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In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast would that be) transfer files, play games, etc.

ALTERNATIVELY I'd like to know if there's another way to do the same thing with no additional devices.

1) Both are bluetooth capable
2) Both are wi-fi capable
3) Both are really new (made in 2010)
4) Both have 10/100 cable plug (though I don't want to use it)
5) Both are netbooks (but that doesn't change much)
6) Both are HP-Mini's: 1060BR, and 1040br.
7) We are willing to install third party applications
8) Battery life is not a major concern (both have 6-cell batts)
9) Both are using WINDOWS 7 32-bits.

obs.: with these many details I forgot the S.O. great. :)

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Use wifi if you can, it's much faster than bluetooth (and easier to setup) –  b0fh Aug 19 '10 at 11:44

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What you're describing is called an Ad-Hoc network. They arent terribly complex to set up. Heres an article from microsoft doing exactly what you're looking for


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