Transfer ebooks to Kobo wirelessly
This guide is for those who want to send his epubs, pdfs to his ereader wirelessly. One can have several reasons not to use a wired connection, not having the proper cable, not having the right drivers etc.
The harder way of transferring files wirelessly is to hack it’s firmware which is quite similar to rooting a mobile device, which gives one the ability to ssh and the like. But here we focus on much simpler, secure and no-geeky way of doing. We’ll run a file server in which the files we want to transfer resides, and then from our devices’ browser we can access and download those files. All new Kobo devices comes with built in browser capability.
Here in my case, I have the files stored in my PC. Lets expose these files to all devices on my LAN. One way of creating a HTTP server is through Pythons SimpleHTTPServer. This is easier than it sounds.
First you may need install Python. Make sure in the installer
`Add Python to PATH` option is ticked. Once the installation is completed, open up a terminal (cmd, console). And within the console change into a directory where the files you want to serve resides. Then simply run
python -m SimpelHTTPServer
This will start a server on the current working directory. By default it will be running on port 8000.
Now in your Kobo eReader, run its browser. Then in its address bar visit:
So to find your computers local ip address, one can run
`ifconfig` on Linux or
`ipconfig` if you’re running Windows. That is it. There you will see all the files, which can be downloaded to your Kobo device simply by clicking on them.