Bluetooth transfer from MBP to MBP Slow!!??

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  1. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

    wgr73

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    Ok, so the first night my friend got his MBP I told him i'd transfer him a file via bluetooth. Well the video was 700mb...over bluetooth it went at about 10mbps! :eek: So I was like "wow thats fast". Now the next time I went over to his house we could connect?! I did a pair, and then when it finally did connect the transfer rate was only like 90kbps...we tried other ways but still the same thing happened. I'm not used to setting up/using BT at all so do you guys know what I did the first time to allow such a high transfer rate?!

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    How do I setup a MBP-to-MBP bluetooth connection that allows for a transfer rate of ~10mbps?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. wgr73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Bluetooth isn't designed for large data transfers. WiFi is a better solution for that.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    theres no way it ever went at 10mbps over bluetooth, must have somehow been over wifi or something, fastest bluetooth transfers I've seen are about 120KBps, bluetooth simple isn't designed to do much more.

    if you want to do such a transfer over wireless without a network, set up an ad hoc wifi connection between them.
     
  5. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    That's because Bluetooth IS slow. Don't use it for file transfers. Use WiFi instead or target mode one of the Macs if they both have firewire.
     
  6. wgr73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The crazy thing is that he didnt have a router then!! The only thing we had to connect was bluetooth....which is why im so boggled! I clearly saw the transfer rate of 9.9-10mbps! Well it was a hoax i guess :confused:

    Anyways, we were having a hard time the second time using wifi. On the finder pane on the left hand side his computer doesnt show up on my MBP...my MBP shows up on his though! I checked to make sure that the side pane options had that icon on, as well as checked to make sure file transfer was on. Our computers are setup the exact same. Do you guys have a clue of what the problem could be?!
     
  7. wgr73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. urvi macrumors newbie

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    You must have used a wifi connection. Remember, an ad-hoc mode connection doesn't use a router.
     

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