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(This feature is available in BCSS Diamond and Virtual.)

Wireless Network

Two or more computers can communicate over a wireless network.

This may be sufficient if you only wish to transfer data from one PC to another, but it is totally unsuitable for operating 2 or more computers in a business environment. A wireless connection is incapable of providing the degree of dependability that businesses require and BCSS cannot be used on a wireless network.

Transfer Files on a Wireless Network

The are multiple variations of Windows XP and Vista. Your computer includes excellent instructions from Microsoft about your Windows version. Access instructions for wireless networking by clicking on Start > Help then search for 'wireless network'.

Once the wireless network is up and running, just access the host computer from the remote computer and copy the BCSS data files to the remote computer.

If both computers are running the latest and same version (as they should be) then it's easiest just copy the BCSS folder from the host to the remote. Otherwise it might be safest to backup data on the host and restore data on the remote.

Bluetooth supports reasonably high-speed wireless connections between two computers. It is used most often to connect a computer to a hand-held device (like a cell phone). Most desktops and older computers don't ave it. Bluetooth works best if both devices are in the same room in close proximity to each other. Consider Bluetooth if you have interest in networking with hand-held devices and your computers lack Wi-Fi capability.

Infrared networking existed before Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Infrared only work between two computers and is reasonably fast. Consider infrared if your computers support it and you don't want to make the effort to understand and set up Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

HomeRF is obsolete.

Wi-Fi connections reach farther than Bluetooth and infrared. Many newer computers, especially laptops, now contain built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it the preferred choice in most situations. With two computers, Wi-Fi networking without a hub, switch or router (also called ad-hoc mode) is especially simple to set up. (See Windows Help.)

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