1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    For mobile devices and to an extent pc, you can send files via bluetooth, quite easily. Switch on BT, search for files to send, search for recipient and send - and it's done, though it can take a while depending on file size.

    We know wifi is much faster than Bluetooth, so why hasn't a wifi standard for sending files been released? In the same manner, search files, search recipient and send

    Is there a technical reason or something else? I'm not asking for file transfer apps that more often than not have to be installed on both devices and use actual internet to send

    Any ideas?
    09-26-2016 12:12 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    For mobile devices and to an extent pc, you can send files via bluetooth, quite easily. Switch on BT, search for files to send, search for recipient and send - and it's done, though it can take a while depending on file size.

    We know wifi is much faster than Bluetooth, so why hasn't a wifi standard for sending files been released? In the same manner, search files, search recipient and send

    Is there a technical reason or something else? I'm not asking for file transfer apps that more often than not have to be installed on both devices and use actual internet to send

    Any ideas?
    The Bluetooth protocol was designed from the start to be peer-to-peer. That is, it is intended to allow devices to talk directly to each other without any pre-existing infrastructure in the area.

    Whereas, WiFi was primarily designed with the access point model in mind, where each network is defined by an official authority, like a wireless router, and all clients must connect to that central authority in order to communicate with each other.

    WiFi has some features that allow devices to connect without an access point (called ad-hoc networks), but these features are not commonly used because they are inconvenient and insecure. Most mobiles don't even both to expose such features to the user, even if the underlying hardware supports them.

    we already know how vulnerable public wifi are, and if file transfer happens over that, it could be easily compromised to a hacker.
    Last edited by abhishek singh21; 09-26-2016 at 01:08 AM.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-26-2016 12:41 AM

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