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Transfer Data Wirelessly from computer

Posted in Hack, Tutorial

If you use apps like "ShareIt" and "AirDroid", then you must have noticed that the Transfer Speed is very low. So I found a way to transfer a large amount of data wirelessly by using an open source tool call Nodejs. This method gives you high-speed wireless data transfer experience.  

Not feeling like reading this ? then, here is the youtube video tutorial in which I have shown how you can transfer files wirelessly. 

Follow these steps:

1. Download latest version of NodeJs and install it.

2. To check weather Node is installed properly or not. Go to "Terminal" or ("Command prompt" for windows) and type node -v It will show the version of node js installed like v6.10.0 If you get this then move to step 3. If you get any error the uninstall nodeJs and reinstall it. If still not working the leave a comment on this article. I will help you.

3. Then type  npm install -g http-server, for Linux and Mac you may have to type sudonpm install -g http-server , this will install a small HTTP Server on your computer.

4. Then from your terminal goto the directory from where you want to transfer data, using cd directoryPath.

5. Then type http-server in that folder. It will start a local server on port 8080. It will also show your local ip address like

Your may be different. But similar to the one above. And cool this about this is you can access this ip on your mobile phone too. 

Note: Make sure that your laptop and your mobile phone must be running on same wifi.  

6. Just type on your mobile phone browser (like chrome app) and it will show you the files and folder present in that folder. 

7. To download on mobile: Just click on any file it will automatically start downloading. Or     you make have to long press on the file to get more option like "download" on your smart phone.

if you open ip address on other computer then to download file, you have right-click on the file the select and option called "save link as.." the save the file.

Also, Here is the youtube video tutorial for all above steps.


You can even use this trick to transfer data from one computer to other computer. Just you have to take care of one thing your laptop and your mobile should be running on same WiFi. And if you don't have wifi at your home you can start a hotspot in your mobile phone and connect the laptop with the same hotspot wifi , then this trick will work fine. 

Try this cool trick and let me know how does it worked for you by leaving a comment on this article.