Bluetooth network

  User-C4C79601-3CFD-47B8-A5E4D4AA6B4408AD 19:14 18 Jan 2005
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If i have two usb bluetooth adaptors is it possible to use them both as a network, for file transfer between desktop and laptop and playing games etc. If not is there a cheaper way of connecting the two together. My desktop doesnt have a network card!!

  howard60 19:30 18 Jan 2005

a nice idea - try it and let us know - I do not have any bluetooth devices so cannot help.

  Technotiger 19:41 18 Jan 2005

Hi, if your two OS's are XP then it might be possible to use infra-red to 'connect' them, similar to the method I use to 'connect' my Nokia mobile phone to pc.

Cheers.

  bremner 19:44 18 Jan 2005

A quick look here click here will give you an idea of the pluses and minuses of bluetooth networking.

The big minus is maximum transfer speed - at best 50/60 times slower than ethernet/wi-fi.

OK for internet - no good for anthing other than really small file transfer

  Kate B 01:17 19 Jan 2005

I've used Bluetooth to transfer files between a computer/phone/PDA. It's OK, but it wouldn't be my first choice of link, particularly not between PCs.

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