1. neil154's Avatar
    My wife and I each have an S3 and we can connect by wifi direct. I also have a Dell Desktop which has wifi direct (Intel card 6230) which has wifi direct.



    Our S3s can see the desktop PC but they will not connect. When I tap to connect it searches for a long time and then eventually gives me a message that connection failed.



    Anyone have ideas on the problem?
    02-09-2013 11:12 AM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    What happens if you try to initiate the connection from the PC?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    02-09-2013 11:18 AM
  3. neil154's Avatar
    What happens if you try to initiate the connection from the PC?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    Nothing different, the connect fails. The PC does see the S3 and the S3 does see the PC, so discovery is not the problem.
    02-09-2013 12:08 PM
  4. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Do you have sharing turned on with the PC?
    02-09-2013 09:35 PM
  5. neil154's Avatar
    Do you have sharing turned on with the PC?
    I have some sharing on but I do not have the root folder shared because that would leave my system very vulnerable. Do you really think I have to set the root folder (which would mean the entire hard drive) to shared?
    02-09-2013 09:53 PM
  6. Suntan's Avatar
    I've tried wifi direct with my N7 and it has been very sketchy at best. I could only get them to connect every once in a while and they would drop each other frequently. It was only once in 20 twenty that I could actually get them to transfer anything.

    You can try sharing your whole drive for a little bit, just to try it, but don't be surprised if it still doesn't work.

    -Suntan
    02-10-2013 10:06 AM
  7. neil154's Avatar
    I've tried wifi direct with my N7 and it has been very sketchy at best. I could only get them to connect every once in a while and they would drop each other frequently. It was only once in 20 twenty that I could actually get them to transfer anything.

    You can try sharing your whole drive for a little bit, just to try it, but don't be surprised if it still doesn't work.
    \Shari

    -Suntan
    Sharing did not help and I contacted Intel and of course they blamed it on my Norton Internet Security program so I disabled it but still o connection and no solution
    02-25-2013 02:44 PM

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