2.7. Task 2.7: Implementing Ad Hoc Wireless Networking

When one or more wireless-attached devices connect to the network through a wireless access point (WAP), the arrangement is referred to as infrastructure mode. Sometimes it's necessary for two or more devices to communicate with one another without the use of a wireless access point. Such an arrangement is referred to as ad hoc mode. Situations such as this arise when it is not feasible to place an access point near the devices but the devices still need to communicate with one another.

Perhaps there is no need for the added expense of an access point. Normally, an access point is a gateway to the rest of the network or the Internet. If one of the ad hoc members has a connection to such ...

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