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I'm at a location where I don't have internet connection. However, I want to sync files from my phone to my laptop. I can create a hotspot with my phone, but since there are no trackers, the devices can't find each other.

Is there a way to use sync in this scenario? Thanks for any ideas!

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yes, as long as your phone and laptop are in the same local network, just make sure you enable "Search LAN" for the folders.

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Hi, eltopo,

thanks for your reply. I have checked and I have "Search LAN" enabled on the phone and on the computer for a specific folder, but the peers aren't discovered and the files aren't synced. What could be wrong?

 

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You don't create a local network by creating a hotspot with your phone. The phone just shares its internet connection with the connected devices.

What you need is a true network between the devices, done by a separate mobile access point.

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Hi Frank Maier,

thanks for your explanation. That could be the reason why it's not working the way eltopo described it.

However, is it really true that the phone doesn't make a network? I have used another software to sync files in this way: 1) the software on the phone creates a hotspot, 2) the software on the phone sets up a web server and offers selected files on it, 3) the browser on the computer connects to the hotspot on the phone, 4) the browser on the computer connects to a local IP address and downloads the files.

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What you need is a true network between the devices, done by a separate mobile access point.

So would it be a solution to use another phone for creating a hotspot and connecting both sync phone and sync computer to that network? Would it work or also not?

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I have just tried it with the second phone. This phone has no internet access. I have created a hotspot on it and connected both the first phone and the computer. When both were connected, Resilio started syncing right away.

Frank Maier, thanks for the solution!

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