Thursday, March 29, 2007

WiPeer: local wireless for laptops

Read the following hypothetical situations:

  • You are visiting your friends and would like to transfer photos of a shared trip from your laptop to theirs. Wouldn't it be great if you could share your files with them directly from one computer to the other?
  • You are sitting in a boring lecture. You and your friends all have laptops, but your university has not installed an access point in the lecture room. Wouldn't it be great if you could play a game of Chess or Reversi against them, or even gossip with them about yesterday's football match?
  • You have a home network, or even a small office network. Wouldn't it be great if you could share files among your computers without having to set up a dedicated server?
If you answered YES to any of the questions, then WiPeer is for you.

WiPeer sets up wireless peer-to-peer networks between PCs, no router, access point or internet required. The software enables sharing files directly among computers, playing multi-player games, chatting, and collaboration over both Wi-Fi and home/office networks.

Source: Lifehacker

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