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By faceplant
#1375 I haven't received my modules yet, so I can't test this myself, but I'm very curious if anyone has tried WiFi direct on these modules yet? Specifically, I would like to connect two modules together without an intervening AP to create a simple wireless UART connection. The documentation says that WiFi direct is supported, but configuring it is not obvious to me looking at the AT commands.

Has anyone tried that yet? If so, what are the commands used to pair the two modules?
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By Bert
#1387 I don't know anything about WiFi direct, but you could always configure one module as access point and let the other module connect to it.
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By Squonk
#1388 AFAICT, the AT firmware support SoftAP, but not WiFi Direct:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoftAP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Direct

In particular, using the "AT+CWMODE=<mode>", you can select to be an STA (0), an AP (2), or both (3, i.e. STA + SoftAP).

However, I don't see any provision for the (infamous) WiFi Protected Setup (WPS):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup
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By faceplant
#1390 The documentation states: Wi-Fi Direct (P2P), soft-AP, but I guess the code doesn't lie. They must be equating Wi-Fi direct and soft-AP.

I think soft-AP might be enough to satisfy all my uses - if both ends support it. I would also like to be able to e.g. connect a tablet/laptop to an ESP8266 and still maintain a connection to the internet on the tablet/laptop. If the tablet/laptop supports soft-AP, it seems like that should work. The tablet/laptop would be a client to the primary AP and an AP to the ESP8266.

It would be great to support WPS, but probably not absolutely necessary.