A WirelessNeighborhood is a local geographic collection of WirelessNetworking participants directly connected with each other. Typically, one fixed location serves as a "hub", with an omnidirectional antenna and AccessPoint that the other members are able to see and link up to as "client" nodes. This is usually achieved by having clear LineOfSight to the central antenna and aiming a directional antenna at it, connected to a client device. In addition to the fixed nodes, mobile users can usually connect within a short distance of a central antenna, such as a laptop at the coffee shop down the block.

There are a few standards that have been agreed upon informally for WirelessNeighborhoods:

A WirelessNeighborhood may be connected to other WirelessNeighborhoods within a WirelessCommunity.