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VirtualWiFi

A Windows feature starting with Windows 7 that enables the computer's built-in Wi-Fi to be set up as multiple Wi-Fi networks (multiple virtual access points). It enables the machine to act as a Wi-Fi booster from one wireless network to another, as well as serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot to other devices in the vicinity. If the PC is connected via Wi-Fi ad hoc mode to other PCs in the vicinity, VirtualWiFi can function as a gateway to the Internet for those machines. See virtual access point.



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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