wireless access points and routers

  jaimie 18:31 15 Nov 2005

Can someone tell me the difference between a wireless access point like the one I have (D Link ) and a wireless router such as D Link DI 524 please. I assume that only one computer can access the access point at a time but am I right in thinking that the wireless router will allow all of my computers on my (currently wired) network to function as if they were wired With regards to shared internet access and file and printer sharing.



  tasslehoff burrfoot 18:41 15 Nov 2005

Yeah, your pretty much right.

More than one device can connect to a WAP though. A WAP is used to connect a wired network to a wireless network.

The router is used act as a gateway to the internet and also to connect multiple devices.

  seedie 18:45 15 Nov 2005

the router is the wireless access point.
You ought to be able to let all your puters access the 'net at the same time.

Have just done this with Netgear kit and BB connected today but had problems due to my inexperiece of networking. haven't sorted printer or file sharing yet.



  jaimie 18:51 15 Nov 2005

Thanks Tasslehoff and seedie, I understand now. What a great forum this is.


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