23 replies on What is WiFi Direct? How do you use WiFi Direct?

  1. Elsie says:

    How do I set up WiFi Direct or an Ad Hoc connection from an HP Windows 7 Desktop to a Samsung Smart HDTV?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      We will publish tutorials on this subject in the next couple of days. We are working on one right now.

      • Sandy says:

        I cannot find the tutorial for Wi-Fi direct on your site. Was it ever created? Also, is it the same as wi-fi sense on my pc?

  2. Suh says:

    This article is incredibly awesome! It is too good. It is short, succinct, and explains everything. Thank you so, so much!

  3. Avinash says:

    this is a nice article. Thanku for helping me to understand how wifi direct works.
    I have one basic doubt.
    You have mentioned that, only one of the devices can be compatible with wifi direct.
    Suppose in this case, between mobile and printer, printer needs to have wireless modem installed in it right ?
    to connect it to mboile though wifidirect.
    basically, what is the pre-requisite for wirless printer to have ?


  4. Pavithra says:

    does wifi direct needs any hardware features? and another question is , you have mentioned that it is possible to use wifi direct with the help of apps even when the mobile does not support it,can u explain how?

    • Jacqueline Whitmire says:

      I Have Android ZTE /Had Wi-Fi Direct.Disabled by Mistake! How do I Enable? Help ASAP Thanks!

  5. Teet says:

    How long can be distance between two devices in open space? I need to connect smartphone and photocamera.

  6. roi says:

    How do I set up WiFi Direct connection from an HP Windows 10 laptop to a lenovo windows 10 laptop.
    thanks for the awesome article.

  7. Ra says:

    What happened to 7tutorials?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      It got rebranded into digitalcitizen.life. We are the same team, the same content, just a different name.

  8. EDDIE YANDLE says:

    Can I install wifi on my existing compurter

  9. shekhar singh says:

    i want to develop a windows desktop app that will transfer file/chat between 2 windows computer using wifidirect,it is assumed that both pc has wifidirect support.
    what are the available api to do that and iff it possible ,i want a demo project for that.
    any kind of help will be appreciable.


  10. Victor says:

    Excellent article on Wifi Direct Attila. Very informative. Thanks for answering all the questions I had about this new tech.

  11. Chris Bush says:

    I was having problem connecting my Samsung tablet to my Samsung phone hotspot. So I was messing around and saw wifi direct. Does this eliminates having to use a hotspot since it’s not connecting for me?

  12. Marvin says:

    I want to learn the wifi direct in details so I can implement in a device. Can you please provide some information on how I go about this?

  13. Harikumar V says:

    Thank you for sharing the knowledge about Wi-Fi Direct. I came to know that Ad-hoc network is obsolete. Now I understand that Wi-Fi Direct and Ad-hoc network do the same job of “file sharing” right? Ad-hoc uses wired connection for file sharing while Wi-Fi Direct uses wireless connection. Is that correct? Also I want to know if Ad-hoc is a wireless file sharing method, did Ad-hoc
    rely on some wireless adapters. Also, could you please clarify if these networks share Internet resources also. And I also want to know Is WLAN simply means all networks “without wireless connection”?

  14. jb says:

    Can Wi-Fi direct be used to talk between two devices like walkie talkies? How?

  15. John says:

    I own a Samsung N5300 Smart TV. In the settings menu, under Network there are no options for direct-tv. After checking the web I found my tv has wifi direct connectivity. Also my Samsung smart phone has wifi direct I used to connect to my TV but It is just shows connected. I can’t do a thing with it. On the phone when I choose my tv then it ask for a password. How can I find the password ? And does my TV have WiFi Direct ? Please help.
    Thank you.
    Yours trully,
    Faithfull Samsung member.

    • Codrut Neagu says:

      I don’t know exactly what your TV menus look like.

      However, most TVs show the Wi-Fi Direct password in the Network menu from their Settings.

      Or, in some cases, you might be able to connect with a PIN:
      On your phone, when you get to the menu where you have to select the TV, tap and hold on your TV. A new menu should appear, where you can choose to “Connect with PIN”. Tap this option and look at your TV: a PIN should appear on its screen. Enter that PIN on your phone.

  16. Butch Jones says:

    Your article about Wi-Fi direct helped me greatly! I wasn’t able to print with my new laptop HP and my HP printer and I was trying to figure out why until I read your letter I’m sorry, this article and went into settings and turned off Wi-Fi direct. Thank you so very very much and I have subscribed!👍🏼

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      I’m glad you found our content useful and that you have subscribed too. I hope you’ll enjoy our future content too.

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