Wi-Fi Direct printing

Windows 8.1 and later versions support printing over Wi-Fi Direct (WFD).

Print devices implementing Windows Wi-Fi Direct support for printing must implement the following:

  • Wi-Fi Direct vertical pairing

  • Matching Container ID's for all logical devices in the physical device

  • WSD/WS-Print

Definitions used in this topic and its subtopics:

Term Description
WFD Wi-Fi Direct
DAF Device Association Framework
DAS Device Association Service
GO Group Owner
PBC Push-Button Connect

General information about Wi-Fi Direct printing support is described in the Wi-Fi Direct printing overview. See Wi-Fi Direct printing implementation for details about how to implement Wi-Fi Direct Printing.

Certification requirements

No new certification requirements are associated with this feature. See Related documents below, for applicable existing requirements.

HCK Requirements

Devices must have Wi-Fi Alliance Certification for Wi-Fi Direct if implemented.

All existing certification requirements for print devices apply including requirement to run applicable HCK tests across all available transports. Partners should always refer to the official certification requirements documents published by the Windows Certification team in case there are any changes.


The Wi-Fi Alliance certification requirement is for Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Direct Services is a separate specification and is not supported in Windows at this time.

Overview of Container IDs

PnP-X: Plug and Play extensions for Windows specification

Wi-Fi Alliance - Wi-Fi Direct industry whitepaper