What is Wi-Fi Direct in a phone / smartphone?

Wandering around the settings of your smartphone or tablet, you have probably seen more than once the various menu items that caused you questions. One of these points may well be Wi-Fi Direct. What it is?

Wi-Fi Direct, formerly known as Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer, is a standard that allows multiple devices to connect to each other without a router. Simply put, several devices are connected to each other without using an access point, while the technology itself uses the same wireless standards as the usual Wi-Fi. This is very convenient if you do not have a router, and you want to connect several devices, for example, a pair of smartphones.

The question arises. If, say, you need to transfer a file from one smartphone to another, why not use Bluetooth technology? There are several reasons. Wi-Fi Direct:

  • High data rate.
  • The ability to interconnect multiple devices.
  • Wide range.

However, according to other data, the Wi-Fi Direct protocol is less secure than Bluetooth.

Connection is very simple. Take the main device, go to settings and select the Wi-Fi section.

Turn on wifi. In our case, the Wi-Fi Direct item will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click on it.

Next, a search for available devices that also have Wi-Fi Direct turned on.

After searching and connecting, you can start file sharing.