Essential Guide

Mapping your wireless local area network: How to make your WLAN shine

A comprehensive collection of articles, videos and more, hand-picked by our editors

access point

In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver).

In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver). An access point connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond the range of one access point, they are automatically handed over to the next one. A small WLAN may only require a single access point; the number required increases as a function of the number of network users and the physical size of the network.

This was first published in March 2010

Next Steps

Learn how to protect WLAN access points with the right WIPS system.

Continue Reading About access point

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Essential Guide

Mapping your wireless local area network: How to make your WLAN shine

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchNetworking

SearchTelecom

SearchUnifiedCommunications

SearchSecurity

Close