Week 5 Forum ISSC 343 - Describe the two different types of...

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Describe the two different types of WLAN Modes and list their components List the drawbacks and the limitations of each. “In an RF WLAN, data can be sent in one of two connection modes: ad hoc mode and infrastructure mode.” (Olenewa, 2013, pg. 242). I have used both types of connections. “The hardware needed for a WLAN is surprisingly minimal. In addition to a computer and an Internet service provider for Internet access, only wireless network interface cards (NICs) and access points (APs) are needed for communication to take place.” (Olenewa, 2013, pg. 238) Ad hoc mode was more specifically used for when I wanted to play a computer game with another person, but we had no wifi. So you can create an ad hoc to where they can connect and you guys can play together. There were obvious drawbacks though; no access to internet, and you could only connect to each other. Also, setting it up was always a pain and trying to get the person to connect was a process as well. “Ad hoc mode is also known as peer-to-peer mode, although its formal name in the 802.11
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