Ad hoc networks
An ad hoc network is a type of wireless network in which devices directly
communicate with each other rather than through a
Wireless Access Point (WAP)
For example, a simple ad hoc wireless network might consist of a laptop and a printer
communicating directly with one another.
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Ad hoc networks are typically small and simple. Performance on these types of
networks can degrade if more than six devices are on the network.