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I want to get affiliated, but still have some questions. Any insight?

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Feel free to consult our payment processor's Affiliate FAQ.

What is WiFi Ad-Hoc Mode in principle?

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When you connect to an Access Point, your computer communicates only with the Access Point. Even if you send data to another computer in the same WiFi network, data travels to the AP first, then the AP repeats it in the air for the target machine. That mode is called Infrastructure Mode. All participants in the network should be in the range of the AP, and the whole network fails if the AP goes wrong.

On the other hand, there is Ad-Hoc Mode (also called IBSS), when all computers in that network are peers with equal rights, and send data directly to each other. Daihinia adds a bit of smartness to this mode by relaying packets from one computer to another computer by using a computer in the middle, but only in those cases when such a relaying is absolutely needed, i.e. when the first two computers are out of range for each other.

What does the project name mean?

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Named after Daihinia brevipes -- a species of crickets, also known as camel cricket. Network packets hop over a Daihinia™ network much like these creatures jump. smiley

See also: image on insectimages.org

latest poll

Auto-setup improvement planned

We are planning some changes to the Overview page of Daihinia Control App, for the future release.

The old variant looked like below, and was asking interactive questions during the process:

We thought that some questions are not needed when you set up just a client computer, or doing a simple update, so the Overview tab may now look like this:

Which interface would you prefer to have, the old one with interactive questions after you clicked Proceed, or the new one, when two questions may be avoided beforehand, if your visit to Daihinia Control Application is of minor importance?

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