How do Infrastructure and Ad-hoc networks differ

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How do Infrastructure and Ad-hoc networks differ

apart from ad-hoc connecting direcly to each other and infrastructure using an access point how else do they differ
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    Here is some good info from the web.

    Ad hoc mode:

    An Ad-hoc network allows each device to communicate directly with each other. There is no central Access Point controlling device communication. Ad-hoc networks are only able to communicate with other Ad-hoc devices, they are not able to communicate with any Infrastructure devices or any other devices connected to a wired network. In addition, Ad-hoc mode security is less sophisticated compared to an Infrastructure mode network.

    Infrastructure mode:

    An Infrastructure mode network requires the use of an Access Point. The Access Point controls Wireless communication and offers several important advantages over an Ad-hoc network. For example, a Infrastructure based network supports increased levels of security, potentially faster data transmission speeds and integration with a wired network.

    This is also good info:

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