Wireless Access Point (WAP)




Wireless Access Point (WAP)

In computer networking, a
wireless access point (WAP) is a device that
allows wireless communication devices to connect to a wireless network using Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth or related standards.
The WAP usually connects to a wired
network
, and can relay data between the wireless devices
(such as computers or printers) and wired devices on the network.

Industrial grade WAPs are rugged, with a metal cover and
a DIN rail
mount. During operations they can tolerate a wider temperature range,
high humidity and exposure to water, dust, and oil. Wireless security
includes: WPA-PSK,
WPA2, IEEE 802.1x/RADIUS,
WDS, WEP, TKIP, and CCMP
(AES)
encryption. Unlike home consumer models, industrial wireless access
points can also be used as a bridge, router, or a client.

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