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I peer, you peer, Wipeer-snazzy looking P2P app

by Tris Hussey on March 28th, 2007

Sometimes you just need a little ad-hoc network to get something done at a meeting.  Maybe you’re at a coffee shop with buds and want to push a file back and forth.  Maybe you just need to share something fast.  Vista has this capability built-in, and I got a chance to play with it a little when I had another Vista machine here to set up.  Thing is that not everyone has Vista.  I’m sure there will be an XP client for the People Near Me thing, but what if you don’t want to wait?  What if you want something cooler?  Looks like Wipeer could fit the bill:

You can use these ad-hoc networks to share files, chat and even play games with other WiPeer users. Suppose, for instance, you’re at a lunch meeting with some co-workers. There’s no Wi-Fi network to be found, but you need to share some files. Instead of passing a USB flash drive around the table, you could connect two or more machines via WiPeer. Easy-peasy.
Source: Download of the Day: WiPeer (Windows) - Lifehacker

Looks pretty slick, eh?  Well I’m going to download it soon and I’ll give it a test run to see how well it works.  Gotta find a guinea pig though.  I don’t think Jim is up for it right now.

I’ve tried lots of these apps in the past and when they worked, they worked great.  The key is always ease of set up,config, and using with folks who have a range of skill levels.

I should be able to report back soon with some feedback.


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