The steps listed in this post will allow you to set up you Android devise as a network location on your Windows PC. The two-step process is simple first you install and set up a FTP server on your Android Phone, I recommend SwiFTP which can be downloaded from the market by scanning the QR code below.
After your FTP server is installed and you have the IP address with port number you can proceed with setting up your phone as a network location in Windows. To set up your phone as a network location on Windows simply take the IP address port number user name and password and form a URL like this ftp://user:email@example.com:2112/sdcard/ where user is your user name, pass is your password, 192.168.20.51 is the local IP address of your phone, 2121 is the port number you used when setting up your FTP server, and optionally sdcard is your phones SD card or directory you would like to access.
After you have your link copied to you clip board, open up MyComputer and right-click on the white background, select Add a Network Location, click Next, select Choose A Custom Network Location (this may be the only option available anyway), select Next, paste your FTP URL into the box labeled Internet or network address, click Next, type in the name of your New location as you would like it to appear in MyComputer, click Next, click Finish. Make sure your FTP server is running on your Android devise and you should now be able to browse, upload to, and download from your android devise via WiFi.
If you plan on uploading media to your phone that you would like to play back without rebooting your devise you should get the app called SDrescan which will invoke Androids media scanner without restarting your devise.
If you have any Android networking or media streaming tips feel free to share them in the comments below.
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