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The Differences Between Wireless Access Points and Wireless Routers

Posted by Jeff Csisar on

Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are enterprise level gear often found in a business networking environment. Contrast this with the ubiquitous Wireless Router, found in everyone’s home. We often receive questions by customers wanting to know the difference between the two, and can they use a router as a WAP or vice versa? Wireless Access Points (WAP) A wireless access point is a network device that runs off of an Ethernet port on your network. The WAP converts signals from the Wi-Fi signal it produces and receives and sends the data through the network switch it is connected to. Wireless access...

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