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 setup.

How to actually establish the Wifi Direct connection from one Samsung Android phone (with Wifi Direct enabled) with another Samsung Android phone (without Wifi Direct / with Wifi Direct disabled)?

(FYI, I could establish connection with Wifi Direct enabled on both phones. But theoretically only enabling one phone is enough.)


it is possible create wifi direct group(using some apps like Net Router apk)and connect the device that dos'nt hav wifi direct then use any app that shares files via wifi connection.


Try using the app SuperBeam to receive files on a device without wifi direct from one that does have it.

  • I found there are ways from the Internet. But theoretically Wifi Direct still works when only one device has it, natively without another app, isn't it?
    – midnite
    Oct 19 '15 at 16:43
  • Yes, for how the standard is defined it should be possible.
    – user127476
    Oct 19 '15 at 21:17

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