What is a wireless access point?
A wireless access point, also known as a hotspot, looks very similar to a router and, in some ways, operates like one too. If you have ever used a mobile hotspot, a wireless access point operates the same way, providing network connectivity to other devices. The wireless router in your home will already have an access point built into it, but will also work with another access point to create better Internet coverage over a larger area. This creates what is known as ‘Wi-Fi infrastructure mode networking’.
The access point will plug into a wired router, switch, or hub, sending out wireless signals to your mobile phone, desktop, tablet, and laptop so you can access the network anywhere in your office or home. Just ensure that all your devices are registered on the same network to be compatible with the WAP.