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WIFI Direct

Wi-Fi Direct, a little-known alternative to Bluetooth, has been around for years and can be used for more than just file transfers. Wi-Fi direct is commonly mistaken for Bluetooth over Wi-Fi. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can both discover and deliver data, but wireless networking is the sole way to share data. As a result, Wi-Fi direct is a Wi-Fi alliance that allows devices to connect directly to one other without the use of an additional router. It can be used to connect to the internet, use printers, and transfer files.

Wi-Fi Direct is a wireless communication method based on the Wi-Fi standard and the IEEE 802.11 networking standard that allows capable devices to connect directly to each other without the use of a wireless access point, router, or Internet connection using Wi-Fi radio frequencies (usually 2.4GHz and 5GHz). Because the connection is formed directly between two devices, you don’t need to connect to an existing Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi Direct works by turning on a software-generated access point on the host device, resulting in the creation of a temporary Wi-Fi network. After that, WPS is used to authenticate, and a push button or PIN code is used to establish a connection. This enables a smooth (but secure) connection between the devices. It can send files, share your screen with other devices, play games directly, share your internet connection, and more, just like Bluetooth. It also has an impact. Other systems and communication standards, such as near field communication, rely on it as well.

Wi-Fi Direct is also used by other Wi-Fi-specific products, such as Miracast. While Miracast is a separate protocol, it relies on Wi-Fi Direct to provide safe screen mirroring. However, support for Wi-Fi Direct is spotty. Apple devices, such as Macs, iPhones, and iPads, use the proprietary AirDrop and AirPlay instead, which is fully supported in Windows 10 (depending on your device). Modern Android smartphones (from Android 4.0 onwards) include Wi-Fi Direct compatibility, however you may need a third-party app to fully utilise it. It’s also compatible with some smart TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets. File transfers are one of the best uses for Wi-Fi Direct, especially if you have a lot of them. While Bluetooth could be used, it would take far longer to download large files (or a large number of them) than a Wi-Fi Direct connection. If you have an Android device, the Feem app, which supports Windows 10 and Android, is the ideal option to use Wi-Fi Direct. Feem uses a different technique for file transfers on iPhones and iPads because Wi-Fi Direct isn’t supported on those devices.