Wireless file transfers aren’t limited to Bluetooth. Wi-Fi Direct, a speedier option in Windows 10, is available.
Over the last five years, wireless data exchange has advanced at a breakneck pace. Data may be easily transferred from one device to another via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.
However, most people are unaware of another feature in Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Direct, which is a wireless communication method that allows you to easily connect devices and transmit large quantities of data.
This tutorial describes what Wi-Fi Direct is, how it works, and how you may use it to transfer files wirelessly on Windows 10.
How does it work?
It is a peer-to-peer wireless technology that allows you to connect your computers or cellphones without using a public network.
You may think of Wi-Fi Direct as a Wi-Fi version of Bluetooth. That is, it has Bluetooth’s “find and transmits” feature, but the data is transferred via wireless networking. And, as you might expect, this increases the speed of your file transfer.
Bluetooth has been around since 1994, and although it’s great for sending audio and connecting devices, it’s not perfect for moving huge data. Wi-Fi Direct appears to have solved this problem and is on track to totally replace Bluetooth in the next few years.
Wi-Fi Direct, on the other hand, isn’t quite as widespread as Bluetooth.
However, when transferring data between Windows 10 and other compatible hardware, it is a really handy tool.
To make Wi-Fi Direct function, you’ll need at least one device that supports the technology’s protocols. You may then utilize it for everything from file transmission to inter-communication with ease.
When you set up a Wi-Fi Direct connection between two devices, one of them functions as an Access Point to which the other connects. You won’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty because everything is mechanized.
Wi-Fi Direct is a technology that sits on top of Wi-Fi. The only difference between it and ordinary Wi-Fi is that, unlike ordinary Wi-Fi, it does not require a router to connect your devices to the internet.
In truth, Wi-Fi Direct’s main goal is to make it easier to connect local devices rather than accessing the internet.
However, you might question how this distinguishes Wi-Fi Direct from Bluetooth. Why build another technology for the same purpose when we already have Bluetooth for linking things locally?
The reason for this is due to time constraints.
While Bluetooth is convenient, it is no longer fast enough to keep up with our fast-paced life.
You know what we’re talking about if you’ve ever used Bluetooth; files can take a long time to transmit. Wi-Fi Direct, on the other hand, does not have this problem. Instead, it is on par with, if not faster than, a Wi-Fi network.
Where is it useful?
It may be utilized wherever that Bluetooth has previously been used, thanks to its blistering fast speed (up to 250 Mbps) enabled by peer-to-peer wireless technology. As a result, it’s ideal for the following.
Multimedia file sharing: It can transfer large multimedia files from one device to another. Because of the large size of the file, it should be your first choice if you have a large video file, such as a movie.
Gaming: For a lag-free experience, most high-quality multiplayer games on smartphones demand fast connections. In situations like this, being direct might be beneficial.
Check to see if your Windows 10 PC supports Wi-Fi Direct.
It is a faster and easier way to deliver a file than Bluetooth.
However, you must first ensure that your gadget is Wi-Fi Direct compatible. To do so, use Windows Key + R, type CMD to open the Command Prompt, and then type ipconfig /all.