for $2, you can't beat it!!


"Sound Guy" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2e24601c46a81$fd666c50$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I am setting up a wireless LAN with my iPAQ H5555
> running "Windows Mobile 2003" connected to a PC running
> XP via a Microsoft MN-700 router. The primary purpose for
> the LAN is to let the large PC act as a file server for
> the iPAQ.
>
> On PocketPC, how do I open files that are located on a
> share of another computer on the LAN? I understand that
> the usual naming convention is \\computer\share\filename,
> but how do I browse through these files in the PocketPC
> equivalent of Windows explorer? There's no "My network
> places" icon.
>
 
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Resco Explorer is FREE for the original poster. It is included with his iPAQ 5555 and is on the
companion CD...

--
Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
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"CopperTrail" <wooch06@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:dcmdnatfKfdC0WrdRVn-gg@adelphia.com...
> There are a couple of other apps that you can use for your needs
>
> Resco File Explorer ($25 on Handango)
> Advanced Explorer (2$ on Handango)
> Total Commander (Free)
>
> With Total Commander, you enter \\servername\sharename in the address box.
>
> The other 2 have a built in "Network Browser" type feature, similar to windows. I really like
> Advanced Explorer for $2, you can't beat it!!
>


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