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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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Hotspot/WiFi Direct port forwarding for RetroArch local netplay

I want to create a connection between android devices for local netplay in RetroArch. RetroArch says port forwarding failed, with both hotspot and WiFi Direct. Is it possible to create a working ...
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When to use WiFi Direct if I already have Quickshare and Nearby share?

Is there a point to use WiFi Direct when my Samsung phone already has Quickshare and Nearby share?
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How to stream footage to multiple tablets wirelessly and without wifi?

My name is Capt Josh, of Alaska Whale and Drone Tours. I'm trying to setup a system where I can live-stream my footage from the drone wirelessly onto tablets on the boat that my guests are holding. ...
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Wifi wont turn on, samsung s7

I've tried everything on Google! So I factory reset it, thinking everything would reboot, as if it were new! Now it won't go past startup menu, as wifi still won't even turn on or even light up wen ...
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Can I sync folders in two devices over Bluetooth?

Can I sync folders and files in two Android devices? These devices are physically nearby, but not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They are connected to the internet using their respective mobile ...
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How to connect 2 smartphones via WiFi Direct ADB to get the 1st to control applications run on the 2nd?

How to connect 2 smartphones via USB to get the 1st to control applications running on the 2nd? I don't mean the connection to be limited to screen mirroring or off-lione file transfer only. I need ...
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Android phone keep broadcasting SSID

I didn’t have android devices for years, I got a Xiaomi redmi 7 for my son but I don’t know why it keep broadcasting a SSID “Redmi” From what I understand that the “WiFi Direct” (settings/Wi-Fi/...
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Automatically synchronize files between PCs and Android without Internet

I have two laptops. One has internet access while the other does not. Both laptops are in a remote location (one in the office and the other in the home). I have to download some files on a daily ...
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Backup Android to PC over P2P WiFi connection

I want to automatically backup my Android (at least the media files) to my PC over a WiFi connection when both the Android & PC is connected to the same WiFi home network. It should probably be ...
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Will phone lose pairing if it was paired via WiFi direct and it connected to a WiFi network?

If a phone and another device is connected via WiFi direct, and the phone detected a home or free public WiFi network, will it connect with the WiFi network and lose pairing with the device it was ...
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Use 4G while being connected to a WiFi direct printer

Is it possible to use 4G for internet while being connected to a wireless printer with WiFi direct? If not, are there any alternatives to use both, the printer as well as the internet, simultaneously ...
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Use wifi direct at 2.4GHz on Galaxy Tab S2

I would like to configure my Galaxy Tab S2 to use the 2.4GHz frequency for WiFi direct because my PC doesn't support the 5GHz band. I'm using Total commander with the WiFi plugin to create a WebDAV ...
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How to view history of data/apps I sent using Wi-Fi direct to another phone?

I am using Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) on one of my phones. I want to see apps/files/data I sent to another phone using Wi-Fi direct. I did a bit of research on this topic, but I found no answer to ...
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Block a device from connecting to a specifix router

There is an ISP in my town that connects to my phone all the time, but it wants to sign in to be used. It is not my ISP so that all I get is my Wi-Fi blocked. There are many spots from the same ISP ...
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If all file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam uses wifi technology to transfer files, why their transfer speed differs?

I've downloaded several file sharing apps like shareit, xender and SuperBeam. They all use wifi technology to transfer files. Then why does their speed differ too much. I've noticed that shareit ...
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Is Screen Mirroring a feature of the hardware or the software?

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 Max running Android Nougat from Samsung. It seems that it does not support screen mirroring but supports Wifi Direct. I want to know that those phone that do support ...
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Wifi Direct not working on LG-G4

I can turn on Wifi Direct on my LG G4, and I can connect to another phone. There is even a Wifi Direct icon on the notification bar. However, if I try to share something, I can not see it in the ...
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What is the file sharing protocol via Wifi Direct?

I'm developing Wifi Direct communication between Android and Linux System. Actually I can make Wifi Direct connection, and succeeded FTP file sharing. But I want make more simple file sharing system, ...
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Connecting S7 to home wifi brings the wifi down

I have a WiFi network at home and several devices connect to it fine. As soon as I connect my phone to the wifi, all other devices and my own get disconnected after a couple of minutes. After this the ...
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Is it possible to adb via wifi Direct?

I have Wireless Adb, but really I'd like to be able to connect wirelessly to the phone when I'm out and about, and it's not possible to connect via a router. Phone is CM Marshmellow, an s5. Laptop ...
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What is the functionality concept behind Wi-Fi sharing (aka Wi-Fi Profile share)?

Recent versions of Samsung devices (at least to my knowledge) are equipped with a rather unique feature called "WiFi Profile share" or just Wi-Fi Sharing. My little understanding of this feature ...
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Android to Android file explorer using wifi direct

Is there a way to access files of an android device from another android device using wi-fi? I need like a file explorer.
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

Known solutions: USB Mass Storage (sadly, mostly deprecated on Android 4, 5, etc.). MTP, and I know its benefits (a lot) and its weaknesses (browsing on a MTP drive with Windows Explorer has poor ...
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How does wpa_supplicant differ from the Linux (say Debian) version

What are the major differences between wpa_supplicant found on a Debian Linux distribution and that wpa_supplicant found on android? PS: please apology if the question is too generic
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Change DNS to openDNS but keep DHCP, NOT static

I want to change my DNS settings to open DNS but I want to keep the setting at DHCP not static since that won't work on this network. Is this possible?
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What 're opened TCP port android need to be connected on?

We've an android TV connected on a restricted WIFI network. Its IP adress is fixed. My problem only the web browser is working well. All other application can not go on the web or synchronize. We got ...
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Does auto-disabling WiFi based on GPS fences save battery life?

I came across an IFTTT recipe that auto-disables WiFi on android when leaving a geographic area. The idea being that it save battery life since it wouldn't try to use WiFi elsewhere. Does this idea ...
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Automatically switching WiFi

I have two wifi networks in my house. They are very far from each other. When I go to the kitchen area I loose connection to my main one in my room and it connects to the second one. When I go back ...
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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? Couldn't find anything of substance on the net.
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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 setup. ...
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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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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 Wi-...
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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? I'...
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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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