Samba is use for Sharing files over the network is often very useful. Whether you need to transfer media files or you want to use the it as a simple Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device.
$ sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
$ sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
Find the parameters in file:
workgroup = WORKGROUP wins support = yes
***This will allows us to use samba in Windows Operating System***
Also add # in front of printer section.
Add some few lines in order to share attached USB devices over Samba:
[DataOnAir] comment=DataOnAir path=home/chip/media/ browseable=Yes writeable=Yes only guest=no create mask=0777 directory mask=0777 public=yes ##public=no
Note: If you do not want to set Security:
If you want to set Security:
Setup user's for access:
$ sudo smbpasswd -a chip
And enter password twice. Samba config is done!
Open Settings and then Removable Drives and Media.
Then Storage and check First 3 box.
Open Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot on your device.
Save it! You Hotspot is ready to connect.
Open Run (Win+R). And enter:
Hit OK. Now you can access your all contents wirelessly.
Download ES File Explorer from PlayStore or Click here.
1) Click on Network and then click on LAN.
2) Click on New.
2) Enter the IP address of your CHIP which will be displayed in your Connected Devices of your HotSpot.
If you have security, then enter the user name and password or else keep it Anonymous.
Now you can access all your contents wirelessly.
Go | Connect to Server or
If you have security then enter the username and password or else keep it Guest.
Now you can access your all contends wirelessly. It supports up to 2TB hard drive and 6-7 hours of backup*****
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