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Types of Wireless Networks
by rob

Ad-hoc
A simple peer-to-peer network between two or more computers using only wireless adapters. This eliminates the cost of a router or access point. This style of network can allow for file sharing, networked gaming and is suggested only for small networks. Without a router, there is no simple way to share an Internet connection.

Infrastructure
The most common type of wireless network, an infrastructure network that has multiple clients connected to a central wireless router or access point. Broadband routers can share an Internet connection between 255 client computers as well as share resources among each computer.

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