What is Wifi-Direct?

WiFi Direct allows devices in a wireless network to connect to each other without having to go through a wireless router. Similar in principle to Bluetooth technology, this standard allows wireless devices to be connected point-to-point. More importantly, WiFi Direct technology allows a WiFi device to establish multiple wireless connections at the same time, which is the most critical technology for many new forms of WiFi applications.

WiFi Direct is a P2P wireless interconnection technology, and the network established by it is an improved adhoc network, which adopts wireless communication mode and WiFi network mode: Infrastructure Mode and Ad Hoc Mode, WiFi Direct mainly solve the connection problem of the physical layer, including device discovery and service discovery. Related technologies include NFC and DLNA.

(1) WiFi Direct features:

Mobile portability; Immediate availability; Ease of use; Secure and simple connection

(2) WiFi Direct target:

Share content; Synchronize data; Direct printing; Gaming social

(3) Other features of WiFi Direct:

No AP or router is required, the device has a built-in “soft AP”, and only one of the two sides of the peer connection needs to support WiFi Direct to achieve wireless interconnection, while supporting infrastructure networks and P2P networks. Devices can be connected in a one-to-one or one-to-many manner, and at least meet the 802.11g protocol to be CERTIFIED by WiFi Direct