Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 10 months ago

Why does wifi direct still require a router?

Why was wifi direct invented if it still requires both devices to be on a network? You still gotta drag a network with you so there is absolutely no purpose in having it direct. It's like saying "sure, ride you're bike to work but the van has to ride right beside you the whole way"...

8 Answers

  • Lv 7
    10 months ago

    if youxre using a router, it isn't wifi direct.

    whoever told you it was is mistaken.

    what model is the device you are trying to connect to, and what device are you trying to connect with? wifi direct doesn't work with phones and tablets unless the device supports it, and almost always requires an app.

    you have to follow the directions given by your device.

  • Joe
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Wi-Fi Direct does not require a router.

    f you can't get it to work, you're doing it wrong, or your equipment does not support it.

  • 10 months ago

    cause it helps keep the wifi going

  • 10 months ago

    By definition... wifi direct DOES NOT require a router!

    It does require you to know how to use it.  You connect to the device directly when wifi direct it used. The device will show as an access point (just like your router will).

    SO re-read the directions or you don't have a wifi direct unit, or it isn't setup to use wifi direct.  Here are HP's setup instructions (they work very similar to any other direct connects)

    Now while you are "on the road" not all devices will have WiFi direct setup!  if it is your own remote device that you are attempting to connect then something isn't working correctly.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    WIFI does not Magically appear out of thin air.   All WIFI Signals originate from a WIFI ROUTER.  No matter where you are,  At home or in a public place there will be a router somewhere that is transmitting a WIFI Signal.

  • 10 months ago

    You have to use  a router  to access outer world in network. 

  • 10 months ago

    There are units you can buy that have the modem ( which brings the signal to the site, usually wired) and the router (which broadcasts the signal thru the air to your wireless devices.). If you are in a location where you can pick up wifi (from THEIR router) then you know that it was first served to that site they THEIR modem. I also own several extenders for within my home and studios, and another I travel with for signal capture, security, and speed increase in a dedicated channel, so to speak. Dies this help - or do you need to tweak your question, because I misunderstood?

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    cause its still wifi

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