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Does PeerFinder support multiple Wi-Fi Direct connections or just one? RRS feed

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  • I received some additional information from Priya Dandawate at Microsoft.

    At 8.1 it is possible for a single app to connect to multiple clients (running the same app) using Wi-Fi Direct.

    At 8.0 it is only possible to connect to one client using Wi-Fi Direct.  The only exception is that is if your devices have a NFC sensor this additional connections can be created with "tap and connect".

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Richie

    • Marked as answer by KiwiRichie Friday, August 9, 2013 6:05 PM
    Friday, August 9, 2013 6:05 PM
  • I found this limitation on Link MSDN:

    You can connect to only one peer at a time if your app is in the peer or client role. If your app is in the host role, you can connect up to 5 clients at a time.


    • Edited by MasterMarcel Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM
    • Proposed as answer by MasterMarcel Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by KiwiRichie Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:44 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM

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  • Hi,MrRichie

    There is  no limitation on how many Wi-Fi Direct connections can be supported by PeerFinder . You can open socket connections from one app to a peer app on multiple computers by tapping each computer.So ,you can use PeerFinder to create and browse peer computers that are running the same app within wireless range.

    Best Wishes!


    • Edited by Anne Jing Monday, August 5, 2013 1:56 PM from
    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Friday, August 9, 2013 3:32 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by KiwiRichie Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:43 PM
    Monday, August 5, 2013 1:56 PM
  • I received some additional information from Priya Dandawate at Microsoft.

    At 8.1 it is possible for a single app to connect to multiple clients (running the same app) using Wi-Fi Direct.

    At 8.0 it is only possible to connect to one client using Wi-Fi Direct.  The only exception is that is if your devices have a NFC sensor this additional connections can be created with "tap and connect".

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Richie

    • Marked as answer by KiwiRichie Friday, August 9, 2013 6:05 PM
    Friday, August 9, 2013 6:05 PM
  • I found this limitation on Link MSDN:

    You can connect to only one peer at a time if your app is in the peer or client role. If your app is in the host role, you can connect up to 5 clients at a time.


    • Edited by MasterMarcel Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM
    • Proposed as answer by MasterMarcel Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM
    • Marked as answer by KiwiRichie Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:44 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:04 PM