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I set up a AP using the following command: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=DotA key=pass keyUsage=persistent

I am eager to know what topology (star, mesh etc.) does it use, so I may use it optimally as per my needs.

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Only guessing, but "hosted" is likely to mean AP (managed) mode. – grawity Jul 22 '13 at 17:23
@grawity: Your saying that the admin manages the topology? If I create the network with above stated command, what shall be the topology its following? – CᴴᴀZ Jul 23 '13 at 18:29
No, I'm saying that the computer becomes an AP, and "managed" is another name for WiFi networks based around an AP. – grawity Jul 23 '13 at 19:48
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According to the MSDN article About the Wireless Hosted Network, "Hosted Network" creates a WiFi network where the computer acts as an AP ("SoftAP" in that article). The topology is therefore the same as in all managed WiFi networks (ones that use an AP) – a star with the hosting computer (the AP) in its center.

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Like other APs it will use star and ad-hoc uses mesh if am not mistaken? – CᴴᴀZ Jul 26 '13 at 15:51

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