File Transfer Success

iChat sends a large file across the country— almost twice.

An hour and a half ago, I finally finished sending Nolan a 2 GB file via iChat from my DSL connection to his cable-connected Mac. The transfer took 12.5 hours. That's about what we guessed it would take, considering we had done the same transfer the day before, until a thunderstorm knocked out my modem with only 90 minutes remaining. If I wasn't so cheap, I would have bought a bigger APC so I could have the router and modem on battery backup as well to avoid such problems. Another day, another lesson learned.

Posted: Sunday - September 19, 2004 at 01:38 AM