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What is Wi-Fi Direct ?

Wi-Fi Direct nothing but Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer[P2P] Communication without using wireless AP[Access Point]. Wi-Fi Direct standard Developed by Wi-Fi Alliance group and it act as a “Soft AP” with WPA2-PSK security features.

What are all software required for Wi-Fi P2P operations ??

  1. wi-fi NIC Driver – kernel driver module
  2. cfg80211 –> 80211 configuration
  3. iw – wireless Tool for configuration
  4. libnl – Network Link Library
  5. wpa_supplicant –> Manages P2P operations at user-space
  6. wpa_cli  – client tool to interact with wpa_supplicant in daemon mode.

 

On Android  from ICS – wpa_supplicant V0.8.x supports Wi-Fi Direct.

  • You need to install libnl and openssl libraries for wpa_supplicant

 

On Ubuntu – wpa_supplicant V1.1 supports Wi-Fi Direct.

  • You need to install libnl and openssl libraries for wpa_supplicant

 

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