wireless 802,11 b router -- radio path through router?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Jon.boston, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Jon.boston

    Jon.boston Guest

    I was trying to figure out how 802.11b works with routers? If I two
    laptops with wireless cards and an access point, does the data between
    the two laptops go through the access point? Or do they talk
    directly?

    If they go through the access point it seems you could talk over a
    larger distance, i.e. Router/Access point in the middle of the circle?

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
    Jon.boston, Jan 28, 2004
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  2. Jon.boston

    Doc Guest

    Jon.boston typed this:
    Believe Ad Hoc is PC to PC (not sure that "if" a router was present it
    would still be direct though) - the 'infrastructure' based ROUTER
    present connection (to my knowledge) indicates that signals and
    connections run THROUGH the router/access point. And the distances
    are not totally spherical (there are 'signal' parameters that conform
    the area more parabollically [sp]) - but you can have the distances
    "added" up through the router. Just my understanding. HTH.
     
    Doc, Jan 28, 2004
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  3. Jon.boston

    Coz Guest

    If you are in infrastructure mode then it goes though the access point,
    which means in theory, yes - one could be 500' west, one could be 500' east,
    and the two could 'talk'.

    Dont confuse physical layer with network transport and protocols.... just
    like saying do two computers talk to each other if they are wired through a
    hub - YES , they talk 'directly' to each other, but the 'signal' is carried
    on the wire through the hub and out to the other computer.
     
    Coz, Jan 30, 2004
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