Thursday, 11 July 2013

Transfer files using WiFi Mobile AP (Access Point)

| Thursday, July 11, 2013 | |

Sharing large files like OS, big software like Photoshop, Music Videos or Movies via USB takes a lot deal of time. Though, we have USB 3.0 available but on that too, you need to first transfer files to flash drive and then the receiver is required to copy it to his PC. Sometimes, one of the two machines don't have USB 3.0. In such cases, you are free to use your machines WiFi to get the task done amazingly fast.

WiFi logo transfer files wireless
Transfer large files over WiFi
To transfer files using WiFi, first requirement is to create a WiFi hotspot or Mobile Access Point. Mainly there are two ways to do so first by using Windows command prompt or using external software.

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Some manufacturers like Samsung provide built in software to create, enable and disable Mobile Access Point. All you need to do is turn it on. In case your Samsung machine don't have it, then you can download SW Update from Samsung's website for your model.

Creating Mobile AP (Access Point) Using Command Prompt

  1. Open Command Prompt (Admin) using Windows + X shortcut key or by right clicking the start in Windows 8.
  2. Use "Netsh wlan show drivers" command to check active wireless device and drivers information.
  3. In the output result that is generated in your command prompt look for Hosted Network Supported it must be Yes.
  4. Now, you need to set Network's SSID and password to make the connection secure.
  5. Use "Netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<ssid> key=<password>" where ssid is like your username and key is like your password to access Mobile AP. Example, "Netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=sectortechno ket=sect0rtechn0".
  6. To enable or start your hosted network use "Netsh wlan start hostednetwork".

Creating Mobile AP Using Settings in Samsung laptop

  1. Open Settings navigate to Network.
  2. Open Mobile AP tab from Network.
  3. Mobile AP must be off if you want to change username and password.
  4. Enable or start it using On/Off button.
Creating Mobile AP using Settings in Samsung
Creating Mobile AP using Settings in Samsung

Creating Mobile AP using third party software

There are a number of third party software to do so you can use Connectify from but it is paid software you can download free limited trial version of the software from the website.

Transferring files over WiFi

Now, with one of the device as Internet AP, connect the other one to it. After connecting open built in software named "Easy File Share" available in Windows 7 as well as 8 and 8.1 too.

Share large files over WiFi
Easy File Share : Share files fast over WiFI
NOTE- Only one device is required to have enabled Mobile AP. The other is required to be connected.
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