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Old April 25th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cool HitchetNet for Wifi Direct File transfer

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Originally Posted by rscarawa View Post
Wifi direct should work between these two devices without an app. I may resort to using this though if I cannot get the native tool to work.

FYI, many of these apps say they are wifi direct but they are not. They just turn one device into a server and still need to be on a LAN to work. That means any files sent need to be sent to a rounter from the source then down to the target. That is two trips for one file. Real wifi direct is a one hop xfer so it should be 2x faster than using the router. Either way is faster than NFC or bluetooth though .
Superbeam doesnt actually seem to use Wifi Direct. This one hasn't been working well for me and its a bit complicated. I use HitcherNet-BETA. Its in beta but it works great on my S3 and it ACTUALLY uses Wifi Direct. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kharybdis.hitchernet
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