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    A PC Technician With A Droid

    Well, I have had my droid for longer then I have been a PC Tech, going to people's houses and repairing their computers. While I was purchasing some tools and tech equipment I realized something very important- I bet this thing can help out!

    So far I've been using it in two ways- as a 16gb removable flash drive, and as a way to download drivers for a PC with no functioning internet. There is no way I know of to get said drivers over to the PC in that circumstance, other then drag & drop. This is important, and I'll tell you why: there is no way under those circumstances to browse the files on the host computer or control it in any way.

    Anyway, I was wondering if any of you use your Droid to troubleshoot PCs? Any good app suggestions? I've been dying for a diagnostic tool or something bootable.
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    Im not sure man, I'm sure therehas to bsa something in the Market to assist you with something, you would think! But I was trying to think of something to get drivers installed onto the PC without drag and drop, but I don't think there is any other way

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    You should checkout ES FILE EXPLORER. LAN function so you can access your pc folders from the droid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber3d View Post
    You should checkout ES FILE EXPLORER. LAN function so you can access your pc folders from the droid.

    even wifi teather or nomal teather to customers computer to access dropbox.com

    I do it all the time.
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    I use my Droid just for the flashlight function (when I'm going under the table to see the PC connections....).

    I have a custom BartPE USB Flash Drive for my diagnostic, internet, install drivers, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1dnite View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber3d View Post
    You should checkout ES FILE EXPLORER. LAN function so you can access your pc folders from the droid.

    even wifi teather or nomal teather to customers computer to access dropbox.com

    I do it all the time.
    Verizon doesn't flip out when you tether? Read some things that made it sound liek they would.

    Also, I have ES File Explorer but if the host PC has lost it's internet then I can't use it for that.
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    If you can keep the .exe file to install PDAnet on the user's computers, you could just use the teathering feature to get the computer online to download a driver etc instead of downloading the driver etc. to your phone.
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    Bluetooth explorer

    There is a Bluetooth ftp app which has some file explorer function in the market. Might be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethdood View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by M1dnite View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cyber3d View Post
    You should checkout ES FILE EXPLORER. LAN function so you can access your pc folders from the droid.

    even wifi teather or nomal teather to customers computer to access dropbox.com

    I do it all the time.
    Verizon doesn't flip out when you tether? Read some things that made it sound liek they would.

    Also, I have ES File Explorer but if the host PC has lost it's internet then I can't use it for that.
    you don't need internet to have a home network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethdood View Post
    I've been dying for a diagnostic tool or something bootable.
    Couldn't you put a Linux live disk on your Droid's SD card and set the PC to boot from USB? I do this with a flash drive using a persistant copy of Mint. No reason you couldn't hook up the Droid, mount its card, then boot the PC off the card.

    I gotta try this sometime. Boot a computer off my Droid.
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