An 802.11 networking framework in which devices communicate with each other by first going through an Access Point (AP). In infrastructure mode, wireless devices can communicate with each other or can communicate with a wired network. When one AP is connected to wired network and a set of wireless stations it is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS). An Extended Service Set (ESS) is a set of two or more BSSs that form a single subnetwork. Most corporate wireless LANs operate in infrastructure mode because they require access to the wired LAN in order to use services such as file servers or printers.
Compare with ad-hoc mode.
- Ingress Traffic
(in´gres traf´ik) (n.) Network traffic that originates from outside of the network��s routers and proceeds toward a destination inside of the network. For example, an e-mail message that is considered ingress traffic will originate somewhere outside of a enterprise��s LAN, pass over the Internetand enter the company��s LAN before it is delivered to the recipient. […]
In object-oriented programing (OOP) inheritance is a feature that represents the “is a” relationship between different classes. Inheritance allows a class to have the same behavior as another class and extend or tailor that behavior to provide special action for specific needs.
(1) On Macintoshes an old term (before System 7) for System extensions. See under extension. (2) Short for initialize or initialization.
Short for initial program load, the process of loading the operating system of a mainframe into the computer’s main memory. IPL is the mainframe equivalent of booting or rebooting a personal computer.
(1) On Apple Macintosh computers, initializing a disk means formatting it. (2) In programming, initialize means to assign a starting value to a variable. (3) Initialize can refer to the process of starting up a program or system.