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Difference - router vs access point

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  • Wireless Router
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Last response: in Networking
September 14, 2006 12:20:04 PM

My ignorance is going to be showing but....can anyone explain what makes an access point different from a router?

More specifically, I have two wireless routers, USR and BT. The USR is in one corner of my house and connected to a broadband modem, the BT unused. Can I use the BT wireless router as an access point, to extend the wireless range of the USR?

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September 14, 2006 9:21:25 PM

Most routers do not support bridging (roaming) functions.
September 14, 2006 10:06:57 PM

Thanks for that.

"Bridging" - that's the term I was looking for!