TechSpot

New Wi-Fi Direct protocol to offer Bluetooth-like connectivity between devices

By Jos
Oct 14, 2009
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced it is close to finalizing a new wireless standard that will let devices discover and connect to one another without the need for a router. Dubbed Wi-Fi Direct, the technology seems to compete directly with Bluetooth by allowing peer-to-peer connections between wireless devices but at higher speeds and greater distances than the latter.

    Read the whole story
     
  2. Why bother? Surely this will only benefit people without a wireless home router. When I'm at home I can send photos to my wireless TV from my wireless cellphone because they're both connected to my wireless router. Similarly if I go to a friend's house.

    That gives just two uses:
    People away from home that don't want to use Bluetooth
    People who have a wireless TV but don't have a wireless router.

    Neither seems particularly compelling
     
  3. kidder

    kidder TS Rookie

    There is a third use. That of giving unscrupulous types a new way of gaining access to your precious communication device.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.