13 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2014 10:48 AM by bug_less
martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying to use "wifi direct" (supposedly a universal connection standard) to connect my iphone 4 ios 5 to sony bravia TV . After connection it shows up on the tv as an unsupported device. Is this correct or have I done something wrong?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    What is this "WiFi direct" supposed to accomplish?

  • martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe it's like airplay, except instead of the ios device sending it to the tv, the tv establishes a network over which the contents of the other appliance (pc, phone etc.) are displayed on the tv. So basically airplay when the app isn't written to support airplay. http://www.wi-fi.org/Wi-Fi_Direct.php

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    Do you have any reason to believe that iOS devices are supported? I clicked on the link on the page you referenced to see what devices were supported. No mention of Apple products that I could see.

  • martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

    No I don't. That's why I was asking. I can't find any place that says it is or is not compatible

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    Well, given that the official website you linked to lists over 300 other devices and nothing by Apple and that youve failed to get it to work, I guess that the answer is no, it's not compatible. Sorry.

  • martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

    From a Wiki on the subject:

     

    Soft AP's can be as simple or as complex as the role requires. A digital picture frame might provide only the most basic services needed to allow digital cameras to connect and upload images. A smart phone that allows data tethering might run a more complex soft AP that adds the ability to bridge to the Internet. The standard also includes WPA2 security and features to control access within corporate networks.[3] Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices can connect one-to-one or one-to-many and not all connected products need to be Wi-Fi Direct-certified. One Wi-Fi Direct enabled device can connect to legacy Wi-Fi certified devices.

     

    That's why I was asking. Not because I was too stupid to read a list. As anyone who has used computers for any length of time knows, just because something isn't "certified" doesn't necessarily mean it isn't compatible.

     

    Thank you for all of your prompt answers. Just wondering, Are you this condescending to everyone or just me in particular?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,894 points)

    martyw81 wrote:

     

     

    Thank you for all of your prompt answers. Just wondering, Are you this condescending to everyone or just me in particular?

    I do apologize for examining the evidence and trying to formulate a response based on that evidence. I can assure you, I will not bother you again.

     

    Best of luck.

  • RoonCS Level 1 (0 points)

    Marty, have you been able to find out more on Wi-Fi Direct and iOS devices? I have an upcoming project that needs this technology.

  • martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

    I decided at the time it was not compatible, but I haven't looked into it lately. My assumption is that it still isn't. Sorry I can't be of more help.

  • RoonCS Level 1 (0 points)

    I just found that Apple devices are on the certified list: Certification List. I'm going to be developing an iOS app which may use this for remote machine control, and if you'd like, I'll keep you posted.

  • martyw81 Level 1 (0 points)

    The list at that link is just wifi certified devices. The list you need to look at is here http://www.wi-fi.org/Wi-Fi_Direct.php. I haven't checked lately, but apple devices weren't on the list. I would be interested in your progress. Good luck

  • mengxipeng Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe Airdrop uses WiFi direct, and in iOS6. I saw some words like, " p2p interface" .

    So I guess iPhone 5 is a WiFi direct compatiable deivce. Any, I have not verify this.

  • bug_less Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Roon -

     

      I wanted to touch base with you on this to see if you were ever able to make progress on it? Any thing you could share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!