Wireless access points
Our broad array of highly compatible wireless access point alternatives ensure reliable and secure access to your wireless local area network and the internet. Whether it be for personal or commercial use, our products include trusted brands such as Cisco and Ubiquiti, giving you the confidence you need to set up your network today.
What is a wireless access point?
A wireless access point (WAP) is a hardware component designed to allow Wifi or Bluetooth enabled devices to connect to a local area network. For every wireless access point added to a network, the broader the range and coverage of that Wifi network. This, in turn, enables more users to connect to the existing Wifi network, as they don’t need to be in such close proximity to the router.
How do wireless access points work?
A wireless access point is effectively a network extender. Whilst a single router may be able to handle a few users simultaneously this is only the case if they are within close proximity to it. This reduces the practicality of the router significantly, increasing reliance on high-maintenance, inconvenient caballing. Wireless access points work similar to a router, in that they collect and distribute data from user devices to and from a network. However, they effectively extend the range and improve wireless connectivity to the network itself.
The more spread out your wireless access points are, the greater the network coverage within your office or home. However, it is important to consider the capacity of your router and internet devices when selecting wireless access point products. The more users on a network, the greater the number of requests and the increase in the burden on the router. A weak router will struggle to maintain performance, increasing latency on the network. Therefore, you may need to purchase a new router should you be looking to significantly expand your network. View our range of Wifi routers here.
The benefits of wireless access points
The more wireless access points possessed, the stronger the Wifi signal, which means the larger the number of users able to connect to your network. This makes the use of wireless access points highly applicable to public settings such as universities, offices, shopping malls, and more. Deployed in areas where Wifi routers cannot reach, Wifi access points installed around the affected areas will amplify the wireless signal strength. It also works in conjunction with existing network technologies, meaning you don’t need to create a new network to expand your user base. This saves time and money, enabling easy network expansion and flexibility in the long term.
Another benefit of using wireless access points are their additional layer of security, acting as an agent between the device and your network’s router. By preventing direct access to the router, you can implement additional layers of security and authorisation, protecting the core of your network from potential threats. Furthermore, if one access point goes down, another Wifi access point in close proximity can cover for it. This prevents loss of coverage resulting from minor situational issues, ensuring continuity of your network at all times.
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