Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Direct Services API

Play Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Direct Services API

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    Shaun Tonstad

    Is there a place we can go to learn more about the APIs used in this demo? Is there downloadable source for the demo?


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    Avi Oster

    Thanks for the video.
    Where can I find user-manual for the Wi-Fi Direct Services application?
    I also want to know if it is possible to seek for more than one service using the application or Win10-P2PApp.
    Thanks in advance,

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    Manuel Quintero


    I am doing some testing around this but I always get the ServiceError: UnsupportedHardware, even though the card supports Wi-Fi Direct using netsh wlan show wirelesscap in a cmd window. Any advices on this?


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    So, now we know how to connect but how do we send data from one device? Like, sending a file or creating a Mesh network and pushing data.

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    I think you did mention this in the video but still, to raise the visibility can you please confirm whether a PC would now be able to communicate with a Phone over wifi-direct, without using a router, considering both are running win 10? This was not happening in win 8.1 wifi-direct.

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    I mean earlier it was only like pc to pc or phone to phone thing.

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    DeviceInformation.FindAllAsync with AssociationEndpoint can get all WiFiDirect devices that advertisED and WAS in range!

    Is it correct function?

    I think this function scans ¥HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE¥SYSMTEM¥CurrentControlSet¥SWD¥WiFiDirect too :(

    I need to get the devices that are advertising and in range only. Any advices on this?

    Thanks in advance


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    Ajay Sinha


    Can you please send a sample code where i can connect my PC(windows -10) to my android Mobile(Samsung Galaxy j7) so that i can send any file directly using
    wifi-direct. As i find a very less source of information on the internet.
    Soloution provided ASAP will be very helpful to me.

    Ajay Sinha.

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    The available source code from the above link is not compiling.
    We had tried with vs2015,vs2017 and vs2019 also.

    Compilation error from VS as follows,

    Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State
    Error Cannot resolve Assembly or Windows Metadata file 'Type universe cannot resolve assembly: System.Runtime, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a.' WiFiDirectApi E:\3-98.Wifi_direct.samples\WiFiDirectApi\WiFiDirectApi\WiFiDirectApi\WiFiDirectApi.csproj

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    Did anyone find a solution? I can't compile too.

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    IS there a list of required wireless capabilities? I am using the WIFIDirect Legacy AP DEMO app and having trouble.

    I am testing a few usb wifi adapters and some always work, others always say "incorrect password."

    When I perform 'netsh wlan show wirelesscap" adapters that work and adapters that don't work show the same capabilities.

    I have to use the Legacy AP because iOS does not support WIFI Direct and a wifi connection to iOS from Windows PC without infrastructure is a requirement.

    With no documentation, I am struggling.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    If you have two wi-fi adapters, is there an easy way to define, which of the adapters is creating the soft ap? When looking at the softap c++ example, there does not seem to be any method to select a wi-fi adapter. Is it just choosing one randomly?

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    Hello! I would like to ask: no DBDC hardware pc, can do GC? thank you! This problem bothered me for a long time.

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