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# 138482 6-Jan-2014 17:38
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I have Windows 8.1 and my Galaxy S4 Supports WiFi Direct. 

Is there a way to connect the wifi adapter on my PC to the Galaxy S4 via WiFi Direct?


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  # 962032 6-Jan-2014 17:49
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curious as to what you want to transfer etc once the connection is in place

Wi-Fi Direct as a protocol is still in its infancy I've found



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  # 962040 6-Jan-2014 18:04
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nathan: curious as to what you want to transfer etc once the connection is in place

Wi-Fi Direct as a protocol is still in its infancy I've found


Just files etc. Typically larger files like ROM's.

It's been around since the Galaxy S2. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 962042 6-Jan-2014 18:13
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You need an "app" that has the required functionality. Basically from windows 8 just do 'add a device', then you can use Play To, or some file transfer app.

I don't think (unless it has changed) windows 8 can act as a receiver for android devices. Not sure the reason why - could be that feature requires a newer version of android (i.e. android may be the culprit).

For windows to windows you can use proximity or tap-n-go (again with the appropriate app).

If you have Wi-Fi Direct enabled on your windows device, doing an IPConfig /all from a command prompt should show the Wi-Fi direct virtual adaptor enabled.

Not sure if the Android device will show up in Windows explorer if you browse that way - since I don't use android I cant check.




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