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Ad-hoc Mode

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mr.Cheeks, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I know what infrastructure mode is.
    I know what Ad-Hoc mode is kinda, but need further explanation on it.

    Ad-hoc mode is when computer are networked in a peer-to-peer way. is that a direct connection?

    comp1 <-> etthernet <-> comp2

    so would this mean only 2 computers can connect to each? and if you need 3 computers then you would require hub/switch and it will turn into infrastructure mode?

    or have i got this all wrong? :blink

    Cheers...
     
  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Ad-hoc is normally a term used for wireless networking.

    Some READING for you my friend. :biggrin
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    so.... ad-hoc wireless and infrastructure hard-wired? that makes sense now?
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    No - both ad-hoc and infrastructure are terms used for wireless, not hardwired ethernet.

    Infrastructure:
    There is an Access Point that controls the network,all the stations obey what it says.

    Ad-hoc:
    There is no Access Point, all the stations attempt to cooperate without a controller.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    ah bugger! so if there is no AP how does it work?

    each comp/lappie has wirless cards and connects directly to each other? isn't this a slower way to connect?
     
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Correct. But if you need to set up a network quickly and there is nothing else around than it is the best available!

    Harry.
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    ah! that was nice and simple - Cheers Harry.
     
  8. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    Mr. Cheeks,

    Are you familiar with how walkie-talkies or "portable handheld radio communication devices" work?
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    thinking about it, its done by radio waves??? why?

    You gonnna give me an indepth solution? :biggrin
     
  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I'm surprised you didn't look at ffreeloaders pretty diagram on AD-Hoc?:biggrin

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