Wireless connection feature is built into Microsoft on Windows 10.
Thanks to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC connections, transferring data from one device to another isn’t too tricky. Windows 10 itself also comes with a wireless connection system that makes it easy to connect and share data between devices. That feature is named Wi-Fi Direct.
What is Wi-Fi Direct on Windows 10?
It can be roughly understood as Wi-Fi Direct as a type of Bluetooth via Wi-Fi. It has the same function of detecting and sending data via Bluetooth connection. This makes data transfer faster and easier than traditional wired connections.
However, Bluetooth has been around since 1994 and, although useful for transmitting audio and connecting devices, is not suitable for transferring large files. Wi-Fi Direct can be seen as a solution to this problem and will likely replace Bluetooth in the next few years.
At this stage, Wi-Fi Direct is not as popular as Bluetooth. However, this is a handy feature to transfer data between Windows 10 and other suitable devices when used successfully.
How do I know if a Windows 10 computer supports Wi-Fi Direct?
To check if your Windows 10 computer supports Wi-Fi Direct, enter the command ” ipconfig / all ” into the Command Prompt window.
Then check the Description line. If you see ” Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter,” then congratulations, your computer supports the Wi-Fi Direct feature.
How to use Wi-Fi Direct on Windows 10
To use Wi-Fi Direct on Windows 10, you need to use the third-party software, namely Feem. And all you need to do is install Feem on both devices that need to connect and transfer data with each other. Here is Windows 10, and the iPhone is an example.
On a Windows 10 computer, go to ” feem.io ” and download Feem.
Install Feem as standard software on Windows 10.
On mobile, visit the App Store and download the Feem app.
Start Feem on Windows 10 and mobile devices. Wait a few seconds for both to identify and display the connection.
With Feem on Windows 10, enable Wi-Fi Direct by swiping ON on the software’s main interface.
When Wi-Fi Direct is enabled, Feem will display your name and password for you to connect from your mobile device.
A list of devices connected via Wi-Fi Direct from Feem will appear. Click the connected device’s name and use the option of sending files or chatting depending on your purpose.
Feem on mobile also has the same interface and usage.
Great, is not it? I hope this feature will be helpful to you.