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Things you may need to know about wireless access points

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A wireless access point (WAP) is a network device that allows devices to be connected to a wired network. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are used to create wireless local area networks (WLAN), typically used in large offices and buildings for business expansion.

A wireless access point (WAP) is a network device that allows devices to be connected to a wired network. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are used to create wireless local area networks (WLAN), typically used in large offices and buildings for business expansion.


Understanding and implanting devices is easier and simpler. It can be fixed, it can be mobile, or it can be a mixture of diffusion in the 21st century. The availability, confidentiality, and integrity of communications and networks is a responsibility and should be ensured.


A wireless AP connects a wired network to a wireless client. It simplifies mobile users' access to the network, improving work efficiency and reducing infrastructure costs.


Advantages of Wireless Access Point (WAP):


1. More user access:


Typically, wireless routers allow 10-20 users or devices to access the network. WAP allows 50 - 100 or more users or devices to access the network.


Wireless AP has stronger signal sending and receiving capabilities, which can achieve higher utilization rates.


2. Wider transmission range:


The signal coverage of a wireless router can reach 12 meters or 10-12 meters. However, the coverage of wireless access points exceeds 100-300 meters.


The broad scope is to provide large coverage of offices or buildings for larger enterprises. With this wireless access point, users can easily roam the network.


3.Flexible network:


It is well known that in addition to home wireless networks, many wireless devices are typically involved and different network models are implanted based on the environment and requirements of business premises.


Disadvantages of Wireless Access Point (WAP):

1. High cost:

"Wireless AP is a bit expensive because of the large scale of enterprises and wireless networks, and the more WAP required, the more cost will increase. Therefore, enterprises prioritize cost control, which leads to many users not willing to use WAP, but they ultimately use the lowest performing home router.".


2.Poor stability:

"Because wireless networks use air as the transmission medium, compared to wired networks, WAP has poorer network stability and slower speeds because the transmission medium for wired networks is cable. Especially in wireless LANs, due to the large number of devices and slower speeds, wired networks are faster and more stable than wireless networks.".


Due to some obstacles, such as rainstorm, the Great Wall, gates, storms, strong winds, large crowds, etc., the wireless signal will be blocked.


The signal strength also depends on the location of the wireless network implant.


3. Less security:


"Compared to wired networks, wireless networks are less secure because users use wireless waves for transmission, and some people or hackers on the network may smell traffic.".


Applications of wireless access points:

1. It is a device that creates WLAN (wireless local area network) in large enterprises.

2. It is used to expand the coverage of the network so that it cannot be disconnected, allowing more users to easily connect to the network.
3. Access points connect switches, Ethernet cables, wired routers, and Wi Fi to specify specific areas.


4. It is used to provide connectivity for users in large offices or enterprises, making it easy for users to roam anywhere in the office and connect to the network.


5. Local area networks can also be provided in public places such as coffee shops, restaurants, and airports.

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