WiPeer is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help users in the same network share files, communicate, as well as play several games.
Prior configuration settings
When you run the program for the first time, you are required to enter a username that is used for logging into WiPeer. Additionally, you can make the utility automatically log in the current user when the program starts.
WiPeer sports a user-friendly environment that makes use of a multi-tabbed layout for helping you manage contacts, online users, chat rooms and shared files. Additionally, you can easily change your status, namely Offline, Online, Busy or Away.
The program empowers you to activate or disable the current connection, log out, reset the Wi-Fi connection, as well as tweak several network configuration settings by choosing between a wireless or Ethernet connection, creating a private group and saving the current settings.
Additionally, if you opt for Wi-Fi connections, you may use the currently connected network, choose an existing wireless network or create a new wireless P2P network by providing information about the SSID, IP address and encrypted mode.
User profiles, online users, file transfers and games
WiPeer gives you the possibility to create a user profile by adding details about the full name, gender, WiPeer name, age, location, language, and personal data. Plus, you can import a picture from your computer, provided that the file format is JPG.
The program displays a list with the online users and shows info about them, namely status, authentication mode and nickname. Right-clicking on an online user enables you to start a chat session, add the user to the list of contacts, share files or view the user’s profile.
What’s more, you can check out a list with all your contacts, choose between a private or public chat session, join public chat rooms, share files using the drag-and-drop support, send a file to a single or all users, cancel a downloading file, choose between several games that can be played with other users, as well as perform searches for documents on any computer that is connected to the same WiPeer network (the search mode can be carried out only on computers that run Google Desktop Search).
All in all, WiPeer comes with a basic suite of features for helping you share files directly among computers, play games and chat with other users, and is suitable especially for rookies.