I have a wireless local area network (no internet connection) consisting of 10-20 computers connected by a single router. I want to share some gigabyte-sized files from one computer (let's call it the server) with the rest of the WLAN.
Is it optimal (i.e. faster downloading) to set up a torrent tracker on the server and use bittorrent to share the files? As far as i know, bittorrent uses bandwidth and data from the peers' links to enhance the downlowading speed. In this WLAN, however, everybody is connected via a single router. Or should i just use plain old ftp/samba?
Thank you all for your answers. Everybody agrees that bittorrent is not a good solution for wireless file sharing. If i just wanted to share files, a usb hard drive would be the fastest method. However, i want to share files wirelessly, so it is not an option for me. I would also like to emphasize that the WLAN does not have an internet connection.