ad hoc mode


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ad hoc mode

The mode of operation in a peer-to-peer wireless network, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, in which computers communicate with each other rather than to a central base station (access point). Contrast with infrastructure mode. See 802.11, 802.15 and mobile ad hoc network. See also ad hoc and ad hoc query.
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The Ad Hoc mode provides point-to-point operation as well as another means to securely configure devices.
In addition, increasing the already impressive re-playability of the title, the game will also introduce multiplayer capabilities to the franchise with up to four players in Ad Hoc mode.
The game's multiplayer functions allow racers to compete locally via Ad Hoc mode or against gamers around the country via wireless online multiplayer connectivity using Infrastructure Mode.
For quick wireless matches, up to four players are supported in Ad Hoc mode.