Abbreviated as BSS, Basic Service Set
is a component of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN architecture
. This network architecture is built around a Basic Service Set (BSS), which is actually a set of STAs (the component that connects to the wireless medium such as a network adapter or NIC) that communicate with each other. When one access points (AP)
is connected to wired network
and a set of wireless stations it is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS).
Contrast with Extended Service Set (ESS).
See also infrastructure mode.