I am trying different solutions to transfer some 1 GB size files between two Macs on my local wireless network (typically between me and a guest, both being physically in the living room). Here are the solutions I have come up with:
- Through SSH (
scpcommand): I get a transfer speed between 3 and 4 MB/s.
- Through Skype, the rate fluctuates a lot, but can reach up to 2 MB/s.
- Through AirDrop, I only get about 150 kB/s!
Obviously, AirDrop on recent computers is easier: it doesn't require the other person to have an SSH port open, or to have a Skype account. But it's so very slow…
Why is AirDrop so slow? Is it a typical transfer rate? Is there something I can do to improve it?