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Whats the difference between and Wireless Access Point and a Wireless Modem Router

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by magick, 2 May 2006.

  1. magick


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,413

    Does the wireless router include ethernet and cable/dsl connectivity?
  2. me227


    Joined: 30 Sep 2004

    Posts: 5,382

    Location: Belfast/Edinburgh

    The wireless access point would be used with a router, it would use the access point to repeat the signal of the wireless router to extend its range.

    Pretty much every wireless router would come with ethernet as well. Then you'll just have to read up the descriptions for each router and it will tell you if they have an ADSL modem or if they are used for cable instead.

    OcUK have the two types of routers in seperate categories which is pretty handy.
  3. tolien


    Joined: 16 May 2003

    Posts: 25,368

    Location: ::1

    An access point's just a bridge - the networks on the wireless and the ethernet ports are supposed to be the same.