transfer from PC to Air2

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    I have an iPad Air 2 64gb WIFI only.
    I can connect to my PC via Wireless modem/router
    I can connect to ext HDD/SD card/thumdrive/network via wifi and shair hub.

    Files stream fine to the iPad.

    BUT - How do I copy files (ie ebooks/pdfs/mp3's) from the PC/Ext HDD/Thumbdrive/SDCard DIRECT without a Net connection ( ie I dont use DropBox/iCloud etc) or an App on a Windows PC or a Mac? I run Linux/.

    Is there an iPad App ( preferrably Free) that allows Download AND Upload to/from the iPad?

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    Your thinking of something like FileBrowser which can access network shares, amongst other things.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :) Your post is too confusing, i.e. you are trying to ask too many questions w/o being very specific, especially in the statement in bold above.

    I have the same iPad as you and a MBPro w/ Yosemite (easier than trying to use Linux) - but for starters, please select your most important tasks regarding the above and list them in the order of preference - we might be able to make more specific suggestions. Dave
     
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    Thanks for the replies

    Here is the basic question:-

    how do I copy files from an external storage device without an internet connection and without a Mac or Windows PC?
     
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    OK - what type of external storage device are you describing? If a cabled connection to a 'stock' iPad, just not a consideration. Second, what type of files do you want to transfer, i.e. documents, music, movies, et al?

    So, you seem to want to copy files to your iPad w/o an internet/Wi-Fi connection - correct? The only solution is some 'independent' wireless option - a device that I've used is called AirStash (click the link to Amazon) (pic below) - establishes its own Wi-Fi network and allows file transfer (there are limitations so read the comments and visit their website) - NOW, there are other similar devices on the market - I don't know if this is what you are interested in pursuing so will simply stop at this point. Dave :)
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    WiFi is OK

    external storage device can be a thumbdrive, usb HDD, sdcard

    These can all be connected to a wireless enabled hub ( shair hub http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/09/lifehacker-tests-the-laser-shair-hub/ ) -

    files are ebooks pdfs and mp3's

    I can stream all of these filetypes with the above hub and storage devices but cant figure out how to copy them without Net access/PC etc

    If I can stream them I'd expect to be able to copy them somehow

    Thanks for the reply
     
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    Hi again - I do not own the device linked above so cannot really comment on its features nor on its abilities to do what you want, i.e. transfer of 'files' to your iPad - thus, may be of little help regarding further suggestions - sorry.

    As to MP3 files, I usually cable my iPad to my MBPro and then drag my music from iTunes onto the device - works fine; Apple has severely limited the developers in easily getting these music files between devices (likely copyright issues) - SO, you may have to compromise for your music.

    Regarding PDFs, I get them onto my iPad by 'wireless' downloads to either iBooks or Good Reader - works easily for me - probably could do the same w/ my AirStash device over its own Wi-Fi network (have not tried yet) - your device may offer that possibility - don't know?

    Probably not of much help here but the iPad has its limitations as to file transfer - just does not work like on a regular computer; iOS is an operating system created by Apple to be quite protective of the user, so features expected w/ a standard OS just do not exist (at least at the moment) - not sure that I can provide much more help unless you want to explore some of the suggestions offered. Dave :)
     
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    giradman

    Thanks for all of your trouble replying.

    As I saw somwhere on the 'Net recently, this type of action was referred to as "infantizing the masses" - like reality TV only even more dumbed down.

    Am checking out a few apps at present but need to wait 'till I can connect my iPad to the 'Net to download and "trial" them.

    Even my $69 7inch android pendo pad has more functionality than the iPad.

    Thanks again.
     
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    My original suggestion would therefore apply. An app like FileBrowser or GoodReader have multiple connectivity options, including SMB, DLNA, FTP, WebDAV, and most of the common online storage options.
     
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    but still req a PC or Mac or 'Net connection.

    As stated earlier, I have a wireless hub to which I can connect the iPad and access thumbdrives etc attached to the hub - can then stream content but cant find an app that lets me copy files to the iPad.
     

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