Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WirelessGet – Copy files over wireless

Transferring files using Windows explorer copy-paste function over a wireless network doesn’t always end in success because of the unreliability of a wireless connection – drop in signal strength, bandwidth restriction by ISP etc. When the file to be copied is large and the network is unstable, it often stops in the middle of transfer and you have to start all over again.

A better and reliable method is to use a software called WirelessGet.

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WirelessGet is a free application that lets you copy and transfer shared files and folders quickly over networks such as Wi-Fi and Wireless LAN without the fear of losing data due to a break in the connection. This is because WirelessGet supports stop and resume. Even if you lose signal during file transfer, WirelessGet will pickup from where it left once the connection is back.

To begin file transfer you have to create a new task from the programs’ interface and choose the files you want to transfer as well as the destination. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the files into the “drop zone” which is a small floating window that can be placed anywhere on the screen. You can also enable the clipboard monitor function and the application will automatically pop-up the “Add new task” dialog box whenever you copy files or folders from windows explorer.

WirelessGet also works great for copying files and folders from one location to another on the local drives, or removable drives such as USB drive.

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