A wireless access point (sometimes called an “AP” or “WAP”) serves to join or “bridge” wireless clients to a wired Ethernet network. Access points centralize all WiFi clients on a local network in so-called “infrastructure” mode. An access point in turn may connect to another access point, or to a wired Ethernet router.
Wireless access points are commonly used in large office buildings to create one wireless local area network (WLAN) that spans a large area. Client computers may move or roam between each of these access points as needed.
Wireless access points can be used to extend an existing network based on a wired broadband router. The access point connects to the broadband router, allowing wireless clients to join the network without needing to rewire or re-configure the Ethernet connections.
If you’re thinking about adding one or more wireless access points, call and speak to one of our technicians today. We can help you determine what will work best for you.
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