Wi-Fi Direct™

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™ is a certification mark for client devices that to connect directly to one another, making it simple and convenient to do things like print, share, sync and display – all without using a traditional home, office or hotspot network.  With Wi-Fi Direct, you do not need an access point or internet connection – your personal Wi-Fi network goes with you wherever you go.

Mobile phones, cameras, printers, PCs, and gaming devices can connect to each other directly to transfer content and share applications quickly and easily. Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices can also form connections with nearly all the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ devices you and your friends already have.  Devices can make a one-to-one connection or a group of several devices can connect simultaneously.

Connecting Wi-Fi Direct devices is easy.  In many cases it only requires the push of a button to connect. Your Wi-Fi Direct device will signal to other devices in the area that it can make a connection.  You can view available devices and ask them to connect, or you might receive an invitation to connect to another Wi-Fi Direct device. Wi-Fi Direct connections are protected with the highest level of security available – Wi-Fi Protected Access® 2 (WPA2™).

Download the white paper - Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™: Personal, portable Wi-Fi® to connect devices anywhere, any time (2010)