WiFi: ad-hoc and infrastructure mode simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Eric, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    hello all,

    I am writing code for an application these days. It requires the PC can
    connect to AP and the other PC at the same time, that means the Wifi adapter
    will run ad-hoc mode and infrastructure simultaneously. Is that possible?


    Eric, Aug 10, 2004
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  2. Eric,

    Sorry but this is not possible, the client device is only configurable for
    one operation mode (IBSS or Infrastructure) at a time

    -David Harding

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    David Harding [MSFT], Aug 10, 2004
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  3. Eric

    Eric Guest

    hi david,

    Is it possible to config (or with my own code) a PC's WiFi adapter to an
    access point?

    Eric, Aug 10, 2004
  4. Yes you can programmatically configure the device you can try using the
    WRAPI library, I have provided a link below. I have not used it myself so
    don't have any detailed information.

    David Harding [MSFT], Aug 10, 2004
  5. Yes it is possible by setting the corresponding OID.

    Tarundeep Singh Kalra


    Tarundeep Singh Kalra, Aug 19, 2004
  6. Eric

    Eric Yun Guest

    hi TArun,

    Do you have idea how to do it? or which OID should I set?

    Thank you TArun,

    Eric Yun, Aug 19, 2004
  7. Eric

    Guest Guest

    If wzc is running you won't succeed (for long) using an oid.
    The app in the sig does it, so it is possible, at least
    switching APs, and having it stick. Here's a pic:


    Bottom, center pic shows an adhoc (mp3) and a couple
    of AP networks (juniper/basil). I can switch among
    the APs no problem, so long as wzc is set to access
    "All available" or "Only access points". If it's set
    to "Only [adhoc]" then I could switch among only those.
    I can't switch out of the network type, though. Also,
    "All available" isn't true -- it only ever does APs
    in that mode. To get adhocs to show you have to set
    it to "Only [adhoc]".

    I'd like to tell you that it's easy to do, but it
    probably isn't. It probably should be, but these
    APIs are poorly, if at all, documented, and maybe
    destined to be abandoned anyway, to be replaced
    by an even more obscure, for-gurus-only API. I
    wonder who thinks up these things that no one could
    ever understand fully. He probably has two heads
    and sees in the dark.

    (Obligatory good luck!)
    Guest, Aug 19, 2004
  8. Eric

    Eric Yun Guest

    This link does not work...
    Eric Yun, Aug 23, 2004
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