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

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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 09, 2013 6:05 PM
    Friday, August 09, 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!


    Monday, August 05, 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 09, 2013 6:05 PM
    Friday, August 09, 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