New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *Wandrer » 2019-05-12, 15:46 UTC

I have a strange problem.

In the past i got between 60MB/s and 80MB/s over the wifi plugin. Now it's only 7MB/s for one file and no more than 2MB/s for many files.

I'm on a AC network with the computer on 1GB/s full duplex and the smartphone (two antennas) right next to the router.
I'm writing on a SSD which should be able to write more than 500MB/s.

Nothing changed, excluding Windows 10 and Android updates.

Does anyone have an idea why the transfer rate got so low?

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-05-13, 13:55 UTC

Are the files located in the same place? External SD cards can be quite a bit slower than internal memory (/storage/emulated/0).
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *Wandrer » 2019-05-13, 17:26 UTC

The Android devices doesn't have a SDCart slot. Only 128GB internal memory.

Huawei P20Pro with Android 9.0 and April security patch. Build number: 9.0.0.270(C432E5R1P9).

The problem shows either if i'm using energy saving mode or not. Actually there is no difference between both in transfer speed.

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-05-16, 09:51 UTC

I see - Huawei is a bit problematic because it has very strict energy saving.

Try disabling it on the Android settings - App-Start - Totalcmd-Wifi-Transfer. Set to manual and all options enabled.
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *Wandrer » 2019-05-20, 11:50 UTC

Already did that on the day i installed the wifi plug on the day i got the device.

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-05-20, 14:01 UTC

What client do you use on the Windows side? You can try with Total Commander for Windows (WebDAV plugin), Explorer (mount as Web folder), and of course the various Web browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera.
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *rsa » 2019-06-10, 01:20 UTC

In Google Play the recent version of the WiFi/WLAN-Plugin is 3.1.
On the website ghisler.com the latest version of the plugin is 3.0 (Total Commander / Android plugins and Total Commander / Android Wifi transfer plugin).

It seems that 3.1 is the latest and recommended version, isn't it?
Since I don't use Google Play (and even not Google Play Services) I always have to pick up APK's manually (or use Yalp Store or something like this).
It would be fine to have the latest versions of the plugins also on the website.

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-06-11, 14:22 UTC

Yes it is, but I will release 3.2 very soon.
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-06-14, 09:57 UTC

The new plugin version 3.2 is out now!

It now adds uploaded files (e.g. images, music, videos) to the media database, so the Android apps which use it can see the files.
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *rsa » 2019-06-21, 01:08 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote:
2019-06-14, 09:57 UTC
The new plugin version 3.2 is out now!
Fine!

It's also no available from www.ghisler.com/androidplugins/download/ but not at www.ghisler.com/androidplugins/wifi/ (maybe it might be better to change the "Download+Install" link just to the general androidplugins-download page).

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *CharlieSmith » 2019-06-24, 09:04 UTC

Problem with clearing TC WiFi Transfer server queue.

Using TC for Android 2.91 and TC WiFi Transfer 3.20 on Android 7.0.

I can select 3 files on Android phone and transfer it via WiFi to my WIndows PC, no problem.

Then later I again select 2 new files on the phone and transfer those also via WiFi to my WIndows PC, but now the first 3 files are again transferred with the 2 new files.

How do I clear the files listed by the server for transfer after the first transfer operation ? The only way I could do that was to select the TC WiFi Transfer app on the phone and "Force Stop" the app, which is probably not the way it should work.

Where do I go wrong ?

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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-06-24, 13:18 UTC

To clear the list, you need to stop sharing in the plugin: Tap on the notification to return to the plugin dialog, and there tap on the button in the upper right, "Stop server". Then you can either restart sharing with the existing files, or share some new files. In the latter case, the previous files will be removed. If you don't stop the server, the previous files will be kept.
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Re: New Android plugin - Wifi transfer

Post by *CharlieSmith » 2019-06-24, 14:28 UTC

ghisler(Author) wrote:
2019-06-24, 13:18 UTC
To clear the list, you need to stop sharing in the plugin: Tap on the notification to return to the plugin dialog, and there tap on the button in the upper right, "Stop server". Then you can either restart sharing with the existing files, or share some new files. In the latter case, the previous files will be removed. If you don't stop the server, the previous files will be kept.
Thanks for the quick reply, I understand the logic now.

My mistake was that after stopping the server, I re-started the server to be ready for the next transfer operation.

Instead, I should have just started the new select and transfer operation, which would have automatically started a new instance of the server with only the newly selected files in the list for sharing.

Note: I have been using Total Commander for MANY years, my license number is #514.

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