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Hey guys

For work today I was asked how viable it is to send up to three databases on a local machine to another via Bluetooth. Both laptops will have bluetooth adapters integrated however i'm uncertain as to which model revision. The laptops arn't powerhouses and can be more classified as a tough book. I have done some searching and found the ideal speeds but what i'm chasing is actual speeds and the viability of this method. We can say the users are not exactly comfortable with pc's.

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oh and I forgot to add that this will be deployed for up to 200 machines so the solution will also need to be efficient in terms of support for the users
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the old pico-network model smile.gif
well you would have like a 9ft radius range and not very fast.. if the laptops are going to be this close, why not the LAN port? i assume they each have one.. smile.gif

[edit] 200 machines in a bluetooth network.. are you connect one at a time of like one big network?
Edited by stubass - 3/27/12 at 3:43am
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the old pico-network model smile.gif
well you would have like a 9ft radius range and not very fast.. if the laptops are going to be this close, why not the LAN port? i assume they each have one.. smile.gif
[edit] 200 machines in a bluetooth network.. are you connect one at a time of like one big network?

I'm not entirely sure what they are but im pretty certain that they arn't an actual tough book. Sorry for the vague description as I havn't seen one up close yet. I'v thought about using a ethernet cable but these are for field crews who are unlikely be willing to carry some in there trucks lol. They will be connected one on one to each other in the field in rare occasions. The 9ft range isn't a problem as they can do the transfer on the back of the ute or bonnet of the truck. It's the speed that has me concerned as these databases have the potential to get quite large. I think I go back and suggest another alternative. Thanks very much for your help smile.gif
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I'm not entirely sure what they are but im pretty certain that they arn't an actual tough book. Sorry for the vague description as I havn't seen one up close yet. I'v thought about using a ethernet cable but these are for field crews who are unlikely be willing to carry some in there trucks lol. They will be connected one on one to each other in the field in rare occasions. The 9ft range isn't a problem as they can do the transfer on the back of the ute or bonnet of the truck. It's the speed that has me concerned as these databases have the potential to get quite large. I think I go back and suggest another alternative. Thanks very much for your help smile.gif

no probs, interesting to see what replies come in over night, plus i think buetooth is a theorectical 24Mb/s whic is slow in LAN terms but rather fast in WAN terms, it might just work if you get say a guestimate of 2.5MB/s.. OT ute and bonnet are two words i havernt heard much in a long time biggrin.gif
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Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

An Ad-hoc wifi network would be much more manageable.
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It would be SOOOOOo slow. lol Not very viable, extremely unpractical. and incredibly slow. lol.
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Cool thanks thats what i thought and said but it just kept nagging at me. An ad hoc will be the it is if they really want this business rule implenented cheers guys :-)

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I did a transfer from PC to PC via Bluetooth a while ago.
Got approximately 300 kilobytes per second which is about 2 megabits per second.
~That's in a ideal situation
I usually get about 50kb/s which is 400 kilobits per second.

In comparison on LAN that would have 10/100/1000 megabits / second or even Wireless.
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