N/APosted on - 03/29/2017
I am currently studying computer science and engineering. I am studying about access points and wireless routers. Can somebody tell me the difference between access point and wireless router in points?
What Is The Difference Between Access Point And Wireless Router In Networking?
The following are the major differences between a wireless router and a wireless access point in computer networks.
- A wireless access point is just like an Ethernet hub. It connects the wireless stations to a LAN network. A wireless router is an access point plus the wired Ethernet router.
- An access point relays several 802.11 frames. A wireless router forwards several groups of IP packets between computer nodes.
- Wireless routers have small scale applications like houses and shops. A wireless access point has large scale business and industrial applications like university Wi-Fi.