Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Aware™無需傳統網路基礎設施、互聯網連接或GPS信號，就能夠快速發現和連接其他Wi-Fi設備，並與這些設備進行資料交換，因此擴展了Wi-Fi®的功能。Wi-Fi Aware™基於用戶當前的位置和偏好建立獨立的、點對點的Wi-Fi連接，可提供豐富的當下體驗。
Wi-Fi Aware利用用戶的自發性接近實現創新應用。Wi-Fi Aware設備在建立關聯之前，不斷發現在用戶Wi-Fi範圍內的其他設備，因此，發現與用戶設定的偏好相匹配的資訊和服務變得容易了。這種技術支持真正的個性化社交、本地和移動體驗，可幫助用戶最為充分地利用其移動設備，甚至在擁擠的環境中也一樣。
- 動態連接，即使某部設備移動到連接範圍以外，通過Wi-Fi Aware連接的設備群也能夠保持連接；
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- What is Wi-Fi Aware?
Wi-Fi Aware incorporates capabilities enhancing peer-to-peer communications by enabling devices to exchange information and services 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 mobile device 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.
- 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 can receive updates to support Wi-Fi Aware. Whether a device can receive software updates to add the new functionality or not depends upon vendor implementation. Native support for Wi-Fi Aware is available in the Android O (and later) 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. 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 utilized 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. 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. The latest enhancements to Wi-Fi Aware also offer discovery by Bluetooth LE, which will trigger a formal Wi-Fi Aware session by first waking the Wi-Fi radio.
- What operating systems support Wi-Fi Aware?
Native support is available in the Android™ O (and later) operating system.
- What are the latest features that are available in Wi-Fi Aware as of today?
Wi-Fi Aware incorporates enhanced power savings, service discovery, Bluetooth Low Energy triggered initialization, device ranging, as well as native and IP-based data transfer.