Can Android do peer-to-peer ad-hoc networking?


Is it possible to set up Android in ad-hoc peer-to-peer wifi mode? For example, I would like to have one phone broadcast a message, and have all peers in the network receive the broadcast, without having a server. I would like to use wifi since bluetooth range is more limited.

4/11/2012 11:49:52 PM

Accepted Answer

Here's a bug report on the feature you're requesting.

It's status is "reviewed" but I don't believe it's been implemented yet.

12/19/2009 6:27:28 AM

Although Android can't find and connect to ad-hoc networks it sure can connect to Access Points. So as a work-around you can turn your Wireless Card into an Access Point using, for example, Connectify.

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