[MLB-WIRELESS] Virtual WiFi - connect to multiple networks at once (shamelessly stolen from AnandTech article)

Nath nathp at optushome.com.au
Wed Oct 19 20:19:09 EST 2005

Thought this might interest the few of you that havent already seen 
this.. - Nath


*VirtualWiFi* is a virtualization architecture for wireless LAN (WLAN) 
cards. It abstracts a single WLAN card to appear as multiple virtual 
WLAN cards to the user. The user can then configure each virtual card to 
connect to a different wireless network. Therefore, VirtualWiFi allows a 
user to simultaneously connect his machine to multiple wireless networks 
using just one WLAN card. This new functionality introduced by 
VirtualWiFi enables many new applications, which were not possible 
earlier using a single WLAN card. For example,

    * With VirtualWiFi, you can connect to a guest's machine or play
      games over an ad hoc network, while surfing the web via an
      infrastructure network.
    * You can use VirtualWiFi to connect your ad hoc network, which may
      contain many nodes, to the Internet using only one node.
    * VirtualWiFi can help make your home infrastructure network
      /elastic/ by extending its access to nodes that are out of range
      of your home WiFi Access Point.

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