Configuration of a wireless LAN Access Point when it acts as a bridge between wireless LAN and wired LAN.
The most common way of creating a wireless network in which clients associate with an access point.
Refers to an 802.11 framework in which communication takes place via an Access Point. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices use the AP to communicate with each other and with devices on a wired network. Most corporate WLANs operate in infrastructure mode in order to access to the wired LAN.
Configuration in which a wireless network is bridged to a wired network via an access point.
Mode of wireless connectivity in which client devices connect to the network through an access point ( AP). The alternative method of wireless networking is Ad-Hoc mode. Back
When a wireless network functions in infrastructure mode, every user communicates with the network and other users through an access point; this is the typical way corporate WLANs work. An alternative is ad-hoc mode, but users would have to switch to infrastructure mode to access a network's printers and servers.
A wireless network centered around an access point. In this environment, the access point not only provides communication with the wired network but also mediates wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood.
An old term used to describe a wireless network consisting of devices connected to a network using a centralized wireless access point. One of two types of wireless network modes; the other is a device-to-device network (also known as peer-to-peer or ad hoc mode). (See ad hoc mode, device-to-device network, peer-to-peer network). close
A communication mode that is used for communications among communication devices with the wireless LAN feature where an access point is used as the center of communications.
An 802.11 networking framework in which devices communicate with each other by first going through an Access Point (AP). In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or can communicate with a wired network. When one AP is connected to wired network and a set of wireless stations it is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS). An Extended Service Set (ESS) is a set of two or more BSSs that form a single subnetwork. Most corporate wireless LANs operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the wired LAN in order to use services such as file servers or printers. Compare with ad-hoc mode.
A network arrangement in which adapters in a wireless network communicate with a central transmitter/receiver called an access point, which functions as a sort of wireless hub.
This is one of two ways a wireless-enabled PC or network device can connect to another device. Infrastructure Mode simply means that the device is connecting through a wireless router or access point instead of directly to another PC or networkable product. (See Ad-Hoc mode).
A client setting providing connectivity to an Access Point (AP). As compared to Ad-Hoc Mode where PCs communicate directly with each other, clients set in Infrastructure Mode all pass data through a central AP.