11-03-2012 11:00 AM
Hi I'm really pleased with my playbook - brilliant device !
I do however have one general dislike ; that is for micro/mini physical connectors. They are a fact of life on many devices now so ......
Anyway. In order to minimise my use of the micro usb connector I have been copying files to it across my wlan but have experienced some difficulty.
Most recently (last night) I was copying a 230 Mb video to my playbook. At various times throughout the transfer, my computer's progress bar would pause for a goodly number of seconds then jump by about a 14 Mb increment (something buffering somewhere maybe ?) This went on until around the 210/220 Mb when my computer gave up and reported that the "connection to the device was interrupted, ignore cancel"
I tried this with a number of files and got the same (or similar) result each time.
I realise this could be down to many things but just wanted to know if anyone else had noticed something like this happening.
Macbook Pro mountain Lion
Belkin F57D Router.
11-03-2012 11:06 AM
11-03-2012 11:13 AM
11-03-2012 11:54 AM
11-03-2012 12:05 PM - edited 11-03-2012 12:07 PM
I just dragged and dropped a 1.9GB wmv file over wifi, and I am now playing it on my playbook. Took 34 minutes from my macbook pro.
Size alone does not seem to be your problem.
11-03-2012 12:24 PM - edited 11-03-2012 12:26 PM
thanks for trying that. I guess I need to hunt a little more.
I have transferred lots of files a LOT bigger than 230Mb to the PB. Wi-Fi file transfers (and even microUSB transfers in fact) are sloooooooow by nature. I would suspect your connection to the router in your instance. I would investigate your Wi-Fi settings and adjust as required. I have had experience with this modifying something called channel width (I have posts about it here in the forums). Anyhow, that one little setting made a heck of a difference for me with throughput and general Wi-Fi stability with the PB on my network.
11-03-2012 12:49 PM