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Old 09-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Cool eliminate the usb cable and connect wirelessly as a network drive

is there any way to eliminate the usb cable and connect wirelessly as a network drive that can be assigned a drive letter on an individual pc on the local network?

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Old 09-21-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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is there any way to eliminate the usb cable and connect wirelessly as a network drive that can be assigned a drive letter on an individual pc on the local network?
Not that I'm aware of, Alan. BUT, that being said, you could certainly run Calibre and connect over HTTP to grab books. No cable required. And there are Cloud solutions (such as dropbox) that work as well.
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Not that I'm aware of, Alan. BUT, that being said, you could certainly run Calibre and connect over HTTP to grab books. No cable required. And there are Cloud solutions (such as dropbox) that work as well.
yeah, i know. but for the reply.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #4
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yeah, i know. but for the reply.
you can use ssh : http://www.google.com/search?gcx=w&s...etter+windows+
(to use adhoc (peer to peer) network you may need: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128247
and http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=128845 )

alternatively:http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=129157
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Calibre can run a wireless server, to download books.

You can also store your Calibre library via dropbox, like I do.

If you do ssh, don't you have to hack the kindle?

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Old 09-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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Well there are wireless USB extenders, which should achieve the same effect.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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i'm sorry for not being clear in post #1, but my question was meant to ask this:

is there a method one can use to have the kindle appear in the windows network window (much the same as a usb connected kindle appears in the [my] computer window) as a device that you can use as an external/network drive. in my humble opinion amazon sure missed the boat on that when introducing the wireless 3rd gen kindle.

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It's somewhat doable with the usbnetwork hack, via ssh (or another protocol) over WiFi, (I'd use sshfs on Linux, for example), but it might not be for the faint of heart, and I have no idea how to implement that on non-Linux systems.

On the 'another protocol' front, I guess one could go the overkill way and try to setup a samba server on the Kindle... or Bonjour or whatever the hell Apple uses nowadays.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:45 PM   #9
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It's somewhat doable with the usbnetwork hack, via ssh (or another protocol) over WiFi, (I'd use sshfs on Linux, for example), but it might not be for the faint of heart, and I have no idea how to implement that on non-Linux systems.

On the 'another protocol' front, I guess one could go the overkill way and try to setup a samba server on the Kindle... or Bonjour or whatever the hell Apple uses nowadays.
let me reword my question (again!!!)

without additional hacks or jumping through hoops, is there a simple procedure one can use to have the kindle appear in the windows network window (much the same as a usb connected kindle appears in the [my] computer window) as a device that you can use as an external/network drive.

in my humble opinion amazon sure missed the boat on this when creating/designing/introducing the wireless 3rd gen kindle.


i guess i'll just have to assume that the answer is no.

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let me reword my question (again!!!)

i guess i'll just have to assume that the answer is no.
If there was an easy way to do it right out of the box, do you think everybody'd be wasting their time explaining these workarounds and hacks to achieve a similar solution?

Of course there's no way to do without hacking.
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Of course there's no way to do without hacking.
well gosh, i didn't know (as well as wouldn't know) till i asked. did you want me to just assume? it's pretty stupid to assume.

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:03 AM   #12
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I've wondered this sometimes myself. But, having looked it up, it's usually more trouble than it's worth to only obviate the use of the USB cord.
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I've wondered this sometimes myself. But, having looked it up, it's usually more trouble than it's worth to only obviate the use of the USB cord.
Worth it for me, since I already have it set up ^_^
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Worth it for me, since I already have it set up ^_^
You have your Kindle showing up as a lettered drive on your PC (wirelessly) using no hacks? Do tell.

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well gosh, i didn't know (as well as wouldn't know) till i asked. did you want me to just assume? it's pretty stupid to assume.
Sorry, Alan. My post came across much snarkier than I intended it... and for that, I apologize.

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Sorry, Alan. My post came across much snarkier than I intended it... and for that, I apologize.
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