virtual access point

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virtual access point

A secondary Wi-Fi hotspot created within a physical access point (AP). One or more virtual access points (logical access points) can be created for different purposes. For example, a virtual access point with one SSID could allow guest access to the Internet while another virtual AP with a different SSID could be set up for employees only. This can also be used to assign a priority to different user groups by configuring the transmission speeds up or down in each virtual AP. See VirtualWiFi and SSID.
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The reason why the preshared key of the soft access point is not just directly stored beforehand is because it is randomly generated and subject to change each time the soft AP is created, at the discretion of the framework and not the programmer; there is no way to change or modify it.
Our development strategy requires smaller footprints, seamless integration, and easy deployment along with the ability to support applications with more and more robust feature sets including Soft AP, Wi-Fi capabilities, and zero-host load, to name a few.
With the Soft AP interface, XBee Wi-Fi modules appear as access points.
0 specifications and is extensible to support additional protocols, while the Wi-Fi core supports the soon-to be ratified WiFi Direct and Soft AP mode capabilities, as well as supporting 802.
The newest-generation Atheros AR6002 provides a significantly enhanced set of features including the industry's only Soft AP capability for handsets, support for Android(TM) designs, and the combination of Atheros WLAN with Qualcomm's Bluetooth connectivity, resulting from the companies' collaboration.
In addition, the AR6002 offers a unique, new soft AP capability, which enables handsets to act as mobile hotspots with support for up to four client devices.
A soft AP is when a laptop, through the use of freeware or a special wireless card, is converted into a wireless access point, explains AirDefense chief marketing officer Peter Evans.
Supports soft AP function for wireless Internet sharing
The Industry's Only Soft AP Technology for Handsets Is Launched in Atheros' New-Generation ROCm(R) AR6002 Solutions
As numerous applications involve monitoring and control directly from smartphones, GainSpan is demonstrating soft AP capabilities, called limited AP, that allow Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets or PCs to connect directly to a GainSpan Wi-Fi enabled product, greatly improving the user experience.
Iridium AxcessPoint Connect is the first software access point, or Soft AP, developed expressly for Iridium satellite phones with mobile data plans.
0 specifications -- Extensible to support additional protocols Robust Wi-Fi core -- Supports the soon-to be ratified WiFi Direct(TM) and Soft AP mode capabilities, extensible to support additional protocols -- Supports 802.