I want to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G to my Windows 7 PC with Winamp so I can easily sync playlists to and from my phone and computer. So I followed the instructions in Winamp's official blog: http://blog.winamp.com/2010/11/30/wirelessly-sync-music-to-your-android-phone/

It didn't work. When I click on the Discover button, nothing happens. When I right-click Devices and click Start Discovery... you guessed it - nothing happens! I am connected to a windows domain and connected via an Ethernet cable. Could that be preventing me from accessing the same WiFi network I have my Galaxy on?

I've done some research on this issue and it is a common problem. If anyone has found a solution to it, I'll be very glad to hear it! I love using Winamp and don't want to use any other media player.

  • Are you sure you checked that enable wireless sync option? – Sid Jan 21 '13 at 9:14
  • @Sid Yes, definitely. – Miss M Jan 21 '13 at 9:19

I know this is an old thread and you may have already found an answer, but I had the same problem after installing Winamp 5 pro on an Android device. I had previously had no problems with Winamp standard on both Android & PC

I upgraded the PC version to Winamp Pro and now it all works as expected again. So I suspect you need the same version of Winamp on both platforms ie. either standard or Pro


After some look-ups, I have to come into conclusion that you cannot do this. As you thought it's your Ethernet connectivity that prohibits you from this. When you are using the ethernet-connected modem device for WiFi, there is only one device in your WiFi network. But Winamp says, Make sure your PC and Android phone are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: If you really need this syncing feature, you can get a WiFi adaptor and connect your PC and phone to the same network and do syncing

  • Could you tell why this isn't possible? I haven't found a reason why this shouldn't work, and some people on the official page (linked in the question) have been unsuccessful even after trying with a WiFi dongle. There should be no difference whether the PC uses a wired or wireless connection. – onik Jan 21 '13 at 11:03
  • @Sid I almost came to that conclusion but I don't give up very easily! And I don't know for sure that it is the Ethernet connection but I wouldn't be surprised if that was preventing me from accessing the WiFi network. Anyway, thank you for your answer! – Miss M Jan 22 '13 at 1:52
  • @MissZ you're welcome. do let us know if you succeed with another solution and post it here. (and yeah! DO NOT give up!!) – Sid Jan 22 '13 at 2:38
  • @Sid I will! Never give up, never surrender! ;) – Miss M Jan 22 '13 at 2:54
  • @MissZ Excellent Motto – Simon Mar 18 '13 at 19:14

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