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Chapter Five. In Public Places > Creating Your Own Computer-to-Computer Network

Creating Your Own Computer-to-Computer Network

There are times when you just want to transfer a file to the person sitting right next to you. Aside from emailing it or burning it to a CD-ROM, just how would you transfer a 5 MB Microsoft Word document (larger than a floppy disk) to the person sitting next to you?

If both machines have Wi-Fi capability, then creating your own small, ad hoc “wireless network” to transfer files between the two machines isn't that complicated.


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