[zeromq-dev] How do we activate and connect to WiFi hotspots in edgenets?

Lindley French lindleyf at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 19:59:06 CET 2014


I haven't tried using it myself yet, but I believe one difference is wifi direct has a programmatic API, which is not as easily exposed for normal wifi.

> On Jan 10, 2014, at 1:40 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
> 
> From what I know, setting up and maintaining a persistent WiFi Direct
> connection is a painful user experience. Otherwise, it gives exactly
> the same results as enabling the hotspot on one phone and then using
> standard WiFi. (Unless i'm mistaken.)
> 
>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:05 AM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Plus, I tested my nexus 5 and 7 with "Super Beam" app.
>> Super Beam shares files and folders using WiFi Direct.
>> My nexus devices successfully shared files via WiFi Direct.
>> 
>> WiFi Direct is confirmed to be working at least on nexus devices.
>> 
>> 
>>> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 5:31 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> In the short term that may be the only solution that's workable without
>>>> root
>>>> access on at least some of the phones. I think the full benefits of
>>>> EdgeNet
>>>> won't be realized until arbitrary phones can serve as routers or data
>>>> mules
>>>> without the user knowing or caring, though.
>>> 
>>> Right.
>>> 
>>>> I still think WiFi Direct has a place in the solution, when it's
>>>> available.
>>>> According to Wikipedia, only one phone of a group has to support WiFi
>>>> Direct
>>>> for the entire group to use it.
>>> 
>>> That works precisely like a hotspot afaik (did not actually try that,
>>> though).
>>> 
>>> -Pieter
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