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WiFi Direct in xperia M

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WiFi Direct in xperia M

Hello,

          Can anyone please help me to use wifi direct in my Sony xperia M,there is no option to send files using wifi direct as well as no option to send using NFC.Share option does not contain NFC and WiFi direct it shows Bluetooth and other options except NFC and wifi direct.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks in advance

 

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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

Sony support center's reply to the issue.

 

Turning on Wi-Fi Direct

Android 4.1 / 4.2

To turn on Wi-Fi Direct

  1. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
  2. Find and tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  3. Press the menu key > Wi-Fi Direct
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi Direct is turned on in the other device.
  5. Tap Search for devices.
  6. Under PEER DEVICES, tap the device you want to connect to.
  7. Wait for the status under the device name to change from Invited to Connected.

Sending files using Wi-Fi Direct

The advantage with sending files with Wi-Fi Direct is that it goes quicker to
send larger files than with, for example, Bluetooth.

To be able to transfer files between two devices you have to:

  • Make sure both devices are Wi-Fi Direct compatible
  • Make sure that both devices have installed Office Suite Viewer 7 or later
  • Share the files using the Office Suite Wi-Fi Direct menu in, for example, Album if you send a photo
     

Downloading Office Suite

To download Office Suite

  • In your Xperia™ device, download and install Office Suite Viewer 7 or later from Google Play.

Sharing a photo using Wi-Fi direct

To share a photo using Wi-Fi Direct

  1. Open Album, tap the photo that you want to share with another device.
  2. Tap the share icon and select OfficeSuite Wi-Fi Direct. Alternatively, tap the OfficeSuite Wi-Fi Direct icon.
    OfficeSuite Wi-Fi Direct starts scanning for Wi-Fi Direct devices automatically.
  3. Make sure the device you want to share the photo with has opened Office Suite.
  4. Under Available devices, tap the device you want to share the photo with.
    Its status changes to Invited.
  5. Wait for the status to change to Connected. This may take some time.
    The photo is now sent to the other device.

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Emperor
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

Here you go 

 

http://userguide.sonymobile.com/referrer.php?region=global-en&product=xperia-m-dual#Connecting-to-wi...




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Message 3 of 24
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

Thanks for the reply,but according to that guide it only searches for wifi direct enabled devices and makes peer connection.

but there is not optin to share files using wifi direct,i want to share fiiles between two devices using same function.

share optin does not show option of wifi derect or NFC as it shows share with bluetooth.

Emperor
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

There are myriad apps on the play store

 

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=wifi+direct&c=apps




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Message 5 of 24
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Message 5 of 24

Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

Doesn't sony provide inbuilt option for the same rather than downloading third party app?

they have given wifi direct and nfc so they must give optin to use the same,dont you think?

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Emperor
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

The great thing about Android is that you don't have to rely so heavily on the OEM as you can download apps to customize your phone as needed. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Message 7 of 24
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

That is correct,but it would have been better if sony implemeted this function in OEM itself.

hope they include it in new updates.

 

Talent
Message 8 of 24
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

NFC

SETTINGS-WIRELESS AND NETWORKS- MORE-NFC( TURN IT ON) - ANDROID BEAM (TURN IT ON)... Now you can use NFC to beam videos, apps, contacts etc..

Talent
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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

WIFI DIRECT..

SETTINGS-WIFI- .. TAP THE THREE SMALL DOTS ON THE EXTREME BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE SCREEN...TAP ON THE WIFI DIRECT OPTION ... ENJOY Slightly smiling Face Slightly smiling Face

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Re: WiFi Direct in xperia M

Thanks but this option only enables and searches for devices,nothing else