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Gameman Advanced Kid August 9, 2012 12:38 PM

BLUETOOTH!
 
so as i was filling out a job application today, and decided to use these two blue tooth dongles i have laying around. havent used them in a long time and you know what?

ITS PRETTY FRIGGIN AWESOME! makes me want to buy more of those dongles! even throw one on my server! hotdamnitrocks.

i just took a picture of my cert and stuff and it transfers to my computer.

also found that the job app doesnt take jpeg so i downloaded a copy of my cert from comptia in pdf and then transferred that to my desktop.

did i mention i want to throw one on my server so i wont have to deal with flash drives or mapped drives?

im so physced out about it right now. i even found i could use my mic and speakers to make calls on my cellphone using bluetooth!

anyone ever use Bluetooth? hows it work out for you?

Chareon August 9, 2012 12:49 PM

Bluetooth in a word? Slow.

I can't say I'm really seeing the advantage of Bluetooth in this case that standard wired/wireless networking equipment wouldn't give you. Bluetooth is slower (a LOT slower) and generally more of a pain to configure than standard network gear, especially considering it is Point to Point only.

Really the only advantage Bluetooth offers in my books is for certain peripherals and devices (ie: handsfree for phones and if your laptop has a BT adapter, a mouse can be handy with it.) It's also a giant battery drain on these devices and I leave it turned off 99% of the time.

Gameman Advanced Kid August 9, 2012 02:13 PM

NO. NOT ANYMORE.

The power of Bluetooth 4.0: It'll change your life | Mobile - CNET News

keep up with the times. yo.

Chareon August 9, 2012 03:42 PM

I consider 26mbps incredibly slow myself. That said I consider my gigabit network quite slow, and am already considering an upgrade to 10gbps. Also note that the claimed 26mbps is theoretical, and as with most wireless techs you are much more likely to see around half that in real term throughput, leaving us with a mere 13mbps.
To compare that with even a standard 2x2 MIMO 802.11n access point on the 5Ghz band, which has a theoretical throughput of 300mbps or with a 3x3MIMO AP at 450mbps; 26mbps is painfully slow. None of this even brings into consideration the new 802.11ac which increases speeds even further.

Ease of connectivity has definitely improved over the days of old, however it is still more complicated than plugging in your ethernet cable and starting your transfer.

Battery life is also improved, but I still lose ~2-3 hours of battery life of my cell if I leave the BT radio turned on, even when it isn't even paired to anything. Battery life drops further (although not much) if I actually pair it to something, and a lot further if I actively use that connection. That said my cell doesn't have Bluetooth v4, so battery life there could be improved for sure. Still way too slow for anything other than peripherals though.

Lpfan4ever August 9, 2012 03:49 PM

CAPS LOCK!

yehia7000 August 10, 2012 08:41 PM

hahah

JJThomp August 14, 2012 05:04 PM

Yeah I just move everything using a shared network folder... The call thing with you computer mic is nice especially considering i wouldnt have to take off my headset if someone called though.

Definately has some nifty uses but I agree file transfers would be superslow.

Gameman Advanced Kid August 16, 2012 07:56 AM

i actually find it useful for "real quick" file transfers.

would be cool if i could use other goodies with it ^^

Chareon August 16, 2012 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Gameman Advanced Kid (Post 648912)
i actually find it useful for "real quick" file transfers.

would be cool if i could use other goodies with it ^^

Yeah its slow speed isn't going to be much of an issue with very small file sizes, however I'm still not seeing any advantage in using bluetooth over your regular network.

For me transferring a file consists of a cut/copy on the file I want to copy, a click on my fileserver shortcut under favourites in explorer, and if its just a quick transfer between the two a paste right in the root (if I intend to keep the file long term, navigate to the appropriate folder and paste it there). Now I can access said file from any machine. There is obviously no network speed performance with bluetooth, and I'm not really seeing how there would be any ease of use advantage with bluetooth either.

Gameman Advanced Kid August 20, 2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chareon (Post 648916)
Yeah its slow speed isn't going to be much of an issue with very small file sizes, however I'm still not seeing any advantage in using bluetooth over your regular network.

For me transferring a file consists of a cut/copy on the file I want to copy, a click on my fileserver shortcut under favourites in explorer, and if its just a quick transfer between the two a paste right in the root (if I intend to keep the file long term, navigate to the appropriate folder and paste it there). Now I can access said file from any machine. There is obviously no network speed performance with bluetooth, and I'm not really seeing how there would be any ease of use advantage with bluetooth either.

i believe the advantage to it is if you, the network administrator, are transferring alot of tiny files over to the server. i dont know if you can do this without having to do the conformation thing for every single file but if i could then that would make it really REALLY useful. especially in an office since they are transferring small files like pictures and documents made in Office 2007 and 2010 (or 2003 if they are still in the past...where im in 2007 ^^)


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