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    I'm starting a new job on Monday. I'm a Microsoft .NET programmer.

    The CIO sent an email out to the new hires last Friday saying our laptops won't arrive till mid-week (Dell), and would I please bring my own laptop on Monday. Problem is, I don't own a laptop. I do have a TouchPad though.

    So now I'm going through the reasons they'd like me to bring in my own laptop.

    1. They have an Intranet with web-based training stuff that I'll be working through.
    2. There's code I should start to look at - but that assumes I have a development environment set up on my laptop.
    3. There's documentation on the corporate file servers I'll need to look at.

    The first should be a slam-dunk with my Touchpad, once I get hooked into their intranet.

    The other two assume I can navigate to and open word documents, spreadsheets, text files, etc.

    Please tell me there's a way I can connect my Touchpad to their local wifi, and navigate to folders on their MS file server!
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    Or head to a place like Aaron Rents and rent one for a month...
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    I'm interested in this from a home network perspective. I have my home computers with files shared (workgroup) and would love to be able to look at files within the workgroup without having to sync via Dropbox/Box.net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    Or head to a place like Aaron Rents and rent one for a month...
    Yea, for this situation it sounds like OP really should just rent/buy a laptop. You don't want to show up your first day and find out the Touchpad can do what you need...
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    I don't have a Windows box handy to test, but couldn't we do something like this via homebrew:

    mount -t cifs //server/share -o username=user,password=pass /mnt/share

    ...then just access it via Internalz?
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    I would love to see this feature so I could do file transfers to my nas without having to plug in to one of my pc's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsei View Post
    I don't have a Windows box handy to test, but couldn't we do something like this via homebrew:

    mount -t cifs //server/share -o username=user,password=pass /mnt/share


    ...then just access it via Internalz?
    This would be awsome!

    Btw, on my Pre- this works. just mounted a Samba share and browsed through my foto collection via Internalz :-)
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    We really need a shell app for Touchpad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olodin View Post
    This would be awsome!

    Btw, on my Pre- this works. just mounted a Samba share and browsed through my foto collection via Internalz :-)
    If you mount it under /media/internal - or symlink to it from there - does the builtin Photos app see them?
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    Are you serious, can we really just simply mount samba shares on webOS out of the box??? Why have I not known this before???

    So we need a terminal app for the TP soon, or is there one already? Or better than that, have indeed Jason add this in Internalz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbah View Post
    If you mount it under /media/internal - or symlink to it from there - does the builtin Photos app see them?
    I haven't tried on the TouchPad, but have on the Pre, and I suspect the problem is the same. The /media volume (AKA the USB drive) is a FAT volume (which is why it's recognized by Windows) and doesn,t support symbolic links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    I haven't tried on the TouchPad, but have on the Pre, and I suspect the problem is the same. The /media volume (AKA the USB drive) is a FAT volume (which is why it's recognized by Windows) and doesn,t support symbolic links.
    ... And Windows continues to make my life worse even though I don't even run it at home any more ...
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    If I can stream my mp3s from my Server on my Touchpad, I would jump for joy! Oh and my movies to. This thing has Wireless N. Let's get this going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbah View Post
    If you mount it under /media/internal - or symlink to it from there - does the builtin Photos app see them?
    I've mounted it under /media/internal and the folder does not show up in the photos app.
    But maybe it is just to big for the app to display/scan? (it's 38G of photos)
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    How do you perform the mount command on a TP? Do I need some app to do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInFL View Post
    How do you perform the mount command on a TP? Do I need some app to do this?
    I don't know for certain for a TP, but in a Pre you can use webOS Quick Install to open a terminal window on the Pre. Then issue the mount command from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
    I don't know for certain for a TP, but in a Pre you can use webOS Quick Install to open a terminal window on the Pre. Then issue the mount command from there.
    This should also work for a Touchpad when put in devmode and accessed via novaterm or Webos Quickinstall.

    I just confirmed that at least with the webOS 3.0 emulator we have a working mount.cifs command

    Can't wait for a enyo terminal app!
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    Terminal from a computer is pretty limited in utility...I have to have a PC in order to mount/openvpn/ssh, etc...but then I have this computer at the end of my USB cable that I can use instead with fewer steps.

    I terminal/shell app that runs on the touchpad would be far more useful.
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    I have no suggestions for the OP, except the possible suggestions already posted. But I will say; this is an urgent need for the TouchPad that would put it over the top IMHO. I have a networked home, Windows Server 2003, a desktop, 3 laptops, all running Windows, 1 XP and the remainder Win7. Also have a netbook running Linux (Ubuntu). My wife is a manager and uses one of the laptops at work on her hospitals Windows based wireless network.

    No problems sharing/editing on any devices, but the biggest obstacle for me purchasing a TouchPad immediately is the inability to connect and share/edit files on my network, and my wife to do the same at work. I will subscribe to this thread to see if some of the WebOS genius minds who hang out in here get this figured out as a work around, or hopefully it will be something HP is working on as a push upgrade in the future. That would be the ideal solution.
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    Hummm... someone can create an .IPK to solve this?

    Only an interface to insert the username, password and domain and use that command line...


    Best Regards...
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