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Friday, October 21, 2005

Microsoft Tests 'Virtual Wi-Fi' Software

Researchers at Microsoft Corp. have created the prototype for new Wi-Fi software that allows a user on a PC with a single network card to connect to multiple local area networks concurrently via "virtual mirrors."
Wi-Fi—short for wireless fidelity—is meant to be used generically when referring of any type of 802.11 network, whether 802.11b, 802.11g, dual-band, etc.

The term is promulgated by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
"VirtualWiFi is a virtualization architecture for wireless LAN [WLAN] cards," lead researcher Ranveer Chandra told Ziff Davis Internet.
"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."
This new functionality enables many new applications that were not possible earlier using a single WLAN card, Chandra said.
For example, this new development would open new options for employees within an enterprise who need to do work outside the company network, he said.



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