Wi-Fi Direct, previously known as Wi-Fi P2P, is a standard that allows Wi-Fi devices to connect to each other without the need for a wireless access point.

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WiFi direct on 5Ghz band

Can an Android device with a 5Ghz-capable Wi-Fi chip, such as the Nexus 5, use Wi-Fi direct on the 5Ghz band? If so, how? I'll bet it's possible with root...
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Does miracast work without wi-fi?

I have zero Internet capabilities at my home. I use my galaxy s6 as my only source of Internet. I would like to mirror my youtube, Facebook, article reading etc on my new insignia tv. Am I able to do ...
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Terraria Server Hosting Problem

I want to host a game on the same network to play with my friends. I want to use Wi-Fi Direct and Terraria for Android (of course) but when they connect to me I can join their servers but they can't ...
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WiFi Direct - only one device (Samsung phone)

According to Wiki: Only one of the Wi-Fi devices needs to be compliant with Wi-Fi Direct to establish a peer-to-peer connection that transfers data directly between them with greatly reduced ...
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Play videos from another android device over wifi

Is there a way to play videos over a wifi connection (tethering/direct)? I'm using a Nexus 9 which is lacking a SD card slot. Therefore I want to play videos from my Android phone which has enough ...
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Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate]

I have a (non-rooted) Sony Xperia Z3 with default Lollipop installed. One challenge I often run into is that I can connect to a WiFi network, and my friends with iPhone cannot (I've also encountered ...
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Galaxy S2 USB port blown, need to transfer files via wifi

Power supply port on my Galaxy S2 is shot and I need to backup all of my data/content/contacts, but can't do it via USB. I've tried a couple wifi transfer apps, but am not convinced the transferr is ...
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WiFi doesn't connects after soft reboot

I'm using Resurrection remix rom on my Htc One X (which uses lollipop version: 5.02) but when I use soft-reboot and try to connect with WiFi it says it is connecting but it doesn't connect and I ...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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Receiving files using wifi direct in nexus 9 (wifi only)?

I have a nexus 9 tablet (wifi only). I am trying to send some files to this nexus 9 using share it from an android phone. As far as I know wifi direct works by creating a hot spot for the device (and ...
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Wifi configuration

Would it be possible to control the ssids that are visible under wifi settings through an app.Such that we hide the ssids or any of the router information that a device is currently connected to ...
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How to set up Virtual wifi

Is it possible to set up virtual wifi on android ,such that one device could be connected to multiple wifi hotspots at the same time.
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Does Wifi P2P require *both* android devices to be 4.0+?

According to the android developer guide... "Wi-Fi peer-to-peer (P2P) allows Android 4.0 (API level 14) or later devices with the appropriate hardware to connect directly to each other via ...
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Can I mirror my S5 to my Panasonic Viera TV (smart) over wifi or DLNA

I have a samsung s5. I recently downloaded Sling TV. I can stream sling to my TV using HDMI cord but I would much rather stream it directly from my phone to my tv. My TV is a panasonic Plasma viera ...
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Can my phone act as WiFi Access Point while Disabling Celluar Radio?

Can Android act as a WiFi Access Point while the cellular radio is turned off? I tried to accomplish that using flight mode, but that won't work. While flight mode is enabled, Androids portable Wi-Fi ...
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Can't reach internet via wifi when wifi-direct printer is connected

Maybe I didn't understand at all the concept of wifi-direct, but, can an android be connected in the same time to a wifi for internet and a printer via wifidirect ? When i'm connected to my printer, ...
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Conference Call on local network connection in android

I have implemented peer to peer call using csipsimple where I am able to call any device which is connected to local network. It works fine for me. Now i want to make a conference call where more than ...
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Single Authentication for Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC

I would like to use a single authentication for Bluetooth(BLE and classic), wifi and NFC between an android phone and a wearable device.Which means , say i connect a phone and another wearable through ...
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Scan for Existence of Other Devices

Is it possible to know how many devises are in a certain area? I'm just trying to passively count the number of people in a room and I was hoping that my phone could recognize them by WiFi, Bluetooth, ...
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Create persistent wifi direct connection / reconnect after boot

I have a Samsung tablet and a Samsung Phone with Android 4.4.2. I can create a wifi direct connection between both devices. Now I would like to keep this connection after reboot. I know there are ...
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Samsung galaxy s duos wifi not working

I am using Samsung Galaxy S DUOS GT-7562, I have rooted my phone few days ago using UnlockRoot software. Now from 3-4 days I am having problem with WiFi. Please check the attached images. I have tried ...
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How to do connectionless UDP broadcast using Wi-Fi?

