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Airdrop Woes - slow speed
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Jul 31, 2016, 04:35 PM
I don't really understand how Airdrop works under the hood, but...

My wife's MBA and my MBP can usually connect via Airdrop (usually). We are both on Capitan.

BUT, why is my transfer rate so slow? We're on the same wi-fi.

I can copy an AVI to a USB drive and copy it to her computer in 1-2 minutes. Airdrop will do the same in about 30 minutes.

Is that right?
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Aug 2, 2016, 12:44 PM
That's about right. If you're moving more than something small like a picture or a text document, just use conventional file sharing, way faster.
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