According to SO this should be possible:
Can WIFI direct and WIFI station work simultaneously? says it should work if the driver supports multi-role.
Explicit for Android: Android running Wifi Lan and Wifi Direct simultaneously describes Simultaneous wifi direct and network wifi is an optional feature for devices. Some devices allow this and some do not, ...
Just a brief description of how it works:
At the core of this technology is the Wi-Fi Direct™ standard, which allows for point-to-point connections between devices without the use of a router. From there, Miracast adds a vendor-neutral wrapper that originally supported the streaming of up to 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound. It uses this variation ...
According to the mentioned requirements, more powerful tool to use is Sambadroid. SambaDroid is a native port for Android of the popular Samba for Linux. This application allows you to share/manage files on your device easily from any device of your network.
Update: With the Windows Creators Update you may (or not) need to first enable SMB Server/Client ...
After a lot of digging the clue came from Wi-Fi Direct.
The concept explained
Wi-Fi direct is a wireless standard that allows creation of a
connection between any two devices without a wireless access point (or
going through a router).
Wi-Fi direct uses a Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) protocol when connecting two devices.
Additional protocols have ...
This solution works even over a hotspot. Simply enable Portable Hotspot on your mobile device, then connect your laptop to the Hotspot WiFi network.
Tip: If you want to prevent the laptop from using your mobile data, simply switch mobile data off while your hotspot is on. The solution will work even without internet access.
Install Cx File Explorer on your ...
You can try the following instead of using FTP:
Install ES File Explorer on your phone
Start a hotspot on your phone
Connect the PC to the phones hotspot
Get the IP address of your PC
Open ES File Explorer on your phone go into the network tab and hit new
In the server box put the IP address of your PC
You will then be able to freely copy or send ...
Hosting a Hotspot is your way to go!
You can download an app from the Play Store such as FoxFi, to setup a WiFi network using one of the devices, and use the other to connect.
If you need to know IP specifics, FoxFi will provide you with information on connected devices, and their address on the network.
Be careful when using this method though, as the ...
Right click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt(Admin).
Type the following command to check for Hosted Network feature:
netsh wlan show drivers
If Hosted network supported: Yes, go to Step 2 else
if it's No, then you should update your wireless driver or your hardware.
Now to configure the Ad Hoc connection, type this command:
I use ES file explorer. It lets me access my home network disk drives via WiFi.
To test this, I opened my phone to the DCIM photo area, press/hold one file, "copy to" then navigated UP from the SD card, where it gave me my network connections (which I'd already browsed to with ES File Explorer).
I could then navigate down to a directory and say [OK] and ...
Very possibly my solution has nothing to do with the real problem of this person, but the topic is the same, so I consider this answer may help someone:
It is very common nowadays for AP's (access points) to have dual-band frequency 2,4Ghz and 5Ghz and to assign same SSID for both bands. Not all devices have 5Ghz support and, even having it, they may choose ...
You only have one WiFi adapter so you only can either connect to a hotspot or host one, not do both at the same time. This is so because WiFi-direct is basically acting as a hotspot for others.
With two individual WiFi adapters it would be possible because you would have two individual network connections.
This question is a bit of a nonsense. There is no standard pre-authentication step for NFC. The devices just exchange data when they touch. If the software you're using to control what data are transferred requires some kind of authentication step, that's only within that software, so you'd need to use some feature of the software itself to turn that off (e....
Yes, it's possible, but you must learn IEE802.11 Datagram very well. There are two ways, the first provides two-way data exchange, the second only broadcasts to receivers:
use the beacon frame and Probe request/response frame to send data from AP to clients without connection
Broadcasting Information in Variably Dense Environment Using Connectionless Data ...
You might or might not be able to depending on your device. I tested this on OnePlus 5 with Android 8.1 and 5GHz P2P GO works (channel = 48, i.e. freq = 5.240GHz). Only a few 5GHz channels however actually works though.
Basically you need to use a hidden (light greylist at the time of this post) API Landroid/net/wifi/p2p/WifiP2pManager;->...
