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New Wi-Fi Spec to Permit Direct Device-to-Device Linking

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Oct 14, 2009, 8:41 AM

Easier Ad-hoc?

I believe the ability for Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to each other has been there since the beginning: this is called ad-hoc mode. (Most of us use the infrastructure mode, when the devices talk only to the access point, which acts like a wireless switch.) It sounds like this spec is all about making the process of setting up an ad-hoc network between any two devices easier and more transparent to the user, which is why it's just a software upgrade. It's kind of like WPS, which is a software feature that makes it easier to add devices to a WPA-enabled infrastructure mode network.
I am a bit confused but more interested. Ad-Hoc mode? You mean like the set up on a PsP right? Thats what I got out of your post. If so, it makes plenty of sense. You lost me on the WPA- and WPS part. Can you break it down for me please?

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Oct 15, 2009, 6:00 PM

Almost like a NDS

So it means that we can link with Wi-Fi with another Wi-Fi device like the NDS?

Oct 14, 2009, 9:35 AM

combination FTW!

Add wi-fi to Bluetooth internet and you could tether a computer anywhere without wires. I like this possibility.
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