Is it possible to establish both an infrastructure network and an ad-hoc network to run concurrently on a single set of wireless network components? I have 4 computers on a wireless infrastructure network, but would like to set up two of them to operate as an ad-hoc network as well. I have a Microsoft MN 700 router as my wireless basestation.
Reason why I want to do this is because the two computers I want to hook up run a common application with the data file residing on one of the computers. I am having problems with the computer that does not have the data file getting information from the data file in a timely fashion. If I hook up the two computers through a wired network, everything seems fine. When on a wireless network, I get delays. What's annoying, is that this all worked fine for over two years on a wireless network, and then about two months ago, delays started. If I eliminate the router, a ad hoc wireless network may improve the data transmission speed between the two computers. I still need the infrasture network, however, to permit all computers to access the router and the internet.
You cannot have a station connect to adhoc and infrastructure simulatanously. It can connect to one SSID at a given time as far as windows zero is concerned. I'm not sure on any additional application that can be used to make it work. If you want these 2 systems in adhoc, they can no longer be connected to the network in infrastruc mode. You need to manually change the settings in the client and connect in adhoc mode.