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WHAT IS WI-FI DIRECT AND HOW TO CHECK YOUR PC SUPPORTS IT from Lucas Smith's blog

Wi-Fi Direct is considered as the process certificate of second-generation Wi-Fi. It’s servers the users as Wi-Fi Alliance that works on various certified devices such as Digital Cameras, Laptops, Tablets and much more. These are compatible devices that can receive commands from Wi-Fi directs. The alliance members are LG, Intel, Apple, Dell, and Microsoft.  Samsung Galaxy S is the first handheld device that works compatibly with this feature.

Here we will discuss more Wi-Fi direct and how to tell others that your system supports it compatibly.

About Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi direct is a unique feature to connect other devices by establishing Wi-Fi connections on your device. It doesn’t need any Wi-Fi router for the connection. It seems impossible, but it’s one of the popular and demanding features providing device supports for a long time. Its work is based on Bluetooth enabled devices for transferring various files and data across multiple devices.

 You can use Wi-Fi Direct for even listening to music by using your wireless headphones.

This Wi-Fi feature also works very smoothly on Roku devices. If you already have Roku, then you need not use “IR Blaster” for connecting and commanding through remote controls.

You don’t need to provide the specific Wi-Fi password for connecting your device to Wi-Fi Direct. It works automatically and connects your device if it appears under its range. Users don’t know that they are using Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth for some of your hardware features.

Today, we have multiple devices to connect with Wi-Fi Direct as most of the current Windows 10 compatible devices support Wi-Fi Direct. To connect your devices to this feature seamlessly, you have to make sure that your gadget or PC support third-party hardware to avail its full advantage. It is seen that Xbox One Controllers connects wirelessly and quickly to this feature.

PCs are coming with Wi-Fi radio instead of Bluetooth radio for connecting and sharing files. If your system is compatible with Wi-Fi Direct, then the built-in hardware could enhance your system.

There are some standards used by Wi-Fi Direct. It includes Wi-Fi Service Discovery and Direct Device, WPA2, Wi-Fi Secured Setup, and usual Wi-Fi.

Uses of Wi-Fi Direct

There are various uses of this feature as it is used to connect multiple devices for sharing numerous files across multiple devices. It is used to transfer files such as images and other data. You can share a group of images across two different devices, just like Bluetooth.

Checking The Device Compatibility for Wi-Fi Direct

It’s an easy task to perform on your device. Pursue these instructions to check that your system is compatible with this Wi-Fi feature:

  • First and foremost, tap Window + R keys at one go. Then, you have to enter the following keywords, followed by the enter key:

“ipconfig_/all”

  • Then, locate the virtual adapter related option for your Wi-Fi. Now, confirm that it is properly supported on your device.

Adding Wi-Fi Direct to Windows 10

  • First of all, hit Window and I keys altogether to launch Settings window.
  • Then, go to the option “Devices.”
  • After that, tap on the “Bluetooth and Other Devices” section.
  • Now, hit the  tab “Add Bluetooth and Other Devices.”
  • At last, add-on your desired device to which you want to make the connection.

Smith is an inventive person who has been doing intensive research in particular topics and writing blogs and articles on webroot.com/safe and many other related topics. He is a very knowledgeable person with lots of experience.

Source:- https://webroot.uk.com/blog/what-is-wi-fi-direct-and-how-to-check-your-pc-supports-it/


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