Can a single 802.11 card interface multiple networks simul..

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Picture the following setup:

Two 802.11-equipped computers. They form an ad-hoc local wireless
network without a common access point. The first does not need, and
will not be, connected to the Internet. The second will be though,
through an external access point.

The question is, can the second computer's 802.11 card interface both
the local ad-hoc network and the external network simultaneously, or
would two 802.11 cards be required for this?
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    The first computer can implement Internet connection sharing and then it
    would potentially work. Look at this

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/howto/networking/ics.asp
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/icsclient.htm
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/ics_win2k_client.htm

    Ed Kivell

    "stktrc" <stktrc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:i56fza9txvl.fsf@mao.acc.umu.se...
    > Picture the following setup:
    >
    > Two 802.11-equipped computers. They form an ad-hoc local wireless
    > network without a common access point. The first does not need, and
    > will not be, connected to the Internet. The second will be though,
    > through an external access point.
    >
    > The question is, can the second computer's 802.11 card interface both
    > the local ad-hoc network and the external network simultaneously, or
    > would two 802.11 cards be required for this?
  2. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "stktrc" <stktrc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:i56fza9txvl.fsf@mao.acc.umu.se...
    > Picture the following setup:
    >
    > Two 802.11-equipped computers. They form an ad-hoc local wireless
    > network without a common access point. The first does not need, and
    > will not be, connected to the Internet. The second will be though,
    > through an external access point.
    >
    > The question is, can the second computer's 802.11 card interface both
    > the local ad-hoc network and the external network simultaneously, or
    > would two 802.11 cards be required for this?

    Two separate wifi networks are required. That usually means two separate
    client adapters. Some dual-band trimode adapters may be able to support an
    802.11g or 802.11b network concurrently with an 802.11a network
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