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What is an Access Point (AP)?

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What is an Access Point (AP)?

An AP is a network-bridging device, providing the basic connectivity functions between a wireless and a wired network. All APs have an 802.11 wireless port, and at least one wired Ethernet (802.3) port. They provide the basic bridging functionality through bridging tables, and store MAC associations for both the wireless and wired interfaces. APs that act as wireless routers or gateways, also provide basic IP services to the wireless clients, such as DHCP and NAT. To accommodate wireless client roaming between APs without interrupting the link layer connectivity, an Inter Access Point Protocol (IAPP) may be used.

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