Wireless Access Point: Boosting Appalling Connectivity to Maximum...

Wireless Access Point: Boosting Appalling Connectivity to Maximum Levels

Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wireless access point allows one to extend the internet signals into rooms where they would otherwise be weak or non-existent due to obstructions such as walls, general spacing, or furniture.

FREMONT, CA: Imagine getting on the laptop to watch a favorite show while the kids finally sit down to do their homework. Then it happens; one gets confronted with the dreadful 'circle of doom.' The show starts buffering and buffering some more until the viewer decides to call it to quit. Even though the user pays for high-speed internet, why is not the WiFi network working properly?

If one has trouble connecting in some regions of the house, they might have a wireless internet problem. And having internet problems in today's world is certainly not ideal. On the plus side, one can use a great little device called a wireless access point to boost the woeful connectivity to maximum levels. Take a look at the WiFi range before looking at what a Wireless Access Point (WAP) is.

WiFi Range

The range of wireless signals sent out by the router is limited. Take, for example, one of the Bluetooth devices, such as a wireless speaker. The sound quality degrades as one moves away from the phone or computer, and the music fades out until the speaker is completely disconnected. The WiFi network is no exception.

The weaker the WiFi signal becomes, the further the connected devices are from the router. The size of the house and obstacles such as walls and floors can affect these signals. However, as previously mentioned, a WAP is an excellent solution for improving the WiFi signal and reducing dead spots.

What is a WAP?

The WAP is a standalone device that connects directly to the router and can be installed in multiple locations throughout the home for maximum coverage. It allows one to extend the internet signals into rooms where they would otherwise be weak or non-existent due to obstructions such as walls, general spacing, or furniture. By increasing the bandwidth of the WiFi network, one can connect more devices at the same time. There is no need to switch between different networks if one installs multiple WAPs throughout the home on a single network. It will essentially provide a strong, dependable, and fast WiFi network.

How Does A Wireless Access Point Work?

The two bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz offer different speeds, ranges, and bandwidth. The 2.4 GHz band provides a greater WiFi range at a slower speed, whereas the 5 GHz band offers faster speeds but limited coverage. The WAP, which is connected directly to the router via an ethernet or data cable, receives one of these bandwidths' internet connection and transmits its frequency, allowing users to connect to the internet from anywhere in the home.

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