"Create Network" Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobber205, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    I have several large files I want to be able to transfer to a friend at school. The school network, believe me, I've tried, is super slow for transferring files over wireless. I would prefer to not have to bring an ethernet cord to do the job.

    Here's my question. If I do "Create Network", call it macbook and have him connect to that, will the speeds be as if we were hooked up directly, aka LAN and ethernet style?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No. You will still be communicating wirelessly. It might be a little faster than going via the network basestation but it'll be nowhere near using ethernet. You could just connect the two machines via real ethernet (all you need is a cable) and use that.
  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2006
    The school's wireless network is probably slow all kinds of huge files being transfered around. Creating your own network still uses their network. Unless you mean using your wireless card as a network turning on personal file sharing and transferring to your friend's computer directly. But that is as much work as using an ethernet cable, and the cable will be very much more faster!

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