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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ^squirrel^, Jul 21, 2011.
Does it work over ethernet?
Yes it should
wrong...both computers can be on different connections. better yet...NO WiFi!!(internet connection) is needed as stated under the Airdrop section of this link
Yes I edited my post after I quickly checked the apple site and saw no wifi is needed. Then I tried it out and it didn't work, it required wifi. But I do believe you can be on different connections.
I got this message
yeah i'm wondering how it'll work without WiFi...maybe bluetooth or IR Receiver?...maybe i'll try when a friend of mine upgrades.
Okay, I did a quick test where I disconected from my wifi, but kept airport on. That seemed to work. So I'm guessing that maybe the computer connect to each other using the airport signals they send out.
I'm guessing then, you can "airdrop" files between a wireless macbook pro and an ethernet connected iMac?
It requires WiFi....but you don't have to be connected via WiFi to a network.
Remember Airdrop is peer to peer. That's why only newer Macs can use Airdrop. The WiFi adapter has to be compatible.
So for example, my Mac Pro is connected via ethernet. I can turn on the WiFi, but not connect to my network, and Airdrop is available to use.
My only real qualm about it is that you have to notify your recipient that you are sending them a file...so he/she can open it up as well.
This would be perfect for my small office, but its kind of a pain to have to call them and tell them to open up their Airdrop folder.