Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Direct

Last Update Date : Jan 16. 2018

* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.



Wi-Fi Direct™ is a wireless technology that enables Wi-Fi Direct devices to connect directly to one another. This means users on the go can print documents, share data, sync files, and display information from notebooks and netbooks, as well as from devices like smartphones and tablets. Products certified Wi-Fi Direct can connect to other wireless devices without joining a traditional wireless network or Wi-Fi® hotspot.


Learn how to use Wi-Fi Direct feature to connect two devices via WLAN without requiring an access point. To connect devices using Wi-Fi Direct, follow these steps:


Note: This FAQ is only applicable to devices with Android OS Version 4.2.2


Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Menu key Menu key > Settings Settings Shortcut > Wi-Fi.


Note: Enable Wi-Fi by tapping on the slider (or slide the Wi-Fi button to the right)


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Step 2: Tap Wi-Fi Direct. The device will scan for Wi-Fi Direct devices automatically.


Note: If the device you want to connect to is not listed, make sure Wi-Fi Direct is turned on in the other device and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


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Step 3: Tap the device you want to connect to. If you want to connect to more than one device via Wi-Fi Direct, tap Multi-connect and mark all of the devices you want to connect to, and then tap Done.


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Step 4: The other device will receive an Invitation to connect, and you will have 30 seconds to tap Accept for the connection to be made.


Step 5: Once connected, the other device will be listed under Connected devices, and the Wi-Fi direct icon . will display at the top of your screen.


You can now start using the Wi-Fi Direct function.



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