Access points are computer and network devices designed to work wirelessly and Wi-Fi Enabled Devices to Computer, Telephony, and data communication networks.
The access point (AP) allows other Wi-Fi devices to connect to a wired network. The wireless access point usually connects to a network router (via a wired network)
Why Access Points Are Better for Businesses Wireless Networks
Most Access points can handle far many simultaneous connections.
Installation of wireless and WIFI access points throughout the office, users can roam freely from room to room without experiencing network interruptions.
As they move through the building, their devices shift seamlessly from one access point to the next without dropping the connection—they won’t even realize they’re switching between networks.
Advantages of Using Wireless (Wi-Fi) Access Points
When you have both employees and guests connecting with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, 20 devices on a wireless network add up quickly.
At 60 simultaneous connections each, access points give you the freedom to scale the number of devices supported on your network.
Business-grade access points can be installed anywhere you can run an Ethernet cable. Newer models are also compatible with Power over Ethernet Plus, or PoE+ (a combination Ethernet and power cord), so there is no need to run a separate power line or install an outlet near the access point.
Additional standard features include Captive Portal and Access Control List (ACL) support, so you can limit guest access without compromising network security, as well as easily manage users within your Wi-Fi network.
Most access points include a Clustering feature—a single point from which the IT administrator can view, deploy, configure, and secure a Wi-Fi network as a single entity rather than a series of separate access point configurations.