Can a single 802.11 card interface multiple networks simultaneously?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by stktrc, May 9, 2004.

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    stktrc Guest

    Picture the following setup:

    Two 802.11-equipped computers. They form an ad-hoc local wireless
    network without a common access point. The first does not need, and
    will not be, connected to the Internet. The second will be though,
    through an external access point.

    The question is, can the second computer's 802.11 card interface both
    the local ad-hoc network and the external network simultaneously, or
    would two 802.11 cards be required for this?
    stktrc, May 9, 2004
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    Ed Kivell Guest

    Ed Kivell, May 9, 2004
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    gary Guest

    Two separate wifi networks are required. That usually means two separate
    client adapters. Some dual-band trimode adapters may be able to support an
    802.11g or 802.11b network concurrently with an 802.11a network
    gary, May 10, 2004
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