5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2016 5:20 PM by Intel Corporation

    How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?

    AManAPlanACanalPanama

      Background:

      • Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is Certified by Wi-Fi Association as Wi-Fi Aware(tm) (Product Finder Results | Wi-Fi Alliance) and 7260, 7265, and 3165 are Certified as Wi-Fi Direct(tm)
      • Using Windows 10 (10.0.586) I can publish a Wi-Fi Direct Advertisement for the Device and for the Service

       

      Question:

      How does a (systems) programmer specify the information these Wi-Fi devices are to publish, in conformance with the Wi-Fi Aware standards, so that a nearby client can detect their presence, any services available on their hosts, and respond in a way appropriate for establishing a connection (e.g., by initiating a Wi-Fi Direct Connection request)?

        • 1. Re: How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?
          Intel Corporation
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          AManAplanACanalPanama,

          We are more than glad to assist you but we are afraid we are not quite sure if we understand your inquiry. Could please be so kind and provide us more details on this matter?

          Best regard,
          Aleki

           

          • 2. Re: How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?
            AManAPlanACanalPanama

            Let's focus, for the moment, on the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

            Intel has obtained certification for Wi-Fi Aware for that product (see Intel-1.png attached)

            Intel7260-1.png

            Separately, Intel has obtained certification for Wi-Fi Direct for that product (see Intel-2.png attached)

            Intel7260-2.png

             

            Intel provides drivers for Windows (at least for version 10) that expose those capabilities to the operating system and are recognized as being there (e.g., responses to the shell command "C:\> netsh wlan show wirelesscap"

             

            The use case for these Wi-Fi Direct capabilities is this: where there are two sufficiently capable machines within close proximity (the range of a single radio), one machine can be advertising that it is there, and the other machine is able to discover that the one machine is there.  Using Windows 10, I have programmed an application that exploits that/those capability(ies) and then makes a connection between the two machines to to perform a desired set of transfers/functions.

             

            HOWEVER, I can find no documentation of how to accomplish something similar using the Wi-Fi Aware capabilities Intel says the 7260 product has.  Wi-Fi Aware standard says it has an publishing (advertisement) capability and a discovery capability for the same use case.

             

            Are there two things or are there one?  And if there are two, how does one use the second?

            • 3. Re: How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?
              Intel Corporation
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              AManAPlanACanalPanama,

              Thank you for the detailed information. We are going to check and will get back to you soon.
              In the mean time, please let us know if you have any other questions or doubts.

              Best regards,
              Aleki

              • 4. Re: How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?
                Intel Corporation
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                AManAPlanACanalPanama,

                Thank you for your time. We would like to inform you that the  Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is compliant with Wi-Fi Aware*, however, you need to consult with Wi-Fi ALLIANCE in order to acquire the more detailed information about the usage.

                Best regards,
                Aleki 

                • 5. Re: How to publish Wi-Fi Aware compliant information?
                  Intel Corporation
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                  AManAPlanACanalPanama,

                  We haven't heard from you in a while so we would like to know if there is ant doubts or questions about we have explained to you previously.

                  Best regards,
                  Aleki