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Confused about wireless access points and routers

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  • Routers
  • Wireless Router
  • Wireless Access
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
November 13, 2010 5:32:48 AM

I know a wireless router sends signal to my computer. but what does a wireless access point do? i understand it connects to your router, but whats it purpose? does it make your signal stronger or what??

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November 13, 2010 10:45:47 AM

It can act as a range booster.
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November 13, 2010 12:33:24 PM

Both an access point (AP) and a wireless router give you wireless access to your network and to the internet, along with signal encryption features. The difference is that, while an AP gives you just this, a router also gives you DHCP (automatically assigning IP addresses), NAT (hiding all of your computers behind a single IP address) and most likely a firewall as well.
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