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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When a Base Station (BS) stops working, then MSs in its coverage range switches to ad hoc mode and form cluster ad hoc network.
11 ad hoc mode further reveals that, even though the physical environment of networks is not considered, the addition of the cluster-based management (CPM) not only decreases the power consumption efficiently, but also prolongs the total TTLs obviously.
The game gives friends the chance to hunt together using the PSP's ad hoc mode, and Capcom is grateful that it has been so well received by PSP owners.