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Ad Hoc Network

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A wireless network that dynamically connects wireless client devices to each other without the use of an infrastructure device, such as an access point or a base station.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 1 [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1

  A wireless network that allows easy connection establishment between wireless client devices in the same physical area without the use of an infrastructure device, such as an access point or a base station.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 2