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wifi direct = free data xfr ??

by flipitup / September 27, 2013 9:50 AM PDT

Hey all. So wifi direct has always been kinda crappy and inconsistent since android rolled it out. but apparently some apps use it for comm's...anyone had success with these? If so, which ones? I saw superbeam, but i'm anti-qr code, so no dice. thx

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Post Jelly Bean Wifi Direct no longer sucks
by WesMouch / September 27, 2013 4:23 PM PDT

Ya, 4.2 and later devices seem to have Wifi Direct working much better. Still, most of the apps out there dont take advantage of the 4.2-4.3 connection/permissions improvements. If you read the fine print, most apps don't actually use Wifi Direct. They just fall back to using Bluetooth or a common Wifi network when Wifi Direct craps out. The only app that I have seen that has managed to implement stable file transfer purely using Wifi Direct is HitcherNet, but it only works for 4.1 and higher.

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wifi direct apps
by flipitup / September 27, 2013 11:48 PM PDT

thx Wes, ya i noticed most don't actually use wifi direct. I think most people still get a little confused with the s-beam, nfc, wifi direct thing...No one is really doing a good job explaining how awesome wifi direct is (or could be).

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They would not have to explain if
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2013 11:58 PM PDT
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If it just worked without making the user "configure" things. Look at the configuration for most email apps and you see a lot of red faces.

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Found one that works!
by flipitup / October 11, 2013 1:31 AM PDT

with my devices i've found that HitcherNet actually works pretty good. The synching thing is still kind of annoying, but i'm an amateur photographer and it moves photos/videos pretty fast. It's funny though - you don't need an internet connection, but w/ my S3 I have to "turn wifi on" just to make wifi direct work...I've tested it on the street (with no wifi available) and it still worked. just a stupid stock wifi direct thing built into the OS. Android should really separate the two...

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Jelly Bean WIFI continious connection problems
by Ko_de_Vries_21 / November 25, 2014 10:59 PM PST

Hi there,

I've roamed the internet for the solution of the WIFI dropping/not connecting problem and I've given up after 2 weeks.
I really don't understand how it is possible to market an OS that has this kind of problems.
I've a tablet since 2 weeks with Jb 4.1, and i'll give you an advice :


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Re: wifi direct
by John_Farrel / October 16, 2013 9:31 PM PDT

Guys try wifi direct in Jelly bean 4.3 DevilDevil i am sure you will be amazed to see the !!! Lagging like a hell ..... Angry

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