Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Aware™是Wi-Fi Alliance®的一個認證計畫， 它可以在不需要傳統的Wi-Fi網路基礎設施、網路連接或GPS信號的情況下，通過快速發現、連接和與其他Wi-Fi設備資料交換的方式來擴展Wi-Fi®的功能。Wi-Fi Aware™是基於用戶的即時位置和偏好，通過建立獨立的、點對點的連接為用戶提供豐富的即時體驗。
Wi-Fi Aware是推動真正個性化的社交、本地和移動體驗的關鍵因素,它適用於擁擠的環境中。Wi-Fi Aware已準備好大規模採用，並且在Android Oreo作業系統中可以使用本地的支援。
- 動態功能；即使一個設備移出範圍，通過Wi-Fi Aware連接的設備組也保持它們的連接
基於 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™計畫的強大優勢, 使用者可以信任 Wi-Fi Aware設備在眾多設備品牌中運行良好。
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- What is Wi-Fi Aware?
Wi-Fi Aware incorporates capabilities enhancing peer-to-peer communications by enabling devices to exchange services and information without the need for network infrastructure or sophisticated setup processes. Within Wi-Fi Aware networks, connections are contextually formed, creating a simple data exchange mechanism based on shared user preferences.
- How do users experience Wi-Fi Aware?
Wi-Fi Aware-enabled experiences are application-driven, and users can control privacy settings and opt-in to desired notifications. Users can configure an application to offer and/or seek services on nearby devices.
- What is the range in which Wi-Fi Aware operates?
Wi-Fi Aware operates at typical Wi-Fi range.
- What is the Wi-Fi Alliance specification underlying Wi-Fi Aware?
Wi-Fi Aware is a certification program based on the Wi-Fi Alliance Neighbor Awareness Networking Technical Specification.
- Will Wi-Fi Aware drain the battery on my mobile device?
Wi-Fi Aware was designed to be power efficient by establishing independent networked “clusters” synchronized to a common “heartbeat” to exchange small messages about services available nearby. Continuous discovery occurs in the background without putting undue burden on the battery of a mobile device.
- On what frequency bands does Wi-Fi Aware operate?
Wi-Fi Aware operates in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Discovery occurs in the 2.4 GHz band, channel 6 (discovery in 5 GHz is optional).
- Can my device be updated to support Wi-Fi Aware?
Many devices are capable of receiving updates to support Wi-Fi Aware. Whether a device can receive software updates to add the new functionality or not comes down to individual device vendor implementation. Native support for Wi-Fi Aware is available in the Android Oreo operating system.
- What is the relationship between Wi-Fi Aware and Wi-Fi Direct?
Wi-Fi Aware is a similar peer-to-peer connectivity technology to Wi-Fi Direct. However, while Wi-Fi Direct requires a centralized coordinator, called a Group Owner, Wi-Fi Aware creates decentralized, dynamic peer-to-peer connections. Many applications, such as Miracast and direct printer connections, work well with Wi-Fi Direct today. Wi-Fi Aware is positioned to provide peer-to-peer connectivity in highly mobile environments, where devices join or leave in a less deterministic manner. Whether it's professionals at a crowded conference to find each other or strangers on a subway momentarily joining a multi-player game, Wi-Fi Aware connections seamlessly adapt to changing environment and usage conditions.
- What is the difference between Wi-Fi Aware and Wi-Fi Location?
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Location™ is used for determining device location within a network by finding and connecting to access points, whereas Wi-Fi Aware is about connecting directly to other devices to publish and advertise information and services without an access point. Wi-Fi Location™ and Wi-Fi Aware can be used for similar uses, such as geo-fencing or personalized shopping, but Wi-Fi Location is meant to operate within Wi-Fi infrastructure to deliver precise location determination whereas Wi-Fi Aware is focused on connecting devices within an area of proximity without a network infrastructure.
- Why use Wi-Fi Aware over other connectivity technologies?
Wi-Fi Aware has a longer range than other commonly used technologies. Proximity-based applications are more useful when the connection allows for a longer range. Additionally, once connected, devices can leverage the high-performance, fast speeds, and a high level of security that Wi-Fi delivers.