I'm hoping to broadcast UDP packets using the Wi-Fi antenna to everyone else (running the same application) in range. I'd like to do this without having to establish a connection. Is this possible? ...
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Stuck into “Obtaining IP address” when connecting to WiFi

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.3 on it. I can't connect anymore to my home WiFi. I've done no update, and I was actually able to connect several weeks ago. I've done anything special. Today I've ...
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How to connect Android mobile with PC using Teamviewer app using Wifi connection without internet?

I know we can use the teamviewer app to connect to PC using internet connection for remote desktop connection. But I want to know if it is possible to connect the PC with Phone using the Wifi ...
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Connect to a WiFi-Direct Network with a device which doesn't have the WiFi-Direct feature

Can an Android device which doesn't have the WiFi-Direct feature connect to other WiFi-Direct networks as a peer connected to a Group Owner (GO)?
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Connecting an AVD with an android device

I want to test an android application using WiFi-Direct, and i want to ask if i can connect an virtual device created with VirtualBox with my real device android ? thanks in advance.
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Connecting two android devices without a router

myself and a friend want to play a multiplayer game that only works on the local network, and in work, there is no open WiFi network that we can both connect. Is there anyway that we can link up both ...
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How can i run Wifi direct in my andrioid ICS tablet?

i have an android ICS tablet (no bluetooth) , I want to share files wirelessly... but in ICS wifi direct is not there.I heard that wifi direct is not any hardware plugin - it is based on OS and can be ...
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Wifi direct transfer path

Is it possible to receive files on memory card during wifi direct transfer ? Is it possible to change wifi direct send/receive settings ? Case is like I need a file from another android phone to my ...
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How to connect Samsung GT-i8160 and Debian via WiFi-Direct?

The wpa_supplicant documentation contains information suggesting it is possible to set up a WiFi-Direct connection between a Linux box and another WiFi-Direct device. It seems it is necessary to use ...
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Is there any compatibility issue while using wifi-direct between different cell phone vendors?

I was trying to transfer a file via my LG optimus L9 (T-mobile) wifi-direct to my friend's Samsung galaxy S3, it got connected successfully however shortly after sending initialization, I got an error ...
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file sharing between android devices without bluetooth and internet connection

what if you dont have internet service on your android devices but still want to use the wifi to transfer files. I have found there are many ways to transfer files but they all use the browser and ...
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Can't find Wifi Direct option in settings

I have Sony Live with Walkman mobile phone, Android version 4.0.4. I can't find WiFi direct option in settings. There are only mobile networks, tethering/portable hotspot and two more useless options ...
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Fast, easy, reliable way to transfer large files between Android devices? (aka. WiFi Direct stories from the field)

I'd like to be able to easily transfer large files wirelessly, fast, between Android devices - preferably without requiring root. As a secondary objetive, it wouldn't hurt if the same solution could ...
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Which WiFi-Direct commands can be used in Android?

I am interested to know what commands can be used in Android to control WiFi direct from the terminal/command line. I took a look into p2p WIFI direct but I didn't catch these commands!! I can find ...
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how to measure the RSSI strength signal between peers using wifi direct?

there is no feature to measure the RSSI between peers in Wifi-direct, so how to get RSSI between them. actually i go under API for WIFI to see how they measure WIFI RSSI So i see that they send ...
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Is ZTE Blade compatible with wifi direct?

I've installed Android 4.1.2 on the ZTE Blade (Sapo A5) and i would like to know if ZTE Blade is compatible with wifi direct?? Does wifi direct have any hardware requirement?
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Will Wi-Fi Direct allow me to connect to an ad-hoc network?

I have been trying to connect my HTC One X to an ad-hoc wireless network, so I could browse Internet on my phone. I found Android doesn't support ad-hoc networking and I noticed on some pages that ...
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WiFi is disabled when I enable WiFi Direct

I have a Sony Ericsson Arc S, running on Android 4.0.4 I rooted my cellphone and added android.hardware.wifi.direct.xml in /system/etc/permissions/. I can see the WiFi Direct option in my Settings. ...
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WiFi Direct Doesn't Work

I have two Android devices running Android 4.1.1 with the latest OTA update from the manufacturer. I do not have root or any other system-level customizations on either device, just a bunch of very ...
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Wifi Direct and internet simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I connect to a wifi ap and 3g network simultaneously? Is it possible to use Wifi Direct and regular internet at the same time? For example, could an app be ...
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Wi-Fi Direct on Galaxy Mini

I have already Googled a bit, but I haven't found a list specifying the supported devices. Is it possible to use Wi-Fi Direct on Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570B with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread)? Is ...
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How to transfer files over WiFi without a hotspot?

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S2, rooted) and any computer system I may need to interact with (this means preinstalled software on the computer, ...
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How to transfer files using WiFi Direct between 2 ICS devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to send a file wirelessly without bluetooth or a wifi network in ICS? I recently asked the question whether it was possible to transfer 2 files between ...