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Chapter 5. Configuring Wireless Access Points > Ad-Hoc Wireless Networking

5.5. Ad-Hoc Wireless Networking

So far, we have been talking about wireless networks that involve an access point. While this is primarily the way most wireless networks are constructed and used, there are times where you do not have access to an access point and need to simply connect to another computer wirelessly. This mode of wireless connectivity is known as ad-hoc mode.

To enable two computers to connect wirelessly without using an access point, you would just need a wireless card/adapter on each computer. Then, take the following steps:


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