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Common Questions about Wireless Routers and Wireless Access Points

Introduction

wireless router and wireless access point (WAP) are both fairly common networking devices, but people often mistake one for the other. It is an understandable mix up, as they can look very similar and have comparable functionality. Below, you will find out what makes them different and get answers to other common questions about routers and access points.