Key Terms

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Access point  A hardware device that acts as the central connecting point for wireless-enabled devices.    Page   4

Ad Hoc mode  A computer-to-computer wireless connection mode that allows WiFi-enabled computers to connect directly without communicating through an intermediary device such as a WiFi access point.    109

Adapter  A device that allows a computer to participate in the network. The adapter takes the data from the computer and prepares it for transmission over ...

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