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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Differences between Wifi and 'Wifi Direct'

Can Can anyone explain the difference? Which one should I use if I want to be on wifi?

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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you want to use standard wifi when you are usually roaming on your job or home network, just as you have done with earlier handsets.

this should be explained in your manual.

you can also smoke over this wiki on it:

Wi-Fi Direct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and from the horses mouth:

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/wireless/wifip2p.html

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Wi-Fi Direct allows Android 4.0 (API level 14) or later devices with the appropriate hardware to connect directly to each other via Wi-Fi without an intermediate access point. Using these APIs, you can discover and connect to other devices when each device supports Wi-Fi Direct, then communicate over a speedy connection across distances much longer than a Bluetooth connection. This is useful for applications that share data among users, such as a multiplayer game or a photo sharing application.
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does anybody know how to get wifi direct to connect to a ps3? I am completely stumped
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does anybody know how to get wifi direct to connect to a ps3? I am completely stumped
For the ps3, on the phone try settings, WiFi, menu, Advanced, DLNA auto-IP.
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Ok EarlyMon

My wife and I both have EvoLTE's. While messing around with them, I turned on WiFi Direct on both and put them to search for each other. They connected. However, both phones showed the same ID- Android_a5db. When I opened my gallery to transfer a pic from one to the other, there was no "Wifi Direct selection in "Share". Is the "WiFi Direct" feature not for sharing? Can you advise?

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when both devices are turned on, they each determine which is going to be the host, or Access point. once that is figured out, the other device can connect to it and use its network.

I posted some links up top, but here is another one. This tech is new so one does need to spend a little time smoking over what this does and how one can benefit.

Wi-Fi Direct

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How does Wi-Fi Direct work?

Wi-Fi Direct device connections can happen anywhere, anytime - even when you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network. Your Wi-Fi Direct device will signal to other devices in the area that it can make a connection. You can view available devices and ask them to connect, or you might receive an invitation to connect to another Wi-Fi Direct device. When two or more Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices connect directly, they have formed a Wi-Fi Direct Group, using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ and the latest Wi-Fi security. Now you can get started doing all the exciting things that Wi-Fi Direct enables!
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I'm surprised there's so little talk about this feature so far. It's my understanding that this should enable us to mirror our devices to wifi direct capable tvs, yes? I don't have one, and I thought I could use my PS3, but apparently the ps3 does not support wifi direct, and I don't have anything that does in order to test this out...

I'd really like to be able to use this to stream say yahoo screen from my phone and have it displayed on my tv. has anybody tried mirroring to a wifi capable television?
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The media link is what you are looking for.

Android just added this a few months ago.. The masses know close to zero about this technology. Give it time.

I'll test this out tonight with some toys at home and post a reply.
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you are correct! that is exactly what I want. it requires a media link hd dongle though. which is fine, 60 bucks whatever. it's just that all the videos of nexus devices syncing together via wifi direct show the connected device mirroring the host device, so I assume this means a wifi direct capable television should be able to do the same, without the dongle, yes?
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I have a WIDI capable TV. When I am looking at a video or picture in my gallery I can select more then select player and see the TV. When I select the TV, what is on my phone immediately overrides what is playing on the TV and displays perfectly including sound.

I don't see this as the OP' question. I believe that will take some application development.

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I have a WIDI capable TV. When I am looking at a video or picture in my gallery I can select more then select player and see the TV. When I select the TV, what is on my phone immediately overrides what is playing on the TV and displays perfectly including sound.

I don't see this as the OP' question. I believe that will take some application development.

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right, I believe that's the built in dlna, though, no? meaning it only works from within the HTC media apps. the videos demoing wifi direct show full mirroring, not just serving media content that's stored locally on the device
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Bumpity Bump...Looking for an answer here.
There's no info in the HTC mobile guide regarding Wifi direct and very little reference elsewhere.
I can connect my TV and my phone but that's it...no share option. When i get home tonight i'm gonna try media share and see if that gives me an option.
Anyone btdt? The OG Evo board was much more active but i guess that's to be expected given the options available today. Tia.
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