When you try or want to connect 2 devices using this technology you need to know the receiver and the sender of both items. The first one must be enabled to receive a signal from the other device needs to be connected and also confirm the linking from the second sender device.
Configuring Wireless Access: Increased use of laptop computers and other wireless access devices within an enterprise along with an increase in worker mobility, have fueled the demand for wireless networks in recent years. Up until recently, wireless technology was plagued with incompatibility issues and vendor-specific products. The technology was slow, expensive, and reserved for mobile situations or hostile environments where cabling was impractical or impossible. In recent years, the maturing of industry standards has caused a leveling point.
This is thanks to industry-enforced: Compatibility standards and the deployment of lightweight wireless networking hardware. All of these factors have allowed wireless technology to come of age in the modern company. Wireless networking hardware requires the use of technology that deals with radio frequencies as well as data transmission.
The most widely used standard: Is 802.11 produced by the IEEE. This is a standard defining all aspects of radio frequency wireless networking. There have been several amendments to the 802.11 standard, the most recent being 802.11i. Many Wireless networks use an AP to gain connectivity.? In this type of network, the AP acts like a hub, providing connectivity for the wireless computers. It can connect the wireless LAN to a wired LAN, allowing wireless computer access to LAN resources. This includes such resources as file servers or existing internet connectivity. This type of wireless network is said to run in infrastructure mode.
An ad hoc or peer-to-peer wireless network: Is one in which a number of computers each equipped with a wireless networking interface card, can connect without the use of an AP. Each computer communicates with all of the other wireless-enabled computers directly. This allows for the sharing of files and printer services, but may not be able to access wired LAN resources. The exception to this is if one of the computers acts as a bridge or AP to the wired LAN using special software.