Encryption at the Speed of Light
In computer networking, infrastructure mode is when a network joins devices together, either through wired or wireless means, using an access point like a router. This centralization is what sets infrastructure mode apart from the ad-hoc mode. Setting up an infrastructure-mode network requires at least one wireless access point and that the AP and all the clients be configured to use the same network name. The access point is cabled to the wired network to allow wireless clients access to resources like the internet or printers. Additional APs can be joined to this network to increase the reach of the infrastructure and support more wireless clients.
Compared to ad-hoc wireless networks, infrastructure offers the advantage of scale, centralized security management, and improved reach. Wireless devices can connect to resources on a wired LAN, which is common in business settings, and more access points can be added to improve congestion and broaden the reach of the network. In short, infrastructure mode is typical for long-lasting, more permanent implementations of a wireless network. Many Wi-Fi devices can only work in infrastructure mode. This includes wireless printers, the Google Chromecast, and some Android devices. In those circumstances, infrastructure mode has to be set up for those devices to function; they must connect through an access point.
Have one of our Techgardens consultants speak with you about your next project.
Techgardens is a leading systems integrator founded in 2009 and based in NYC. We build customized IT solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers; exceeding their expectations. Techgardens is more than an IT consulting firm. We select the best technology to appropriately match IT solutions that provide efficiency and return on investment.
Techgardens is a leading integrator and authorized reseller of many widely recognized vendor products with over a decade of experience deploying their products. Many of our vendors work through resellers and as a preferred partner we guarantee the absolute best possible pricing and technical support for our customers.