Networking between Laptops using Bluetooth

scalf's picture

I have been using 1024's network patches with great success. However, when I don't have a wi-fi network or a way to create one, there is no communication.

That was until I got my computers to see each other over the bluetooth connection. I could send files, but I could not send things through Quartz.

My questions are:

-Should you be able to send Quartz Messages through Bluetooth?

-Is there a different Network sender w/in Quartz I should use?

-Does anyone know an "effective" range for Bluetooth between laptops

Thank you for your time

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franz's picture
Re: Networking between Laptops using Bluetooth

If there's no wifi network, you can still create one. Click your wifi icon, then "Create Network". This will actually create a network from computer to computer without the need of a router...

Bluetooth is slower and its range (although advertised as 10meters) is around 5meters.

If you're less than a few meters, then consider making a network with a Firewire cable.

idlefon's picture
Re: Networking between Laptops using Bluetooth

Wow!! Franz this is great. It's been a while since I started looking for a way to send QC data to another computer and for some bizarre reason didn't find this amazing plug in till now.

Thanks alot!!

franz's picture
Re: Networking between Laptops using Bluetooth

performance is not so great, but it provides a hassle-free 0config mechanism.