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Wifi Aware

Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to use Wifi Aware ? (See this

Wifi aware allows peer to peer connectivity between devices, without the need for an AP and, more importantly, without any user intervention to setup the networking. I think it is a great solution to help the initial setup of an IoT. I understand that there may be other solutions but this one appears to be the one with the least friction.

Anyway, it is running on Raspberry Pi? Or is there a project to get it ?

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Re: Wifi Aware

Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 pm

Nope because the hardware needs to be "certified" and the software never made it beyond android. It's a poor standard with even poorer uptake.

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Re: Wifi Aware

Fri May 24, 2019 9:27 pm

The 8266 networking library allows you to set up WiFi without hardcoding anything. It can turn the chip into an AP and you enter the WiFi details.
Balina have a Pi program (on Github so it’s FOSS) that does the same.

The whole ‘open network - connect to anything’ gives me the shakes :roll:
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...

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