VirtualWiFi

VirtualWiFi

A Windows feature starting with Windows 7 that enables the computer's built-in Wi-Fi to be set up as multiple Wi-Fi networks (multiple virtual access points). It enables the machine to act as a Wi-Fi booster from one wireless network to another, as well as serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot to other devices in the vicinity. If the PC is connected via Wi-Fi ad hoc mode to other PCs in the vicinity, VirtualWiFi can function as a gateway to the Internet for those machines. See virtual access point.
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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 October 2005-Microsoft reveals VirtualWiFi development(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Computer company Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) has revealed that it is working on VirtualWiFi, a virtualisation architecture for wireless LAN (WLAN) cards that will help resolve some of the problems of next-generation networks.
Microsoft has tested the software in a Client Conduit tool, enabling communication between the disconnected client and back-end servers and its VirtualWiFi research is part of its mesh-network programme.