FWIW I discussed a few ways to disable just the mobile connection here for a different reason but with the same result... depending on your Android version (you didn't mention which you were using), it's as easy as selecting the mobile icon in the notification settings to switch it off, or just selecting an invalid APN under Wifi->Mobile networks->Access ...
Summary of attempts, thanks to the other answers and my own tests:
Using a Samba server on phone (with app Sambadroid for example) looks great, but sadly it requires root for reasons explained in
Using SMB server without root access, so it's not an option for me.
Using a FTP server (for example with cx File Explorer app) works great, but it's a bit slow if ...
This is an ongoing issue that has been described as an optional implementation of the wifi direct. Or rather a lack of implemented options. My self a team testing an app for a developer, found that some phones have an option or feature for load balancing over wifi and data as a feature. Those that have this balancing, print and access internet without issue. ...
It seems that manufacturers are now making Wi-Fi direct to be compatible with same brands only.
Quoting a support chat concerning this issue, it was indeed the case, according to Samsung support:
Wi-Fi direct only works between same manufacture phones. I am afraid
it does not work with LG or any other brand.
One thing to note:
Wi-Fi direct is a ...
Generally any good file explorer with FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS capabilities can handle this task with ease or other wi-fi file sharing applications.
You can even browse through PlayStore to get the right one e.g Solid explorer, Total commander etc.
For starters you can run through Izzy's list of Filetransfer between two Android devices
For purposes of ...
Your question boils down to battery savings WiFi Vs GPS for which I am not aware of a definitive answer
I am not familiar with IFTTT, but check if location update rate is possible to be varied
Macrodroid another easy to learn automation app allows you to configure update rate, so that you can vary updates to optimise on battery
Alternatively, if you are ...
The quote I got from here is as following:
These Miracast dongles have 'WiFi direct' like this Sony has,
therefore you'd not need a router controlled WiFi home network.
But if I had a Note I'd look for a Samsung Allshare dongle, just to be
Run an FTP or HTTP server on your Android device which has bigger storage. There are many apps on Play Store which can create a server on Android like FTP Server Ultimate or Servers Ultimate Pro. Creating a server on them is very easy. You can get an idea from here as well (see #Method 3).
Install a file manager which allows access to remote storage such ...
"Normal WiFi" and "WiFi direct" are separate things. If you want to use the latter, the answer is yes: both devices must be supporting it. If, on the other hand, your question is whether there's a way to directly connect the two: there's always the "hotspot" feature, which was introduced already before 4.0. So one device (supporting this) could act as a WiFi ...
For that you need the full version of TeamViewer.
You can establish Remote control sessions on your local network directly by using IP addresses or computer names. By default this feature is deactivated because software firewalls may open an ...
No you cannot connect an virtual device. Because Avd of pc is just simulator and doesnt have facility to such connections. You can check wifi in avd using internet connection of pc or VirtualBox but not to your real wifi.
ES File Explorer used to be by choice for Android phones rooted or not, until the development was lagging and not current.
FX FileExplorer is to me, the best file manager out there. Has everything ES has and more but is also maintained often, updated and secure. I don't 100% remember why I stopped using the former, but I do recall WebDav, FTP, was not ...
The issue is that there is only wpa_supplicant version 1.0 available in Debian Wheezy.
For support of WiFi Direct you need wpa_supplicant version 1.1 or higher.
You can download and compile the latest wpa_supplicant on your own. This way you make sure wpa_cli is available and WiFi Direct is supported.
You might want to take a look at WiFi Direct and alike. There are several apps on the Playstore making use of this, like e.g.
SuperBeam | WiFi Direct Share (with a fall-back to "hotspot mode" in case of WiFi Direct problems: one device creates a hotspot, the other connects to it)
WiFiShare : Share Files Freely states it brings WiFi-Direct like functionality ...
WiFi Direct can be used on all Android devices. Android 4.0 and higher comes with this feature pre-installed.
If your device runs an older version of Android, you can find many apps in the Google Playstore to enable direct file sharing service over WiFi. Go for SuperBeam, Fast File Transfer, WiFi File Transfer, etc.