Wireless access points
Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are devices that provide wireless connectivity to a local area network (LAN). They are used to extend the reach of a wireless network and provide wireless coverage to a specific area, such as a home, office, or public space.
WAPs work by receiving wireless signals from a wireless router or another wireless device, amplifying the signal, and then broadcasting it to a specific area. This allows multiple devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets, to connect to the network wirelessly and access the internet or other network resources.
WAPs can be configured to work with a variety of wireless standards, such as Wi-Fi 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac, and can be deployed in different environments, such as homes, offices, schools, and public spaces.
The placement of WAPs is important in ensuring adequate wireless coverage and minimizing interference. WAPs can be positioned in different locations, such as on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces, and can be configured to work in a variety of modes, such as access point, bridge, or repeater.
By using wireless access points, organizations and individuals can expand the reach of their wireless networks, improve wireless coverage and signal strength, and provide wireless connectivity to a larger number of devices.