Wi-Fi Direct is a useful feature that allows devices to connect with each other without the need for a wireless access point or router. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up and using Wi-Fi Direct on your Windows 11 device. The steps are simple and take only a few minutes to complete.
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To use Wi-Fi Direct on Windows 11, you’ll need a device that has:
- Windows 11 installed
- A Wi-Fi adapter that supports Wi-Fi Direct
- Another device (such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer) with Wi-Fi Direct support to connect with your Windows 11 device
Enable Wi-Fi Direct on Windows 11
To enable Wi-Fi Direct on your Windows 11 device, follow these steps:
- Click the Start button and select Settings (the gear icon).
- In the Settings app, click on Network & Internet.
- On the left side menu, select Wi-Fi.
- Under Related Settings, click on Advanced options.
- Scroll down to the Wi-Fi Direct section and toggle the switch to On.
Connecting to Another Device Using Wi-Fi Direct
Now that Wi-Fi Direct is enabled on your Windows 11 device, follow these steps to connect to another device:
- First, make sure the other device has Wi-Fi Direct enabled. This usually involves going to the device’s settings and looking for a Wi-Fi Direct option. Refer to the user manual or support documentation for your specific device if you’re unsure where to find this setting.
- Next, on your Windows 11 device, press Windows key + X to open the Quick Link menu, then click on Windows Tools.
- Find and open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell from the list of tools.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
netsh wlan show wirelesscapabilities
This command will show a list of wireless capabilities for your Wi-Fi adapter. Look for Wi-Fi Direct Device in the list to confirm that your device supports Wi-Fi Direct.
- Now, type the following command and press Enter:
netsh wlan show network mode=bssid
This command will show a list of nearby Wi-Fi networks and devices. Look for the Wi-Fi Direct-enabled device you want to connect with in the list.
- To connect to the device, type the following command, replacing SSID with the SSID of the Wi-Fi Direct device and passphrase with the password (if required):
netsh wlan connect ssid=SSID name=SSID keyMaterial=passphrase
Your Windows 11 device should now be connected to the other device via Wi-Fi Direct. You can now share files, use remote playback, or perform other tasks that are supported by Wi-Fi Direct.
Wi-Fi Direct is a powerful and convenient feature that allows devices to connect with each other without the need for a traditional Wi-Fi network. With Windows 11, setting up and using Wi-Fi Direct is easy and straightforward. Follow the steps outlined in this blog post to enable Wi-Fi Direct on your Windows 11 device and connect with other Wi-Fi Direct-enabled devices.