ACCESS POINT or ROUTER?

  Marios 09:17 07 Dec 2003
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Hello there, I am thinking of setting up a wireless network at home. I looked for help and advice in this forum but could not find information on the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WIRELESS ROUTER AND WIRELSS ACCESS POINT. Which one should I go for?
Please someone tell me, I am getting a bit frustrated now.
Thanks for your time and effort, Marios

  LeadingMNMs 16:25 08 Dec 2003

I don't know what an Access Point is or does, but to the top of the forum you will go.

  spikeychris 16:34 08 Dec 2003

All depends on what you want to do. Do you want to share the net? A router will link networks as well as users.

click here for a guide.

  spikeychris 16:46 08 Dec 2003

Addon >>

A wireless router is a wireless access point with routing functions i.e: a wireless access point does layer 2 bridging only


A wireless router is a wireless access point, but a wireless access point is not necessarily a router. For instance you can buy a WAP (wireless access point) that plugs right into your existing router/hub/switch like this: click here Or you can buy a WAP that is also a router like this: click here

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